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May 26, 2011 02:29 PM

looking for armenian "hummingbird" layer cake

there is an armenian cake i tasted a couple years ago that has very very thin layers of brown cake and equally thin layers of a white marshmallowy filling, topped with a layer of chocolate glaze. the person who brought it called it hummingbird cake. sound familiar to anyone? i believe he got it in glendale. i'd love the location of a bakery that carries this, or better yet, a recipe.

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  1. There is a wonderful bakery at Whole Food For Life market in Atwater Village that carries a delicious cake called (Russian) "Birds Milk" cake. It sounds the same as what you are describing. Available in individual slices, by the sheet, or probably can be special ordered in a fancier cake. I am a big fan of their bakery and their prices are very affordable.

    1. You can always call Paradise Bakery in Glendale. It is on Glenoaks. I have never heard of the cake you describe, but maybe they have. Good luck!

      1. I would try Maggie's Bakery in North Hollywood!! It's my go to place. There are many MANY Armenian Bakery's around town. Some transplants from neighborhoods that people grew up with, Like Panos and Sarkis Bakery. Personally to me these seem to have lost some of their luster. Maggie's has grown and still remained really good (and very reasonably priced)..
        Funny thing, I went to google the address, and it seems there was a Chowhound post about Maggie's!
        Here is the previous post which includes the address.

        1. Masis Bakery in Burbank (Alameda/Glenoaks)....they also have a branch in Montrose and one in Sunland.

          1. Two Armenian bakeries across the street from each other on Hollywood Blvd. in Little Armenia. Between them I'd be very surprised if they didn't have what you're describing.

            Ara's Pastry
            4945 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027

            Taron Bakery
            4950 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA