LA-made Dessert Gift... that travels well?
- hhewitt Oct 25, 2011 01:49 PM
Here's a complex one:
I'm going to visit an old friend soon, and I'd love to bring her a gift. She loves dessert/sweets, and I'd love to bring her some sort of LA-specific, locally-made gift... but, it'll have to travel well.
I'm going to be on a plane for almost 6 hours, and then I won't see her until a few days after my arrival. I'm thinking all baked goods are off the table due to the days of sitting around (although I think I will have a fridge available). Ideally, this dessert would be purchasable near the Sepulveda Pass (either end).
Does anyone know of any sort of dessert that's locally-made that'll travel well for hours on a plane, and then sit around for days without going bad?
hrm...that's kinda tough. how about cake monkey?? if u can freeze them, they should be fine for several days. that's what umami does w/their batches. buying directly from cake monkey would be ideal but there is a minimum order. otherwise, u can pick some up @most umami's (tho much much less of a variety) and will be even less fresh. still, it's an option!! :)
I had the same need recently, and brought my friends Santa Monica-based p.o.p. candy co's toffee/butter crunch-type treats. They're tasty and held up pretty well, but started to get a little soft in the humidity of Chicago where I was visiting.
Not sure if they have a real storefront, but I bought them at Curious Palate in Mar Vista.