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10 Best Cakes in Los Angeles

Hello all:

My finance and I will be getting married in a few months and, instead of having one large traditional cake, we would instead like to serve the 10 best cakes in Los Angeles. So, we were hoping you all would share your vast experience and help us discover what the best cakes in Los Angeles are.

We live on the Eastside, but can pick up cakes from most parts of Los Angeles. We thank you for contributing to our happiest of days.

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  1. Great idea. Phoenix Bakery in Chinatown: iconic strawberry whipped cream cakes for 50 years; Big Sugar in Strudio City, the Hummingbird, banana pineapple cake, cream cheese frosting, candied pecans.

    1. Check out Porto's. They have a website with detailed descriptions, they are all good.

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      1. re: TastELA

        Portos has a killer carrot cake, but their tres leches is also really good.

        1. re: Savour

          and their parisian...and their strawberry shortcake...

      2. had a lovely cake from Lark at a party not too long ago. layer chocolate with italian buttercream. Also see if Proof in Atwater can make you something. i've never had cake from them but their croissants are phenomenal and i can imagine their cakes being just as fancy.

        1. Pastel Vasco @ Proof Bakery

          Mango Cake @ Olympic Bakery

          Taro Cake @ Cathy's Bakery

          Cheesecake @ Flour & Tea

          Durian Plum Cake @ Van's Bakery

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          1. re: ipsedixit

            How is the Taro cake @ Cathy's compared to the ubiquitous taro cake/roll from Red Ribbon?

          2. I really love the Triple Berry Shortcake at Sweet Lady Jane (although I think the service left something to be desired the last time I went). Since you're taking it to go, it may not be a huge issue. Congrats on the upcoming nuptials.

            I also love King's Hawaiian Dobash Cake. It's chocolately without being overly so, not too sweet, and as light as angel food cake.