(Closed) Los Angeles Cake Baker Recommendation Needed

posted 7 years ago in Los Angeles
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Have you checked out King’s Hawaiian or Porto’s?  We’re probably going with one of the two; neither is super gourmet, but they are yummy, and inexpensive. King’s does more of the Chinese bakery-style cake (sponge with a whipped cream-type frosting).

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

We used Hotcakes Bakes in Culver City for a small cake and cupcake tower. No fondant. Everything was delicious! But beyond that, they were my favorite vendor in the whole wedding process. So nice, helpful with cost savings suggestions, and extremely professional/responsive. They were awesome!

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We checked out both King’s Hawaiian and Porto’s…I gotta say for the price, King’s Hawaiian is the way to go…they have a great chocolate chiffon cake too…its gonna be one of the tiers in our cake! Good luck.

Post # 7
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Helper bee

No sure where in LA you are but if you ever come up to the San Fernando Valley, check out Pastries by Edie.  I’m not getting my wedding cake from them (my venue has a package with another bakery), but my friend did get our engagement party cake from them.  It was fabulous.  Very light, slightly sweet, with lots of fresh fruit.  It was great.  I plan on getting another one for our rehearsal dinner.

Otherwise, I’d recommend a Sweet Lady Jane cake.  I have no idea how much those cost though.  I’ve only tried their triple berry cake before.  It was incredible.  I didn’t ask how much they cost, but I think they run on the more expensive side.

Post # 8
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Busy Beekeeper

I adore Porto’s but have NOT been impressed with the last 2 weddings I attended that had their cakes.

Do you and Fiance like ice cream?  We went completely untraditional and had an ice cream cake (DH’s request).  I didn’t get the beautiful cake picture I’d dreamt about, but everyone RAVED about the cake (foodies and non-foodies, alike).  We got it from Fosselman’s (best ice cream cakes out there!).  Definitely budget friendly too!

 

Post # 9
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Helper bee

Or you could go with someplace like Viktor Benes. Again I haven’t tried their wedding cakes, but they make the most amazing chocolate cake with raspberry glaze.  I can’t find it on their website but they make a really great Raspberry Chocolate Mousse (like the one on their website but all chocolate no yellow cake).

Post # 12
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Helper bee

@sfchick: Not for a wedding cake unfortunately.  I just buy their cakes for birthdays and when I’m craving chocolate.

And I’m sorry you had such a bad experience at the Sweet Lady Jane store.  I haven’t been in there personally, just had the cakes that someone else has bought.

Maybe if you show your Fiance some inspiration pictures of ice cream at a wedding, he’ll get behind the idea again?  Maybe he just can’t picture having ice cream?

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

@sfchick: 1930s vintage carnival?!?! How awesome is that? I can’t wait to see your pics!

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

We’re going with a bakery in Granada Hills called Ninong’s Pastries. Their cakes are delicious!

Post # 16
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We’re using Jamaica’s Cakes – and she was super duper sweet, has delicious cakes, and was able to fit into our budget for our 80-100 guests! 

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