The bakers of this modern cake shop—named 1 of Martha Stewart's 10 favorite cupcake bakeries—decorate elaborate cakes, cupcakes, and cake pops with bright icing. In their open-air kitchen, they weave together quality ingredients, such as Callebaut chocolates, Valrhona cocoa, Madagascar bourbon vanilla, and sugar imported from Gum Drop Mountain. They schedule a set number of flavors for each day, juxtaposing classic flavors with eclectic concoctions, such as french toast, peach cobbler, and Martha Stewart's favorite, cherry pie.
After baking tasty canvases, bakers decorate the cakes with swirls of delicious buttercream or cream-cheese frosting. They can also transform pastry and frosting into custom designs, such as a turntable, piles of books, or a Barbie doll to celebrate a special occasion or conceal sweets from greedy party guests. The rich, smooth icing is so photogenic that no wedding cake ever needs to wear fondant cover-up.
Sweet Art Cupcakes' artisans make each baked confection their canvas, crowning meticulously handcrafted designer desserts with all-edible embellishments and custom designs to fit clients' sweet desires. Luscious cake flavors await appetite owners, each cupcake adorned with white frosting and cheerful flower-shaped garnishes. Commemorate trustworthy standbys such as vanilla and chocolate cups, or pay tribute to Marco Polo's insatiable appetite for handheld pastries by exploring the exotic chocolate stout. Once complete, your delectable dozen will be available for pick-up or delivery (delivery incurs extra cost).
If you ask the chocolatiers at Chokolatta what to dip, dunk, and drizzle in chocolate, they'll probably say "almost anything." They specialize in making fun chocolate-covered treats, from triple-chocolate-drizzled strawberries to chocolate-coated marshmallows, pretzels, and grapes. Their signature creation involves plunging corn flakes into chocolate for a satisfyingly crunchy treat.
Though chocolate is their main ingredient, the confectioners do make a few other treats. They drizzle apples in chewy caramel and whip up custom cake pops for special celebrations such as birthdays and any Monday that isn't soul-crushing.
An LA Times reader so loved Euro Pane’s spiced pear cake that she wrote in for the recipe; but this sort of fandom isn’t unusual for owner Sumi Chang’s creations. Frommer’s, for one, called her croissants “some of the butteriest, flakiest in town” and said “the salted macaroons will make you swoon.”
Goldstein's fresh bagels are made by hand daily, dipped into a boiling bath and hearth baked for a glossy sheen and hearty interior. A bevy of circular creations await your mouth hub, including specialty bagels like cinnamon-raisin, asiago cheese, and delectable peanut butter chocolate chip, as well as classic favorites such as egg, poppy seed, and pumpernickel (usually $6 for six bagels). Upgrade doughy disks with schmears of herb, strawberry, or lox cream cheese, or pair with fresh-squeezed orange or coffee.