L.B. asks from Los Angeles, CA on June 20, 2009
H.D. answers from Los Angeles on June 22, 2009
I got a great one from Pavilions in Culver City for my daughters 1st b-day (received lots of compliments on it). CostoCo also has cheap and very good sheet cakes.
G.M. answers from Los Angeles on June 21, 2009
Vons/Pavillions makes a VERY good chocolate cake! I can't vouche for any other flavors.
I don't care for Costco, but butter cream frosting always tastes like CRISCO to me, and their butter cream (white or "chocolate") just tastes like lard.
Portos is very good but order ahead.
Having accidentally discovered how good Vons' cakes were, in a pinch one time, that's where I always go now!
R.Z. answers from Los Angeles on June 21, 2009
You can't beat the taste and the price of the Costco cake. I like the chocolate or the white cake with the strawberry mousse filling.
E.B. answers from Los Angeles on June 21, 2009
I love the cakes from Portos (Glendale and Burbank locations...)! You can custom design your cake and choose different fillings, icings, flavors etc., and they are very reasonably priced.
K.H. answers from Los Angeles on June 21, 2009
Actually, Costco makes a great cake! Another good choice is Pavillions bakery, believe it or not - they make these "Cupcake Cakes". It is a cake, made up of all cupcakes, so you don't have to cut it. Frosted and designed as a cake, but on a series of cupcakes all put together. I have done that for the past 3 years with much success and many compliments! They have a tons of designs available.
L.S. answers from Los Angeles on June 20, 2009
We swear by the paradise cake from king's Hawaiian bakery. It's a couple layers of super soft sponge cake with light icing and fresh fruit/fruit gel in between. We didn't have it this year because the plac we had my son's party provided the cake & everyone was bummed. Hope your lil girl enjoys her bday
J.S. answers from Los Angeles on June 21, 2009
Believe it or not, we get our cakes at Ralphs. The whip creme frosting is great.
S.K. answers from Los Angeles on June 21, 2009
I just used PORTOS. They have AMAZING CAKES!!! There's one in Glendale and one in Burbank. They are not too expensive and the designs for kids are outstanding.
T.C. answers from Los Angeles on June 21, 2009
LA is a big place, L.! If you are anywhere near West LA, we LOVE Angel Maid Bakery in Mar Vista/MdR at 4538 S. Centinela Ave, 90066. Phone: ###-###-####. The cakes are light, tasty and inexpensive.
L.L. answers from Los Angeles on June 21, 2009
We went to Porto's in glendale for our daughter's baptism and we went to Vons for her 1st birthday. Both were delicious but we were amazed at how much everyone loved the one from Vons. Everyone kept asking - who is your baker? We will go there from now on because of the great price and beautiful choices for decoration. And no waiting in line!