Celebrating Black History Month – LA’s Black Owned Businesses – Dessert Guide

Offering an updated 2018 guide to (B.O.) Bakeries throughout Los Angeles, CA.

27th Street Bakery
2700 South Central Ave.
Los Angeles, CA. 90011
323-233-3469

Big Man Bakes
413 S. Main St. @4th
Los Angeles, CA 90013
213-617-9100

Bonnie B Bakery
6344 Topanga canyon Blvd., Suite 1030
Woodland Hills, California
747-226-3497

Cobblers Cakes & Kream
2323 W Manchester Blvd.
Inglewood, CA 90305
323-455-1224

Cobbler Lady
3854 Crenshaw Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90008
323-298-2144

Good Cake Company
323 E. Hillcrest Blvd.
Inglewood, CA. 90301
310-671-5200

Gwen’s Specialty Cakes
820 N. Labrea Ave. #D
Inglewood, CA 90302
310-677-9979

Harriets Cheesecakes Unlimited  
1515 Centinela Ave.
Inglewood, CA 90302
310-419-2259

Harry Jr. Bakery
5909 S. Vermont Ave.
Los Angels, CA 90044
323-752-3341

Heavenly Cakes Creations  
2916 W Vernon Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90008
323-290-4700

The Kobbler King
3622 W. Jefferson Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90016
323-731-9286

Milk + Brookies
213-536-7043
contactus@milkandbrookies.com
(online only)

Ms Rubys Bakery
404 E Manchester Blvd
Inglewood, CA 90301
310-677-8297

Southern Girl Desserts 
3650 W Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90008
323-293-2253

Sweet Red Peach
1035 S Prairie Ave.
Inglewood, CA 90301
310-671-2253

We Cupcake
10807 Crenshaw Blvd.
Inglewood, Ca 90303
424-261-3080
(alcohol infused cupcakes)

 

Oh – No!  Did I miss your favorite spot?  s there someone who deserves recognition?  Give them a shot-out in the comment section below so I can update the list along the way.  Thanks in advance 🙂

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Sweet Cupcakes

Sweet Red Peach is a local (B.O. & F.O.) bakery in Inglewood, CA.  I’ve tried them a few times.  What I appreciate besides their “about us/start-up story” are their variety of items from cakes, cupcakes to cobblers.  If I had to critique anything it would be their frosting tend to be a bit too sweet instead of flavorful, which leads me to wiping half of it off.  Besides that, the customer service is always great, good prices, friendly and again enough selection to pick from.sweet red peach.jpg

 

Out of this playful bunch my favorite was the chocolate with chocolate and caramel topping featured to the left.  I’m not into nuts so I flicked them off <chuckle>, but still was a joy to have.

 

Sometimes I want to dive in and copy things that I’ve come across or purchased, but other times, I have no time.  Therefor, below I listed a quick box version of this cupcake.

 

 

 

 

 

 

RECIPE:

Box Chocolate Cupcakes

1 box chocolate fudge cake mix
1 box of chocolate fudge instant pudding mix
4 eggs
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup milk
1 cup sour cream (optional)

  • Mix all the above ingredients
  • Line 2 cupcake pans with cupcake liners
  • Fill each liner with about 1/4 cup of cake batter.
  • Bake in preheated oven at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until done
  • Remove from oven, and set aside to cool off.
  • Using homemade or store bought frosting, pipe your topping onto your cupcake.
  • Drizzle chocolate along the top, break off pieces of caramel to insert and then sprinkle with chopped nuts

Tip:

Consider using a 1M tip if piping.

 

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Taste **
Price **

My first DELICIOUS gluten-free cupcake

The first time I experienced a vegan/gluten-free bakery was a few years ago when I took (T), a friend of mine out for her birthday.  I forgot the place.  Somewhere in Los Angeles, near Pico or Adams.  Any-who, it was…ok, little dry, odd and different from everything “normal folk” who eat the “normal stuff” would think about “those types” of cupcakes.  I was open to the idea of it, it didn’t kill me, but I also didn’t need to return .

Years later, here I am in Vegas and I was helping a friend with a bridal shower and she happened to order vegan cupcakes.  I thought, “Oh, well maybe I’ll eat a quarter of it and give the other portion away”.  NOPE, NOT AT ALL FOLKS!  These cupcakes were SOOOOOO DELICIOUS!  What flavor did I try?  Carrot I told you I’m on a roll people since my Bundtly Delicious Blog. They were from Gluten Zero Bakery.  We ordered chocolate, carrot cake, red velvet and lemon.

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Now I must admit I wasn’t a fan of the chocolate and learned that with these specialty desserts, the moist and tasty ones are those containing additional ingredients such as fruit and vegetables.  Getting back to those carrot cupcakes, I could have sat and eaten them all night, alone, in a corner and with no distractions.  If and whenever is Las Vegas, take the trip to visit this place.  And trust me, GET THE CARROT!

  • Amenities (parking, location, seating, menu selections, etc) ***
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  • Cleanliness 
  • Experience (themed, music, atmosphere, energy, etc) 
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  • Price 

I didn’t pick up the cupcakes therefor can not comment, but friends say it’s a great place!

Learning to pipe

LOOK WHAT I DID!!!IMG_3005.JPG

And you can do it too!

It’s another day, sun is out, birds are chirping.  So what’s a girl to do, but bake cupcakes.

I was invited to a party and wanted to offer something different then what I usually do.  Sure, there were other cupcakes there, but I’m proud to say they didn’t look as good as mine.  And I DON’T mean that in an evil, negative way.  Just an observation that presentation really is key.  This I always new, but to see it once again was a great reminder – hence wanting to learn how to pipe.  AND NO, all of mine were not superb, but the effort was well received and I appreciated that.

So I jump in the bakemobil and headed out to a few shops to gather some supplies.  After doing some research I learned the tips I wanted were 1M, 2A and 2D of which are pictured below.   I tossed them in the cart – ‘ting’, the tips bounced against the bar.

“That’s her!” a woman whispers in the aisle.

“Is she looking at cupcake supplies?” another voice quietly observes.

I figured I needed some bags, but came across a link mentioning using zip locks. “Now may not be the time to explore,” I mumbled to myself. Figured I needed to learn the correct methods before making stuff up.

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Cupcake Critiques (4 those w/ short patience)

You know, sometimes it’s best to just get to the point.  You know, is it good or not?  No time for sites that talk you up and down and all around.  Well Q, that’s what blogging is about… I guess.  My issue isn’t so much the stretched out rambling, but that some blogs have the same language, the same set up.  A story about their grandmother, which goes into a flashback as a child, something dramatic as an adult that gets tied around relationships or health then – BAM, the recipe!  Well, no lie, I shall offer a few of those myself here and there because sometimes they’re fun, but with my time in-between, LETS MIX IT UP!  (FYI these are all located in CA)

Getting To The Point #1 – Crumbs Bake Shop

Always dry, will never go back.  However for some reason my best friend likes them.  She’s a loser!  Why are they popular?  I have nothing else to say and refuse to post a photo (arms crossed).

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Customer Service ***
Cleanliness ***
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Taste *
Price *

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