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Cake House ($$): In Koreatown - inside the Galleria Market on Olympic & Western, inside the City Center Mall on 6th & Alexandria, inside the new Galleria Market mall on Vermont & 5th. Their mocha cake is good and light - not too sweet. They also have these little mini cakes and cake slices that are perfect for bringing home as a random surprise. Yum. Prices are still high, but not as high as Paris Baguette.
New York Bakery ($): In Koreatown - on 8th & Catalina. My sister's wedding cake was catered by New York Bakery. Their cakes are typical of the older Korean bakeries (Manna, Manmi etc.) Cheap but still delicious. Can tend to have slightly oversweet frosting, but the bread is legit.
Baskin Robbin's ($$): In LA - on 3rd & Ardmore, Larchmont & Beverly. In my lifetime I'm sure I've tried every single type of cake they have. I personally like the cakes with vanilla bread + whatever ice cream flavor except mint. The bread part is VERY dense. The frosting is always too much so you have to scrape it off. BUT when you're in the mood for ice-cream cake, nothing beats Baskin Robbin's. It's our family fave.
Susina ($$$$): In LA - on Beverly & La Brea. I don't know what I've had here, but the cakes here are huge, a little too sweet for me, and extremely rich/filling. I know it's SUPER SUPER famous, but it's SUPER SUPER expensive...
Junior's (?): In Westwood - on Westwood & Pico. When I was younger, I LOVED their Strawberry Shortcake and asked for it for my birthdays.