Haute Cupcakes: Other Side of the Hill Treats

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Over the last few years, the cupcake craze has taken over Los Angeles. From cleverly concocted flavors to intricate designs, the cupcake phenomenon is on the rise as cupcake shops seem to be popping up on every corner. Though some of best cupcakes can be found on the West side, many bakers are taking their creations to the other side of the hill for people to enjoy.

Big Sugar Bake Shop
Thanks to Mary and Lisa who wanted to bring a neighborhood bakery to Ventura Boulevard, the Big Sugar Bake Shop offers Valley patrons the chance to enjoy freshly baked cakes, cookies, cupcakes and breakfast treats. Unlike other bakeries with snooty attitudes, this bake shop offers visitors freshly brewed coffee, for free. Though stopping in for a double coconut or pumpkin cupcake is definitely worth it, many of Lisa and Mary’s fans come in when they need a gift such as an assembled gift basket or platters and vintage finds.

Big Sugar Bake Shop is located at 12182 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, Calif.

Susie Cakes
Famous for their carrot cake and southern red velvet, Susie Cakes has become a Calabasas staple for those looking for indulgent and specialty treats. The All-American approach to desserts in this shop means that each cupcake, cookie or bar is reminiscent of an old favorite with a modern twist. The “frosting filled” cupcake has become a Susie favorite, with flavors such as luscious lemon and chocolate mint. Others include classic puddings with the flavors turned up as well as personalized cakes and cupcakes available by order.

Susie Cakes is located at 23653 Calabasas Rd., Calabasas, Calif.

Yummy Cupcakes
Whether you choose one of their Vegan cupcakes or one of their unique cupcake flavors such as blood orange or blue cheese apple, the desserts offered at Yummy Cupcakes are truly unique and for everyone. One of Yummy’s favorite desserts is known as a cupcake in a jar, where frosting, filling, and pieces of cupcake are ready to eat out of a jar with a spoon. For these summer months, Yummy offers the summer picnic pack with a burger, corn cob and watermelon, all made out of cupcakes.

Yummy Cupcakes is located at 2918 W Magnolia Blvd., Burbank, Calif.

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