Shop & Dine: Select Bakeries for Sweet Holiday Treats

Organic, homemade, continental, home-style and sophisticated bake shops top this list in the San Fernando Valley.

Calabasas: Susie Cakes 

Known for its signature frosting filled cupcakes and pudding (individual and large bowls), there are also home-style layered cakes, pies, puddings, cheesecakes, cookies, brownies, bars and more for the holidays.

Encino: Cake Crumbs

Find edible cherry blossoms, glossy pearls, woven baskets, Chanel handbags, holiday themes and more. John and Susan Rota create culinary works of decadent sculptured art at their Encino bakery where there also teach what they know in decorating classes.

Northridge: Delicious Bakery

This kosher-style, contintental bakery offers a wide selection of specialty breads, danish, coffee cakes, cookies, fancy  cakes are sure to please everyone. Most products are Parve. There's also a selection of sugar free items. Find Suganiyot (jelly doughnuts) for Hanukkah.

Sherman Oaks: Buttercelli Bake Shop

This organic bakery serves morning pastries fresh out of the oven, brownies, bars, cookies, cakes and even their own take on a pop-tart. Individual drip coffee is served all-day long. Plus, there’s curbside service. Order ahead and your sweets will be brought to you. You can also find gluten-free goods.

Studio City: Big Sugar Bakeshop

This cozy shop makes everything fresh daily using top quality ingredients and heirloom recipes for the homemade taste. Choose from cookies, cakes, bars, brownies, pies, tarts, fudge and more. There's also a wonderfully quaint gift section.

Tarzana: Diana Sproveri Bakeshop

Home of the original lollipop cake bites, Diana Sproveri bakes cakes and cupcakes and is also available for private hire to create a dessert table. The menu includes gourmet cupcakes, Lollibakes®, chocolate-covered confections, mini-gourmet cookies, and mini-plated desserts. 

About this column:Like to shop? Like to dine? So does Karen Young, and she's going to share the best of the San Fernando Valley for this column. A longtime local resident, creator of the online lifestyle magazine MyDailyFind.com and a mom with two teens, you know she knows the best places to go.


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