Sweet Lady Jane
It's not easy to score a sugar fix in Los Angeles, where everything is sugar-free and fat-free. With more than 70 layer cakes, cheesecakes, pies and tarts from which to choose, this is the place to indulge in the most sinful sweets. The raspberry-marzipan tart flaunts dense almond paste smothered by ruby raspberry glaze. The cheesecakes are luscious--the cappuccino, spiked with chocolate, is rich, while the hazelnut is feather-light. But what really sets this bakery apart is the kitchen's artistry--the frosting is glassy smooth and piping is always perfect.
I cannot recommend Sweet Lady Jane highly enough. I'm not big into sweets any more (OK, I am a sucker for certain cakes so I do have some cred with this one) but I'm always up for a stop at Sweet Lady Jane. We used to live across the street so it wasn't hard to find. It was just hard to stay away. The cakes are works of art. They are simply beautiful. It's not right that cakes that look that good should be so delicious. If you're in the neighborhood, grab a piece of cake and get a coffee press.