Sunday, November 29, 2015

CAKE MONKEY (LOS ANGELES, CA)

Cake Monkey
7807 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036
www.cakemonkey.com
Tel: 323.932.1142
$$ ($15-$30)
Cuisine: Cakes/Dessert
Sun, 11/15/2015, 3:30pm walk-in
     (4.5 Piglets)



Cakes, sweets, and desserts are my specialty; not making them per se, but eating them! I love sweets and I have the biggest sweet tooth ever! When I heard that a new bakery had rolled up in Los Angeles, I knew I had to try it!

Cake Monkey Bakery was started by Lisa Olin and Elizabeth Belkind. Their creations are simplified to recollect your favorite childhood treats. Everything from their classic chocolate cake to their cakewich brings you back to when you were a kid, sneaking in a bite or two when you weren't supposed to (or maybe that was just me).

The new bakeshop is their first actual storefront. Their treats were once sold at various locales, but now, you can actually pick and choose what you want with a view of their delicious baked goods.

The interior
The cakes!
Some of their other baked goods
CAKE MONKEY MOGULS ($3.50): For all you snowball fans! Vanilla cake with homemade Caramel filling. Marshmallow frosting and toasted coconut. This was delicious. It was moist and gooey and satisfying all in one go. I definitely enjoyed the toasted coconut and I don't even like coconut!

BROWN BUTTER PECAN PIE ($35.00-WHOLE): This is a delicious pie! I'm very particular when it comes to pecan pie, but this is a good one. It includes toasted cocoa nibs to give it that extra chocolate flavor without taking away from the pecans and the gooey filling. 

ROLL IN THE HAY ($3.50): Vanilla cake with lime buttercream, white chocolate chunky pearls, and raspberry jam, lightly rolled in coconut. Awesome. This isn't super sweet and the lime buttercream gave it that extra zing. I definitely liked the raspberry jam. This is a good snack!

MY FAVORITE DISH. THE CLASSIC ($7.00 slice): Vanilla cake with milk chocolate buttercream. Wow! Amazing. It definitely is what a homemade classic cake should taste like. Its decadent without being overly sweet. I loved the moist texture of the cake and the milk chocolate buttercream was delicious. 
Cake Monkey Bakery is an awesome bakery. The staff are friendly. Their variety of baked goods are numerous. And you are left smiling when looking at the display of cakes and cookies and pastries! They do mini cakes as well starting at $7.00, which are kinda cute. I appreciate the concept of making you reminisce to your childhood favorite treats. They also have an espresso machine at this location to go with your baked goods. The store front is fairly small and isn't an ideal place to sit and hangout (just two bar stools that face the street). Additionally, if you don't live in the area...don't worry! They will ship accordingly. Just check out their website. 


Notable dishes: The Classic Cake

1 comment:

  1. I was simply amazed at the architecture of this absolutely beautiful venue!! The environment was unbelievable. I was fortunate enough to visit venues in NYC like this, we found awesome things one after another after another.

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