It's a fun time visiting SusieCakes when I need pick up a little something for either a birthday party or baby shower. The Red Velvet cake is my favorite, I don't know anywhere else where you can find one this moist. I prefer this over Sprinkles since I can usually get in and out rather than waiting in line for a long time on weekends.
Everything I have gotten from SusieCakes has been excellent. These are my favorite cupcakes of any of the Los Angeles bakeries. Always moist, and with the frosting in the middle which extends the deliciousness throughout the entire cupcake. Plus, it's always an enjoyable experience shopping here. No long lines. Always a friendly face on the other side of the counter.
Everyone loves this place, especially those who do not like to drive all the way out to Beverly Hills for Sprinkles. This place has a great assortment of cupcakes in all flavors. Also their decorations and toppers (like candles) are adorable and totally worth the money. people love little add ons! It is never overcrowded and the staff is super friendly!
great ambiace and product packaging. The cupcakes aren't as heavy as sprinkles. I wasn't too big a fan when I tried the red velvet, but all in all, its ok. Nothing can beat sprinkles, but susie cakes does have its unique appeal.
I used to work up the street from Susie Cakes, and I quickly became almost a daily regular to the store. $3 never seemed like much...but when you're buying EVERY DAY, it gets as bad as a Starbuck habit!
I think the taste of these cupcakes are phenomenal. I highly recommend the red velvet (the best they have), and their monthly flavors are always good too (favorites are the pumpkin and pineapple upside-down cakes).
$3 is a little much to ask for, as these cupcakes are not as large as what you'd get at either Sprinkles or Yummy Cupcakes...but they are BETTER TASTING by far.
Moving away from Los Angeles in about a month...Susie Cakes is one of the things I will miss most.
Pros: Phenomenal taste, great atmosphere, variety
Cons: Expensive for just little cakes, don't bake all day
the cakes are so moist it's incredible. the red velvet is my favorite. it's to die for!! the cupcakes aren't as good as the cakes, though. for sure better than sprinkles, without a doubt.
Pros: Red Velvet Cake
Cons: cupcakes aren't as moist as the cakes
I have celebrated several occasions with Susie Cake Cupcakes and Cakes. I have to say they are the best in town and far better than Sprinkles. However it is a hard decision during birthdays to choose the cream filled cupcakes or the cakes, not to mention that the staff is very accommodating and helpful.
Pros: Cupcakes and Cakes
Cons: A little on the pricey side
I've heard great things about Susie Cakes cupcakes which I have yet to try so don't use my review for their cupcakes. But if you're from New England and felt that a huge draw of theirs was the whoopie pies then don't bother. They make the outer pie/cookie part wwwaaayy too thick and dense and heavy, almost like a super thick chocolate cookie as opposed to a lighter fluffy cake. And the cream in the middle tastes too much like shortening. Do yourself a favor at the price they charge per whoopie pie($5) order some online from a New England business. You'll be glad you did.
Pros: Super cute atmosphere
Cons: whoopie pies are terrible
Each cupcake ($3) was filled with frosting and ranged from Mint Chocolate, Mocha, Lemon, Marshmallow, Strawberry, Vanilla, Chocolate, Red Velvet and Peanut butter.
The Red Velvet was moist and the Strawberry cupcake, which tasted like strawberry shortcake was another favorite. I also liked their traditional vanilla cake with a blue butter cream frosting. These cakes aren't as dry Sprinkles and there is seating too
I LOVE susie cakes! All the people that work there are always very friendly and helpful and when I ordered a cake for a birthday, they called a few days later to ensure we liked it. Their red velvet cake is phenomenal and my guests absolutely loved it. I also had one of their pumpkin cupcakes which was amazing. It is a cute bakery too, I just wish they were open later so I could go by for dessert after dinner.
Pros: cupcakes and bakery!
Cons: they need to be open later
As someone who used to not eat sweets, i have become obsessed with susiecakes. i can't pass by without craving a cupcake, some of her delicious pudding or fun seasonal items. we had the yule log cake over the holidays and couldn't stop eating it. the staff is so nice and professional and everyone is my house loves when i bring treats home. susiecakes owes me a gym membership! :)
Pros: everything tastes homemade, not too sweet, amazingly friendly owner and staff
Cons: i have gained 10 pounds!
This experience was spectacular. The service was delightful. The deserts are amazing and moist. I prefer this over Sprinkles any day. I feel Sprinkles are way to gross and doughy like. At SusieCakes it was so amazingly good. You have to try it.
Pros: Thumbs Up to the top!
I was pleasantly surprised at how good the cupcakes were at SusieCakes. I've never really cared for cupcakes and I don't like Sprinkles at all, but my boss treated me with some cupcakes from SC and I've been obsessed ever since! The cakes are so moist and the frosting is very creamy (and I love the surprise center filling!) My favorites are the red velvet, strawberry, and coconut. I haven't really tried any of the others because these ones are too tempting everytime I go in! I've also had the carrot cake and I highly recommend it! The cheesecakes were not my favorite, but the cakes are great!
Pros: Cupcakes are delicious!
Cons: Service could've been better and $
Incredible, honest, and friendly are the tastes of SusieCakes offerings. I love the velvet cupcakes, banana pudding and whoopie pies. They have a butterscotch pie under development which was beautiful in flavor and as memorable as your first kiss.
Pros: Great staff
Cons: Not opened on Sundays
I'm not a cupcake connoisseur so when I decided to get cupcakes for my mom's 60th birthday party, I knew I needed some help figuring out where to go. I did a ton of research and asked my friends for their opinions on the best place to get cupcakes. Based on what I heard, I decided that Sprinkles, although good, was not worth the hassle of fighting traffic and waiting in long lines. Yummy's was vetoed after hearing too many complaints about dry cake. No one had actually tried anything from Vanilla so I decided against using my mom's birthday as a test-taste. The only bakery that fit all my criteria was SusieCakes and a friend raved about their red velvet cake so I decided to give them a try.
I ordered one dozen lemon and one dozen mocha, although I was tempted to order a dozen of everything since all of the cupcakes looked delicious. The lemon cupcakes were great. The cake itself was moist and full of lemon flavor, and the cream cheese frosting was sugary and sweet. I was concerned that the frosting in the middle would overpower the cake and people would end up with 90% frosting to 10% cake, but that wasn't the case at all. It was the perfect amount to add a little extra something. It was definitely sweet, but I have a sweet-tooth so I loved it and would highly recommend it to anyone who likes lemon cakes. I didn't try the mocha but I did get a taste of the frosting and it was good, although very rich.
Overall, the cupcakes were a bit pricey at $3 each, but SusieCakes had wonderful customer service and all of my guests were delighted with the yummy treats so I'll be using from now on when I have a special ocassion to celebrate!
Pros: Lemon cupcake, mocha cupcake, carrot cake, parking in the back, good customer service
Cons: a little pricey
As a long time cupcake lover, i have frequented a lot of bake shops in LA, including sprinkles, vanilla, and many others. I heard about susiecakes through a friend, and decided to give it a try. the first time I went in to the shop everything looked lovely; the people were nice and the place looked like a cute little shop. the cupcakes were not the best that ive ever had, but they weren't bad either. the second time i went, it was a horrible experience. I ordered 7 cupcakes and the salesperson pressured me into buying two more cupcakes because she said that the cupcakes wouldn't fit into the box. they kept on trying to hurry me up as i was trying to decide what to get, and looked really impatient. as i was browsing i also saw little flies in the cupcakes case, and when it landed on a cupcake and crawled around on the icing, the girl didn't even exchange the cupcake! i asked them about the flies the girl said that flies just come in since it was summer. which was no comfort. when i got my order and came home, i saw that they had messed up my order and totally gave me the wrong cupcakes! i'm never going back to susiecakes again..
Pros: cute place
Cons: bad customer service, unclean
I can?t say enough good things about this place. Their red velvet cake as well as their confetti cake are perfections- deliciously moist with not-too-sweet frosting. My friend ordered a cake from here for a friend?s baby shower, and they accidentally dropped it only the way out. They not only made her another cake immediately, but they called her a day later to check up on everything. Now, that?s what I call friendly service! Also, the store is adorable, and there are always cute kids in their with frosting and pudding all over their faces, straight from a Betty Crocker ad.
Pros: extraordinary cakes, extra-friendly service
Cons: parking, a bit pricey (though its worth it!)
How great to have a real bakery which appeals to grownups and kids, alike. I have sampled nearly everything which SusieCakes makes and have loved every single thing (some more than others). The 6 layer chocolate cake is the best chocolate cake I have ever tasted. Not too sweet, very chocolaty and the frosting is ethereal. I know that Red Velvet cake is very fashionable these days and no-one makes a better one than SusieCakes. If I just want a little bit, I buy a cupcake. When I want to share a big slice (& yes, the cakes by the slice are big enough for two), I buy a slice of the Red Velvet. Yummy.
The chocolate wafer ice box cake is to die for. They will even decorate it for you. Cake decorations are pretty & original. Try SusieCakes...you will love it--guaranteed!!!! This sweet little bakery has generated considerable buzz in W L.A. & for good reason...it's a clear winner. Love everything about SusieCakes, including the nice folks behind the counter & the good parking in back. Oh, did I mention that they also have the best brownies in town, as well as the all-time best chocolate chip cookies. Carrot cake is unlike any other; divine.
Edited to add:. This place has really caught fire. If looking for a slice of Red Velvet on a Saturday afternoon, get there early. Red Velvet mania has taken Brentwood by storm. I had to settle for a cupcake this afternoon, even though I was lusting for full slice of Red Velvet. Happy for SusieCakes. Nice to see a good person with great products becoming such a well-deserved success.
Pros: Thumbs up to everything about SusieCakes
Cons: Nothing negative to say
Ok, the critical reviews have got to be from the owners of sprinkles. SusieCakes is nothing but fantastic. Everyone, and I mean EVERYONE that I have introduced to this place LOVES it. I'm a recent transplant from nyc, wher my standby was Magnolia Bakery. Yes, Magnolia, the standard by which all cupcakes are measured. My wife and I were concerned that we'd never find a cupcake on par here in la. So, we tried sprinkles, we liked it. Good cupcakes. We were happy enough. But then, a miracle happened. I was too lazy to drive all the way to beverly hills from santa monica for cupcakes for my sons birthday, so I tried SusieCakes because they were closer. Rejoice and sing! The best I have EVER tasted. Listen carefully, they are BETTER than the Magnolia Bakery. And Sprinkles, well, please. Yes, we're snooty toots, but we know our cupcakes. These cupcakes are light and fluffy, literally melt in your mouth, with a drop of frosting in the center. The frosting is buttery, and not too sweet. Again, the best I've ever had. Tempted to request a jar of it and grap a spoon. Well, my son caught a bad cold just in time for his birthday, so we postponed his party. So, I ate all of the cupcakes. 2 dozen. And you know what, I don't care! I'd eat another two dozen tomorrow. When my son recovered, I ordered more cupcakes for his pre-school, and yes, everyone there, parents, teachers, immediately saw the light and converted to Susie. Then for his actual party, we ordered a plain vanilla sheetcake. Delicious. Best cake I have EVER tasted. It was large so I took about half of it to work the next day. Again, immediate converts. One experienced eating co-worker replied, "That's the best cake I've ever tasted." Finally, when you walk into the place, it's really cute, and the girls that work there are very friendly. That includes Susie herself. So please, try this place if you appreciate a perfect cupcake or cake. From beverly hills to nyc, it has no rival.
Pros: Friendly service, cute place and amazing cupcakes and cakes.
susie cakes is a bit pricey, which living in brentwood you get used to. but this bakery makes too sweet or no flavor creations. i have tried several things from there, always hoping maybe the last thing i tasted wasn't there best. the cupcakes are worse than box mix, esp for the $3 price tag. the oreo and strawberry cakes are sugary sweet and nauseating. the oreo cake tasted processed. no one finished their slice. really disappointing as we were so excited when a bakery opened in brentwood. looks like we'll still be driving to west hollywood for our goodies
I love the cake. I got my cake there for my birthday and everyone was just dyinig to know where I got the cake.
Pros: pricey for a cake, really good cake!
Cons: parking, hard to get to
Beautiful new clean retro bakery in Brentwood where you can see right into the kitchen and watch the bakers make their delicious fare! I love the baked offerings from Susiecakes - especially the whoopie pies. I can't really describe them better than hey're a heavenly sweet sandwich. The red velvet cake is to die for. It's really neat how they make the cupcakes with frosting on the INSIDE! Did you know they also make a mean espresso? The staff is super-nice. They have parking in the back. I can't wait to try more!
Pros: delicious american bakery
Great treats. The cakes are delicious (I tried the chocolate & the southern red velvet). The cupcakes, while a little pricey, are very good too (I can't understand why that previous reviewer described them as awful. They're delicious). Staff are nice too. Highly recommended.
Pros: Taste & service
Cons: A little pricey, but worth the indulgence
As we have many celebrations at work with birthdays and such, we like to try different bakery places in LA. We'd had cupcakes from Leda's (which are good, but small) and Sprinkles (which are alright, but taste rather metallic). These were like homemade. I was repeatedly asked if I made them. The extra little bit of filling in the center was a nice surprise as well. Best choices: Peanut Butter, Chocolate, Mocha, Lemon, and Coconut.
I can't even begin to tell you how bad their cupcakes are. The cake part was dry and mealy, and the frosting tasted stale. I was looking forward to a nice big bite of frosting on the inside, and there was NOTHING! The staff was nice, but save your money. I had been forewarned by other merchants on San Vicente that Susiecakes' cupcakes are terrible. They were right, and I'm sorry I didn't listen.