Wednesday, Jan. 27, is National Chocolate Cake Day, and to celebrate we’ve found some of the best local spots to satisfy your sweet tooth.
These restaurants could use the business more than ever right now, so buying a slice of chocolate cake from them is the least anyone can do to help.
Lark Cake Shop, 1355 N. Hill Ave., Pasadena, is open for in-store pickup and delivery orders from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. To choose from their menu of standard and custom cakes, visit www.larkcakeshop.com/shop or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vanilla Bake Shop, 88 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, is open for in-store shopping, pickup and delivery from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call (323) 204-4075 to order, or email pasadena@VanillaBakeShop.com. To view the cake menu and order online, visit www.vanillabakeshop.com/order/
PolkaTots Cupcakes, 720 N. Lake Ave. Suite 3, Pasadena, specializes in standard cupcakes and cupcake cakes. They’re open Tuesday through Sunday for in-store shopping as well as pickup and delivery orders, although they require a minimum order of two dozen cupcakes before delivery. For orders, visit www.polkatotscupcakes.com or call (626) 798-3932.
Patticakes is an enduring bakery and coffee shop at 1900 Allen Ave. in Altadena, featuring housemade pastries and custom-decorated cakes. They’re open for curbside pickup only from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and closed on Sunday. To view the menu and order online, visit www.patticakesla.com/menu.html
Takes the Cake, 1194 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, is open for take-out, curbside and local delivery from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. They’re closed on Sunday and Monday but will also deliver on those days. Call (626) 792-1109 or email email@example.com for more information.
FrenchiFornia, 247 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, is open for take-away only from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday to Sunday. It’s a little shop that “stands out with a great selection of tasty French and European treats,” customers on Yelp say. To order, call (626) 319-3031 or visit www.frenchifornia.business.
Fantasy Frostings, 3731 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday only for curbside pickup and delivery. They offer a delicious menu of cakes and desserts with a creative and innovative approach to packaging and presentation that ensures the highest standard of safety and sanitation. To order, call (626) 799-2900 or visit www.fantasyfrostings.com.
Frances Patisserie, 700 Fair Oaks Ave., Suite J, South Pasadena, is open for in-store shopping only, with limited outdoor seating, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday to Sunday, closed on Monday and Tuesday. For more information, call (626) 639-3103.
Federico’s Bakery, 1810 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, is a long-running bakery offering cakes, cupcakes, cookies, breads, pastries, and other sweet treats. They’re open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. for takeout only and closed on Sunday. For more information, call (626) 795-4484 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sarkis Pastry, 1776 E. Washington Blvd., Pasadena, is a family-operated Armenian bakery featuring traditional Middle Eastern and European sweets and pastries. They’re open to accept delivery orders from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. To order online, visit www.sarkispastry.com or call (626) 398-3999.