Thursday, September 2, 2010

Sweet Lady Jane


Triple Berry Cake
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Gabe with his birthday pie
As you've seen here and here, I have an intense sweet tooth and I'm no stranger to Los Angeles bakeries. I've tried countless pies, cakes, cupcakes, and macarons from almost every known bakery in the area and have continued to hold Sweet Lady Jane in the highest regard on the matter. Not only are their dense, moist, flavorful cakes the best in town but their pies are second to none. Gabe is a pie connoisseur and requested blueberry pie as his "grooms cake" for our wedding a few years ago, so we've tried every pie in town. The pie from Sweet Lady Jane was in a class of its own, according to Gabe. No other store bought pie could even come close and we have consistently returned to the bakery for pies (every year for Gabe's birthday and any other special occasion) and cakes (make sure to try the triple berry cake). What are your "special occasion desserts"?

57 comments:

annelise said...

Wow, look at that birthday pie! Holy moly.

Lately, I've been a little obsessed with lemon meringue pie. Tangy lemon and chewy meringue. It's a recipe for disaster.

this free bird said...

staring at my half packed bag and wishing i could break into this place and eat a cake...uh-oh val. we better get cracking on that retirement plan.

xoxo,
carrie

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Diana Mieczan said...

I love pies and cakes to much....Cheesecake is the one we love to eat on special occasions...Yummy:)
Kisses and hugs my dear

style'n said...

Valerie-oh that triple berry cake and the birthday pie look amazing. I love celebrating with cheesecake, fruit tarts, flourless chocolate cakes, oh and the list goes on!
Naina

MerciBlahBlah said...

Mmmmm....dessert....

My favorite thing I made recently came from Orangette - it was her banana bread with chocolate chips and crystallized ginger, with home made whipped cream on top. Oh. So. Good.

Merci,
Shannan

Lynzy said...

Ok, stop teasing me now because all I want is a giant piece of strawberry shortcake!


xo Lynzy
http://fromskirtstoskillets.blogspot.com

Cara said...

wow! those are some SERIOUS desserts!
<3

Gina said...

i CAN NOT WAIT to move!!! your blog has given me so many places to try when i get out there, thanks :)

<3 gina

20 York Street said...

I love tiramisu and I could eat it everyday, much to the charign of my waist! Gabe looks so happy eating his birthday pie!

xoxo,

M

Torrie said...

Thank you for the heads up on this bakery... I need to start a list of "places to visit in your own backyard!"

My favorite dessert is strawberry shortcake, but we also like berry or peach cobbler, apple pie or crisps... and LOVE ice cream- especially homemade:).

Vic said...

wow! thats a whole lotta yum:)

Nikki said...

WOW triple berry cake! That is such a beautiful picture!
I wish I could try this bakery, everything looks amazing!



xx
Nikki

melissa said...

Oh wow. I think I just gained five pounds looking at those amazing desserts. The triple berry cake and the cappuchino cheesecake looked particularly tasty!

Gabriel said...

Oh, Sweet Lady Jane! The best pies on the west coast!

Josie said...

That is QUITE the pie! All of these desserts look sooo delectable! Excuse me while I go eat an apple in an attempt to stay away from full-on baking a cake and eating the whole thing...
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

Legs said...

Aww, I wished I lived by you, just so I could eat there! Now I'm craving sweets for lunch. ;)

Lindsay said...

Ok that triple berry cake looks like complete perfection. I will have to check this out! :)

Cafe Fashionista said...

Good grief I kind of want to move in to Sweet Lady Jane - everything looks phenom! My special occasion dessert is New York Style Cheesecake. One year I ate an entire one myself - not in one sitting, of course; it took a few days!! :P

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

I'm having a major sugar rush just looking at all of this! It looks delish! I'll have to stop there next time I'm in LA. My waist might not that you for the info but I most certainly do :) xoxo

The October Issue said...

yum yum yum!

PursuitOfLLT said...

gosh, i need to run to a bakery ASAP

Marcie said...

I have eaten their cakes before and they are absolutely amazing! I got my graduation cake from law school there. Thanks for the reminder on this amazing place! I am heading there in November.

xo M

Mrs. Parker said...

That berry cake looks DELICIOUS!
xo anna

Jammer said...

TO DIE FOR! Dessert should be required at all work meetings. I think it would really improve productivity or at least make them more bearable lol.

Katie said...

That all looks amazing. I don't think it's helping that I haven't had lunch yet!

Alicia said...

how cute that his grooms cake was a blueberry pie! my favorite dessert is ice cream ;)

Carla said...

Oooooh looks Delish!

Carla
http://wwwsimplybubblelicious.blogspot.com/

Stephanie said...

Everything looks so scrumptious! I can't wait to eat sme sweets now :)

Kisses,
Stephanie

Couture Carrie said...

Yummy post!

xoxox,
CC

Siri said...

I'm sure you know that one is opening on MONTANA!!!!! But of course you know that. Because if I knew that, then you did too : )

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

Yummy! Now I want something sweet... lol :)

Kristin said...

What I wouldn't do for a piece of that chocolate cake right now!

Chas said...

Wow, it all looks so amazing! That pie is incredible!

http://fromdenimtodessert.blogspot.com/

Poppies and Sunshine said...

I don't know what I would pick it all looks soo good! That chocolate cake looks divine, but so does that berry cake! Yum!

Miss.Adventure said...

If your hubby enjoys blueberry pie, you should try this really easy "frozen blueberry pie" recipe from Alton Brown!
http://missadventureathome.blogspot.com/2009/09/frozen-blueberry-pie.html

Annie said...

Triple Berry Cake = one of my most perfect desserts!!! This one looks incredible.

Melissa said...

Wow, it all looks soooo delicious.

junghwa by amy stewart said...

Yummy! Those look so good! I want some. :)

Hi. I hope you've been well. Sorry I've been MIA for so long.

WeShop said...

Hi from Scotland! Fab blog - these cakes look incredible. Have visited San Fran 3 times (have friends living there) and LA once - loved it! xx
http://www.weshopthereforeweare.co.uk/

Stylelover said...

OMG!!! soo yummy!
lovely blog,
Love
Vicky

Kristen said...

are you trying to tempt me?!?! oh my goodness. looks SO good!!! yay for sweet teeth ;)

Leia said...

YUM!!!!

Leia

Julie-Inspired said...

I make a mean blueberry pie! I'm so happy you love the bangle!! Yay! I can't wait to see it on your post:)

Julie xo

MarchMusings said...

Anything with rich chocolate would be my 'special occasion' dessert.

Julie (brown eyed belle) said...

I have seen dessert pictures all day!! I have a major sweet tooth too, lady! I will take a little piece of each that you posted!! The triple berry cake is making me drool....

Fashion Meets Food said...

wow how amazing does everything look!

xo

Anna Walker said...

My eyes widened immediatly!!! :) The triple berry cake looks amazing!

Jen said...

Triple berry cake?? Can you say DEE-LISH-US??

Jen Watts said...

Are you serious? I'm drooling right now..I love all desserts! These look especially delicious!

Melissa said...

this post is mouthwatering! I'm going to scour my pantry for chocolate so I can stop drooling lol ;) Your blog is adorable!

Collette Osuna said...

WOW...what a fabulous blog!!! I saw your link from 20 York Street listed with mine, I wanted to come by and say hello....Im your newest follower......:)

Bionica said...

ooh tres leches cakes is fun for all occasions
it's so good and sometimes you can find it with meringe
on top!!!!! =)
but you know that cheesecake just is wow <3
yum yum

-Bionica

Taj Acosta said...

I love SLJ!! The triple berry cake is my favvv! These are great pics! I need a little bite! xoxo

Gina Marie Vintage said...

this looks sooo yummy!

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Gina Marie Vintage

Erica said...

Yum! That triple berry cake looks insane!

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