Top 10 Los Angeles Bakeries
8360 Melrose Ave.
Open since 1988, Sweet Lady Jane is known for its use of pure ingredients like fresh fruits, natural butter and imported chocolate. No preservatives or hydrogenated fats are used, so the flavors are real. A full-on bakery, it offers all sorts of artisan breads, cookies and cakes like cream cheese puffs, spiced fruit bars and mini cheesecakes. For the holidays, items to pick from include a cranberry bread pudding, gingerbread cookies and chocolate candied orange layered cake, but we think the dulce de leche cake and the praline cheesecake would be a favorite at gatherings as well. Cakes can be special ordered to be decorated with holiday themes like Santa and the reindeer or to look like a Christmas tree or menorah. To ensure your cake gets made in time, order early.