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Short Cake LA | Two Birthdays and a Giveaway!

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I have two occasion for celebration today – it is my 3 year bloggiversary and my birthday too!

Will you have cake with me?

How about Chocolate Cardamom Cake? Deep chocolatey goodness so moist and rich with a slathering of fluffy sweet buttercream with a grated cardamom dusting. You can find this little beauty at Short Cake.

Speaking of cake and all things delicious let’s talk about Short Cake LA shall we? Short Cake bakery opened up in the Original Farmers Market on 3rd Street and Fairfax (Los Angeles) at the end of last year. It is the creation of the late Amy Pressman, well-known for her many years of incredible baking throughout Los Angeles, and it is currently helmed by the sweet and talented Hourie Sahakian.

Short Cake has quickly stolen my sweet heart.

From croissants to cookies, scones to bar, cakes to pies they have exceptional quality, impecable flavor and memorable baked creations! I’ve sampled all but 5 items on their menu and I am determined to eat them all.

Do I have a favorite? It depends on what I’m in the mood for, but here are a few of my loves… and if you follow me on Instagram you’ve seen these before. My regular visits to Short Cake make up a lot of my Instagram feed. I’m kinda obsessed.

Comte thyme croissant is my go to savory pastry and one of the best croissants in town. It is super buttery with a cheesy tender center. The thyme is fragrant and permeates the dough. The crust is fantastically flaky to the point that you are covered in croissant when you are finished eating.

 

The buttercup. Croissant dough in a tightly packed muffin form. Ultra buttery rich and coated with cinnamon sugar love. Croissant dough, cinnamon sugar, do I really need to say more?

 

Orange poppy seed tea cake is incredibly aromatic, zesty, light and satisfy. I especially enjoy the delicate crunch from the poppy seeds. It is the perfect afternoon treat.

 

Roasted banana cake. Think banana bread but better. A little lighter, sweeter and more complex than your average banana bread but still maintaining all the simple deliciousness that makes classic banana bread so enjoyable. And roasted bananas, um why aren’t all bananas roasted? Their bright caramel flavor enhances the whole experience.

And the shakerado pictured next to it, yeah get that too! My friend Adrianna introduced it to me and I’ve been hooked ever since. It is the beautiful love child of espresso, milk and honey shaken up into a frothy sweet work of art.

And now for the good stuff… to celebrate these birthdays I’m giving away a $25 gift card to Short Cake!

I will select a winner at random on Monday, but until then here is how you can enter to win (and you can increase your chances by doing 1, 2 AND 3). But be sure that you also give me your First and Last name and an email address so that I can contact you if you win.

  1. Leave me a comment telling me what your favorite Short Cake treat is or what you most want to try from Short Cake.
  2. Follow me on Twitter, Like Let Me Eat Cake on Facebook or Instagram and leave me a comment letting me know that you did.
  3. Follow Short Cake on Twitter or Like them on Facebook and leave me a comment letting me know you did.

* gift card will be held under your name for you at Short Cake LA available for redemption on your next visit*

EAT CAKE!

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38 Comments
  • Aya
    May 4, 2012

    I LOVE their twice baked croissant. I’d LOVE to win gift card so I can try their bread pudding, scones, and more yummy coffees.

  • Aya
    May 4, 2012

    I follow you and Short Cake on twitter. @vegasandfood

  • Kate @ Savour Fare
    May 4, 2012

    OK, I haven’t been (of course it opened AFTER I moved out of the immediate neighborhood) (though I have been to the burger place and dude, those spuds are awesome) but you had me at Chocolate Cardamom Cake. Yes please! And happy birthday!

  • Krista
    May 4, 2012

    I love their feta scallion scone, as well as their plain croissants. They’re just so perfect and flakey. A perfect croissant is hard to come by in this city, but Short Cake delivers.

  • Krista
    May 4, 2012

    Oh! And I follow both you and Short Cake on Twitter, too.

  • Bernardx
    May 4, 2012

    Zomg cake get in mah belly!

  • Nicole
    May 4, 2012

    Had no idea something so delicious was so close to work!!! I’m thinking my favorite will be an iced latte and a hazelnut croissant….YUM!

  • KOLPIN
    May 4, 2012

    ooh, that’s like asking to choose one’s favorite child!! but if i must, the idea of a chocolate bun bread pudding sounds heavenly!

    kolpin4680 at gmail dot com

  • KOLPIN
    May 4, 2012

    follow you on twitter @kolpin4680

  • KOLPIN
    May 4, 2012

    follow shortcakela on twitter @kolpin4680

  • Esi
    May 4, 2012

    That chocolate cardamom cake sounds ridiculously amazing. No need to enter me in to the giveaway, but happy birthday and blog birthday to you! Miss you! xo

  • gourmetpigs
    May 4, 2012

    Happy birthdaaay! (and happy blogiversary!)
    I’ve only had Short Cake’s almond croissant but now I really want to try that Comte thyme croissant

  • Jen
    May 4, 2012

    Hau’oli la Hanau and Hau’oli la Ho’omanao! (Happy Birthday & Happy Anniversary)
    Love comparing our notes, although I haven’t had what you have had at Short Cake except for the Comte & Thyme croissant which I absolutely love! And that is my favorite thing! I hate it when I have croissants that aren’t flaky and more bread-like. The texture of their croissants are simply perfect, but also makes my heart ache to be back in Paris at all the patisseries and cafes.

    I have also had the Apple Cider Spice cake. Everything you would assume by it’s name…multiply that by 10 and bam! The apple, the cider, the spice! Each bite is exploding with all the components.

  • Gastronomer
    May 5, 2012

    I would like to try EVERYTHING — but mostly things that have interesting herbs and spices.

  • Gastronomer
    May 5, 2012

    I have been devout LMEC follower on Twitter for quite some time…

  • Gastronomer
    May 5, 2012

    And a loyal fan of your page!

  • SO WANT TO WIN!!! i have been to short order but didn’t have enough room for short cake when i was there…would love to try one of their pies!

  • i follow you on twitter!

  • …and i like shortcake on facebook !

  • Diana
    May 6, 2012

    OH my oh my! First, Happy HAPPY Birthday to both you and Let Me Eat Cake!

    Second… where to even begin?? I haven’t tried anything from Short Cake yet, but have had the salted caramel (!!) latte, brunette bar, mini pies, and cashew cookie on my radar for some time! I would certainly make very good use of the gift card. 😀

  • Diana
    May 6, 2012

    Liked you on Facebook! I don’t know how it was possible that I wasn’t already doing the liking!

  • Diana
    May 6, 2012

    And followed Short Cake on Twitter! Woot Woot!

  • muriel Nellis
    May 6, 2012

    ..more than most, I know how much Amy loved and trusted Hourie to lovingly create and produce all of the pure, delicious treats and meals that everyone enjoys each day. Whether a Birthday or otherwise ( and Happy Birthdays, always) the delectable tastes they’ve concocted, are always an event to celebrate..since they were and are borne of love and skill. Enjoy it all.

  • Justin Mak
    May 6, 2012

    Hi!! Liked you on facebook (don’t have a twitter). I haven’t ventured to short cake yet, but i’d like to try the tarts, croissants, and tea cakes. Happy birthday.

  • Craig
    May 7, 2012

    Hi – thanks to you,I had the brioche donut and banana cake yesterday, both delicious. Fan and follower on Twitter and will follow Short Cake too.

  • JENN
    May 7, 2012

    wow i want to try that croissant!

  • janice chang
    May 7, 2012

    i would love any one of their cakes they sounds delicious. and I’ve heard their coffee is really good I want to try that too!

  • Katie Sullivan
    May 7, 2012

    if i won i would try everything it all looks so good!

  • Katie Sullivan
    May 7, 2012

    and i’m following you on twitter

  • Katie Sullivan
    May 7, 2012

    and i LIKE let me eat cake on FB

  • keri
    May 7, 2012

    happy birthday!

    i would have to go with the banana cake. although the snickerdoodle sounds divine!!

  • Sarah
    May 7, 2012

    mmm orange poppy seed cake i’d get that!

  • Harvster11
    May 8, 2012

    As a loyal and devout follower of Let Me Eat Cake on FB and Twitter, I would love to try the roasted banana cake. One of my favorite flavors at my soon to be new favorite bakery, SHORT Cake.

  • Leti
    May 8, 2012

    I’ve got to be honest, in this world full of lattes and cappuccinos, what I love most is their good old cup of coffee. Cup of joe has become a lost art and they have perfected it. Any pastry is just an added joy to delicious of good brew! 🙂

  • OMG so many good eats!! I would love to eat all of them!

  • Happy birthday and blog birthday! It was so hard to narrow down but I really want to try the buttercup. Without your description I wouldn’t have known what it was, but it sounds so good!

  • I also follow you on twitter (@matchboxkitchen).

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