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Belgian Sugar Pies | The Best Pastry in Los Angeles


In a city filled with such a large variety of amazing sweets it is hard to choose a favorite pastry. Often times what I think is my favorite at the time is really just dependant on my mood or craving that day. Do I feel like a glazed donut, a cake donut, a Peruvian donut, you get the picture. Well, I’ve found it! While Bouchon Bakeries kougin-amman ranks up there with the best sweets I’ve ever eaten, Short Cake’s new Belgian sugar pie is tops!


A delicate croissant shell snuggly cradles cream custard. The edges are dusted with turbinado sugar giving it a gentle crunch. This pastry is subtle, simple and sublime. It is something to savor and treasure. That sweet cream center tugs at my heart strings and fondly reminds me of fresh kaymak and bread in Istanbul (one of the best things I ate on my vacation there last year). This pastry is sweet, but not that sweet so it is perfect for those who “claim” to not like sweets and my fellow sweet fiends alike. Simplicity always wins and this pastry is simplicity at it’s finest.

Belgian sugar pies are only available at Short Cake Friday thru Sunday (that’s today!) so indulge yourself this weekend. You can thank me later.


6333 W. 3rd St. Stall #316
Los Angeles, CA 90036

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  • Diana
    March 1, 2013

    Ahh! Looks just as amazing as you described on Monday night! So wish I wasn’t in the middle of Lent and could go snatch one up this second!

  • lynn @ the actor's diet
    March 1, 2013

    i want! i want! might be my weekend break-escape from all the work i have to do!

  • Esi
    March 2, 2013

    This sounds so good. Hope I get to try it if I visit this summer

  • Gastronomer
    March 4, 2013

    The sugar pie is lovely! Laurie ordered it on our last visit. Excellent.

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    June 1, 2013

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