11.10.2005

Thanksgiving: Just Desserts

In addition to hotel and other restaurants open on Thanksgiving, here are some tips for dessert. Sometimes it’s all about the sweets. This is the one time of year we can really go overboard. Might as well make it count!

Sweet Lady Jane
Mile-high desserts by the slice or whole cakes/pies to take along. Pumpkin pie, pecan pie, apple pie, pumpkin cheesecake. Know more on this Wednesday. 8360 Melrose Ave., (323) 653-7145

Susina Bakery
Pies, cakes, tarts, cookies. Cherry, apple, pecan pie; pumpkin, cranberry-orange, quince tart with hazelnut crumble; cranberry tart with hazelnut crumble; pumpkin cheesecake; hand-decorated sugar cookies. They also have the Italian cookie selection. 7122 Beverly Blvd., near La Brea. (323) 934-7900

Euro Pane
This little bakery owned by a La Brea Bakery alum is one of the best kept secrets in town, and it's in my neighborhood! Pumpkin pie squares available in bakery now, like mini pumpkin pies. But also her delectable pies are available to order for the holidays. 950 E Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, (626) 577-1828

Sprinkles Cupcakes
Pumpkin cupcake with cinnamon cream cheese icing is one of their specialty flavors. They usually change flavors every day, but this one will be on hand daily through the month of November. $3.25 ea/$36 dozen. Look for new flavors peppermint and chocolate-peppermint cupcakes for the December holidays. 9635 Little Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills, 310 274 8765

Cake2Go
They make a cornucopia cake for Thanksgiving which might be a nice alternative to pies for the 'cake people' out there. Cake2Go can be ordered by calling 310-474-3072 or 888-4CAKE2GO.

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