Kids begin the countdown to their birthday party months in advance. Their eager (rabid) anticipation of everything from besties to bounce houses to plates piled high with treats is enough to stress out even the most zen of parent planners. Especially when it comes to the menu—you gotta please the birthday queen, plus parents, sibs, picky eaters, allergy alerts and more. So we have found the city’s best spots that serve quality cuisine to your pint-size partiers. Read on to discover our picks for the tastiest treats in the West, from crazy cakes to vegan Unicorns to fully catered feasts!

Best Overall Cake: Top Tier Treats

Formerly known as Jamaica’s Cakes, this unassuming little bakery in West Los Angeles corners the market on freshly made-to-order custom cakes. Owners Jamaica and James pride themselves on making their highly-sought-after creations entirely from scratch and with only the highest in quality ingredients. You won’t find anything here that came from a boxed mix or that was previously frozen, making for a richness in taste you might not experience in more sugary grocery store options. Top Tier Treats also can turn any design into a vegan cake as well, giving them an A+ in versatility. These creative cake-makers request at least one week’s notice for all orders and are more than happy to try and accommodate your birthday tot’s favorite shape, theme, character or rainbow unicorn color scheme.

11511 W. Pico Blvd.
West LA
310-478-1971
Online: toptiertreats.com

Honorable Mention: Lark Cake Shop
Lark is a favorite sweet stop for Eastside residents and for good reason. This delicious bakery serves up some of the tastiest cakes in town and if your little foodie doesn’t need a cake shaped like Lightning McQueen, Lark Cake Shop totally wins the day.

323-667-2968
Online: larkcakeshop.com

photo: Top Tier Treats

 

 

What’s your secret to serving up the tastiest (and easiest) birthday party treats?  Let us know in the comment section!

—Jenifer Scott