Birthday parties abound come summertime — did you know that most babies in the United States are born in August? We’ve got the lowdown on where to find the most scrumptious and festive desserts in Los Angeles. From ice cream cakes cakes to cupcakes in a jar, the goodies in this article will make your mouth water and your party a hit for kids and adults.

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Custom Kid’s Cake from Sweet Lady Jane
If you want to wow your tot with a themed birthday cake featuring their favorite character from Winnie the Pooh to Batman, look no further than the artistic brilliance and delicious taste of a cake from Sweet Lady Jane. This bakery’s talented cake designers are up for any challenge or request, and their cake art is as wonderful to eat as it is to behold.

8360 Melrose Avenue (West Hollywood)
Los Angeles, Ca
323-653-7145

1631 Montana Avenue
Santa Monica, Ca
310-254-9499

photo courtesy of Sweet Lady Jane facbeook page

Cupcakes and Custom Cakes from SusieCakes
In addition to making gorgeous custom birthday cupcakes which feature any design you’d like, the menu at SusieCakes includes decadent frosting filled cupcakes and miniature bite-sized cupcakes — all of which would make delightful offerings at a child’s birthday party.

11708 San Vicente (Brentwood)
Los Angeles, Ca
310-442-2253

photo courtesy of SusieCakes

Ice Cream Cake from Carvel
They claim to have made the first ice cream cake in America, and their character cakes, available in shapes ranging from race cars to teddy bears are sure to be a hit at your child’s birthday bonanza. Vanilla and chocolate ice cream, Carvel’s chocolate crunchies and whipped frosting comprise these beloved and memorable ice cream cakes.

421 N. Rodeo Dr.
Beverly Hills, Ca
310-278-5411

photo courtesy of Carvel’s facebook page

Gluten-Free, Casein-Free Birthday Cakes from Rising Hearts Bakery (formerly known as The Sensitive Baker)
Kids on special diets needn’t miss out on a professionally fresh baked treat to commemorate their special day. Rising Hearts Bakery will whip up a round or sheet cake free of gluten and casein for all to devour. They also offer vegan cupcakes, gluten free cookies, brownies, mini-cheesecakes made with soy cream cheese, and more.

10836 1/2 Washington Blvd.
Culver City, Ca
310-815-1800

photo courtesy of Rising Hearts Bakery facebook page

Cupcakes in a Jar from Yummy Cupcakes
What kid wouldn’t go gaga for a cupcake in a jar, a cupcake on a stick, or a cupcakie pie sandwich? All of these fun spins on the favorite treat are available at Yummy Cupcakes! This bakery also offers a cupcake party kit complete with a dozen cupcakes and all the fixings for kids  to tailor-make their confections at the event.

photo courtesy of Yummy Cupcakes facbeook page

Three locations in Santa Monica, Burbank and Brentwood. Check their website for specific locations.

We’re always looking for great tips to share with our readers. What’s your go-to source for birthday party treats in Los Angeles? 

—Beth Shea

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