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Leda's Bake Shop

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There's a brand new bakery in Sherman Oaks and we can't get the flavor of its buttercream frosting out of our heads or stomachs. Leda's Bake Shop is right next to Señor Fred's on Ventura Boulevard just west of Woodman. We stumbled upon it after lunch yesterday. We didn't think it could be a better day after we sat directly across from Wanda Sykes and watched her toast margaritas mid-afternoon much like her "faux-reality" persona on her Comedy Central show, Wanda Does It.

But no, the peanut butter chocolate cupcakes were better. The carrot and blood orange cupcakes smelled better. The idea that Leda makes "kid" cupcakes with richer frosting on top of her already luscious and spongy chocolate miniature cakes was better.

We can't imagine getting a specialty cake in the valley from anywhere else at this point.