So last night we were at a birthday party at Lola's, and someone brought a three layer chocolate cake with chunks of candied orange in the cake and the chocolate buttercream frosting. It was rich, it was decadent, it was heavenly, it was from ... sigh ... Sweet Lady Jane.
I want to bring a cake like this to my father-in-law, who loves chocolate-orange things so much that the last time Baskin Robbins had mandarin chocolate yoghurt he filled his freezer with the stuff, but the last time I went into Sweet Lady Jane WAS the last time, if you catch my drift -- that was the time where I finally fumed, "I didn't know that you were allowed to be better than everyone else when you work in a shop."
The father-in-law lives in the Yuppie Forest (yes, that's right, Calabasas) and I live in Orange County, so pretty much anywhere in LA or Orange Counties is fine with me. Any price point, too -- but it has to have the candied oranges in the frosting. Just save me from the "you should be glad we're allowing you to eat our food" attitude of Sweet Lady Jane.
I'm going to ask our friends at the Blackmarket Bakery next weekend at the farmers' market, but in the meantime, if there are other places (Susina, maybe?)... thanks, Hounds!