Sweet Arleen's in Westlake Village opened its doors this morning.
Her specialty is cupcakes and bread puddings.
The case was filled with about 10 different kinds of cupcakes (red velvet, chocolate marshmallow, peanut butter, banana something, strawberry) and about the same number of bread puddings (apple cinnamon, blueberry white chocolate, and others that I can not remember). She will offer a lemon cupcake, but that was not available today.
Arleen was present with a huge smile and eager to explain everything. She said the cupcake frosting was a meringue-type. I didn't take a sample, although others who did were raving about the strawberry cupcake with fresh berries.
My posting is premature because I have not yet tried anything. Perhaps someone else will taste and post their opinions.
960 South Westlake Boulevard - Suite #4
Her shop is at the end of the strip with Jack's Deli, Jack's shoe store and Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf. It is a couple of driveways from Gelson's.