Susie Cakes never lets me down. I have been getting dreamy delights here since it opened in Brentwood. You can imagine my elation when the Calabasas store opened a few years ago. This is the
perfect place to get a mini cupackae ($1.95/3 for $5/ $20/dozen), a daily selection ($3.25), a specialty layer cake (starting at $36), or a great sampling of cookies and bars ($2-$5). Yesterday, after lunch at Rosti, we stopped in for a few
cupcakes. I love the Vanilla with Pastel Frosting. Frosting is fluffy buttercream, not too sweet, just perfect, (European) buttery, and the right amount. Cake is dense and moist and tastes like homemade cake should. The Chocolate Chocolate is always a winner
in my book. Luscious chocolate buttercream covers rich chocolate cake. Don't forget to wash your face afterward. Banana Pudding lovers won't want to miss the smooth, creamy comfort-food dessert ($5.50) topped with fresh whipped cream. For a
birthday celebration we recently ordered the Old- Fashioned Layer Cake ($49) with vanilla cake and vanilla buttercream frosting. A personal inscription is $3. Be sure to pick up a Whoopie Pie ($5), Chocolate Chip Cookie ($2), Lemon Square ($3), or
Classic Chocolate Brownie ($3) on your way out! I also love that every year (during a specified time) kids can bring in any test with an A or 100% and get a free cupcake. It's motivation, however you look at it. Susie Cakes 23653 Calabasas Road (In
the Courtyard Mall across from The Commons) Calabasas (818) 591-2223. Hours: Mon-Sat 10:00 a.m.- 7:00p.m.
Recommended: Cupcakes, Banana Pudding, Birthday Cake, Whoppie Pie, Brownies, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Lemon Squares.