8 of the Best Holiday Desserts from Bakeries and Confectioners Across L.A.

These decadent seasonal desserts definitely belong on the ”nice” list

If you screwed up the pumpkin pie this Thanksgiving, don’t take your chances with the rest of the holiday season. Hit up one of these local bakeries for something perfectly sweet.

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Margarita Manzke’s Strawberry Roll features housemade vanilla cream. $42 at République, 624 S. La Brea Ave., Hancock Park, republiquela.com.

This Bûche de Noël is covered with chocolate mousse and adorable decorations. $55 at Lark Cake Shop, locations at larkcakeshop.com.

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These Almond Cookies can be ordered in festive tins. $3.99/dozen at Phoenix Bakery, 969 N. Broadway, Chinatown, phoenixbakeryinc.com.

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Filled with almond paste or vanilla cream, Saffron Buns are a traditional Swedish Christmas treat. $6 each at bullebakery.com.

A vibrant Cuban Mango Mousse Cake is light, fluffy, fruity, and fun. $27 at Porto’s Bakery, locations at portosbakery.com.


Austrian Linzer Torte Bars are a Röckenwagner family favorite. $4 each at Röckenwagner Bakery, 12835 Washington Blvd., Culver City, rockenwagner.com.


This traditional German Stollen is filled with dried fruit and marzipan. $38 at Lucques Catering, 345 N. Maple Dr., Ste. 100; Beverly Hills, lucquescatering.com.

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These Holiday Truffles are festive no matter what you’re celebrating, and can even be customized with your own designs at an additional cost. $55 for 20 at Valerie Confections, locations at valerieconfections.com.

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