I've parsed the cupcake fascination inside and out for several years now, but I'm still kind of amazed that cake and cupcake shops continue to open at a feverish pace. Now we have our very own in Silver Lake, the stylish pale green Lark Cake Shop on Sunset at Micheltorena. I liked that the red velvet cupcake, left, was a very reasonable size yet with a healthy dollop of frosting nonetheless, perfect for frosting freaks. The cake part could use a little fine-tuning -- I'm used to Auntie Em's, which super moist. In case you've had enough cake, which I think maybe I have at this point, there's scones, cookies, tiramisu and coffee. Lark plans to stay open until 10 on weekends, just the place for a cupcake fix after dinner. Now if only someone could open a good bread bakery...
Lark Cake Shop
3337 W. Sunset Blvd.