You don’t often get 48 hours’ notice of your next sugar fix. Nor can you justify special ordering nine mini layer cakes two days prior just in case. For these reasons — and the lack of enthusiasm surrounding your very unbirthdays — your Cake Monkey intake has been much lower than you’d like.
Today the originator of cakewiches ($3.50), pop pies ($3.50), and banana/milk chocolate/toffee crunch cake ($7) finally has a place to call home — temporary as it may be. On the weekends, the beloved bakers stock freshly baked fan favorites like inside-out s’mores ($2), Sno Ball-like moguls ($2.50), and those delicious mini layer cakes ($6-$7.50). Making their debut: ice cream sandwiches, including malted milk chocolate ice cream between flourless chocolate pecan cookies and oatmeal cookies with spiced coffee ice cream ($4).
Because man cannot live on cake alone (debatable), Cake Monkey has assembled some of its favorite local makers to round out the shop. Find Henry Road tea towels and tablecloths ($5-$40), Thrive potted succulents, Morning Glory Confections artisan brittles ($5-$24), and illustrations by Catherine Parr ($25-$200). Psychotherapist-turned-ceramicist Yvonne Westbrook’s objets d’art series entitled Geode Elephant Turds ($40-$70) will also be on view. It’s not exactly the most appetizing thing in the world, but everything else is.
Pop Goes the Monkey, 2912 Rowena Avenue, Silver Lake. Friday, noon-6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. For more information and special orders, go to cakemonkey.com.
Photo: Courtesy of Cake Monkey Bakery