We all know size matters.
At least when it comes to baked goods. As in Short Cake, the new artisanal bakery serving scaled-down versions of classic confections that taste better than their fully grown counterparts.
The most well-appointed stall in The Original Farmers Market (marble counters, antiquey decor), is the companion project to Nancy Silverton and the late Amy Pressman’s new burger joint, Short Order, next door.
The bakery specializes in height-challenged cakes (apple cider spice, chocolate cardamom cream), as well as individual pies and quiches, a sugary array of muffins, croissants, cookies, bars, and scones made fresh daily with quality ingredients (Straus Dairy butter, Chino Valley Ranchers eggs).
For washing it down, there’s an extensive coffee program (single-origin cold brews, house-made chai teas) devised by award-winning barista (and Silverton’s nephew) Nik Krankl.
Now doesn’t that take the cake?
Short Cake, 6333 West Third Street, at Fairfax Avenue, Fairfax District (323-761-7976 or shortcakela.com).
Photo: Courtesy of Short Cake