To celebrate the publication of our sister book EAT: Los Angeles 2012, we’re posting regular listings chosen from the book’s many San Gabriel Valley destinations for food lovers. This week’s is a wonderful resource for bakers, on the east end of the Valley in Glendora.
WHAT From the front, this strip-mall place on a lost stretch of Route 66 looks like nothing more than a place to buy candy molds, and in fact it is an excellent supply house for bakers and candy makers. But a lot more goes on behind those doors: classes in candy and cake making, for the novice to the experienced. Free candy-making demonstrations happen twice a month, and if you like what you see, you can sign up to learn how to make your own bon bons. The cake-decorating and fondant-making classes are also popular.
WHO Gaggles of middle-aged women friends, and moms with their teenage daughters.
2254 Rte. 66, Glendora, 626.335.7747, ajcake.com. Closed Sun. MC, V, AE.