I have officially survived 2 full days without carbs. If you knew me, you would understand just how amazing this is. I have been moaning and groaning about the 10 pounds that I gained post-wedding, for nearly 2 years now…but for the life of me, I can’t seem to make it past 3 o’clock when I start a diet. Anyway, since misery loves company, I thought that I would post about this lovely little bakery in LA, called Buttercake Bakery, that one of our readers emailed me about.

I love that their baked goods aren’t too perfect, or too designed…they remind me of stuff that Mom (okay, not my mom, per se) made growing up.

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The girls at Buttercake Bakery are happy and able to ship out their oh-so-good treats anywhere in the country (extra charges will apply). How perfect would these be for favors, served with a piping hot cup of coffee? I am imagining those cute heart cookies in white handkerchiefs, secured with bakery twine wrapped a few times around the center. Then, a letterpressed note attached (or handwritten in red ink) that says, “from our hearts to yours.” Cheesy? Or cute?

Cakes are $12 for a 5″ round and $30.00 for a 9″ round. Cookies and scones are around $1.50, bars start at $2.25, cupcakes are around $2.00, tarts are $20.00 for an 8″ and $30.00 for a 10″. Buttercake Bakery also puts together gift baskets filled with their goodies, that start at $27.50.