Kevin Cody

Best of the Beach 2016 Dessert Bakery: Becker’s Bakery

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It’s one of the oldest businesses in the South Bay. Generations of customers have been served by generations of one family. Becker’s has changed some since it opened in 1940 and no longer makes the German items like pfeffernussE and springerle that were once staples. They’ve kept up with the times and turn out cakes of all sorts, cookies, cupcakes, and doughnuts. Modern ideas like printing photos on a cake are available, but if you really want to impress people, encourage the decorators to run wild. Buttercream frosting can be a great medium for sculpture, and Becker’s cake decorators do it artistically. 1025 Manhattan Ave, Manhattan Beach. (310) 372-3214.


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