This menu is daunting and I need a birthday cake…
Sesame choux. But that doesn’t help you with the cake situation, I know.
Just had a really great triple berry cake at Sweet Lady Jane (braved their famous customer service to get it, though)…
well SLJ is closer than Chantilly so there’s that…
oh shit there’s an Encino location? hmmmmmm
We’ve had their Birthday Cake at Chantilly before (I don’t think it’s officially called a Birthday cake), and it was fantastic! Really delicious cakes there.
And as @J_L says, their Cream Puffs. Black Sesame is so good.
I bought a really lovely Mont Blanc for my mother-in-law’s birthday a few years ago. If you’re picking up a treat for yourself, I’d recommend their black sesame panna cotta, as well as their cream puffs.
If you’re near Culver City, I like the Passion cake from Jin Patisserie as well. It has passion fruit, mango, and mascarpone - a lovely combination. It was a big hit at a family birthday party.