It could be their apple pie pop tarts, gluten-free banana bread, popular cookies and brownies, or perhaps the upcoming fall season pumpkin whoopie pies, but regardless, a haven for artisan baking is nestled at 17338 Sunset Boulevard in Pacific Palisades. The idea for , now approaching its first year in business this November, all started when co-owner Kim Kedeshian wanted to make a healthier rum cake.
"It was the concept of the food and the presentation," she said. "It just kept growing."
It wasn't long before she sub-leased a commercial kitchen and ramped up cookie and brownie platter production, particularly going after the best chocolate chip cookies. An attorney by education, Kedeshian said her vision, started four years ago, was to create more of an old-fashioned bakery where most items are made from scratch. Her family is Armenian, where cooking and eating are part of the culture, and Kedeshian took interest in culinary creativity while growing up.
"I wanted it to have a specific feel," she said about her shop.
Kedeshian, along with her mother Katherine Dagermangy as co-owner, said they sold cakes for about three years, and they also started selling brownies at . She said it didn't take her long to consider the former space of in the Sunset plaza. Just under a year in, Kedeshian says customers are starting to get the word of mouth about K Bakery.
"You can call in the morning," she said. "We're not a market. There's no freezer here or refrigerated section where we keep cakes. We have fresh cakes. Call [it in] the night before or morning of."
She has some Palisidian sweet tooth's call in routinely asking for a couple brownies to be set aside, which they gladly oblige.
Lynn Hylen, of Palisades, walked into K Bakery last Friday to place an order. She cited the quality and freshness of the food, adding that K Bakery's popular soups are her go-to, while her kids love the Surbrownies and banana bread.
"She's very good at trying different ingredients," Hylen said of Kedeshian. "There's a good variety too. It's always different. You come in looking to be surprised and delighted."
"We can do one cookie or do big orders," Kedeshian added, talking about the Bel Air Bay Club calling the shop recently asking about pastries for their holiday boutique.
For more information on K Bakery, visit their website