How L.A. cake virtuosos learned to thrive on Instagram

Bill Addison names his favorite cakes and pies from pastry chefs who find their audience through Instagram.
Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • April 17, 2021
The 6-inch cake that pastry chef Casey Shea delivered was a barrel-shaped whirl of salted vanilla buttercream, sequined with sliced berries and candied kumquats. On an early March menu, Shea had presented her customers, who ordered via Instagram,...
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