Cupcake Wars Winner

Elfie brought her unique blend of Parisian flair and culinary expertise to the national stage when she competed in and won "Cupcake Wars." Her victory on the popular TV show is a testament to her innovative approach to baking, which combines traditional techniques with creative, cabaret-inspired designs

  • INC.

    Elfie Astier, who was recently divorced and jobless, risked her home and financial stability on a cupcake business...

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  • LAist

    Best Things To Do This Week In Los Angeles

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  • Bake Magazine

    Featured Recipe: Hotcakes Bakes' Key Lime Pie

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  • Cameo

    Born in Paris, France, to a family of cabaret artists, Elfie Astier witnessed firsthand the beginning of the crazy and iconoclastic spirit of cabaret...

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  • Love it!

    "If you are going to spoil yourself or a loved one... time to get the really good stuff. Hotcakes put the love and care into it."



    Keith, Google Review

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    Best Cupcake

    "Hotcakes makes the hands-down best cupcake in Los Angeles. Their frostings are great, but anyone can do a tasty frosting. The key is the crumb."



    Cary, Google Review

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    Best for Parties

    "The have the best cupcakes around. I buy 2 dozen of the mini cupcakes for parties and they are gone before you know it."



    Nelson, Google Review

  • Best Wedding Cake

    "They went above and beyond on our wedding cake. It was without a doubt the most beautiful cake my wife and I have ever seen."



    Juan, Google Review

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The Hotcakes team

We are an upscale, woman-founded and owned small business with a love for creative passion and empowering our employees. We are a family that comes together every day to spread our love and knowledge for baking with each other and to the world. All bakery items are prepared from scratch on-site, from French pastries & viennoiserie to award-winning cupcakes and cakes. Join our team!


Established in 2005 by Elfie Astier, our bakery offers a warm and bright atmosphere. It is celebrated as one of the top places for cakes in Los Angeles.

4119 South Centinela Avenue in Los Angeles

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