Bittersweet Treats opens in Pasadena


Pasadena bake shop Bittersweet Treats celebrates its grand opening in Pasadena on Tuesday.

Pastry chef Danielle Keene is a former contestant on “Top Chef: Just Desserts” and was pastry chef at L.A. restaurants such as Little Door, BLT Steak and Wilshire. She has turned her online bakery into a Colorado Boulevard storefront, decorated with vintage baking pans, cake stands and Polaroids.

Keene is selling her upgraded versions of classic desserts: whoopie pies, cookies, brownies, blondies, peanut caramel pretzel bars, cookies, cupcakes including pudding- and mousse-filled, cinnamon rolls, chocolate tarts, upside-down cake, Boston cream pie, ice cream in flavors such as milk chocolate chai and honey lavender, and chocolate truffles and nutty brittles. LA Mill coffee is sold.


1731 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, (626) 796-8655,


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