Kara's Takes the Cake at LA Design Awards
Late Friday, Kara's Cupcakes won more than just new converts to buttercream. At this year's Dwell on Design conference in LA, the cupcake queen's Marina flagship (3249 Scott at Chestnut) won a restaurant design award for best cafe/bar.
Montalba Architects, Inc. Dessert at Tiffany's: Kara's is as sleek as a jewelry shop.
The sleek pink space is sexy in the way of jewelry stores, pretty much the perfect set-up for craving and splurging. Only the craving is for calories, not carats. Cristine LeVasser of Montalba Architects in Santa Monica told SFoodie the idea was to balance the conceptual with the playful: custom-made cabinetry and cupcake pedestals. Whatever -- if it all lets the Salted Caramel shine, we think it's fabulous.