This past weekend my best friend visited from Los Angeles and brought me a stockpile of treats from Mani's on Fairfax. There are various companies that don't use sugar and you can buy their goods at health food stores, but the quality of treats at Mani's is sooooooo much better! Here is an excerpt of what they do:
We bake traditional gourmet desserts using unrefined sweeteners such as fruit juice reduction and real chocolate sweetened with barley malt. All of our wheat flour is organically grown. We believe these ingredients retain more of their natural nutritional value.
I am writing about them here for two reasons. First they do custom wedding cakes. Here is an information about their pastry chef, Kristina Montaine, including her contact information. Second, they have a blog. And their blog includes selected recipes including their fruit reduction!! Take a look at this and by all means stop by if you are in the L. A. area. They have full menus for meals as well, but the treats are divine.