Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Let them eat cake!

I will not be continuing the Indiana journey blog series, I apologize, but it's just been too long since the trip and I've got plenty of other exciting desserts that I've experienced and am dying to share with you all!

Today, it's all about Babycakes. This is a lovely cupcakery in Hillcrest with the moistest, most delicious cake experiences you will have. My recent discovery was the Shorty- a vanilla cupcake with custard on the inside, white buttercream frosting, and topped with a chocolate dipped strawberry. It is truly delicious! But go ahead and try all of their cakes that sound interesting, they've got loads of em! My mom just tried the lemon cake the other day and said it was AMAZING! So whether you're a fruity cake person, or a rich chocolatey cake person, you will find something guaranteed.

Also, a MUST HAVE when you go, is the Mexican Mocha. It's one of the guys that works there's (I don't know if he's the owner or manager or just works there) grandmother's secret recipe. It's premade and all they do is heat it up, none of the employees even know how to make it, either way, its a REVELATION! You're taste buds will thank me for this creamy chocolatey goodness, I assure you. =)

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Indiana, hold the Jones I

Ah I apologize for not updating, I was in Indianapolis, Indiana with the family! But I did keep track of most of the desserts (you see, we had dessert quite often- a small one after lunch, and your usual dessert after dinner). So because I'm playing "catch up" and I don't want you to read through a long drearyyyy postttttt....Zzzzzz...... See! That's what would happen, hence I am providing you lovely people with a series! So we'll try to keep this interesting and fun!

Dessert numero uno! A simple carrot cake catered by a company whose name escapes me right now...No matter! If you are interested let me know and I will find it for you. When provided with a tray of brownie triangles and carrot cake triangles, my mother and I (the dessert connoisseurs of the bunch) weren't thinking we were going to be very impressed. The brownies tasted like little debbie snacks (which I have nothing against, sometimes a little debbie snack can be good after a nice pb & j) but the carrot cake was surprisingly tasty. Very moist cake, with delicious pieces of raisins with a smooth cream cheese frosting YUM! Well done surprising us catering company!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Hotel room for 4 please?

The best thing about Doubletree hotels are the complimentary cookies =)
On the menu today? Chocolate chip oatmeal with walnuts, the cookie gods are smiling upon me

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Little bites of heaven

So these little guys are composed of 3 layers- a blueberry, surrounded by acai, covered in dark chocolate= the perfect snack to fulfill your sweet tooth during the day. 180 caories per 1/4 cup, sold in a bag at Costco for $16 I think? Great for in the desk, something to munch on that's not bad for you and satisfies that little chocolate/sweet craving throughout the day. Enjoy!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

It's a World of Color

I'm going to bring up a favorite subject of mine again- Disney. In this case: Disneyland.

I could tell you about all of the desserts you need to try while at the happiest place on earth, but instead I want to direct your attention towards an inspirational show. Disney's World of Color at Disney California Adventure is the epitome of a disney lover's perfect show. It incorporates all of the "Disney Classics" with a beautiful light/water show.

Now I'm a bit of a softie when it comes to Disney's inspirational messages like "Dreams come true" and "You can do anything if you just believe" so it was a bit of a tear-jerker for me. But it's also one of the most technically interesting shows you'll ever see. The Disney imagineers have done it again with their water system in the Paradise Pier, turning a water fountain into a glorious water spectacular with color lighting that will blow your mind! But caution: front row gets wet (and I mean WET, and sorry, there's no escape) but they clearly mark the wet zones so it's definitely possible to stay dry.

It's truly an experience not to be missed! Especially if your a fan of Beauty and the Beast (that classic seemed to come up a lot, as well as Little Mermaid).

Who's the leader of the club that's made for you and me? M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E =)

All I've got to say is that Disney's done it again.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Size matters

Went to Buca di Beppo last night with the gang. Dinner was as good as it gets for super Amercanized italian food (Margherita pizza and a spicy chicken rigatoni, both probably the best things to order on the menu if you ask me). Then our gazes fell upon a monstrous looking ice cream sundae... Love at first sight among the table? Quite possibly. We had to get our hands on one of them.

Let me tell you- when the "Colossal Brownie Sundae" arrived in it's frosty, oversized martini-looking glass...we were in awe. Now, like I said, I think Buca is pretty standard, not exceptional and certainly not fantastic Italian food, but my god...this dessert was PHENOMENAL. The whole table was in debate over whether it was chocolate gelato vs ice cream, it had the texture of gelato but we later were told it was ice cream. Either way- great texture, perfect amount of chocolate and vanilla ice cream and chocolate syrup with delicious, melt-in-your-mouth brownie pieces, all covered in a fluffy, light whipped cream and colored sprinkles (topped with a cherry of course).

Our group of 6 high school/college students could not finish the entire thing, but we all left completely satisfied (myself a little too much, sometimes I forget my bounds when I taste a good dessert).

Verdict? A necessity for a group going to Buca. Make sure you have your large spoon skills at the ready for fighting your friends for a bite. Your taste buds and sweet tooth will thank you.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Disney Magic

Lovely morning all!

And hello sunshine!

Last night the delectable dessert that made my sweet tooth cry out for joy was a white chocolate cookie from Marceline's Confectionary Shop. These cookies are sold all over Disneyland as well (the candy store on Main Street & at the bakery in Critter Country). They hit the spot after a light meal, a tad crumbly but a soft inside that makes the angels of food sing (yes i'm sure there are angels of food, I've heard them on multiple occasions).

And then I had to of course get a bag of watermelon jellybeans- one of my weaknesses, but after all they are the BEST jellybean ;)

Peace out for now, go out and enjoy the wonderful day bestowed upon us!