Sunday, September 25, 2005

I Can Have This Cake And Eat It Too...Tomorrow

I wanna eat this, but I have to wait 'til tomorrow.

I dragged my ass out of the house at 7:30 this morning and drove to
Porto's to buy my clerical a birthday cake. Why? Because 1) the lines would have become horrendous even an hour later, 2) when it's my turn to buy a cake, I go for the best combination of quality and price, and 3) I really appreciate all the work he does for me! So 7:30 am and one Parisian Chocolate Cake it is.

Aside from the long waits, Porto's is, in my opinion, probably the best bang for your buck when it comes to whole cakes. For only 19 bucks, you get this lovely 10" devil's food cake layered and frosted with Belgian chocolate whipped cream, and decorated with chocolate shavings and some really pretty chocolate flowers! And the best thing is, it's moist and luscious without being overly sweet. If chocolate ain't your thang, check out some of their beautiful fruit tarts or tres leches cakes. Best thing is that their cakes are a good size, taste really good (and remember--not too sweet!) and most are under $30.

The only thing to keep in mind is that, like I said, the lines at Porto's can get really heinous really fast, so either get your nappy ass out of bed early like I did today, or call ahead and order. Oh, and if you have to wait a day to dig in, buy yourself a bunch of treats to tie yourself over in the meantime...

Porto's Bakery
315 North Brand Blvd.
Glendale, CA 91203
(818) 956-5996


Kirk said...

Nice cake Pam - but that thingy in the second picture looks like a...welllll, forget it! Where did all these posts come from - I swear I looked this morning, and they weren't here. Looks like I picked a bad day to stop drinking....

Daily Gluttony said...

LOL! Go ahead, you can say it! Porto's seems to not be shy about their use of raspberry nipples! Oh, and you're not tripping! I'd been working on my last three posts over the weekend...a little bit here, a little bit there, and then I finally published them all at the same time tonight!

Kirk said...

Pam - Leave it to you Women to multi-task! I enjoyed all three of your posts!

elmomonster said...

This post compliments Mealcentric's dried beef strands. Subliminal signals...although, maybe my imagination is just overactive.

BoLA said...

Mmm...Porto's. I'm never in Glendale enough to enjoy their food. Yum! Great post!

Daily Gluttony said...


I just read mealcentric's post on the dried beef strands...I think if we took some a' those beef strands and two of those very "boob-esque" mango mousses, it'd make for a great photo -op. Don't ya think?


Thanks! Yeah, Porto's is a little easier for me now that I live downtown and work in the Valley--it's only a short drive away. The waits though are a different story. They're also opening one in Burbank later this year, but I dunno if that helps you.