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...
315 North Brand Blvd.
Glendale, CA 91203