Tag Archives: cupcakes

Porto’s Bakery and Cafe

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My last trip to SoCal was very productive, in regards to being a foodie. I had so many delicious sweets and meals (yes, sweets come first!) that I didn’t get to try all that I wanted to when I was there. I guess I’m just lucky enough to even try these places. I shall go back and try something different when I have the chance.

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Portland: Saint Cupcake

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After having a delicious lunch at Dick’s Kitchen, we all decided that we were craving cupcakes. It was quite a coincidence really that we ate dessert here. What I have been doing lately before I go on these mini trips is look for a good cupcake or bakery in the area. The one I stumbled upon was Saint Cupcake. I didn’t tell M- that I wanted to go this place yet, but her friend C- was craving cupcakes and the place that we happened to go was Saint Cupcake.

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Blueberry-Brown Sugar Plain Cake

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After my somewhat failed attempt to make a blueberry crumb cake a couple months back (the dreaded under-baked middle occurred), I wanted to get this blueberry cake down. Blueberries and cake were meant for each other. It’s the perfect combination of tart and sweet, not to mention that blueberries are super healthy for you.  The blueberries just let out their inner juices into the cake and it adds a bit of color to the cake.  That’s why I need to get this kind of cake right!

In order to get this blueberry cake right, not only did I try a different recipe, I decided to make them smaller. How small do you ask?

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Tiramisu Cupcakes

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Tiramisu has grown to be one of my favorite desserts. It’s quite funny actually. I am not a big fan of coffee, but yet I love the smell of it. Every time I walk into a coffee shop, I just sniff away. Although, I’m not so fond of the smell lingering on the clothes after hanging out in the shop for a couple hours.

Anyway, for as long as I can remember, I have enjoyed coffee cake, coffee candies, and now, tiramisu! After seeing this cupcake recipe online, I knew I had to try it. My family loves tiramisu as well and I wanted to broaden my baking skills. This recipe was perfect because it’s a little more complex, but still simple enough to follow.

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Magnolia Bakery

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My last bakery visit in LA. I had no idea that there was a Magnolia’s in LA until my dessert lunch at Joan’s on Third. We were walking back to our hotel when we spotted this teal and white shop that looked so appealing to me. I didn’t notice until we were walking closer to it that it was a Magnolia’s! I was so excited because I have heard so many good things about their baked goods.

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