Saturday, May 2, 2009

legendary strawberry cakes

Phoenix Bakery
969 N Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 628-4642

price: $
verdict: tasty, try it!

phoenix bakery reminds me of my grandma. she's gone now, but i remember her treating my cousins and i to these iced gingerbread cookies from phoenix. my favorite one was the dinosaur cookie with the green icing. it use to turn my teeth green after i ate it. ahhh, the good old days when my teeth were green and not yellow.

i've tried various pastries there since that tender age and hands down, the only items i will still get on a regular basis are their strawberry cakes, honey drizzled bowties, and their apricot or cherry centered cookies. their strawberry cakes are infamous and for good reason. they are soft, spongy, with an amazing whipped frosting that is lightly sweetened. makes you want to rub that frosting all over something as equally delicious so you can slowly lick it off. mmmm....

they have many other kinds of pasteries of course, but they all pale in comparison to their strawberry cake, and typically look better than they taste. anyways, just get the strawberry cake...yum, you'll be rubbing it all over your body pretty soon and you won't have any problems getting someone to lick that frosting off. seriously. but if you do, i'll lick it off for you.

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