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Pomme d’Amour at Knead Patisserie

Pomme d'Amour (Creme Brulee Pastry) from Knead Patisserie in San Francisco

I was in San Francisco this past weekend and one of the friends that I was with told me that we had to stop by Knead Patisserie because she had heard about a crème brûlée pastry that we just had to try. I was obviously game as I don’t ever turn down the chance to try a new dessert!

Knead Patisserie is located in what I’m told is the Mission, and it’s a little out of the way if you’re staying downtown. I really don’t know about public transportation options as we took cabs to get there and back.

Can I take a second to tell you how glad I am that we made this trip? The Pomme d’Amour at Knead Patisserie might be the single best pastry I have ever had in my life. EVER.

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Lemon Cupcake from Frosted

Lemon cupcake from Frosted in Long Beach, CA via Dessertress

I recently spent a few days in Long Beach, California, and per usual, I made a list of bakeries to check out. Though I am largely over the cupcake craze, Frosted Cupcakery had such rave reviews that I added it to my list.

Don’t get me wrong – I LOVE cupcakes. It’s just that I’ve had so many subpar cupcakes over the past couple of years that I’ve found myself looking for new types of desserts to enjoy.

Adding Frosted to my list ended up being one of the best decisions I made on this trip to the west coast. If you want to know what a really freaking good cupcake tastes like, then get yourself over to Frosted ASAP. I loved it so much that in a four day trip I went there twice. I considered stopping a third time but didn’t want to risk becoming a regular in such a short amount of time. Continue reading →

Moonpie from Milk

Delicious Moonpie from Milk Bakery in Los Angeles

On a recent trip to Los Angeles I stopped by Milk to try out a couple of treats. I left there with a Moonpie, because I’d recently been down south where I’d been reintroduced to Moonpies and for a period of a couple of weeks I couldn’t get enough. Continue reading →