Thursday, February 14, 2013

My favorite thing is still cake

From my favorite bakery ever: Central Continental Bakery in Mt. Prospect, Illinois USA. I have very specific tastes when it comes to cake and this bakery is the only one I've ever found that makes my personal ideal of what white buttercream frosting should taste and feel like and my ideal of how moist and light-heavy yellow cake should be. This cake also has lemon filling. IT IS SO GOOD.

But I live in Chicago and Mt. Prospect is not close by. It's a good 45 minute drive through several towns and I'm not a confident driver. So last night my wonderful husband picked me up from work on his day off and drove me west to this bakery. Since we left my building at 5:15p, that meant heading straight into heavy commuter traffic. Bob does not like commuter traffic, but he did this for me and I greatly appreciated it.

When we arrrived an hour later, it was like entering a wonderland. Central Continental Bakery has a huge selection of cakes, cookies, pastries and loaves of bread, not just behind glass but piled up on top of it and in display cases. I could have spent a long time in there just inhaling and and gaping at all the creamy sweetness, but it was dinnertime and Bob and I hadn't eaten. So I picked up the cake I had ordered to my specifications and happily walked out with it. After dinner I was too full to cut into it, so I waited until this morning and had some for breakfast. OH yeah....

Happy Valentine's Day!


Sally said...

This post illustrates so beautifully how all your "food work" (I don't know what else to call it) has come together. You got EXACTLY what you wanted--not Snackwells or some shoddy substitute; you didn't shove down a piece when you were already full and couldn't enjoy it; when you were ready, you enjoyed the hell out of it--and at breakfast no less! This is a great story all around.

Regina Rodriguez-Martin said...

Thank you, Sally! I really appreciate that you've really been paying attention to my blog.