Friday, February 29, 2008

Tea & Cake
One of the great perks of being a freelancer is scheduling "lunch" at my favorite bakery, Crixa Cakes, to celebrate the birthday of my talented and dear friend, Ben. Ben has introduced me to all manner of hidden spots in the East Bay, from the abandoned train station in West Oakland, to Mango Queendom dessert in Chinatown. Crixa Cakes, however, is on the top of my list.

Saffron buns the size of softballs in the display case.

Dark chocolate Bourbon Cake. Decadent beyond belief with frosting that defies gravity.

Pear and Rose Cream pie. Light and perfectly sweet. Reminds me of dessert at my grandmother's house, where all sweets were sprinkled with rose water.

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