Friday, April 15, 2011

Happy Birthday to me

Make my own birthday cake? Yeah, right. This chocolate raspberry baby was bought from Porto's this morning, an amazing Cuban bakery which has me drooling every time I set foot inside.

We're talking chorizo pies, potato balls (with spicy meat on the inside, like deep fried balls of spicy shepherds pie) and guava cream cheese pastries (refugiados) ... a force of divinity which words cannot do justice to describe. They make huge cups of fresh OJ, something I can be very picky about (I love it just-squeezed and not from a bottle, which too many places are guilty of serving, yet calling it 'fresh'). A bonus? Their coffee is pretty good. Porto's is always packed to the the brim with people, and justifiably so. There is never a 'quiet' time to go.

Lastly, I love hearing so much Spanish all over the place. I like to pretend for a moment that I'm somewhere in Latin America.

I'm not sure if I can wait for J to come home before I get stuck in... but either way, I'm confident that this cake is going to be fabulous.

....then... San Francisco, here I come!


  1. Oh my goodness! How did I miss this post????




    That cake looks ahhhhhMAYzing. Did it taste just as good?

  2. Thank you! Yes, the cake tastes heavenly. Even better, there's still a decent amount left because I went all weekend without. Another couple of nights' worth to go.

    Cake and Mad Men - swoon!