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Sunday, January 11, 2009

Lemonade and Kiss My Bundt Tasting Party

You know, when life gives you lemons...go to Lemonade!! It's been a while since I had been to one of my favorite lunch places and since yesterday was so insanely beautiful, I thought I would take a little walk over there. I had my favorite snap pea and edamame salad and indulged in their unbelievably creamy mac and cheese. I actually wasn't planning on getting any lemonade, but when I was checking out I noticed a new flavor...cranberry cinnamon. Let me just tell you, that is the stuff dreams are made of! I managed to restrain myself and not go back for another cup, but it was sooooo good. Tart, not too sweet and just the perfect amount of cinnamon. I would have never thought to put those flavors together, but believe me, it worked.





Later I headed out to take some pics of my neighborhood. I have lived in the same apartment for about three and a half years, but sometimes I forget how pretty my neighborhood is (although my insane rent should be a constant reminder). Many times, I walk around without taking time to appreciate the beauty around me so I headed out with my camera and here is some of what I captured.







I ended the day at the fabulous, semi-new bakery Kiss My Bundt. This bakery opened back in September by one of my high school classmates. Chrysta has been baking original bundt cakes for years and finally opened up a little store on West 3rd here in Los Angeles. The bundts come in different sizes, but my favorite are the baby bundts which are really an excellent alternative to cupcakes. I have purchased these a few times for my friends and they always receive rave reviews. Chrysta hosted a little tasting party last night with many, many samples. I was originally going to have some cookies on here today, but I could not face more sugar once I got home. The 7-up cake, rum pound cake, red velvet, and the cookies and cream cake are my favorites, but there is so much to enjoy at this store. If you ever find yourself around the 3rd street area (not to be confused with the 3rd street Promenade), then head on in for some delicious cake...after you're done shopping.

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16 comments:

Erica said...

oh my gosh- that is the cutest name for a bakery and the mini bunts look AMAZING! I am also really impressed with the good eats from Lemonade (I think they ate at that place on the Hills). The lemonade sounds really unique!Enjoy your Sunday

♥Reeni said...

Those little cakes are so cute and what delicious flavors! Your lunch from Lemonade looks great and what a yummy flavor of Lemonade. Thanks for sharing the pretty pictures of your neighborhood.

Heather said...

i love the name of that bakery! and the red velvet bundt looks amazing. you have made me want to go get myself a red velvet cupcake now. i love red velvet. that lemonade sounds good, too. i'm going to try making it!!

The Blonde Duck said...

That's the cutest name for a bakery! I love the little cakes!

ttfn300 said...

cranberry cinn?? wowsa, that sounds great! looks gorgeous there, but i'm glad i'm not near kiss my bundt ;-)

Sharon said...

That's a fabulous name for a bakery. All those flavors sound delicious!

Diana said...

I've been dying to try Kiss My Bundt since they opened! The red velvet is calling my name... as is the edamame snap pea salad at Lemonade!

We really are so lucky to live in a city with so many wonderful places to eat!

Esi said...

Erica, you're right...the girls on the Hills totally went to Lemonade, but I discovered it first! :)

Thanks everyone! I remember when I told my mom the name of the bakery and she was like "EXCUSE ME?!" Lol

Diana, you really should go to both places, they are great!! I agree, there is a lot of good food all around us!

recipes2share said...

The lemonade sounds amazing! What great photo's - I totally understand how one can forget the things around you on a daily basis. I bought my parents a digital photo frame and took lots of photos of both my kids and our neighborhood and really enjoyed doing it. A great day out for you too!

Maya said...

Can't wait for summer to come so that I cane make some lemonade! Adorable little cakes!

Foodycat said...

Cute cakes! And I think your lunch sounds delicious.

duodishes said...

We're so happy to hear another person loves Kiss My Bundt as much as we do! We think the LA cupcake range is overdue for a contender. Perhaps the baby bundt?

Esi said...

Duodishes, I think the baby bundt will totally become the new dessert trend in LA!

jeff said...

What beautiful pictures you took! And that is some seriously tantalizing mac and cheese. Mine is comforting and all, but always kind of grainy. This is why I'm not a culinary professional, I suppose.

And, btw, Kiss My Bundt made me laugh out loud. Please relay my compliments to the owner.

Summer said...

Your post made me miss LA. I must try that lemondade next time I'm there.

Esi said...

Jeff, thank you! I may try and learn the tricks at Lemonade to their mac and cheese, it is so smooth and delicious!

Summer, you probably miss it now because it is so hot, but your life in NY sounds pretty awesome too :)