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pan cakes Jun 20, 2008 01:37 PM

Any suggestion for their cakes?

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  1. Das Ubergeek RE: pan cakes Jun 20, 2008 01:47 PM

    Carrot.

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      jillso RE: pan cakes Jun 20, 2008 01:52 PM

      I like the $6.00 cinnamon pecan coffee cake.
      (yes, that's the price for the WHOLE cake).

      1. The Oracle RE: pan cakes Jun 20, 2008 03:11 PM

        I love their triple chocolate mousse cake.

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          cjla RE: pan cakes Jun 20, 2008 03:39 PM

          Cheesecake
          Parisian Chocolate Cake
          Fruit Tart

          Did not care for the tiramisu cake.

          Yes, I have eaten my body weight there, why do you ask?

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          315 N Brand Blvd, Glendale, CA 91203

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          1. 420 Reasons to eat RE: pan cakes Jun 20, 2008 04:29 PM

            Tres-leches I hope i spelled it properly

            1. meganinlosfeliz RE: pan cakes Jun 20, 2008 04:33 PM

              I agree with the suggestions for parisian chocolate and triple choc mousse. My husband also loves the Cappuccino Mousse Cake.

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                designjb RE: pan cakes Jun 20, 2008 04:52 PM

                Tres leches is good stuff.

                1. choctastic RE: pan cakes Jun 20, 2008 07:23 PM

                  Their most popular cakes are the parisian chocolate, the fruit tart, the mango mousse cake, and strawberry cream cake.

                  I was there yesterday and tried a slice of their parisian chocolate cake, carrot cake, pina colada cake, strawberry cream cake, tres leches cake. I also had a guava cheese pastry, a guava pastry, a mango turnover, a brownie, and a potato ball. BTW, my total bill was about $13.50.

                  My favorites sweets were the parisian chocolate cake, mango turnover, and the tres leches cake. These were followed by the strawberry cream cake and guava pastries. I didn't like the carrot cake at all. Thought it was too gummy from too much carrot weighing it down, but it did have lots of nuts which I did like. I guess I prefer the Sprinkles-style moist yet fluffy carrot cake, though I prefer it without cream cheese frosting. The brownie was okay, but I prefer a really chocolatey brownie, so I'm willing to pay the extra expense for one from a more expensive bakery, or I make my own. I dislike lots of frosting so the pina colada cake,though very pretty, reminded me of Citizen Cake's cakes, gross. I threw that out after one bite.

                  Their cakes are not quite as sweet as American style cakes.

                  1. justanotherpenguin RE: pan cakes Jun 21, 2008 03:01 AM

                    their german chocolate is very good.

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                      Diana RE: pan cakes Jun 21, 2008 10:36 AM

                      yes, my suggestion is to bring me one! :)

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                        Elettaria RE: Diana Jun 22, 2008 04:04 PM

                        funny!

                      2. mrshankly RE: pan cakes Jun 21, 2008 11:31 AM

                        I really like their tres leches cake. Don't forget the potato balls! No cake from there is worth eating without a meal of potato balls first:)

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                          pan cakes RE: pan cakes Jun 21, 2008 07:39 PM

                          A college friend of mine bought the meringue fruit torte. Sadly, I didn't get to try it!! Is it good? Last time I passed by, the tiramisu looked really nice....

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                            dietgrace RE: pan cakes Jun 21, 2008 10:31 PM

                            I recently had a slice of the Dulce de Leche Napolean (I think that is what it was called)

                            It was so delicious...creamy and flaky, all at the same time...yum...I can't stop thinking about it...

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                              trvlcrzy RE: dietgrace Jun 22, 2008 12:03 AM

                              Ditto on the napoleon..and the mango mouse cake. For bigger cakes, the fruit laden cake that almost hangs off the sides from the weight are definitely worth it. Don't forget to order their coffees..it's fantastic, so different from Starbucks. I like mine cafe con leche cortado ( double shot).

                            2. gado_gado RE: pan cakes Jun 22, 2008 12:30 AM

                              Opera cake, my favorite.

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                                pan cakes RE: pan cakes Jun 22, 2008 03:17 PM

                                Thanks so much!! :)

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                                  CookieEater RE: pan cakes Jun 24, 2008 03:20 PM

                                  Chocolate raspberry mousse! Wonderful if you like chocolate, but great for a mixed group since it's not all chocolate all the way through. SO yummy.

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