Cleveland Food

Hi sisters!
I’m in Cleveland visiting Chris’ parents! Yesterday we went to Chagrin Falls, home of Calvin and Hobbes. We went to Jeni’s Ice Cream. The flavors we tried were “Salty Caramel” and “Bangkok Peanut”. The peanut was amazing – it had cayenne pepper so it had a very spicy, unique taste.

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They also had macaron ice cream sandwiches!

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Then his parents made the most delish shrimp and grits based on a dish from the House of Blues

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Cupcake Adventures!

Here are some pictures from when Sister 3 came to visit Sister 1 ๐Ÿ™‚

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The 15 Best cupcakes I’ve ever had! (Revised!)

After 6 months from writing my first list, I have revised the list, so many delicious cupcakes I’ve eaten!

#15- Georgetown Cupcake- Key Lime

This cake is buttery and very moist, with hints of lime tossed in. My favorite part was the texture of the cake. It went very well with the frosting.

#14- Something Delightful Bakery- Barrett

My favorite part of this cupcake is the sweet and salty aspect. There are salted peanuts and a moist peanut butter cake to counteract the vanilla buttercream and caramel. Pull it all together, and you have a sweet n salty sensation!

#13- Cloud 9 Cupcake- Sweet Potato

Topped with delightful cinnamon cream cheese frosting, this is thanksgiving in a cupcake!

#12- Something Delightful Bakery- Lemon-filled

The cake may not be the most moist, but the curd inside saves all of that! The perfectly creamy frosting and the sugar on top compliment this cupcake wonderfully.

#11- Perfect Circle Cupcakery- Buttercup

A creamy, but not too salty or sweet frosting saved the cupcake, making it delightful ๐Ÿ˜€

#10- LOLA’S Cupcakes- Oreo

The frosting is delightful oreo heaven. It almost tastes like oreo ice cream! Combine with a wonderful cookies n cream cake, yum!

#9- Cloud 9 Cupcakes- Strawberry

Fresh and sweet strawberries are purred into the cake, making it taste like you’re eating fresh strawberries. The frosting is of course, DELICIOUS!

#8- Baked By Melissa- Chocolate Peanut Butter

The cake is very moist. The only thing missing is the wonderful peanut butter filling I saw on the menu ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

#7- Perfect Circle Cupcakery- Chocolate Mint

Delightful dark chocolate chips stud the cake, adding ultra-gooey chocolate goodness. Mint buttercream on top ties all of it together.

#6- Sprinkle’s Cupcake- Strawberry

The frosting tasted like strawberry ice cream! I could eat that frosting forever…

#5- Pamcakes- Strawberry Lemonade- The subtle lemony butter flavor in the cake made it stand out. The frosting was very similar to Sprinkles. The cake on this one made it a winner!

#4- LOLA’S Cupcakes- Red Velvet- This frosting is to die for. If you ever go to London, you will NOT regret going here! Everything I’ve had there is delightful.

#3- Sprinkles Cupcakes- S’more- This yummy campfire treat that we all love is transformed into a cupcake! The graham cracker crust, ooey gooey chocolate fudge core, and marshmallow frosting is unforgettable.

#2- Melissa’s Bake Shop- PB&J- The jelly was a perfect fruity contrast to the salty peanut butter, and tasted just like the sandwich! (but a little bit better ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

#2 (TIED!)- Something Delightful Bakery- Oreo or Volcano- Both are super delicious and perfectly delightful ๐Ÿ˜€

#1- Georgetown Cupcake- Banana Split- I hate bananas, but this cupcake was moist and still delicious after around two-three days, the frosting was perfectly tart, and the chocolate core tied it all together.


Six Bakeries in two days? Definitely!!!

Yes we did it! Six bakeries in two days, all divided up to five bakeries on Saturday, one bakery on Monday!

Here is the list!

Bouchon Bakery

Sprinkles Cupcakes

Baked By Melissa

Georgetown Cupcake

Birdbath Bakery

Momofuku Milk Bar

All were DELICIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Reviews coming up, but here is the list of items YOU MUST GET at each of these places-

Bouchon Bakery- Macaroons (summer berry or pistachio) French Bread

Sprinkles Cupcakes- Free cupcake everyday (check fb page around noon!) or strawberry/smore cupcakes

Baked By Melissa- PB&J or Red Velvet

Georgetown Cupcake- Free cupcake everyday (fb page everyday around 9), or banana split? (not always around, key lime is okay)

Birdbath Bakery- Yummy mango-dark chocolate quinoa cookie, lemonade is pretty darn delish too!

Momofuku Milk Bar- EVERYTHING! cereal milk, crack pie, and compost cookie are soooo good!

I will try to post reviews! Follow my instagram @thelazypanda , cause I posted pictures of most of these goodies on there!

Sister 3 ๐Ÿ™‚


Review: Pamcakes Philadelphia!

Finally! We got to go to Pamcakes! After Sister 2 and me (sister 3) went to Spread Bagelry (which btw is DELISH, their sesame bagel with garlic veggie spread is super good!) for breakfast, it was time to go to Pamcakes! Only a block from the bagelry, it was super convenient. When we went into the store, it was very small and homey. I knew exactly what I wanted when I looked at their menu- Key Lime, Red Velvet, and Raspberry Lemonade. I figured they should have key lime and red velvet, but when i saw what cupcakes they had, they only had red velvet out of the cupcakes i wanted ๐Ÿ˜ฆ I got strawberry lemonade and red velvet, and 5 dollars wasn’t that bad compared to 3 dollars a cupcake.ย 

THE CUPCAKES-

Red Velvet- Sister 2 keeps on saying that it had white chocolate cream cheese! I will go with that then. ๐Ÿ˜€ The cupcake was super chocolaty, not too red at all, and very moist. The frosting was really sweet, most likely because of the white chocolate, with no tangyness at all from the frosting ๐Ÿ˜ฆย 

Strawberry Lemonade- This was both Sister 2 and my favorite cupcake! The cake had a super subtle lemon flavor, but the strawberry buttercream tasted like strawberry popsicles that are super natural and delish. It was very sweet, but had lots of strawberry flavor.

Overall, I give Pamcakes a 3-3.5. Their main problem is the sweetย frosting! Their cakes are nice and moist, and have a VERY nice texture. I will TOTALLY visit Pamcakes again when we go back to Philly!!!


Review: Pamcakes Philadelphia!

Finally! We got to go to Pamcakes! After Sister 2 and me (sister 3) went to Spread Bagelry (which btw is DELISH, their sesame bagel with garlic veggie spread is super good!) for breakfast, it was time to go to Pamcakes! Only a block from the bagelry, it was super convenient. When we went into the store, it was very small and homey. I knew exactly what I wanted when I looked at their menu- Key Lime, Red Velvet, and Raspberry Lemonade. I figured they should have key lime and red velvet, but when i saw what cupcakes they had, they only had red velvet out of the cupcakes i wanted ๐Ÿ˜ฆ I got strawberry lemonade and red velvet, and 5 dollars wasn’t that bad compared to 3 dollars a cupcake.

THE CUPCAKES-

Red Velvet- Sister 2 keeps on saying that it had white chocolate cream cheese! I will go with that then. ๐Ÿ˜€ The cupcake was super chocolaty, not too red at all, and very moist. The frosting was really sweet, most likely because of the white chocolate, with no tangyness at all from the frosting ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

Strawberry Lemonade- This was both Sister 2 and my favorite cupcake! The cake had a super subtle lemon flavor, but the strawberry buttercream tasted like strawberry popsicles that are super natural and delish. It was very sweet, but had lots of strawberry flavor.

Overall, I give Pamcakes a 3-3.5. Their main problem is the sweetย frosting! Their cakes are nice and moist, and have a VERY nice texture. I will TOTALLY visit Pamcakes again when we go back to Philly!!!


Green Tea Kit Kat Review!

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When I saw the 9gag picture showing all these new and inventive kit kat flavors, I knew i had to get one! When mom went to Taiwan and stopped by Japan, she got me green tea kit kats! Now on to the review ๐Ÿ™‚

When I saw these I was so happy. First bite, I knew there was white chocolate on the outside. There were hints of green tea in the kit kat, maybe i would’ve liked more, but nevertheless, these were delicious ๐Ÿ˜€