After our dinner at Los Galanes, we walked across the street to La Gloria Bakery. It’s the perfect way to end any dinner in Mexican Town.
It’s a quaint little shop with freshly made Mexican and Italian pastries that are displayed in wood and glass cabinetry. It has a HUGE selection (as you will see from the gazillion photos I took), and the prices are unbelievable. If you walk in with $2, you can usually walk out with at least 3 desserts!
Do you remember my disdain with this place? You will find none of that here!
I don’t really know the names of everything below, I’ll let the photos speak for them selves
My hubby loves the coconutty strawberry cake thingies below. And guess what? It’s on fifty cents a piece, and its huge! Yeh, I said 50 cents. You can’t even buy a stick of gum for 0.50 dollars, let alone a yummy coconuty thingie. Actually you could buy a stick of gum. But only one stick.
I have no idea what there are, but the cracked outside is so intriguing.
And they have pink hearts.
I had a churro, fitting for Mexican Town in Detroit I know. It was the end of the day, so it wasn’t as fresh, (I know I have to complain about something), so I wasn’t 100% sold on it like other things I tried.
My hubbys strawberry coconutty thingie was outta this world. Try it.
Actually, take 1 dollar (forget McDonald’s dollar menu), yes, only ONE dollar, buy two of them, and give one to someone you love. Or eat both. I won’t tell.
I have really been looking forward to the movie, and in honor of that I decided to throw a little tea party of my own. I made fondant faces for some cupcakes.So, here we go!
For the Red Queen, start with molding a face.
Make a heart shape, and attach the face.
I added little swirls for texture and curles.
Mad Hatter was next!
I know it look like bozo the clown lol! be patient…
I colored some fondant green and brown to get this hue. I made a hat shape and wrapped the color fondant around it.
Next, I rolled out a thin brown piece and draped it to finish off the hat.
With scissors I snipped the hair on the hatter for his wacky style.
then added brows and tah dah!
Next, came Alice. Some simple blod hair, and I added strands for interest.
The cat and its famous grin.
Also snipped the edges with scissors to seem like fur.
Rabbit was pretty straightforward. Looks a bit like playboy rabbit. The details will make it pop.
The White Queen, oh, sooo….white.
I used Gourmet Writer Food Decorator Pens for all the details on the face. They are amazing and i use them for lots of things. This is what I ended up with:
Made some wee pertinent nicknaks also decorated with Food Decorator Pens
Then I was on to bake a cake. But not just any cake. I wanted to Bake the Wilton Giant Cupcake! For the cake, I used this recipe from Wilton.
Filled the pan and off into the oven it went, at 350 F for 70 min. Yes, 70 min.lol
Once done, this is what they looked like
I attached the two parts with buttercream
Made some mini confetti cupcakes to go along with it in some Bake it Pretty pink wrappers.
Added the final details:
“You’re invited to a tea party…” attached to a key
This was my hubby’s fav 🙂 lol. sorry, couldn’t help it
Actually this was his fav, and mine too. The Mad Hatter was mad as hell and divine!
I used some candle holders I had to hold the cupcakes. I loved em, do you?
Also, I got the idea from Bake it Pretty to add sugar flowers to the tea. loved it.
This was delish, and fun. I can’t wait to see the movie.
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i felt like making some fun punk rockish cupcakes with a little surprise inside. I made the skulls with a chocoalte mold and dusted them with gold and silver shimmer. I also used black and pink sugar. It was fun and yummy.
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