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La Gloria Bakery – Detroit Mexican Town

La Gloria Bakery

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.
La Gloria Bakery

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!
La Gloria Bakery

I don’t really know the names of everything below, I’ll let the photos speak for them selves
La Gloria Bakery

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.

La Gloria Bakery

More yumminess…
La Gloria Bakery
La Gloria Bakery
La Gloria Bakery

I have no idea what there are, but the cracked outside is so intriguing.
La Gloria Bakery

La Gloria Bakery

La Gloria Bakery
La Gloria Bakery

La Gloria Bakery

And they have pink hearts.
La Gloria Bakery
La Gloria Bakery
La Gloria Bakery
La Gloria Bakery

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.

La Gloria Bakery

My hubbys strawberry coconutty thingie was outta this world. Try it.

La Gloria Bakery

La Gloria Bakery

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.
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Alice in Wonderland + giveaway

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.

Alice in Wonderland

Make a heart shape, and attach the face.

Alice in Wonderland

I added little swirls for texture and curles.

Alice in Wonderland

Mad Hatter was next!

Alice in Wonderland

I know it look like bozo the clown lol! be patient…

Alice in Wonderland

I colored some fondant green and brown to get this hue. I made a hat shape and wrapped the color fondant around it.

Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland

Next, I rolled out a thin brown piece and draped it to finish off the hat.

Alice in Wonderland

With scissors I snipped the hair on the hatter for his wacky style.

Alice in Wonderland

then added brows and tah dah!

Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland

Next, came Alice. Some simple blod hair, and I added strands for interest.

Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland

The cat and its famous grin.

Alice in Wonderland

Also snipped the edges with scissors to seem like fur.

Alice in Wonderland

Rabbit was pretty straightforward. Looks a bit like playboy rabbit. The details will make it pop.

Alice in Wonderland

The White Queen, oh, sooo….white.

Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland

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:

Alice in Wonderland

Made some wee pertinent nicknaks also decorated with Food Decorator Pens

Alice in Wonderland

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.

Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland

Filled the pan and off into the oven it went, at 350 F for 70 min. Yes, 70 min.lol

Alice in Wonderland

Once done, this is what they looked like

Alice in Wonderland

I attached the two parts with buttercream

Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland

Made some mini confetti cupcakes to go along with it in some Bake it Pretty pink wrappers.

Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland

Added the final details:

Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland

“You’re invited to a tea party…” attached to a key

Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland

This was my hubby’s fav ūüôā lol. sorry, couldn’t help it

Alice in Wonderland

Actually this was his fav, and mine too. The Mad Hatter was mad as hell and divine!

Alice in Wonderland

I used some candle holders I had to hold the cupcakes. I loved em, do you?

Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland

Also, I got the idea from Bake it Pretty to add sugar flowers to the tea. loved it.

Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland

This was delish, and fun. I can’t wait to see the movie.

I love Bake it Pretty, and above¬†I used the confetti hearts, pink wrappers and Wilton’s Fondant that¬†I had purchased from them a while ago. So, continuing my giveaways….enter to win a

$25 Bake it Pretty giftcard!

Each one of the following you do, you get more chances to win! So here is what you can do to enter:

  1. Answer the following in the comments: If you saw the movie, did you like this new version, or did Burton go off the deep end?
  2. Tweet this contest “@Mirauncut is giving away @Bakeitpretty giftcard, enter at www.mirauncut.com”
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Please include in your comment which of the above you did. Contest ends Friday, March 12, 5 p.m.ET.

 This contest has ended. the winner is SARA G! yay! congrats. It was number 51 via random.org

Punk Rock cupcakes

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.

cupcake cooked2

swirl side2

white front

cut side

black skull

skull black side

skull w side

oh, and i have a new flickr account, www.flickr.com/booheadswife
you can also click on the pics and it takes u there.
let me know what you think!

peace,
++MIRA++

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