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Layer Cake Bakery - Irvine

choctastic | Jan 26, 200809:03 PM

Saw a post earlier this week on this bakery (I think it was elmomonster who mentioned them?) so I thought I would swing by.

I tried their croissant which was quite good. They said it was all butter and they made it themselves. Not the best ever, but quite good. $2 They said the monkey bread was really good. I might stop by for one and also a slice of cake next time. They also said their coffee and tea was organic but I didn't really pay attention since I wasn't in the mood.

Tried the lemon macaron (lemon curd filling) and the pistachio. Some of the worst macarons I've ever had. Wow. Even worse than Boule on a bad day. Shells on the macarons were really hard and dry, innards were crumbly. How do do they do that?

I had to get the taste out of my mouth and so I drove to Paris in a Cup (Orange). Had the pistachio, coffee, raspberry macarons there. Their supplier has changed and so the macarons are now very small (about the size of a quarter or smaller) and the price has gone up to $1 each. Still way better than Layer Cake's version, though not as good as it can be.

All in all, Layer Cake Bakery is a cute bakery, in the space where that Japanese market was before. I might be back.

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