Thursday, August 13, 2009

Bagel Palace Bakery

This review focuses on Bagel Palace's baking. We will consider their breakfast service another time.

Bagel Palace is in Toco Hill Shopping Center. Their bakery is very well known and for good reason. They provide a wide variety of sweets as well bagels. (I'm not a bagel expert but I think they're great.) This cake is one of my favorites. I think of it as a giant Hostess cupcake made with really good ingredients. The chocolate cake is double-iced with white and then chocolate frosting. The white icing is extremely sweet, but there isn't too much of it, so it provides a nice counterpoint. I think this cake tastes great but I love the look as much as anything. And their prices are very reasonable. This cake cost $15, which I think is a bargain given the evident quality and quantity of ingredients.

I haven't reviewed any caramel icing cakes here because there's only so much cake that I can eat. But I'd like to hear your thoughts on it. Caramel icing seems to be a very local phenomenon---is this just an Atlanta tradition or do you find it throughout the South?

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