Ice cream cake – Dairy Queen

Ice cream cake - Dairy Queen
2 beef patties, cheese, bacon, tomato, lettuce. $4.19
Dairy Queen, Port Orchard WA

This was my nephew’s birthday cake and it looks pretty crazy. He plays soccer, baseball, and track so apparently they tried to fit everything in. I’ll just say that it definitely tasted better than it looked, lol!

Carrot cake – Farallon

Carrot cake - Farallon
Cream cheese icing, buttermilk ice cream, walnuts, fennel. $10
Farallon, San Francisco CA

This was probably the most moist carrot cake I’ve ever had, and that’s a good thing! I will say that with the cream cheese icing and the buttermilk ice cream, it got really heavy after a few bites. I think they could have kept this simpler and it would have been better.

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Tout Sweet cake – Tout Sweet Patisserie

Tout Sweet cake - Tout Sweet Patisserie
Flourless dark chocolate cake, Guittard dark and milk chocolate mousse, housemade candied milk jam, chocolate crunch. 1/4 sheet $98
Tout Sweet Patisserie, San Francisco CA

Tout Sweet cake - Tout Sweet Patisserie
This was delicious! It was definitely on the rich side so I small piece was enough to satisfy me. I loved all the different textures in this cake. Noms!

Dessert plate – DADS Kamayan Saisaki

Dessert plate - DADS Kamayan Saisaki
Chocolate layer cake with strawberry frosting, lemon cookie, peach crepe with chocolate ice cream and chocolate sauce. Buffet
DADS Kamayan Saisaki, Manila PHILIPPINES

The cake and cookie were throw-away dessert, but the peach crepe was pretty good because they make it to order and it’s got ice cream on top. Ice cream makes any dessert better, duh! 🙂

AERA Memorial Museum
AERA Memorial Museum, Villa Escudero.

Caramelized apple cake – Starbucks

Caramelized apple cake - Starbucks
Traditional pound cake with caramelized apples and brown sugar. $2.45
Starbucks, San Francisco CA

Caramelized apple cake - Starbucks
As far was “American” Starbucks pastries go, this was actually ok. It’s not the best cake ever, but it was at least moist and didn’t taste like cardboard (like most of the crap the pass off as pastries).

California poppy
California poppy (Eschscholzia californica, Papaveraceae), Bon Tempe Lake.

Chicken caldereta – Philippine Airlines

Chicken caldereta - Philippine Airlines
With rice, steamed vegetables, macaroni salad, chocolate chip bread, and pound cake. Complimentary
San Francisco (SFO) to Manila (MNL), Philippine Airlines

This was the first time I’d flown Philippine Airlines and I was pretty impressed. I was way back in Economy, but the seats were still comfortable and there was a surprising amount of leg room for the back of the plane. The food was decent too. I don’t eat much Filipino food, but I definitely crave it now and then. I enjoyed that the PAL food was distinctly Filipino. 🙂

Ninoy Aquino International Airport
Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL), Terminal 2.