Since my husband was out of town, I figured it was time for a girls weekend catching up with some friends. I started the weekend having brunch with my previous intern, followed by walking through the Mission with my friend, Apoorva. We dropped by Sixth Course, which came highly recommended by one of my coworkers. They make beautiful desserts that also taste amazing. I was blown away by their "Mother Earth" cake shown above. It was a little cake log, decorated in faux dirt, moss, rocks, and edible flowers.
They also had an impressive array of truffles and several other beautiful cakes. These are some of the most beautiful, flavorful cakes I've ever seen.
Though I'm not a huge fan of carrot cake, this was perhaps the most creative carrot cake I've seen. It was made of three little cake planters with no outward resemblance to a carrot cake. Best of all, most of them were gluten free.
I was lucky enough to meet the chef and co-owner while we were at the shop. It's a cute spot, tucked away on a side street in the Mission. I'd highly recommend and will likely be back for a special treat!
I began my Sunday back at 20th Century Cafe with Jinha and finally tried their famous Russian Honey Cake. It was hands down the best honey cake. We paired it with a pot of their delicious oolong tea and a side of artfully decorated bagels.
After all the sweets, I spent the rest of my day walking around the city for several hours. Though it was incredibly windy - enough to literally sweep me off my feet, it was a beautiful weekend with friends and sweets.
I'm looking forward to my husband returning home soon. I couldn't help thinking each time I had a pastry or cake - how much he would enjoy them too.
I came home to brew a pot of tea, snuggle under some blankets and binge watch a few romance movies and shows. My husband is in for a surprise when he comes home...particulary when he opens his Netflix account and realizes most of the recommendations are chick flicks. Shhh!