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Personal Shopper: Let me eat more cake!

HeidyKellisonW

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From page A5 | February 09, 2014 |

Whether anyone ever uttered the phrase, “Let them eat cake” (attributed to insensitive French nobility regarding poverty and the unattainable price of bread) is disputed. But many experts believe: It was not Marie Antoinette.

If, on the other hand, the queen ever visited Let Them Eat Cake in Davis, she would have attained Princess Diana status for the suggestion.

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, I can’t think of a better proposition myself.

To those who celebrate all things Cupid (and even those who don’t), the charming home-like setting across from the Farmers Market at 310 C St. is a decadent detour from winter doldrums. It’s also an inexpensive treat.

I must admit, it took me a while to venture in. The whole cupcake trend annoyed me, especially when the few I’d tried elsewhere tasted like chemical concoctions all gussied up to disguise the truth. Think plastic surgery on liquid cement.

Eventually, I popped in because my son and his friends “needed space” at the yogurt shop next door. In their simply elegant surroundings, I figured little harm could come from parting with $2.75 for a single cupcake. I chose Illegally Blonde — “fluffy vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream frosting.”

It was gone in three bites. Or less.

Growing in compassion for my son’s independence, I ordered another, this time a chocolate number — the Dubliner. It was heavenly.

And then the death blow: French Toast — “buttery cinnamon cake with maple cream cheese frosting.”

Not wanting to double over and understanding my limits, I levitated to the counter and ordered a six-pack to take home. Then, I went back to those delicious morsels like a drunk to a bar. Most surprising? The vegan option’s indistinguishable quality.

So now I have a habit on my hands. Life gets hard? Get a cupcake. Something to celebrate? Order a dozen. Discover five minutes of free time? Make ‘em count.

With an extensive menu supporting all varieties of palates, these taste bud luxuries boast only fresh ingredients and no preservatives. And while I’ve not tried their gluten-free selections, I trust the flavor.

“Let Them Eat Cake” also creates beautiful full-sized cakes, perfect for any occasion. That means if the love of your life blows it by predictably proposing on Valentine’s Day, opt for originality on your wedding day instead. Choose a cake that actually tastes as good as it looks.

At “Let Them Eat Cake,” the pleasure is certainly guilty, but unlike Marie Antoinette, the risk isn’t a guillotine; it’s your willpower.

—Heidy Kellison lives and shops in Davis, and her column publishes monthly. Reach her at heidy@cwo.com.

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