damaged in transport,
unable to sketch on box (frosting problem)
Chowhound clued me in on this one.
The review made it sound really delicious... the enabler and I even drove over that night after dinner but they were already closed (argh! close @ 7pm). Last night, home from work, I spotted a Hotcakes box and I KNEW what it contained: two tres leches with horchata frosting and mango dusted with chile garnish. Oh, the anticipation!
I must preface by saying I'm VERY PICKY about tres leches. The one at Cuidad (et al) is my favorite and the one against which all others are judged. Verdict: the cake, tasty and moist - yes, tres lechesy - no. Horchata frosting, however, AMAZING! Spiced mangos worked well too.
I idealized the model in the sketch,
removing the dings in the frosting
(the enabler dropped the box)
Hotcakes Bakes, 4119 South Centinela Avenue, Los Angeles 310-397-2324
tip: get the Cannelé instead