Monday, December 17, 2012

Christmas Entertaining and a Tip

I have had the pleasure over the years of
hosting many parties in our home.

The most important thing for me is that everyone feels comfortable
and relaxed and that the food is good.

(Who am I kidding?  It can be a LOT more complicated than that. What can cause that complication?  I do.)

And so my tip today, during this hectic , busy season
is simple:

Know what to buy.

That alone can be such a huge stress reliever.
And so, I found my ‘one’ thing
years ago when I discovered this chocolate cake with chocolate icing from
Esperanza’s Cake Shop in Alamo, Texas.

It is located in a humble storefront near the railroad tracks near downtown Alamo.

It is delicious and it is fresh.

And no, there is no fondant icing entombing stale layers
or a price tag that makes your eyes cross.

It’s simple and it is good
and the bakery is low profile-
my favorite combination. 

I add fresh strawberries and place it on my favorite silver cake stand from Casa Guero in Laredo, and I am done.



Pondside said...

Lucky you, to have found that bakery!
Years ago I gave up makings some things from scratch. Now I concentrate on the things that really matter and buy the rest. Whew!

Jojo said...

So nice that you give the small business man/woman so extra business too! When you own your own business a month like December with a big number of days closed can be hard.

Theresa said...

Beautiful AND yummy! I want a piece RIGHT now:) Have a blessed day dear friend HUGS!

Jane said...

That's a very good tip. And is that your cake plate? That is gorgeous!!!!!

pbrenner said...

Excellent advice, and I second other commenters: LOVE the cake plate, and how delightful to find a local business to support. Have a very Merry Christmas and wonderful New Year!

Grey said...

That bakery does such a beautiful job. I think you have the right idea. You, the bakery and your guests all benefit.

Karen said...

Wow! Mouthwatering!!
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