The Homebody Tourist Visits: Bella Cora Bakery

Welcome Fellow Fearless Adventurers,

   Todays perilous, death defying journey is not for the faint of heart. So, join me as I enthrall you with the tale's dramatic retelling.

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  THE MOTIVATION

  This might come as a bit of a surprise, but I don't actually like sweets that much. I prefer sour, or even better, spicy foods. I don't mind sweets, I just can't eat very much of them at any one time.

  However, they are a great way to motivate myself to conquer big goals.

 And since this month I am tackling Nanowrimo (National Novel Writing Month) I thought going to visit a local bakery was the perfect way to reward myself for sticking to my schedule and get an interesting story for you Homebody fans. :)

  THE STORY

  I actually visited this particular bakery several years ago, but back then it was called Bella Sucre Bakery. Since it had a new name, and I was dying to get my hands on a cream puff, I decided it still qualified as a place I hadn't been to before. Although my thought process might have been a little screwy thanks to addictive properties of the shops pastries.

  Having found my loophole I set out.

  The shop itself is actually a pretty small place. It is just one section of a larger shopping center, and one of the smaller sections at that. But it's a nice little place.

 Walking in you instantly face there counter complete with a glass window filled with different confections. It is at times like those that I wish I had a sense of smell.

 However, on that day it was immediately apparent that their selection was severally depleted. Only a few items were still available. Sadly, cream puffs were not one of them.

  I asked the lady behind the counter if there were anymore, knowing I probably looked like a crazy person. She very nicely informed me that they had already sold out. 

  THE EXPERIENCE

  I was pretty heart broken when I learned they didn't have my favorite sweet, but I did end up ordering one of their eclairs and it was pretty good.

  It would probably be better if they had more of their popular items to sell considering the shop supposedly stays open until eight o'clock at night and I went in at around four. However, it must be difficult to figure out how many of something you should make, especially with food, which will go bad by the end of the day and eventually rot, so I can understand how running out can happen sometimes.

  All in all, I will most likely be going by again, probably soon, since I didn't get my sugar fix. And the shop overall gets five out of six chocolate eclairs for presentation, feel, and overall pastry-ness.  

  And finally, it is time for my personal favorite part of the post. The time when you tell me your stories.

  What's the name of your favorite pastry store? Is there a shop you have been dying to try but haven't got around to yet?

  I'd love to hear from you!

 God Bless,

 Lindsi