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ROUNDS 37 & 38: ROOT BEER CAKE & PUMPKIN 2.0

ROUNDS 37 & 38: ROOT BEER CAKE & PUMPKIN 2.0

“We ahr not into ze pumpkin,” said the German exchange students I offered cake to last Thursday at the Wellesbourne bar near UCLA. “Aw, man. We just spent three hours at Soup Plantation. Wish we weren’t so full,” said the Asian crowd when I moved on to them. “Are you serious?” asked our barback, after bringing us a knife to cut a cake he couldn’t eat. “I’m allergic. Pumpkin and tomatoes.”

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ROUND 34: 1-2-3-4 CAKE WITH COCONUT FROSTING

ROUND 34: 1-2-3-4 CAKE WITH COCONUT FROSTING

Last weekend was the first time I ever cakebarred by myself for a little bit, which felt much braver than it probably was, thanks to two strangers who very quickly became my cohorts in cake lies. I started out at The Woods, a nice surprise tucked in a strip mall behind the El Pollo Loco on Sunset and La Brea. The place looks kind of like the Bigfoot bars, with its elk antler chandeliers and cedar blocks lining the walls. I forgot that I was coming on pre-Halloween weekend, and couldn’t figure out if all the girls wearing light-up devil horns were actually customers or employees.

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ROUND 33 – MINT CHOCOLATE CHOCOLATE CAKE

ROUND 33 - MINT CHOCOLATE CHOCOLATE CAKE

Okay. So I BOUGHT a cake under the duress of time constraints for last week’s cakebarring. And even though yes, I feel like a total poser, I would feel more embarrassed about it if the cake hadn’t been so gosh darn good, giving me not 1 but 2 nights of cake eating success. This is what happened.

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