Tag Archives: French Desserts

Main Street Bakery


This French bakery is called Main Street Bakery & Chez Fabien Bistro. It is located in Grapevine, Texas also known as the Christmas Capital on historic Main Street. During the holidays Main Street is especially festive as people come from all over to enjoy the Christmas spirit, holiday lights, and activities at Santa’s village.  Main Street is lined with original artisanal shops, American, French and Italian restaurants, and local winery tasting bars. This French bakery also offers a bistro experience called Chez Fabien.

 

I was referred to the area by a lovely Italian lady I met while getting my highlights done at Audra Ballard Hair Salon up the street on Main Street in Grapevine a few days before my birthday. So for the occasion, my daughter and I took a festive stroll there and walked into Main Street Bakery to pick up a French birthday holiday cake. I had taken a peek at the website beforehand and I knew it was too late to order but I had my eye on this fabulous looking cake called ” La Bombe” filled with chocolate ganache and almond paste.

As we walked in rather late in the afternoon I quickly glanced in the display to no avail until I asked the young lady who said she would go check in the back. Lo and behold she came back a few seconds later with a big white box containing that same cake I had drooled over online! The Bomb! My birthday cake patiently waiting for me 🙂 A blessing!

La Bombe au Chocolat

Of course, my daughter wanted to take home some mini strawberry tarts and the gracious young lady added a “Mini Chocolate Bomb” cake to our take-home box as a gift 🙂

The verdict:  this cake was succulent, delicate, light and so very festive and it also acted as the bûche for Christmas as it was much bigger than it looked. This cake was truly the bomb! Thank you! Merci!

 

 

 

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Starlette Cake™: Why French Women Don’t Get Fat!


In 1985, Parisian TV host (France 2)Michèle La Porta invented a way to eat without guilt and frustration. She created Starlette Cake™a delicious cake with no sugar, no butter, no flour, no eggs and no fat at all!  Could it be one of the secrets why French women don’t get fat!  Since then, all Paris has been addicted to Starlette Cake™! From famous artists, models, actresses and even journalists to regular people who rave about it and finally enjoy eating desserts without guilty side effects after pleasure.
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Since its creation, Starlette Cake™ has been featured in many publications including regular monthly features on the French ELLE Magazine.

Michele’s  Thé Cool Parisian restaurant where Starlette Cake™ was born is a real success story!  Michèle La Porta went on to become the head of her own daily cooking show specializing in light cuisine of course, on France 2 one of France’s leading TV Channel! Now L.A based, Michèle La Porta, is ready to share her successful knowledge with the American public with the launching of  Starlette Cake™  Lisa Vanderpump’s  SUR Lounge.

Meet the chef La Porta Michèle on  This is What Sweet Dreams are Made of
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