It is painful emotionally when you go out of your way to a strip mall in Alexandria for a piece of lemon meringue cake that you remember being nonpareil pre-pandemic and…

it isn’t as good as you remember it being.

And the pastry chef is there and she’s such a wonderful person, she’s very talented, you’ve been buying cake from her for years! and you make a big fuss about its so great to be back! and how you haven’t visited in so long! (because of Covid) and everything in the pastry case looks so good! …

Sweet Takes

cakes of Northern Virginia and then some

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