A Valentine’s Pure Bliss

Make your reservations NOW! Pure Bliss Desserts is a new dessert restaurant in Bellingham. Tom and I went there after having an excellent meal at Du Jour Bistro. Near the Pickford Film Center, keep looking until you see the store front with an antique peach fridge in the window. We walked in and were thrilled with everything about it: silky peach upholstered couches and drapes (sexy), retro black crystal chandeliers and a glass case filled with delectables.

A perfect place to date.

I noticed a beautiful cake (chocolate peanut butter) on a stand in the middle of one of the tables. The URGE to slide my finger against its edge was overwhelming! but I resisted. What was it doing out on a table, within easy reach? Was it real? Was it unclaimed?

I asked the guy at the counter (Nick) if the cake was real. He laughed – said, “Yes!” “So, I shouldn’t slide my finger in the frosting?” I asked. He shook his head to gently admonish me. Later, a group of women showed up to claim the table and  dug in to it, Happy Birthday!!

Nick is the VERY friendly owner of Pure Bliss Desserts, along with his baker wife, Andi. There was so much to choose from and he helped us narrow it down.

Tom and I shared a huge slice of Creamy Coconut cake. It is a creamy vanilla cake topped with cream cheese frosting and toasted coconut flakes. This is the cake from childhood birthday parties before Duncan Hines and Costco said it was okay to redefine the word “cake”. Trust me, the kiddies KNOW the difference. So even though they’ll suck down box cake, when they get a taste of scratch, that’s the one they ask for as their birthday cake.

I can’t wait until strawberries are in season – take a look at the Strawberry Short Cake picture on their website – a dead ringer for my mom’s! See that?! Those are the kinds of desserts I grew up with! How can I not be in love with this new dessert place? I’ll take my mother the next time she visits; she’ll enjoy it even while she claims her desserts are better!

Cake & Cupcake Flavors:

Chocolate Peanut Butter – chocolate cake w/peanut butter frosting finished w/chocolate ganache
German Chocolate – chocolate cake w/coconut, pecan frosting finished w/chocolate ganache
Peppermint Patty – chocolate cake w/white peppermint cream cheese frosting finished w/chocolate ganache
Triple Chocolate – chocolate cake w/fudgy chocolate frosting finished w/chocolate ganache
Red Velvet – red velvet cake w/ cream cheese frosting and poured chocolate ganache
Vanilla – moist light crumb vanilla cake w/fudgy chocolate frosting
Lemon Bliss – lemon cake filled and topped w/lemon whipped white chocolate ganache
Banana Spice – sweet spice cake made w/bananas topped w/ spiced cream cheese frosting
Mocha – chocolate cake w/coffe, layered and topped w/creamy mocha frosting, drizzled w/chocolate ganache
Carrot – carrot cake topped w/cream cheese spice frosting, garnished w/toasted walnuts

Now. They also have cheesecakes, tortes, dessert bars, cream scones AND cookies and muffins! Go here for more details.

To wet your whistle, enjoy espresso, coffee, tea, beer, wine, port and dessert wines. A very good selection, well priced. 1-11-11

360-739-1612     1424 Cornwall Ave      M 12-6pm   Tu-Sat 10am-10pm

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#1 Moka Joe Coffee on 04.13.11 at 11:48 am

Pure Bliss is an absolutely amazing little shop in downtown Bellingham. They have a great little location and make truly original desserts. They also serve our 100% organic and fair trade coffee. It matches perfectly with their tasty creations in their quiet little shop. MmMmMm

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