4.26.2010

A Year of Sweetness and a GIVE AWAY!


It is here – my one year blogiversary! It has been quite a sweet year.

One of my favorite places to get a sweet treat in Los Angeles is Sweets for the Soul. This is a sweets shop to rival all others. They make an amazing brownie. The exterior is faintly crisp like a French macaron, while maintaining a satisfying chewy soft texture. The Valrhona chocolate is stunningly rich with a delicate creaminess. These brownies are just sexy. So buttery they almost melt away.



On a recent visit I discovered the Caramel Bliss brownie. Is there anything better in the world than combining chocolate, caramel and pecans? This brownie is dense and luxurious. The caramel is sweet and toothsome. The pecans supply the perfect bite, blending together all of the flavors.


While Sweets for the Soul is known for their seductive brownies, they do have an enticing glass cake stand right by the register. This glass carapace is home to daily specials from pb&j cupcakes to cookies and more. To my surprise I found one lone cinnamon sugar cake donut shyly hiding beneath the glass lid.

I ordered it instantly.

It was perfect.

Crumbly soft and sweet, it was a heart shaped piece of heaven. What are you waiting for? Get in your car and visit Sweets For The Soul in Atwater Village, I promise you will not be disappointed!

On this blog I often wax poetic about my on going love affair with desserts. Let me eat cake is really just a philosophy for enjoying life’s sweet pleasures. To celebrate my blogiversary I have a GIVEAWAY. Sweets For The Soul’s owner Lilly LaBonge has kindly donated a $20 gift certificate for one of my readers! Simply leave a comment below and I will be picking a winner at random on Thursday. For a second chance to win tweet a link http://bit.ly/b6Kp79 to this blog post and leave me another comment letting me know you have done so. Be sure you leave an email so I can contact you if you win!


Good luck!

* must be a Los Angeles resident to win giveaway*

49 comments:

  1. Jessica @ How SweetApril 27, 2010 at 3:49 AM

    Congrats on 1 year!! :)

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  2. Happy 1 Year to the coolest cake eater around!!

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  3. Have a sweet anniversary! :)

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  4. Hooray for a blog that gives baked goods and sweets eaters the respect they deserve!

    Congrats on one year : )

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  5. Happy bloggie birthday honey!!!

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  6. Dessert is usually, if not always, the best meal of the day! Congrats on extolling the virtues of it for the last year, and here's to the next!

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  7. Yeah for a full year of blogging delicious food! Good job!

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  8. Happy one year! Looks like a fantastically delicious giveaway. I'm a LA resident (well Ventura County) but count me in!

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  9. Happy anniversary! I'm not in L.A.; could give the gift certificate to a friend who is if I win?

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  10. Wehaf- absolutely! but leave me an email so I can contact you if you win :)

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  11. happy blog anniversary! that's a big deal! lots of work goes into this little gem of yours! congratulations!!

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  12. One year... WOW... I haven't blogged in almost a year. I've started... but wait - that's a lie. It's been a long time tho.

    I prefer reading about your sweets, in all honesty!!
    Congrats!!!

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  13. I loved the brownie I got my mom from Sweets for the Soul! I only got a bite, but it was a really good one. Here's hoping I get to have some free bites soon!

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  14. Just tweeted about it! Give me some brownies!!! ;)

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  15. Oh my, I haven't heard of Sweets for the Soul - but I'm willing to make the drive out to Atwater Village. Congrats on the 1 year anniversary! I RT on twitter - @AlyRizzo
    My email is neoreineserenite(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  16. Happy 1st Blogoversary! Wishing you many more years of happy posting and delicious sweets!

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  17. Hey there. Great blog - happy one year!

    Best,
    John
    http://niobid.blogspot.com/

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  18. Glad it was a year full of desserts :). Those photos are making me drool.

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  19. Woohooo! One year down, more to go. Congrats to you!

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  20. Happy Anniversary! This post might just get me to leave the Westside (and that never happens!). Also, kudos to you for using the word "toothsome" and not sounding ridiculous :-).

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  21. everyone I know that gets to "eat their cake" at SweetsForTheSoul, myself included, is OH SO HAPPY they did so! from their "shouldn't-be-that-good-cause-they're-dairy/gluten-free-but-SO-are" chocolate pecan cookies (my fave) to the consistently awesome brownies of all flavors, not to mention lemon pudding cake and vegan forbidden rice pudding, man oh man, making myself drool... I say, LET US ALL EAT CAKE!

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  22. Happy Anniversary! That brownie looks amazingggg


    missducky@gmail.com

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  23. 1 Year happens soo fast. I'm still waiting for the day that I read you've been offered the Food Critics Job at the Los Angeles Daily News! Congrats!

    steven.lobdell@wellpoint.com

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  24. Well, another congratulations for making a year! Most bloggers give up - it's not easy. Luv your blog. It's moist, sweet & tasty. But it's been a while since I visited.

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  25. Congrats on your one year anniversary. Keep up the great work. Can't wait to try out these brownies. =)

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  26. mmmm, sweets for the soul - love! and a great big happy anniversary to you!

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  27. Yes! All sweets all the time! Congrats!

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  28. Happy blogaversary to you! lizanakata(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  29. happy blog-versary! im so glad to have bumped into you! here's more to come... cheers!
    btw i work in LA so that makes me qualified right? hehehe!

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  30. I tweeted!




    missducky@gmail.com

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  31. I could live without food, but not without sweets.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

    charisscharity at yahoo dot com

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  32. I tweeted.

    http://twitter.com/ccboobooy/status/13019856237

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  33. Congratulations, Nastassia!! :)

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  34. Everything looks so yummy -- Happy 1-yr anniversary!

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  35. Happy blogiversary - and I tweeted too!

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  36. I tweeted the news and link as well!

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  37. Happy Blogoversary!!! And holy cow. How have I NOT heard of this place before? Sign me up! :D

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  38. Congrats on your 1st year of blogging. Here's to many more sweet posts.

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  39. Congrats for making it to a year. :)

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  40. Congrats on 1 year! Sweets for the Soul has been on my to try list for a while, and wowie, that brownie sounds delicious.

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  41. congrats :D that place looks amazing!

    I retweeted it! twitter.com/johnkrasinski

    and my email is hannahjhargrove at gmail dot com

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  42. Happy B- BDAY!!!

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