Why wait for dessert to enjoy an Eagle Rock cream puff?

Photo by Valentina Silva

By Valentina Silva

Uh, what just happened?

All I know is that my friend Mari came over with a pink box from Ruby Bakery in Eagle Rock. Inside, were two plump and precious cream puffs. When I laid eyes on them, I told myself  I’d just take a bite and save the rest for after dinner. No big deal. So, I picked it up and inspected it. Clouded in powdered sugar with whipped cream peaking out of the light, golden pastry, it was almost too pretty to eat. But I took a bite anyway. The cream was so fluffy, silky and rich, and the pastry was delicate and eggy. It was too irresistible to stop, so I took another bite.

So, why stop there? It was just too luscious to stop. Dare I say luxuriously luscious. I continued until there wasn’t even a drop of cream to be found, but I did save the other one for my husband, who held off eating his ’til dessert time came.

At least someone in this house has some restraint.

Ruby Bakery
5042 Eagle Rock Blvd
Los Angeles 90041

Valentina Silva writes about food and restaurants. You can also find Valentina’s reviews and stories on her blog, Eastside Food Bites.


  1. that place has really great cakes too!

    keep in mind, they’re CASH ONLY. 🙂

  2. That looks delicious!

  3. Whoa, what is the scale on that cream puff? Is that plate a standard-sized dinner plate?

  4. @cristy, it’s not a dinner plate– it’s one of those doily things they put under pastries!

  5. I love Ruby’s! The cream puffs are the size of a large mans fist. The cakes are simply decorated, but the insides are delicious!

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