Today I stopped at one of the Milwaukee area's fine Lopez Bakery outlets. I love these places. The permutations of color, shape and decoration on the pan dulce and cakes are so beautiful. I remember the first time I had to choose six varieties from the shelves, and it took forever to decide between the cinnamon-sugar shortbread hearts, the pink sugary shells, the yello, pink and white triangle of sweet dough. Today was no different. But they were out of tamales! D'oh!
Does anyone else have any favorite Hispanic bakeries near them? I suppose there might be more in the southwestern U.S. area.