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Monday, November 10, 2008

CupCakes! CupCakes! Cupcakes!

Are you tired of eating processed candy bars, bags of chocolate and what not? Well I got the perfect remedy! The every tiny but mighty cupcake! I've never eaten too many cupcakes in my life but this weekend my old college roomie wanted to celebrate her birthday a bit early since we all have work and school on her birthday which is today. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MIN!!!! Well she was raving about this cupcake place in New York City in the west village. She found this cupcake place from a blog that was dedicated to cupcakes! It was a gloomy day but there was still a lot of people milling around. West Village is this pretty hip neighborhood where the buildings are old fashioned with those ye olde signs but with a modern twist. There are tons... I mean tons of tiny little bakeries, restaurants and stores. Many of them are famous little gems. I suggest if you ever go to NYC or live here go visit the area there's always something new.
The cupcake place we visited is called as their logo states "Batch - a take out bakery, dessert shop, and everything sweet by Chef Pichet Ong." Click on it for the direct link to their site. Above is the picture of the menu and really unique card they have in their quaint little shop. The shop itself is small but very welcoming. I kind of regret not having taken a picture but on the shoppe window is this very comfy white sofa with a coffee table filled with various cooking and retro magazines.
I also picked up this nifty postcard as I love post cards. Well I really love design on it but it turns out to be advertisement for this really awesome website called DailyCandy, which is this unique site that reviews new fashion, food and fun what is really cool is that it's not just a "NYC" thing they have reviews of new stuff from very popular cities like Boston and Seattle. It even goes international to include London also. I'm not very fahsiony but I really love the simple design of the website, anything that's easy to navigate and also looks nice is always a plus in my book. By the way etsy people... they also do advertisements and if this site is in tune with your shop maybe it's a great way to promote your shop.
Okay these are the four cupcakes I brought for my buddy... of course she choose them. These are actually 4 of the 5 top cupcakes in the store. We proceeded to sit in a Starbucks and slowly try them. Unfortunately sweet coffee does not go well with cupcakes so I suggest a tall glass of milk. These small cup cakes are about 2.5" x 2.5" (I'm eyeballing it)

The first one we tried was the Carrot Salted Caramel Cupcake. I'm not a big fan of carrot cake but this one was really good! It was moist with a light hint of cinnamon and bits of carrot. The cream inside and the frosting was this wonderful salted caramel lime creme and I was surprised because it had that pitch of sourness that just made the cupcake taste so good.

Next was the Devil Cake and this one was heavy and very chocolaty. Perfect for a chocolate lover and for those who can't handle too much may want to pass on this. The frosting is dusted with this sparkling sugar and it looked almost too good to eat! The middle was this luscious creamy chocolate fudge.

Lemon, Lemon, Lemon cupcake was a bit hard in contrast to the cupcakes above and had this rather plain taste but the lemon inside was pleasantly tart and definitely loads of lemon. The frosting had this hint of lemon too.

I didn't get to try The Velvet though my roomie raved about it. I was at cupcake overload. I think the people looking at us got hungry because all of a sudden they wanted to go eat dessert lolol. So if you're in the area go stop by and see it for yourself.

BTW etsy also sells awesome bake goods. I haven't tried it myself but I've heard rave reviews. Stop by and search for cakes, candies, cupcakes, maple syrup almost anything you can think of.

Happy Birthday!!
Sweet Cupcakes to all!!

Btw I created a new section to the left on any "How to" instructions


Xylia said...

Oh, you! Now I'm craving carrot cake and lemon cake, too!

Anita's Sweet Treat Crafts said...

I'm so jealous!!! I love cupcakes and your discrptions made me wanna go out get some!!!
And Happy Birthday to your friend!

The Naked Mushroom said...

yummy cupcakes, but sadly, my son is highly allergic to peanuts and treenuts, so, he and we, dont get to eat any baked goodies unless they come from my completely 110% nutfree kitchen, but those pics have my mouth watering!!!

UniqueNurseGranny said...

Yummm I will eat six and regret it later.Nicely presented.

kim* said...

ok i need one right now!

TheClackHouse said...

I'm sick & now I STILL want a cupcake! Great post!

Karly West said...

Hey there! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I do love yours!!! I'll definately be checking back in!!!

Grove Designs Co, aka Kriskropmemories said...

Oh I just bought an apple pie for dessert and now I am wishing I could trade it in for a cupcake!

I was in NYC in September and wanted to visit crumbs, never made it there, apparently they too have awesome cupcakes.

jacqueline said...

I love carrot cake! n_n I love cupcakes too but not so much of the eating part but i admire how pretty and cute they look. lol
Cute interesting blog! n_n

gamakun said...

yar haven't eaten a cupcake for like a half of year XD.

Chelsea Ling said...

I've always wondered about ordering baked goods on etsy

Cheryl Wray said...

Yum..yum...yum...I LOVE cupcakes (baking them and eating them!) and those look amazing!

I'm off to check out your Etsy shop!

(Thanks for stopping by my blog. Come back!)

Ragtree said...

Why am I craving a cupcake all the sudden? I found a lady on Etsy the other day (who lives near me which is also strange!) who makes delicious looking cupcakes. I wonder how well they ship?