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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Itty Bitty Cupcakes

Box of Cupcakes @ LiPeony

The school year is winding down and my sister came back from college. We spent the weekend roaming around the city until we got to this long line along Broadway in NYC. She insisted I had to try these super miniature cupcakes from Baked by Melissa. As small as my thumb they were adorable albeit a tad pricey but all 12 flavors we tried were delicious! My favorite hands down was the Cinnamon one and I am not a big fan of cinnamon so it was really that good. The other notable ones were Chocolate chip pancake, Tie Dye and Smores. I was a tad disappointed with the Mint Chocolate chip because my sister said the mint frosting reminded her of Colgate mint toothpaste... Don't worry if you're not in NYC they also deliver so that's a plus. WOn't they be awesome for baby shower???

Baked by Melissa
(They are literally about the size of a quarter-half dollar, adorable!)

Here are some of my favorite little cupcake places:

Little Red Hens (so so so moist! The chocolate one was not so overpowering)
Crumbs (it's okay but the variety is awesome)

Other notable places in NYC are:
Nine Cakes
Sprinkles (They have multiple locations around the nation)
Sugar Sweet Sunshine Bakery (with a name like this it has to be good!)
Amy's Bread (They also have tons of other baked goods)
Silk Cakes (Okay cheated here as you have to preorder cupcakes but my friend got her wedding cake here and we tried cupcakes samples and they were divine. Judy (nicest person in the world) has all these very unique Asian inspired flavors like Thai Ice tea, Green Tea, Black Sesame to name a few)

Cupcake stops for people with special diet (Many of the cupcake shops above may have a vegan versions)
Tu-Lu's Gluten Free Bakery
LuLu Cake Boutique (I put them here because they actually have Kosher based Bakery based in Brooklyn with a store in Manhattan)
BabyCakes (Vegan - I think my friend brought cupcakes from here I'm not sure but vegan cupcakes taste pretty good)

Though I have barely scratched the surface... I'll be updating this list as Spring and Summer would be great time to sample cupcakes as I walk around the city. If you can recommend a place feel free to drop a comment.

Until next time... stay sweet!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Spring Cavalcade!

I'll be helping out but not vending at this awesome craft fair! Stop by if you're in the neighborhood!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Bedtime Stories

A Monster Bedtime Story @ LiPeony

I remember as a kid I had a huge book of tiny bedtime stories one for every night of the year. It got passed down to my brother who pours over it. I'm a big fan of books like these because there's just so many stories inside one collection and it was conveniently all in one book with a picture for each. I created the above picture because of this penchant for late night reading and imaginative friends and adventures.

On another note another one of my favorite kid's reading material is the monthly magazine called Cricket. It's a magazine for ages 9- 14 filled with poems, stories from books, recipes, tutorials, comic strips from around the world and spans all different time eras. There are also lots of creative writing and art contests that they publish. I have years of these subscriptions on my bookshelf that my brother and sister poured though. For his birthday this year I'm buying him a year's subscription. I think that's more worth it then buying him more toys but of course he just really wants another computer game.

What's your child's or childhood's bedtime routine?

Until next time... keep on reading and exploring!