Saturday, June 7, 2008
Last night, Kari and I went to BabyCakes NYC, a much-hyped bakery (specializing in cupcakes) in the Lower East Side. It has friendly, helpful staff. $16 bagged us four cupcakes and a slice of banana bread. A unique twist at BabyCakes is that is uses no sugar, flour and butter cream in its cupcakes. They instead use "all natural, organic and delicious alternatives free from the common allergens: wheat, gluten, dairy, casein and eggs."
It turns out, sugar, flour and butter cream are essential for yummy cupcakes. The frosting tasted odd, the cake was dry and unforgiving, and the flavors don't quite come together. Verdict? Yuck!
The banana bread, however, was the best I ever had: Moist, flavorful, with gooey chucks of banana.