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NYC: Butter Lane Cupcakes

by Janelle 05.16.2011
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Yesterday I finally got the chance to visit Butter Lane, one of NYC’s premiere cupcake bakeries, located in the East Village. Upon entering the adorable East 7th Street storefront, a bountiful display of colorful cupcakes awaited. Butter Lane is one of the few bakeries that only sells cupcakes. (Fine with me). Their focus is mainly […]

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NYC: Beverly Hills-Based Sprinkles Cupcakes Opens Their First NYC Cupcake Bakery Today

by Janelle 05.13.2011
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Today marks the grand opening of the first New York City outpost of the famous Beverly Hills-based cupcake bakery, Sprinkles Cupcakes. Known for their cult celebrity following, stylish frosting decorations, and coveted status as “the world’s first cupcake bakery,” New York cupcake-lovers are rejoicing over this much-awaited arrival. Not that we are short on cupcake […]

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Jacques Torres’ Secret Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

by Janelle 05.11.2011
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Chocoholics from near and far have been flocking to Jacques Torres’ renowned chocolate shops in Manhattan’s TriBeCa and Brooklyn’s Dumbo neighborhoods for years — and for good reason. The French chocolatier gained famed while serving as the revered Pastry Chef at NYC’s Le Cirque restaurant and has been featured on numerous TV shows including PBS […]

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Happy May! Strawberry of the Month

by Janelle 05.03.2011

To continue my monthly announcement of cupcakes of the month from the adorable mini-cupcake bakery, Baked by Melissa, I am thrilled to present the perfectly pretty-in-pink Strawberry mini. Made with real strawberries and featuring a creamy, baby pink strawberry frosting and a subtle devilish, drizzle of dark chocolate, this cupcake is a must-try! Get it […]

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NYC: Momofuku Milk Bar… Dessert Heaven on Earth

by Janelle 04.30.2011

Momofuku Milk Bar is a premiere NYC destination for the most innovative, decadent, mouth-watering treats around! You will not find more unique or masterfully executed pastries, cakes, cookies, pies, soft serve ice cream, milkshakes and cake truffles (yes cake truffles). Upon entering this den of food fabulousness, you will first notice a large chalkboard overhead […]

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NYC: Macaroon Madness at Henri Bendel This Week Only!

by Janelle 04.20.2011
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This is for all the macaroon lovers out there – you have to check out Macaron Parlour‘s pop-up shop at Henri Bendel this week! I was fortunate enough to stop by yesterday and get my hands on some of these airy, bright, crispy confections. From now until April 25th, stop by Henri Bendel to pick […]

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Happy April Birthday Month!

by Janelle 04.01.2011

How could I resist this coincidence? Baked by Melissa, the adorable mini cupcake bakery that’s taken nyc by storm, announced the cupcake of the month as the “Birthday Cupcake” – and yes, I have an April birthday. So happy birthday to all the Tauruses out there!! More info on Baked by Melissa after the jump!

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NYC: The Black Label Burger at Minetta Tavern

by Janelle 03.02.2011

  Minetta Tavern, a bustling French bistro in the middle of Greenwich Village, has 2 burgers on the menu: The $16 Minetta Burger and the $26 Black Label Burger. Do me a favor and please order the Black Label Burger – I promise it’s worth it! Like all foodies in NYC, I have sampled all […]

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Cupcakes For Your Valentine… And a Recipe From One of the Most Famous Cupcake Bakeries in the World

by Janelle 02.09.2011
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Have you made your Valentine’s Day desserts yet? As part of my selection of Valentine’s Day treats, I always love to include a classic and simple moist yellow cupcake with a smooth and fluffy buttercream frosting. This famous recipe is fantastic and the fun part is the decorating. Color your frosting pink and top with […]

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NYC: Pommes Frites : A Taste of Belguim in the East Village

by Janelle 02.05.2011
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Hungry East Villagers know that the spot for the most delicious, authentic Belgian french fries is Pommes Frites on Second Avenue. Crispy, salty, thick-cut and accompanied by endless choices of tasty dipping sauces, these fries are irresistible. This miniature shop ONLY sells fries, but really what else would you want anyway? Go in and grab […]

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