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Sweets Week: Day 3: Jennifer’s Way

So for this week’s Sweets Week, I explored Italian bakeries and ice cream.  Today, I’m going to do something a little different–Jennifer’s Way.  I reported that actress Jennifer Esposito opened a gluten-free bakery in the East Village.  The bakery is a small spot with a limited menu of gluten-free baked goods.

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All the items in the bakery are also gluten, dairy, peanut, refined sugar and soy free (except for the red velvet cupcake which has soy in the red dye).  There are breads, cookies, muffins, cupcakes and more.  I opted for the jam thumbprint and the devil’s food cupcake.  Um, these things tasted great, like not gluten-free great.  I don’t have food allergies, but I have tried gluten-free baked goods at various bakeries.  (Hey, I’ll never pass up a bakery.)  I usually don’t like them very much.  But these–these taste like the real thing.  And I’m trying to limit the soy in my diet (fat chance of doing that–it’s in every product in the grocery store, including a can of tuna!), so I was happy the baked goods are soy free here.  I only wish the bakery was closer to my apartment!
 
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5 Fall Flavors in NYC

Every season in NYC is special, but the fall is a great time to be here.  Everyone comes back from summer vacation.  The lecture circuit heats up again (hey, I’m a nerd).  New restaurants open.  New students come from all over the world for a new New York adventure.  And new treats (and old) pop up with seasonal flavors like apple, pumpkin, maple, pear and sweet potato.  Enjoy one of these fall treats in NYC!

1.  Maple pecan pie macaroon from Danny Macaroons

photo used with permission of Danny Macaroons

photo used with permission of Danny Macaroons

2.  Pumpkin nuage from Lady M

3.  Caramel apple cupcake from Crumbs

4.  Sweet potato cake from Spot Dessert Bar

5.  Chocolate pear tart from Once Upon a Tart

photo used with permission of Once Upon a Tart

photo used with permission of Once Upon a Tart

The Great Gatsby Cupcake

Check out The Great Gatsby cupcake from the BookExpo America (BEA) series Have Your (Cup)Cake & Read it Too!

Free Crumbs Cupcake Until Tomorrow

Get your free Crumbs cupcake until April 30, 2013.

5 Green Goodies for St. Patrick’s Day

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photo used with permission

Green is the color of St. Patrick’s Day, and you can find it at many NYC bakeries and restaurants.  Check out one of these 5 green goodies for a sweet St. Patty’s Day surprise!

1.  Luck O’ The Irish cupcake from Crumbs–Chocolate and vanilla (tinted green) cake filled and frosted with vanilla cream cheese frosting tinted green and topped with a sugar shamrock

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photo used with permission

2.  St. Patrick’s Day dozen from Georgetown Cupcake–Try a lucky lava fudge with green-tinted frosting.

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photo used with permission

3.  Green tea mille crepe cake from Lady M–Powdered green tea atop the signature mille crepe cake also infused with green tea powder.

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4.  Caramel apple cupcake from Baked by Melissa–Green apple cake, caramel icing, green sugar crystal topping

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photo used with permission

5 .  Green and white cookies from William Greenberg Desserts–The classic NY black and white cookie green and white for St. Patty’s Day

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photo used with permission

Two for Tuesday: Seasonal Flavors

The winter brings certain flavors like cinnamon, ginger and cranberry.  Most businesses create some kind of seasonal treat to enjoy with these flavors or that are reminiscent of the season.

The mini-cupcake shop Baked by Melissa has a special “Snowball” cupcake.  These cupcakes are about the size of a quarter, so they are perfect if you are watching your weight for the holidays.  The Snowball cupcake is white cake with white frosting and little white snowflakes. 

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The Doughnut Plant has some special doughnuts for the season.  I am a fan of the yeast doughnuts here, so instead of getting the cranberry yeast doughnut, I tried the cake doughnuts.  Here are cranberry and ginger, both very good.  The ginger has real ginger in the glaze.

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Sugar Sweet Sunshine

Someone brought a little sugar Sweet sunshine to the office today.  Nice Monday break!  I had a sassy red velvet.  If you like your frosting sweet, this is the cupcake for you!

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