Tag Archives: Dominique Ansel

NY Rangers Cronut Today Only

Dominique Ansel made cronuts in honor of the New York Rangers, available today only.  I’m sure the NY Rangers cronut sold out fast!

Crumbnuts at Crumbs

crumbnut sign

OMG Crumbnuts are here! screams the sign outside a Crumbs store in Midtown.  I’m not sure if Crumbs was preparing for a long line outside to rival the line at Dominique Ansel’s bakery, but there were plenty of crumbnuts on the shelf at 2 p.m. in the afternoon.  There are three varieties available of crumbnuts:  plain, powdered sugar and Bavarian cream.  I opted for powdered sugar, although I can tell you the Bavarian cream looked like the most popular, as it was nearly out.

crumbnut

Maybe I should’ve gotten the Bavarian because the outside of this one was a bit hard, as if it were getting stale.  The inside had more give and tasted fresher.

crumbnut inside

It tasted like a grocery store doughnut that’s very airy.  It’s not very impressive.  I’d opt for the cupcakes at Crumbs.  They have some great-looking ones for the season like pumpkin and apple.  They also have some Italian-bakery-inspired cupcakes like cannoli and rainbow cookie with a mini cannoli and mini rainbow cookie on top.  I am curious to try the Cronut from Dominique Ansel, but I just can’t get myself to get up that early and really can’t wait in line that long.

Cronut

I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the cronut on my blog.  The cronut is a new pastry creation by Dominique Ansel.  It’s a hybrid of a doughnut and croissant.  The trademarked cronut is selling out like crazy.  I’ve heard that they sell out within 45 minutes.  Dominique Ansel says he has a small kitchen and can’t produce more and also prefers quality over quantity.  Long lines have formed outside the bakery on Spring Street, and I know I will be on that line soon.