It may have been fate that I stumbled across a new cupcake spot on my day of errands in Soho. Baked By Melissa cupcake window opened today serving up bite-sized cupcakes for a buck each. And since they were only the size and price of a silver dollar, I could indulge a little. I tried the S'mores and Red Velvet. There is definitely a cakey quality to them, not the dense, butter-rich quality of the ones available nowadays, but the ones of yesteryear that I grew up on. And what they lack in butter, they make up in lightness, presentation, frosting-cake proportion, taste and size ( you can have your variety of cupcakes and eat them too! ). Other flavors offered were PB&J, Peanut Butter Cup, Cookie Dough, Cookies and Cream and Tie-Dye. On my next day of errands in Soho I will detour to try the rest!
Baked by Melissa
Spring St (btwn Mercer and Broadway)
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Monday, March 2, 2009
My current addiction is Jamba Juice's steel cut oatmeal with fresh bananas and a bit of brown sugar crumble. Steel cut oatmeal typically takes about 40 minutes to make, so it's nice to know that for a quick breakfast you can get pick up something slow-cooked from chain. 2nd place goes to Local on Sullivan Street in Soho which has dried cranberries and nuts, and 3rd place is the decadent 'wichcraft version that has a warm butter brown sugar sauce and fruit and nut toppings.