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Thank you for the amazing 8 years here at A Baked Creation, we can't thank you enough for the memories! But we've decided to move over to a new site - Sincerely, Syl. Please join us there for future posts on all the things you loved here!

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Sunday, August 22, 2010

Baked NYC


Last week, Howard and I went to visit New York for some sightseeing, food, and shopping. I'm warning you now, I will probably be doing a post everyday this week. I need to SHARE.

We had such a good time walking around the city and eating. We hope that you'll get to visit some of these spots one day!

First up, we visited Baked on Sunday, August 15th:


Baked NYC
359 Van Brunt Street
Brooklyn, New York 11231
(718) 222-0345

They're on facebook and twitter too!



Baked. With all your accolades and press, we just had to try it for ourselves. Howard was skeptical. I was worried walking in because I had such high expectations.

Now that we have visited, what can we say? We're impressed. I am so happy that I have their cookbook and I'm looking forward to the next one (also check out the trailer). But first, let's look around the bakery:


Jars full of brownies! Your experience isn't complete unless you reach in and try one.


Busy, busy! But don't worry, they have excellent customer service. I spent quite some time deciding on which one cupcake to get. Then added another cupcake. Then Howard picked a treat. Finally, I knew I couldn't leave without trying the brownie. Yet, she was patience as we kept adding last minute picks. She didn't even rush us (and luckily there wasn't a line behind me yet). I think she understood that we were making some serious decisions.


Mmmm look at the grasshopper bars. Are those lemon lime bars?


Over on the wall is their little gift shop. I just love the look of their boxed candies! They sell malted milk balls that top their famous Malted Cake.

After browsing, Howard and I bought a few treats to go:


The classic whoopie pie! Chocolate and vanilla, this goes great with a glass of milk.


One big bite from Howard. He said it was so good, so I took the next bite, and then he finished it! It was kind of sad when there was no more whoopie pie.


Our pistachio cupcake, vanilla base with pistachio sprinkled on top of the frosting.


I also wanted to try their chocolate frosting, so I got the chocolate and vanilla cupcake. Now that I thought about it, I should have went full chocolate since the pistachio had a vanilla base.

I was given the honour of first bite. I ate the chocolate and vanilla cupcake first. I was jumping up and down to wave Howard over - he went to get a drink. I told him that he had to try the cupcake, especially the frosting. I was going to save the pistachio for later, but didn't. We ate the cupcakes back-to-back because of the frosting.

Seriously, the frosting is just amazing. It is light and fluffy and isn't too sweet.

Howard thinks it is the best frosting he's ever tried yet!!!


Finally, the treat that received raves from Oprah and Food Network, the sweet and salty brownie! Nom nom nom!

Another sure sign that we couldn't stop? Well, we generally try 1 or 2 items from each bakery we visit. Here, we found ourselves getting 4 delicious items! So hats off to Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito. Please visit Toronto for your next book tour?

4 comments:

  1. OMG it all looks too incredible! I should be going to NY at xmas and cannot wait, I hope I remember to check your posts before I go! x

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  2. I want to go here sooooooo badly after reading this post and seeing these photos. It's at times like this that I miss New York...sigh...Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Ohh!! I've always wanted to go to Baked. Lucky lucky :)

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  4. How To Be Perfect, I imagine the store will be quite cozy when you go during xmas!! Very excited for you!!

    JD in Ireland, thank you. I hope you get to visit New York again!

    Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes], hehe at least we will have their cookbooks!

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