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Favorite baked sweets?

shivohum Aug 29, 2007 07:45 AM

What are your individual favorite baked sweets in the city? I'll toss in my hat for the sour cream apple walnut pie at Little Pie Co. for a start...

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  1. LeahBaila RE: shivohum Aug 29, 2007 07:48 AM

    Yum, that's a great choice, Shivo! I adore Buttercup Bakeshop & Magnolia's cupcakes.

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      mstropicana RE: LeahBaila Aug 29, 2007 09:42 AM

      several times I had stale cupcakes from Buttercup Bakeshop on Second Avenue. When they are not stale - they are delicious

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        JungMann RE: mstropicana Aug 29, 2007 12:40 PM

        My office orders from that Buttercup as well and I thought they were uniformly awful. Perhaps we're just getting stale batches. For cupcakes my vote goes to Magnolia's and Crumbs (Times Square). For yet another office treat, we all love the Red Velvet ice cream cake from Coldstone.

        More locally, I love the mini cakes at Bruno's Pasticceria and the chocolate mousse dessert at the old Park Avenue Café. The poster below who likes Beard Papa is right on the money!

    2. williej33 RE: shivohum Aug 29, 2007 08:01 AM

      Love the really big chocolate chunk cookies at Clinton Street Bakery and the really small peanut butter cookies at City Bakery. But my favorite right now are the vanilla custard bomboloni at Caffe Falai.

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        kobetobiko RE: shivohum Aug 29, 2007 08:02 AM

        I may decide to choose something else after more thoughts, but one thing popped right to my head when I saw the title:

        Beard Papa's Cream Puff!

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          Lucia RE: shivohum Aug 29, 2007 08:43 AM

          Cakes at Billy's
          Cookies at City Bakery
          Various at Rocco's

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            kcijones001 RE: Lucia Aug 29, 2007 12:43 PM

            Definitely Buttercup for their red velvet cupcakes....YUM!

          2. jinet12 RE: shivohum Aug 29, 2007 04:10 PM

            The Black and White cookies and the Cannoli at Rocco's, and the chocolate cupcake with white icing at Magnolia's....

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              shivohum RE: shivohum Aug 30, 2007 08:56 AM

              I think I'm going to have to add Betsy's Place chocolate chip cookies to this list (I had them at Dean & Deluca).

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                kam0424 RE: shivohum Aug 30, 2007 12:55 PM

                Baked's Sweet and Salty brownie
                NutterButter's from Bouchon
                Red Velvet Cupcake from Billy's Bakery
                Banana Cake from Billy's Bakery
                Penelope cookies at one girl cookies
                Double Choc Chip Cookie from Levain Bakery
                Caramel Brownie from Little Pie Co.
                Black and White Cookie from Lassen and Hennings
                Strawberry Pie from Little Owl
                Pumpkin Cookie's from Meredith's Bread
                Tres Leche donut from Doughnut Plant
                Butterscotch Coconut Cookie from Union Square Market
                Lemon Muffin from Dean & Deluca
                Pumpkin Scone from Alice's Tea Cup
                Sour Cherry pie from Bubby's
                Lemon Tart from Cookshop
                Any dessert at Gramercy Tavern : )

                1. Nina_P RE: shivohum Aug 30, 2007 01:06 PM

                  Apple strudel and/or trigona from Poseidon Greek Bakery.
                  Yellow cupcake with chocolate icing from Burgers 'n' Cupcakes.

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