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Ladybird - beautiful, inedible buttercream

jen kalb Feb 10, 2008 07:06 PM

my daughter bought home a pricy cupcake today from this bakery - this particular item had a not very tart lemon curd inside and "buttercream" frosting with very lovely flowers on top. If there was any butter at all in that buttercream, I would be shocked. It was tasteless and inedible like some kind of synthetic product..

I will say for this cupcake that it was moister than many I have sampled since the inexplicable cupcake craze began but I simply dont get how someone makes, and people buy all these calories with no flavor whatsoever.

On a brighter note, we shared a lovely little cranberry tart from Trois Pomme with a friend the other night. It was absolutely perfect in texture and flavor intensity - and that little baby which satisfied the sweet tooth of three adults, definitely had butter in that crispy perfect crust..

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  1. Peter Cuce RE: jen kalb Feb 10, 2008 09:20 PM

    I usually love their stuff. I think they generally use great ingredients, unless they've changed a lot in the last couple of months. They've been making cupcakes for a very long time, possibly since they opened as Two Little Red Hens in the early 90s, far longer than the cupcake craze has been going on. Although I think their cupcakes are more in the way of small versions of their cakes and are therefore a bit denser than your standard cupcake.

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      jen kalb RE: Peter Cuce Feb 11, 2008 03:15 AM

      the cake itself was fine. much better than the average dry cupcake. Ive like their cakes in the past too - and it was beautiful. but that frosting was scary.

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        sam1 RE: jen kalb Feb 11, 2008 05:06 AM

        ladybird is on 8th ave right? i forgot its old name for some reason but i always loved their stuff...very american, very butter and sugar but they do what they do well.

        their pain au chocolate sort of mixes the classic with their american sugared style...i think its amazing.

        as for trois pommes...very different style but great as well. even sweet melissa is excellent minus its high prices.

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          pastoralia RE: sam1 Feb 11, 2008 10:51 AM

          I'm sorry but did Two Little Red Hens evolve into Ladybird? When did this happen?

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            Peter Cuce RE: pastoralia Feb 11, 2008 11:23 AM


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              pastoralia RE: Peter Cuce Feb 12, 2008 07:55 AM

              Thanks. I'll have to check them out. It's been awhile since I've been over to that part of the 'hood.

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