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Jul 30, 2009 11:47 AM

Sweet Tooth Heaven

I've been spending a lot of time around bakeries, chocolate shops and ice cream parlors lately, so here are my favorite desserts and who makes them;

Strawberry Shortcake - Settepani Café
German Chocolate Cake – Make My Cake
Apple Pie – Kitchenette
New York Cheesecake – Ferrara Cafe
Cannoli – Rocco’s Pastry
Chocolates - Jacques Torres Chocolate
Cupcakes - Sugar Sweet Sunshine
Gelato - L’Arte Del Gelato
Blackout Doughnut - Doughnut Plant
Opera - Financier Patisserie

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  1. I like Financier Patisserie a lot. I have gotten many holiday cakes from there including the white chocolate and raspberry, chocolate praline, and the marjolaine.

    Also I had a great chocolate pecan pie from Bouchon Bakery. I thought the banana pudding from Magnolia was surprisingly very good. Haven't really gotten a chance to sample many cupcakes in the city, but I had a great Red Velvet one from Make My Cake in Harlem after Amy Ruth's the other day. Strawberry cake and chocolate macadamia nut cookie were also great.

    Momofuku Milk Bar- Banana cake, crack pie, cornflake marshmallow cookie, chocolate chocolate cookie, blueberry cream cookie all really delicious.

    1. Thanks for sharing your list; it gives me some new places to try. Some questions, though:

      You prefer Jacques Torres to Kee's? Also, I wouldn't have thought to try New York cheesecake at Ferrara. Do you prefer it to S&S Cheesecake in Riverdale, or for that matter, Two Little Red Hens on the Upper East Side? Agreed on Rocco's, providing we're limiting things to Manhattan only (I know at least two places in Brooklyn that make better cannoli, with Villabate being the best).

      1. Petit Fours - Balthazar Bakery
        Macarons - Ceci Cela
        Lemon crepe cake - Bar Breton
        Compost cookie - Milk Bar
        Lemon cupcake - Buttercup Bakeshop
        Churros - Las Chicas Locas
        Molten choco cake - Nougatine
        Olive oil gelato - Otto
        Pate de fruits - La Maison du Chocolat
        Cookies - Dessert Delivery Co. (I hear that Levain is great, but haven't been yet)
        Caramel creme sandwich - Treats Truck

        1. Thanks from a sugarholic. I've never been to settepani but I love Financier.

          Here's what I've been craving and eating recently:
          Waffles and Dinges WMD - normal (not liege) waffle w/ nutella, chocolate, strawberries, bananas, whipped cream and powdered sugar. don't recommend the speculous or whatever that Belgian paste was.

          Kee's macarons - rosewater lychee, lavender, peach, raspberry.

          Macaron Cafe macarons, esp the salted caramel.

          2 Little Red Hens chocolate cupcake

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          1. re: windycity

            The salted caramel was one of the best I've ever had...

          2. Fun! Here's mine (and yes, there's a definite emphasis on brown sugar flavors!)

            Crack Pie: Momofuko Milk Bar
            Date-Walnut Brownie: Murray's Cheese
            Pecan Butterscotch Bar: Treats Truck
            Lemon Cupcake: Sugar Sweet Sunshine
            Banana Pudding: Billy's or Magnolia (altho the only thing to get at the latter!)
            Apple fondant: Payard
            Hummingbird Cake: Amy's Bread
            Pecan Bar - I like both Eli Zabar's and the ones they sell at McNally-Robinson's cafe

            and elsewhere:
            Lemon Bombolino: Marlowe and Sons