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freckles1963 Nov 14, 2009 09:55 AM

Looking for suggestions for cake, pie,cupcakes - with good tea. Not afternoon tea per say. Just yummy treats and a cup of teas to relax after shopping. Somewhat mid to lower

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    RGR Nov 14, 2009 11:23 AM

    Chikalicious' satellite Dessert Club has a delectible assortment of sweet treats. They do serve tea, but I'm not a tea drinker, so I have no idea how good it is. Mainly a take-out place, but there are a few tables.

    Whenver we go to the flagship Chikalicious, we always stop into the Dessert Club across the street to bring home some goodies.

    Photo of cupcakes here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/11863391...

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      KateMW Nov 14, 2009 11:54 AM

      How was the Smores cupcake? It sounds good, but you know that goes...

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        RGR Nov 14, 2009 01:15 PM

        I think it may have been new because we'd never seen it there before. It was delicious! In fact, all of the cupcakes are. Excellent cake quality, super-smooth icing, and not excessively sweet.

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          KateMW Nov 14, 2009 01:32 PM

          Yum! Was the cupcake a graham cracker flavor? It kinda looked like it.

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            RGR Nov 14, 2009 02:42 PM

            It has been several months, so I don't recall the flavor of the cake. I suppose a graham cracker flavor would make sense. But in any case, what does stick in my memory is the deliciousness of the marshmallow (or maybe it was meringue?) topping and the chocolate cream inside. Finding that chocolate hidden inside was a wonderful surprise.

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              KateMW Nov 14, 2009 04:29 PM

              Yes, graham cracker makes sense. I love marshmallow, so I will have to try it if I can. I love cupcakes, but don't seek them out for the most part. I hate icing, so marshmallow makes me extra happy.

    2. thew Nov 14, 2009 01:29 PM

      good cupcakes -2 little red hens on the UES

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        MMRuth Nov 14, 2009 01:35 PM

        Do they have seats there? I just don't remember.

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          ellenost Nov 14, 2009 02:56 PM

          Yes, they have a few tables. I just did my taste test of the red velvet cupcakes between Chikalicious Dessert Bar and Two Little Red Hens, and my winner is: Chikalicious. Somewhat disappointing (but better for my diet) since I live around the corner from Two Little Red Hens.

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          steakrules85 Nov 14, 2009 06:54 PM

          Never had their cupcakes but did order a whole cake for Chritmas and it was great, we all loved it.

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          amyr Nov 14, 2009 04:32 PM

          RGR or anyone....where is the flagship Chikalicious??
          Thanks,
          Amy

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            uhockey Nov 14, 2009 05:16 PM

            Directly across from Dessert Club, Amy.

            Regarding the s'mores cupcake - I wrote of it in my blog "actually one of the best cupcakes I’ve ever had. Featuring a gingery and moist cake beyond reproach, dense chocolate ganache, and a topping that tasted (and had the texture) of burnt marshmallows with a woody tone and all – excellent. Definitely enough reason to go back and try some other specialty cupcakes in the future, or to sample the real-deal Chickalicious across the street."

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              KateMW Nov 14, 2009 06:57 PM

              Thank You, uhockey. I'm adding it to our list of must-go places for next weekend. I love dessert...yummy.

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              kathryn Nov 14, 2009 06:14 PM

              Adding Places links...

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              ChikaLicious
              203 E 10th St, New York, NY 10003

              Dessert Club, ChikaLicious
              204 E 10th St, New York, NY 10003

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                pbjluver Nov 14, 2009 07:59 PM

                The Little Pie Company
                o W. 43rd St., between 9th and 10th Ave.

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                Little Pie Company
                424 W 43rd St, New York, NY 10036

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                  freckles1963 Nov 15, 2009 08:54 AM

                  Thank you Kathryn. I will look these up.

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