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Jan 21, 2012 11:18 AM

Blue Smoke Bakeshop

I really like the cupcakes at this bakeshop located at the front of Blue Smoke. The vanilla and chocolate ones it sells everyday are light, not overly sweet, and perfectly sized (not too large like the cupcakes at Crumbs which I think taste terrible). The bakeshop also offers a cupcake of the month that is usually very particular, I've enjoyed the red velvet, a blueberry one from this past summer (I think), and the banana one it's selling currently.

I also love the banana cream pie and while I'm not a key lime pie fan, I have brought it to dinner parties and others seem to really like it. The mini whoopie pie and the mini pecan pie are also very good. One thing I did not enjoy was the praline.

I don't recall seeing this place mentioned on this board and would be interested to see others' opinions and if anyone has recommendations on what else to get here? Thanks!

Blue Smoke
116 East 27th Street, New York, NY 10016

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  1. I find it odd that whenever it is mentioned on here it's referred to as a "place" or even a "bakeshop".

    Blue Smoke just put a case with some baked goods on one of the front register counters, and a shelf with some breads. It's not it's own shop, and buying something there is sometimes uncomfortable, depending on if they have anyone at the counter, or they're in the middle of takeout orders.

    That said, the chocolate chip cookies are pretty good.

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    1. re: sugartoof

      Thanks, I'll give the chocolate chip cookies a try.

      Your description of the setup is fair. They're just utilizing unused space to sell some baked goods. But I'm glad that they did since I've loved most of what I had there. And I've personally never had an issue picking up desserts at the "bakeshop" but then again I haven't gone during peak dining times.