Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Cupcake Quest: Le Petit Cupcakery (Brooklyn)

This is the seventh in a series of posts from a weekend trip to NYC. You can read the first post here (a general overview), the second post here (a review of a small chain of Thai restaurants), the third post here (cupcake truck!), the fourth post here (more cupcakes!), the fifth post here (Spanish food), and the sixth post here (a mobile farmer's market). The last post will go up tomorrow.

Also, this post is part of the Cupcake Quest series on Fork it over, Boston!

After spotting the mobile farmers' market, we continued on through Brooklyn and stopped by an artsy (read: totally hipster) flea market. Outside, we found miniature cupcakes! Might as well finish off the weekend with a third stop on the cupcake quest. (Earlier in the weekend, I tried out Cake & Shake and Magnolia.) Plus, mini cupcakes are so tiny that they're practically guiltless. If you can swallow it whole, it doesn't count, right? (Wrong. Especially when bacon is involved.)

Le Petit Cupcakery features organic miniature cupcakes (many of them made with locally sourced ingredients). There's just something about the aesthetic of miniature cupcakes that makes me squeal with delight. Unfortunately upon tasting, though, they often turn out to be dry. These were sadly no exception.

First, I pounced on the maple bacon mini cupcake. Actual size: about half of this photo. The candied bacon was, of course, delicious. Would you expect any less from the lovechild of pig and sugar? The maple frosting was sweet and tasty with a smooth, light texture. The cake itself was rather dry.

Maple Bacon Cupcake: Farm-raised bacon and maple cake with maple cream cheese frosting and candied bacon

Next up, the Chocolate Blueberry. Again, great frosting. The blueberry was spectacularly juicy. But the cake? Dry. Not quite as dry as the maple cake, but still not satisfyingly moist. What a shame. These are just so adorable; I wanted so badly to fall in love.
Chocolate Blueberry Cupcake: Rich dark chocolate cake topped with organic blueberry buttercream and fresh blueberries
The Verdict: Worth a quick nom if you're browsing through the market, but I wouldn't go out of my way to order a full batch of these. If you're into a more cakey, dry cupcake, though, you'll probably love these, so give 'em a try!

Check back tomorrow for the last post in my NYC weekend miniseries, a review of a Southern restaurant in Brooklyn called Pies 'n' Thighs!

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