Baby Cakes NYC: Where's the Wick?
I know, I know. Before I even write this, there will be angry people. But one thing about my blog: I don't lie. I don't sugar coat. Although... I wish some people would. Especially if you're a bakery!
Ok. Let me explain.....
I've been trying to eat gluten-free for about a month now -and fell off the wagon now and again.... (damn those bakery goods!)! However, back to gluten-free and my story....
I tried the change in diet because my significant other has Celiac's disease. He can't eat anything with wheat flour (gluten). I always felt guilty eating scrumptious Butter Lane cupcakes in front of him... but I couldn't resist them. Really. They are THAT good. I'd share the frosting with him though! (I'm not THAT bad of a girlfriend, honest!)
One fine day, my sweetie brought home some Baby Cakes NYC- just for me. (It's ok, you can "Awwww!" -because I sure did!) However, that loving moment was short lived. Baby Cakes cupcakes can only be loved by those who CAN'T have anything else, ever. They make an ok-tasting brownie, but the cupcakes? As my friend would say when she was unhappy with something, "Them some nasty!"
That's right. Let the hate mail commence. I don't like it. I don't like Baby Cakes AT ALL. They weren't just gluten-free, they were TASTE-free, too! I mean, HOW you can create ANYTHING without eggs or dairy or gluten is beyond my understanding of baking anyway. Baby Cakes is creating really nice looking plastic foods... because that what I thought I was eating. They LOOK normal - just like those fake pastries and goodies they create for magazines and high-end ads. I thought I tasted something remotely resembling sweetness, but no. Not. There was a texture that was anything but pleasing, too. I can't quite put my finger on it. It's difficult. They didn't taste real. It was an unpleasant, surreal experience. Not exactly the best thing to say about eating dessert, wouldn't you agree?
And don't misunderstand me, I like healthy eating. I love organic food. I shop at the Green Market and places like Whole Foods. I love vegan food, too. But there's better options out there. MUCH better.
For example, if I want terrific, gluten-free sweets and even get a great vegetarian Italian dinner, I head to Risoterria. That is a lot of O-M-G. They have brownies and even better-tasting-than-the-gluten-counterpart Black and White Cookies! And their gluten-free breadsticks and pizza - AWESOME!! I will go there before ever trying Nasty Cakes again.
Should I have tried the cookies instead of the cupcakes? I don't know. I'm honestly scared of Baby Cakes NYC right now. Talk about leaving a bad taste in my mouth. Chewing on a vanilla scented Yankee Candle would be more flavorful.
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