Posts Tagged ‘cupcake’

At Junior’s on Flatbush Avenue, where the kingdom of cheesecake began in 1950, there’s diversification going on. Look closely – what first appears to be a cherry is really a plastic football helmet. Rah, rah, go team! One month to go until the Super Bowl. I hope they will adjust the frosting colors to match the teams’ colors.

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delicious & deciduous

Cupcakes are in vogue at the moment, which I attribute to their general cuteness and handy single serving size. Some will say that it all started with Sex and the City, but cupcakes have been around forever, almost as long as bake sales.

I walked past this bakery twice in one evening, and each time, at a sidewalk table, couples were sitting with an abandoned, half-eaten piece of red velvet cake. The popularity of this cake befuddles me. I can’t get past the half a bottle of food coloring (or more) that goes into every cake. Given a choice, I’ll take a cupcake any old day.

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I think this place sells lotions and potions, but I’m not sure. If I’m going to be the only shopper in a store, I generally stay away, unless it’s a bakery.


The cupcakes at bakery/restaurant Downtown Atlantic taste as good as they look. If you’ve ever had a tiny, dry, and expensive cupcake from the famed Magnolia Bakery, these jumbo babies will restore your faith in cupcakes.

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