Those are the four ingredients that will always make me smile! I almost forgot.
And who uses these ingredients with the end result of perfection? Lulu Cake Boutique
Seriously, every time I even just step foot in this tiny little bakery, it makes me smile. It's not only the delicious cakes and cookies, but it's also the super cute and friendly people who work there! Shout outs to Sara, Victor, and Jay!
I love when they are in creative mode... if they have some kinda crazy concoction brewing in the back, they feed it to me! Free tastes of Lulu stuff in the middle of the day are like the best times ever!
So on today's trip, as I prepared myself to break them the bad news about the end of my relationship, I started getting really happy. They always keep me on my toes because I never know what they will have. What kinda brownies? Cookies? Rugelach? Cupcakes? So as my curiousity grew, I completely forgot about my "bad news"!
Every time I walk in there, I'm in there for like 30 minutes because a). I'm really indecisive and like to stare at everything before I decide what to get and b). I like starting up long ridiculous conversations with the workers.
Today, the conversation, of course, was about the break-up. Victor's solution to make me happy was to let me try a Vanilla Cupcake that they will be selling at their Tarrytown Cupcake and Coffee Bar in late 2009/early 2010.
It was very different from the current original Lulu Vanilla cake. This one is less dense, but still pillowy and moist. The vanilla flavor is full and rich. It is not too sweet, but it is the kind of cake that you can eat all by itself.
And by the end of my trip, the Black Sesame Cupcakes were out of the oven! Victor sent me home with one.
Oh... my.... God... this cake was ab-fab! I couldn't believe how prominent the Black Sesame flavor was! In a way, it was very creamy... not the texture of the cupcake, but the flavor. The texture of this cupcake was also tender, light, fluffy, but moist. It reminded me of a Japanese "steamed" cheesecake loaf.
I seriously cannot wait to try all their other creations!
Some other stuff that they had today were the outrageous Potato Chip-Raisin-Coffee-Pretzel Cookies and slices of the Strawberry Crush Cake! I've had the cookie before but I'd never had the cake!
This is the size of my head. It's huge!
Organic Potato Chip!
Yumm..... I love strawberry shortcake!
I of course got my usual selection of little cookies too: Triple Chocolate (now with Raspberry filling) Rugelach, Raspberry Chocolate Rugelach, and the Fruit and Nut Cookies.
Oh, and there's some new stuff on their regular menu...
Like this Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Pie... "Creamy Peanut Butter Mousse, crunchy dark chocolate crust, dark chocolate ganache, vanilla creme..."
This is old news, but the almost way too delicious Sweet 'n Salty Cake. "Belgian dark chocolate cake, fleur de sel caramel, milk chocolate ganache sprinkled with French sea salt..."
I've only experienced this fancy piece of bread once, but it was probably the day I called myself the luckiest girl in the world.
Almond Brioche French Toast ... they just had these huge slabs of french toast in the glass case and it was calling my name. I'm so grateful I tried it because it was so freakin good and I never saw it again :-(
So... go to Lulu and surprise yourself! It'll make you're day 200% smilier :-)
Lulu Cake Boutique
40 Garth Road
Scarsdale, NY 10583