“In a city dominated by cupcakes overflowing with sugar, flour and butter cream, it’s easy for those with persnickety diets to feel left out. BabyCakes offers all-natural, organic and delicious alternatives free from the common allergens: wheat, gluten, dairy, casein and eggs. Rest assured, all sweeteners have been chosen responsibly and used sparingly. White sugar will never be found in our bakery, nor will we ever use toxic chemical sweeteners. Instead, most products are sweetened with agave nectar—a natural syrup from a cactus which is low on the glycemia index and often a safe alternative to most non-insulin dependant diabetics. Occasionally, unprocessed and unrefined sugar is used in certain goods, although sparingly. Erin McKenna
To continue on with our first day of NY, we left Time Square and hopped on the subway to get down to the East Village (oh yeah, and there was also some Nintendo World and random shops thrown in there too). It was a really cold, and rainy day, so being down under was always nice. However, back on land we popped out at Houston street and headed down to 248 Broome Street.
There we were greeted with an old-school “Bakery” sign, cute little store front, and a tiled cupcake in the step leading into the bakeshop. Erin had this place totally themed in a cute little Susie’s Easy Bake Oven meets Zooey Deschanel’s closet kinda way ( just noticed too that we like the same facial expressions…). I loved it! She & Him were playing loudly over the stereo, the girl behind the counter had on the pink little apron dress with thick Buddy Holly glasses and the chunky bangs. The people working the store were super nice and put up with our giddiness of the cupcakes and excessive photo taking.
For myself I had the chocolate cupcake, made with spelt.
B had the cookie sandwich, which I had heard got amazing reviews, and at 5 bucks a pop, it better be good! Again, it was gluten, dairy, egg, and soy free, also this one was refined sugar free, which I thought was pretty fancy. It was 2 chocolate chip cookies with vanilla filling. I wish I had gotten this one!
If you are ever in that part of town or coast or world, make sure to go to this little bakery! I also heard that they had the best donuts too, but they were sold out when we got there…oh well, just another excuse to go back soon!