P.S. there is a tasty filling inside the cupcake that will statisfy any sweet tooth!
I hope your Monday is off to a sweet
start. If not, this will add some delight to your day. Paris luxury jewelry designer Boucheron
immortalizes Laudree's macaroons
as part of this year's collection, which includes rings, necklaces, pendants and earrings. To add a modern day twist on it, someone has all ready taken a bite out of each one. LOVE it!
The collection runs from 4,999 to 7,500 euros.
There is something about macaroons that make them so beautiful. Maybe it's the color combinations. Whatever it is I could look at them for days.
As you know, I rang in my golden
birthday at Sweetiepie Restaurant
. Located at 18 Greenwich Avenue @ 10th Street, NY. Sweetiepie
has a glam feel without being too stuffy. This restaurant is both adult and kid-friendly. The bar had gum balls, licorice and pretzels to munch on. From the sweets to the decor, Sweetiepie
is to die for...
<div style="text-align: center;">(we opted out of sitting in the bird cage, maybe next time...)
Our candle light dinner, such pretty presentation.
Can you tell I am a New Englander? I choose the Fish & Chips.</p>
<p>And for dessert...
My good friend, Laur & I stuffed after a fabulous
I highly recommend Sweetiepie
for those young and old.
I found this recipe for chocolate cupcakes on M.A.C.'s page on Facebook. Being the cupcake fanatic that I am, I just had to share.
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Amy Sedaris' RICH CHOCOLATE CUPCAKES</span>
In a bowl combine 3/4 cup of boiling water, 3/4 cup of cocoa, 1 cup buttermilk and mix together until smooth and then set aside. In a mixer, beat 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter and 1 3/4 cups sugar until fluffy. Add 4 eggs, beating after each one. Add 2 teaspoons vanilla, 2 1/2 cups flour, 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon baking powder, and 1 teaspoon salt, and combine this with the chocolate mixture. Pour into cupcake pan. Bake at 350°F for about 25 minutes.
6 tablespoons of cocoa, 1 cup of sugar, 2 cups of whipping cream, 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Stir well and chill for an hour or two. Then whip in chilled bowl using chilled beaters. Frost your cupcakes.
After having brunch in Chelsea yesterday, I realized I was in the neighborhood of 3 Tarts
! I came across these charming square marshmallows at first on Chic Sensibility
, then loved them so much I posted them on my blog
. Well I have been talking about them ever since saying how I need
to check this place out.
As Time Out NYC says, I am officially obsessed! This cute bakery/boutique is located on the corner of 20th st. and 9th ave. Not only will find you the sweet edible treats but also decorative candles, journals, glasses, tea sets and the list goes on. It's very quaint and just perfect!
My friend, Chic Sensibility, found these great marshmallows from 3Tarts located here in NYC (20th & 9th Avenue). These square marshmallows are fun and of course, chic.
Have a great weekend & stay warm! xo
In preparation of my birthday celebration, Joy and I headed to Magnolia Bakery's new location on the Upper West Side (Columbus Avenue between 69th and 70th St.) to pick up a dozen cupcakes. I promised I would report my first outing to the new location. The new location is more spacious than the original downtown bakery. You can even enjoy your treat inside of the bakery. Overall, the new Magnolia gets two thumbs up.
(Joy's 1st Magnolia Cupcake Experience)