Monday, March 1, 2010
Ivy Bakery Lockdown V Coverage
278 87th St. (Between 3rd & Ridge Blvd)
Brooklyn, NY 11209
So I showed up about an hour late, there really is no "quick" way to get to Brooklyn from some deep parts of Queens. No big, everyone was super friendly and I was soon munching away on some delicious baked goods.
The first thing I tried (recommended to me by founder and baker Daniellan Louie) was my favorite: the apple bar. Holy. Fuck. Eating it is an experience. The sqaure piece of cake is so moist that each bite practically melts in your mouth. You put apples, brown sugar, and cinnamon together and you'll usually get something yummy, but this is a perfectly executed piece of extascy. I was too busy enjoying it to take a photo, sorry!
I also had one and half blueberry muffins, and I probably could have taken home a dozen. Delicious! Their not huge or heavy, and have these slightly crispy tops with pockets of cinnamon. They were super fresh (as was everything).
I asked Daniellan what kind of frosting she put on her red velvet cupcakes, and I was pleased to find that she offers a choice between vanilla and cream cheese! I don't think I've ever been to a bakery that does that, and I was very greateful, because I hate being the red velvet snob that refuses a cream cheese topped cupcake.
As good as the pastries were, the company was just as awesome. I got to play one of the most engaging and suspenseful games of Jenga ever. Unfortunately I managed to forget everyone's name by the time I got home! If any of you guys are reading this I had a blast.
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Here's some food porn:
I'm pretty sure these were called buckeye's. Peanut butter half dipped in a thin layer of chocolate.
A terrible shot of an oreo cupcake.
I'm pretty sure these were smore's cookies.
I'm not sure what kind of cookies these are but they look delicious!
Pumpkin cookie (a new item!).
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