A couple months ago, my dear friend Jess bought me the BabyCakes NYC bakery cookbook (by Erin McKenna) as a birthday gift. Since I currently live a few thousand miles away from NYC, I had no knowledge of this amazing little gem on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. But Jess knows I love baking up (and more importantly partaking of) vegan goodness, and this little book was chock-full of vegan goodness. I happened to be in New York a mere few weeks later, before I had the chance to whip up any of the recipes, so I braved the crowded little shop to experience BabyCakes for myself.
It was amaaaaaazing! From the first brownie bite to the last chocolate chip cookie sandwich I was in a state of wonder. This woman is a genius… and the best part was… I already owned her secret recipes! Which, by the way, required no illegal action on my part. Whew.
So… here I go. I’ve purchased a truckload of formerly unheard of ingredients (is it just me or does “Garbanozo-fava bean flour” sound entirely too healthy to be in something called triple-chocolate fat pants cake?), stocked up on chocolate chips, and paid almost $20 for the only can of powdered soy milk I could find on the island. There is no turning back.
So, feel free to follow me along as I bake my way through the BabyCakes book. You’re welcome to watch, listen, and if you’re lucky enough to live near me, sample! Though some of the recipes are out there already (google them if you must), I won’t be posting the recipes as I go. I know, and I’m sorry. But it’s obvious this woman has spent hundreds of hours perfecting these works of art, and her efforts should be rewarded. So, if you’re enticed enough to bake along with me – buy a copy and join in the goodness. Or else just stop by next time you’re in the neighborhood!
But be forewarned… these treats don’t last long around here.
P.S. – Yes, triple-chocolate fat pants cake is real… better start digging out the proper attire now.