Thursday, November 12, 2009
Cupcake Wars: Robicelli's
Oh, Robicelli's, I had just gotten to know you.
Robicelli's, the Bay Ridge gourmet market that sponsored the sandwich-making contest that (nearly) made Paul a star, has shut its doors to focus on it's cupcake-making venture.
The bad news: After our supply of ale-and-mustard cheese runs out, that's it.
The good news: I can still get Robicelli's cupcakes in the neighborhood.
Robicelli's has gotten accolades from bloggers and cupcake enthusiasts throughout the city for its unique flavors and creamy frosting. They've been sold at the market all along, but I had my first one only about a month ago.
The "Tres Leches" was a brown butter cake with dulce de leche buttercream frosting and a caramel shard on top. The frosting was smooth and delicious, and it somehow seemed totally inappropriate that I was savoring it while watching the Matrix Reloaded on TV.
But even though the store is closed, the cupcakes will still be sold in another store/cafe a few blocks away. Good, because I have so many more to try ...