Welcome to THEJNSREPORT’S: City Cakes Episode 2: More Cookies!!
In episode one I introduced several of the half pound monster cookies that City Cakes makes. This time around I bring the aforementioned Signature Sugar Doodle Cookie, and a big ole Chocolate Chip.
Looks like CupCake Wars has a potential new contestant.
The City Cakes Signature Sugar Doodle Cookie.
City Cakes take on The Classic Chocolate Chip Cookie.
Not from City Cakes but a friend who gave me a sample of this amazing treat!
That’s baklava a friend gave me over the weekend. Absolutely delicious! I mean it boggles the mind how someone came up with this creative brilliance of a desert. Admittedly, I don’t know what’s in baklava but I’ll soon find out. One thing I know is this was simple looking but outstanding!!
As for City Cakes it is my new favorite bakery. The Signature Sugar Doodle Cookie words can’t begin to explain how good it tastes. The Chocolate Chip cookie is equally as brilliant and both are must tries. At some point I’m gonna have to test their skills when I need another custom cake made. Then we’ll see how they do vs say Make my Cake.
Welcome to THEJNSREPORT’S: CITY CAKES “DA COOKIES!!!!” Episode 1 Located at 251 West 18th St. Lower level
City interior is on the very small side but what they don’t have in size they more than make up for with the quality of their baked goods I assure all. By late afternoon I had a craving for a decadent desert and cookies were it.
Let’s see what’s inside the box…
Behold the shear magnanimity of them. These cookies are extra big. Pretty much the size of a Sumo Burger Pattie and I love it!
One by one these decadent delights made their way outside of the box to hit the runway before their sampling…Ladies & Gentleman I give you Triple Chocolate Spice (Say that 3 x s fast.), Oatmeal Raisin “UFO” and Reese’s Pieces Peanut Butter. Triple Chocolate had an accident in the box and so her lower left corner had broken off.
I don’t know if your ready for what I’m about to show you Neo. Behold the Oatmeal Raisin UFO.
Reese’s Pieces baked into just about every bite of this amazing piece of sweet goodness!
Now then where’s my lactaid?
You just might need two hands to pick up this Cookie.
There was one cookie missing from this exhibition the City Cakes Signature Sugar Doodle Cookie, which has Cinnamon sprinkled on it. Good God it’s an outrageous out of this world great cookie!!!
As you can see they are big cookies but are firm on the outside yet soft in the middle. As for the taste…look here, City Cakes has become my new favorite backery for Cookies!!!! It’s official. I think it safe to say these are the best damn cookies in the city.
One bite into each of these incredible variants and feelings of uncontrollable happiness overwhelmed me as my tastebuds clapped in rawkus applause. Each round of applause increasingly louder with the sampling of each cookie. All I can say is let your inner “Cookie Monster” out and let have with these. City Cakes I’ll be back and I won’t be coming alone. 😉
Till next time this has been THEJNSREPORT’S: CITY CAKES “DA COOKIES!!!!” Episode I
Welcome to THEJNSREPORT’S: The Cheese Cake Episodes
Like most people, if not all, I on occasion love to have a really good desert. One of my favorite deserts to have is Cheesecake. It just so happens that in my limited spare time I enjoy making cheesecakes from scratch.
Ladies and Gentlemen, what you are about to witness is the culmination of a special birthday Cheesecake I made for a good friend of mine’s Birthday today. Without further ado I give you The Cheesecake Episodes: Episode 1. My Torched Cherry Strawberry Cheesecake.
While you can’t really see it in the photos the strawberries in the center of the cake have all been sugar-coated. This is the first Strawberry themed Cheesecake I’ve ever made but it’s definitely one of the best I’ve ever made as well. How much do you think a cake like that would cost if it were bakery bought? To help you with that calculation. Take into account that my cake is 12 inches in diameter and nearly 3 inches in height.
I can’t wait for my friend to taste his special birthday cake. This is my own personal recipe made cake with secret ingredients that I shall not divulge. 😉 And while you can’t see the base of the cake as it’s still in the pan, I didn’t slack a minute. I made a graham cracker crust for the cake also and used some of the left over graham cracker crumbs to top the cake.
Prep time was approximately 45 mins for the organization and prep for the crust and batter. Bake time was another 1 and 1/2 hours at 275 degrees for the first hour and then reduced to 250 degrees the last half hour before being left to cool in the oven and then transferring to the fridge for overnight cooling. I generally let my cakes cool at least an hour or so before moving them to the fridge to cool.
Stay tuned for upcoming update episodes. Till next time this has been The Cheesecake Episodes: Episode 1 by THEJNSREPORT. If you have comments or want to share a recipe tip feel free to leave a comment.