One of the several stops on our previous "NYC 3girls food tour" was City Cakes. If you haven't already heard, this bakery is UNREAL. They are located in a basement in Chelsea. Even though it is small, they create insane baked goods in there. When we visited, we got to sample a little of everything. We got to try their stunning cupcakes, and of course, their famous HALF POUND COOKIES.
City Cakes is a high end cake shop that uses inspiration from all around the city to create fascinating works of edible art. City Cakes bakes everything fresh each and every day. They bake their special cakes, cupcakes, and cookies, which weigh in at a HALF POUND each. Their shop is located in the Chelsea neighborhood in Manhattan, and is just a couple blocks from Chelsea Market and the Highline Park.
Some of their beautiful cakes were put on display in their shop. How cool are these?! Their cakes have been featured on TLC'S Fabulous Cakes and The Rachael Ray Show. The City Cakes Team works so so hard every day to create beautiful edible art. The team includes Chef Benny Rivera, Chef Marc Coolrecht, and Chef Sarah Pleitez.
This is the box that all of our goodies came in. We love how simple it is. And also how cute it looks on camera and now on the blog!
THE CUPCAKES. City Cakes offers so many unique cupcakes. We got to sample their Salted Caramel Cupcake and their Banana Pudding Cupcake. They were spectacular! The frosting was super light and fluffy and their cake was amazing. It was filled with flavor and had the perfect texture and consistency. Besides their Gourmet Cupcakes that we got to try, City Cakes also offers their customers to customize their own cupcakes for special events!
THE HALF POUND COOKIES. They could be the best cookies in the city. These bad boys were out of this world. Once you have one piece, you can't stop eating them. They are ADDICTING! We tried City Cakes' classic Chocolate Chip Cookie, their Red Velvet one (it also had a cream cheese filling!), and their Nutella Macadamia Nut Cookie (stuffed with Nutella!). These cookies are their most famous and most popular baked good, and now we see why! Keep in mind these are HALF POUND cookies, so they are also great to split and share with another friend. Or you can just keep them to yourself, haha! Everyone who is reading this needs these cookies in their life. They are life-changers.
A huge thank you goes out to City Cakes and their unbelievable staff for hosting us at their shop a couple weeks ago. We had a blast sampling their goodies and stopping by on our "NYC 3girls food tour." If you are ever in NYC, we are begging you to go check out our friends at City Cakes. Try their cupcakes and half pound cookies. They will change your life.