Photo by Shani Bar-on, for Time Out New York
One of our favorite local bakers (is there a word for a cupcake bakery that doesn't have a storefront?), Kumquat Cupcakery, maker of super yummy mini cupcakes, is featured in this week's Time Out New York. Here's what they say:
Fortunately for relationships—and taste buds—there’s Kumquat Cupcakery, a homegrown operation run by Keavy MacPherson Landreth, a recent art school grad who bakes the signature miniature cupcakes in her tiny Williamsburg kitchen. In an inspired move, Landreth is offering a fresh alternative: a collection of “box of chocolate” cupcakes especially for Valentine’s Day, whose six flavors, such as chocolate-covered strawberry and caramel-chocolate, are inspired by the fillings in bonbons. The truffle-sized confections are as delicious as they are beautiful, and unlike some dry and too-sugary cupcakes we know, Landreth’s sophisticated bites are moist and robustly flavored. The 25-year-old minimalist has already acquired a fan base with her emphasis on unusual, seasonal flavors; she keeps busy with custom orders and by selling her baked goods at Williamsburg’s Artists and Fleas Market and the nearby Blackbird Parlour. -- Rebecca Flint Marx
Visit Kumquat at kumquatcupcakery.blogspot.com or email Keavy at kumquatcupcakery at gmail.com - and we have more international Valentine's Day cupcake coverage coming soon!