I am always curious to see bakeries in action, and getting a chance to check in with Brooke and Leslie of Prohibition Bakery was an interesting experience. They, like many NYC cupcakeries, bake in a commercial kitchen, this one located on the Lower East Side.
Since they specialize in vice cupcakes, I saw a lot of booze standing by, and flowing:
Leslie making the ganache.
For the new Southampton Spring cupcakes: Southampton Grand Cru ale, orange, coriander, and black radish!
The ladies were working hard (800 cupcakes hard) on a top-secret VIP party, which I was not allowed to name.
Leslie's spinning oven mitts:
Now you tell me, is that a satisfied grin on Brooke's face or what??
A job well done.
Plus, I left with one of my all-time favorite cupcakes (now with new, improved pretzel topper):
SO good! Pretzels & beer cupcake mini, made with Nutella.
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