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Posted by Anonymous on 10/24/2007
i haven't been able to have a birthday cake not made of ice cream in years. having to be gluten-free sucks, but babycakes makes it so much more delicious.
Posted by Anonymous on 08/21/2007
This tiny little bakery definitely won me over as a dessert lover and a dairy-avoider. The cookies were too flat and crunchy for my taste, but the little brownies were amazing! They had this great gooey filling that left me baffled. Have yet to try the cupcakes... but I will.
Posted by Vanessa Schweizer on 08/11/2007
I just had to post something after reading Ms. Friedman's review. Aftertaste is totally subjective, since after being vegan for over five years, I have started trying some non-vegan foods again. I find the aftertastes of butter and eggs quite unpalatable, and if a vegan alternative of a baked good is available, I totally prefer it (no yucky buttery/eggy aftertaste!) So if you are vegan and you have not been to Babycakes, you simply must visit. If you are not vegan and want to see what all the hullaboo is about with Babycakes, you must judge their goods on their own merits and not compare them to goods you are accustomed to. Maybe you will miss the buttery/eggy aftertaste. Maybe you won't. Maybe you will like the texture of the food. Maybe you won't. Just don't expect vegan renditions of non-vegan foods to taste *exactly* like non-vegan foods. If they did, I, for one, would not eat it.
Posted by Anonymous on 07/02/2007
No one could live up to the hype Babycakes has received this past year. Yes, some of these desserts do taste familiarly vegan. Still, the buttery cinnamon bun was astonishing. The carrot muffin was a little heavy on spice and low on fruit. Cloves, maybe? Vegan desserts usually need to be chocolate because the bitter strong flavor of chocolate covers the absence of butter and eggs. To find vanilla family member flavors that taste this good is rare. The place is tiny so don't expect actual seating but do expect friendly staff. They are dressed in updated Waitress chic. It's the bakery version of hipster's trucker's caps.
Posted by Nicole Friedman on 06/30/2007
I am very happy that people with real allergies and dietary concerns have more options today. Unfortuantely it can be very difficult for a baker to create delicious desserts under such limitations. Their chocolate brownies are pretty good but other items that I have tried had that strange flavor that I usually associate with vegan products- as well as an unpleasant aftertaste. As for as vegan products it's definitely not the worst I've had, but far far far from delicious and not something I would buy again. (Specifically I've had their zucchini bread and apple muffin) I hope that in the future Babycakes improves their recipes because again, people with real dietary needs deserve delicious desserts just like anyone else.
Posted by Anonymous on 03/24/2007
This place serves the most delicious milk/sugar//dairy free sweets! Usually when I eat an organic or sugarless brownie it tastes awful but the food here tastes even better than the heavy non-vegan baked goods elsewhere. The famount of frosting applied and its thickness was amazingly at the right amount. I would like to go back to babycakes again and again!
Posted by max on 02/25/2007
walked down to buy my husband some gluten free sweets while on a visit--brought back a whole box on the plane--which he devoured in less than 24 hours. Place was very crowded but the wait staff was very attentive and patient while helping me to pick out treats.