empire cake.

Monday, January 16, 2012



i love the foodnetwork. its my thing. it relaxes me.

over new years i got sucked into this marathon "best bakeries in the usa" type show. a lot of places in nyc were mentioned, all of which we have tried.

but i had never heard of empire cake in chelsea. they are known for revamping desserts you loved as a kid and turning them into adult treats. think high class twinkies, ho hos (or yodels), and snowballs. you know, the little debbie varieties your mom stuffed in your lisa frank lunchbox.

the verdict? unique, delicious, addicting.

cupcakes are so lame.

a few more photos on facebook.

36 comments:

The PvdH Journal said...

8-0 that looks amazing! I'm not a massive dessert person but I really enjoy a good one once in a while and love finding places like these.

blackheartbetty said...

These pictures are great. I hate to admit how much I loved Swiss Cake Rolls as a kid...

Kim said...

Wow, these desserts look amazing. And you are so adorable in your striped leggings :)

vanda said...

Liked your outfit very much!!!!!!(I am NOT a chocolate lover...♥

rebecca said...

blackheartbetty-
yes! they were called swiss cake rolls in my neck of the woods as well.

kay* said...

new to your blog and loving it!

Greetings from Texas! said...

love the looks of the bakery. but love your striped tights even more! =)

[Unspeakable Thoughts Unspoken]* said...

oh you made me so hungry now! love that mustard cardigan!

xXx

Rebeka said...

Your photos are awesome. This bakery sounds delicious!! I want a ho ho now. HA!

in dreams said...

i actually thought the description for the 'swiss roll' included the word 'yum!', and then i realized that i just inserted that there myself, while reading. (not sure if that's a good thing?)

definitely visiting the bakery next time i'm in nyc. i might as well just do a bakeries-only tour of nyc, since i'll be stuffing my face the whole time i'm there.

Jennifurla said...

OMG, did you bring everyone back some?

rebecca said...

jennifurla-
twinkies for everyone subscribed to the blog.

Adele said...

LOVE the dog! Great photography

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Alex said...

I'll be in NYC next month, and you better believe I'm going to check this out!

BigAppleNosh said...

Yum, I need to try this place!

Rebecca - A Daily Something said...

Mmmm, I need to check this place out. Looks delish, and your photos are just stunning. We should collaborate sometime and do a styled photoshoot! :D

tina said...

I think your photos are great. You make me want to go and eat there, although I don't have a sweet tooth.
Btw, I hate cupcakes.... it's official!! Never understood why they took off. I know I'm the minority:)

Emily said...

Looks delicious and your pup is adorable! It would be my dream to own a bakery like that!

Belle said...

What a cute outfit you are wearing. Everything looks so yummy.

Audrey said...

Thanks for sharing ~ this just made it on my next NYC Wish List. An adult Swiss Roll ~ I am SO there!!! Yum...

Georgianna said...

Hi Rebecca, Great images! Thanks for the tour and description. I can be just as happy that there ISN'T an Empire Cake shop in Seattle. :)

And thank you for stopping by Paris By Two.

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shopgirl said...

Those foodie pics looks so delicious! You always take great photos. And your outfit is just too cool! Love the stockings/tights.


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The Rigolosos said...

I want one of each, thanks.

And you in that snazz outfit? Damn, gina.

Shoko said...

Drooling.

MamaJots said...

amazing photos of an amazing looking cake shop. how scrumptious! xo

Lonely Wife Project said...

What I would do for a Swiss roll right now.

Lena at A Crimson Kiss said...

Holy delicious!

ediot said...

absolutely beautiful photos and these cakes look soo yummy!

love the layout of your blog. it's so nice!

Sydney said...

MMM! This looks delicious! I'm getting on the next plane to NYC JUST to eat these.

Samantha Chu Ramage. said...

it looks absolutely beautiful there. must go to NY nowwwww.

xo
sami

Laura *You Stir Me* said...

oh this is perfect! My kind of place. And if I saw you walk past me on the street in that outfit, I'd whisper to my husband, "See, that's my kind of style." You look adorable!

kitchu said...

And I thought I was going to try to stick to my diet in NY. Ha!

That dog is almost as cute as my dog. Omg.

Lauren Knight said...

Now I want a Swiss Roll. No, I mean, I MUST have one.

Love your stripey leggings as well.

Lia said...

I love your stripped leggings, where did you get that?

rebecca said...

lia-
thanks! they are from jcrew.

Chessa! said...

twinkies are my favorite. but, please don't hate on cupcakes. it's not their fault they're so trendy and delicious.

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