Wednesday, November 26, 2008

The Whole Family will Know About SSS

Box o' cake
Last week, Blondie for Realz and her older sis visited for exactly 45 hours during which I decided to introduce them to my favorite bakery, Sugar Sweet Sunshine. Lucky for me, both times I stopped by in that 45 hours period, SSS had some new goods to try. Yay for new desserts, or one I haven't eaten before!

Pumpkin Trifle
The night I stopped by with my lovely fam, they chose the banana pudding (they loved) and Sunshine cupcake (they loved even more), while I went with the pumpkin trifle: layers of pumpkin cake, eggnog pudding, and whipped cream. I'm not a big fan of eggnog; I love custards, I love milkshakes, but not eggnog, so I was prepared to not be a fan of the eggnog pudding. Thankfully, I ended up being wrong. The eggnog flavoring isn't that strong so it doesn't overpower the moist and spicy pumpkin cake. Mixed in with the whipped cream, it is absolutely one of the most delicious, comfort dessert I have ever had. I very nearly ate the entire cup, even though we had just had a huge dinner.

Coconut Cupcake
Meanwhile, Blondie for Realz was falling in love with the Sunshine cupcake and openly wondered if a box would survive the trip home. Seeing as this was in the first 24 hours of their stay, I volunteered to make a return trip the following evening to pick up a box for her. When I made it back to SSS, they had two specials, Coconut Cloud and Orange Cream Cheese! Of course, I had to get my own box of cupcakes. I picked up those two along with a pumpkin and pistachio. The coconut is really a cloud, very light, fluffy, and moist with the meringue frosting making a perfect complement. It made me think that I might be liking coconut.

Orange Cream Cheese Cupcake
Unfortunately, the orange cream cheese was a fail. The cake was too dense and the orange tasted very sour and acidic. There is orange pulp in it, so they do use real orange, not just extract, but there was just something wrong. It did not taste like Florida.

Pumpkin Cupcake
Their pumpkin cupcake is still one of the best in the city, moist and spicy, just like the pumpkin cake in the trifle. SSS allows the tang of cream cheese to come through, instead of overpowering it with sugar like some bakeries, which makes for an excellent frosting in my book.

Pistachio Cupcake

Lastly, this was my first pistachio cupcake ever. I don't know why I've always passed it over seeing as I will down entire bags of pistachios if allowed. I absolutely loved this cupcake, it is light, fluffy, and full of pistachio flavor. Delicious.

Sugar Sweet Sunshine

126 Rivington Street
(212) 995-1960

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