Cupcakes in Heels Review & Deal

Cupcakes in Heels
43-19 Bell Blvd
Bayside, NY 11361
718-415-2009

Before I talk about how amazing these cupcakes are, I’m going to post the AmazonLocal deal that is currently running. In the past, these have sold out quickly, so I’d recommend for you to grab one right away. This is a great value & the best way for you to try out their amazing cupcakes without having to pay the full price. And I can guarantee you that you’ll want to go back again & again after you’ve had your first bite.
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I cannot tell you how much I love the cupcakes at this place. I have to warn you, they are on the pricey side ($3.25-$3.50), but they’re totally worth it. They provide sweet treats that you can indulge in once in a while. They have fluffy frosting that is not overly sweet, moist cake & there’s always a bit of frosting on the inside. They decorate everything so beautifully, so it’s a great treat to bring to a housewarming or for a birthday.

They also make cake pops, cakes in a jar, French macarons, gorgeous custom designed cakes, couture dessert tables & many other sweet treats. The owner is super friendly & has a great work ethic. Everything she makes turns out gorgeous.
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The cupcakes are named after some of the popular fashion designers.

My favorites include:

“the Louboutin” Red Velvet

Red velvet cupcake with their signature creamy frosting, which has a hint of almond oil in it.

“the Jimmy Choo” Pistachio
Pistachio cupcake with whipped pistachio frosting. Who doesn’t love a pistachio cake?!?

 ”the Versace” Tiramisu
Tiramisu cupcake, soaked with wine, espresso and coffee, frosted with creamy mascarpone frosting, topped with shaved chocolate. I am not a fan of alcohol or coffee, but when you put those 2 combinations in a cupcake, I’ll gobble it up in a second. This is probably my absolute favorite so far.

I’ve tried many of their other flavors as well, but those have to be my absolute favorite. You’ve never tasted cupcakes like these before. It’s definitely a must-try.

The store front is on the small side & there’s no room to sit in the store. You just order & leave. They are located next to the Golf store, right by the bus station. Make your way there, you will not regret it. Seriously, get the AmazonLocal deal now before it’s sold out. They’re so YUMMY!!!!

Sweetleaf Review

SWEETLEAF
10-93 Jackson Ave
Long Island City, NY
(917) 832-6726

Hubby & I happened to be in the neighborhood & was looking for some coffee after brunch. We decided to stop in here. Upon walking in, we noticed the nice, homey, laid-back feel to the place. The cashiers were all really nice & didn’t rush you to order. They had chalkboard signs by the counter, a lounge area with vintage chairs & sofas, & in the back, a picnic table for those that want to use their laptops since it was forbidden in the lounge area. Oh yeah, did I forget the high ceilings? Yep, they have that too!

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I’m not a coffee person, so I left that for hubby to order. He opted for the Latte. Something simple & something he loves. He loved the Latte. He definitely thinks it’s one of the best.

I did read many rave reviews about the Rocketfuel (Cold-brewed w/ Chicory, Maple Syrup & Milk) & Voodoo Child (Vietnamese-style Cold-brew, sweet & creamy), so hubby will have to try those next time we make a visit, especially when he’s feeling really sluggish & tired.

I opted for the pastries, which they make fresh daily. I tried the Espresso Coffee Cake with Espresso Glaze. You can definitely taste the espresso in the cake. I’m not a fan of drinking coffee, but I don’t mind having it in baked goods form! 🙂 It was a denser Bundt cake, but it was still moist & would have gone perfect with a cup of coffee (if only I like coffee)! I enjoyed the cake while sitting in one of the cushiony chairs side-by-side with the hubby. It was a great place to chill on a lazy Sunday morning. I read my book & relaxed a bit. The place gets it spurt of loyal customers & I can see why they would come back time after time.

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Chillin’ with the Hubby

This is the kind of café that I would love to own one day. It is very laid-back & low-key, with great service, awesome coffee & baked goods. What more can a gal ask for?!?