Editor's note: Every afternoon we like to post a short Sugar Rush to end your day. Think of it as the dessert to your daily blog reading. Plus, as an added bonus, every day between now and Halloween these Sugar Rushes will all be pumpkin based. It's the only way we could think of covering the enormous number of pumpkin sweets being offered in the city right now. Enjoy!
I've expounded before on how the Upper East Side seems to be devoid of all things fabulous and delicious. I have this idea that people in other neighborhoods can step out, round the corner, and return with baguettes worthy of France's national baguette subsidy and cakes as dreamy as those that populated the salon of Marie Antoinette. But there is one gem that I brag about to anyone who'll listen: Two Little Red Hens. I order my birthday cake from there every year (chocolate cake, raspberry filling, white icing, chocolate buttercream flowers), but for Erin's birthday, I brought in their seasonal Pumpkin Cake. She promptly exclaimed that it was the greatest pumpkin baked good she'd ever tasted, and she should know. Ed nodded, "Not at all cloying." The pumpkin cake and pumpkin frosting result in autumn-leaf-embellished layers of pumpkin perfection. Cupcake versions are also available.
Two Little Red Hens
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