Qu’est-ce que c’est??
These funny little balls are wickedly sweet, wacky in conception, perfect over-the-top-deliciousness.
Cake truffles from Momofuku!
I popped into the East Village bakery for a cornflake marshmallow chocolate chip cookie. But, when confronted with the selection, I remembered my friend Mr. B—steadfast source of brilliant music, cocktail and sweets recommendations—telling me I must try Momofuku’s birthday cake truffles.
Still not pleased with the bakery’s decision to individually wrap everything (a disappointing result of the baking no longer being done on the premises), I rationalized that three treats per cellophane baggie is better than one. Besides, it’s my duty to try new things. And listen to Mr. B.
So there I was: with six little cake truffles. Think denser, cakier, sweeter and more granular Munchkins. Genius.
The birthday cake truffles are rainbow cake, vanilla frosting and sprinkles. Eating one is just like being an eight-year-old on a sugar high at a piñata party.
The banana cake truffles are banana cream, hazelnut crunch and gianduja fudge. They're moist little flavor bombs.
The chocolate malt cake and apple pie truffles? A girl can only be so gluttonous. Those, I still have to try.