Sunday, November 14, 2010

Just a little something from Momofuku

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.


"All things French" said...

Qu'est-ce-que c'est ?? ils sont delicieux !!
I think I would try the (not so little) chocolate malt - miam!!!

NYC, Style and a little Cannoli said...

I have yet to try this place but more and more it is getting to the top of my list. They look amazing!!

a Broad said...

I can see me now, eating a Banana Cake Truffle, then the Chocolate Malt, then weeping ... I need some chocolate and I need it now !
Real chocolate, not this South American version ! Send chocolate !

Stephanie said...

What wonderful little treats!

ParisBreakfasts said...

I have NOT tried these..
Looks too much like candy bonbons and too sweet
I suppose Ishould just so I can complain properly..

Helen said...

I was just here -- so many goodies! I'm always shocked at how long the lines are too! Have you tried the Saam bar?

Portervesm said...

What wonderful little treats!