serious cake talent: nine cakes

It is not very often that some serious cake talent emerges. 

I first read about Nine Cakes in Brooklyn on blog, Inspired Bride.  I was so captivated by the cake shots that I saw, I had to do some digging to find out the story behind these super sophisticated, confectionary structures.  Two years ago, Betsy Thorleifson, baker and owner of Nine Cakes started out doing cupcakes at the Brooklyn Indie Market.  Their spot on the TODAY show gave Betsy and Nine Cakes the visibility it needed and was picked up by the taste makers of the online world a la Daily Candy, Wedded Bits and Martha Stewart Weddings. I think the rest is history when you have exposure like that. 

The other interesting fact that made me smile is that Nine Cakes is located in Red Hook, where my other favourite bakery is located, Baked Bakery (I blogged about Baked here.)  What is up with that?  A serious baking talent cluster is emerging in Red Hook.

Not only will you be in complete and utter awe of the designs coming from Betsy’s bakery, what is equally impressive is her innovative flavour combinations in the cakes that change seasonally.   For example for spring there are lemon lavender, chocolate raspberry rosewater, chocolate earl grey and chocolate caramel fleur du sel cake combinations.  I like her strategy, change the flavours everymonth and keep customers coming back for more.   I really think the pictures speak for themselves.  It’s too bad that her desserts are limited to the tri-state area.

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