Caveat, I have been buying baked goods on and off from Bonelle for both personal and business consumption for years. Hadn't been there for a few years and was on the quest for interesting cupcakes.
They have some beautiful tasty and reasonably priced (for the quality and presentatin) newish items.
What I found that is better than a cupcake (this is for a "cupcake" wedding cake display) and it was right there in the showcase waiting for me to discover (always exciting) was individual mini cakes with a pretty pink, light textured and not overly sweet buttercream full blooming "rose" piped on top, the base was a geniose infused with grand marnier (I think) and wrapped in some sort of pastry/cookie like crust. I served it at a tasting and we had mini slices, which everyone devoured (including me). I am going to buy 2-3 dozen next week for a birthday "cake"
I was in a rush, as I had to pick up some stuff at "Natural" and the meter was ticking but other goodies that I noticed but did buy were individual petit fours in black and white with ??musical decorations piped on top and a really interesting looking chocolate and pistachio thing - it looked like an ice cream sandwich with dark chocolate "bread' and pistachio green filling. I am going to try that next time.
I've posted about Bonelle in the past. It is on Ascan Avenue off of Austin Street right next to the famous Nicks Brick Oven Pizza. They make very nice buttery danish and croissants, as well as really high quality speciality cakes eg opera cake, raspberry mousse, etc.
Don't be put off by the sometimes abrupt service. Depends on who you get at the counter. The owner is a sweetheart and really produces some wonderful items at reasonable prices. I think the individual cakes were about $3 - they serve one to two people (or more if you only want a taste of course).
Head around the corner to Natural - it's a nice fruit/flower/veg/cheese/meat/natural foods/grocery and mini market. It's my best source in the neigborhood when I want something unusual or really top notch quality. Prices vary but are really relatively reasonable for the selection and quality (in my opinion)
Of course in Forest Hills we are very lucky to have a huge assortment of interesting and even cheap stores to shop from. But that triangle area of Ascan and Austin Street presents some great chow choices!
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