Brooklyn Highjinx

Hiya!  As if you couldn’t guess from this post’s title, guess where I went today!

Hello, BK!  After my workout this morning—running and strength training; nothing to write home blog about—I met up with Gabby and Connie, two fabulous William Smith women and feminist activists to check off a few items on my NYC Bucket List.  First stop?  Brooklyn Cupcake!

Holy cow—just check out all these options.

Each of the ten-plus flavors seemed to stare back at me from the display case.  And each flavor—from the coconut to the chocolate cheesecake to the tres leches—seemed to say, not so subtlety, “pick me!”  Hello, red velvet.

And hello, homemade cream cheese frosting.

From the first not-so-graceful bite—did you see the mound of frosting?—I knew this would easily be one of the top three cupcakes I’ve ever had.  The cake tasted perfectly moist, and it was the cream cheese frosting that stole the show.  And I don’t even like frosting.  Since Brooklyn Cupcake changes its menu often—it even offers special weekend options like tiramisu and apple pie—I will definitely be back.

After our afternoon indulgence, the girls and I headed to the Williamsburg Bridge.

Sure, a stroll across the bridge would help burn off those sinfully delicious cupcake calories, but we also had another destination—Bluestockings, a bookstore, fair trade cafe, and activist center in the Lower East Side, aka feminist heaven!

So much room for activist activities–activism and social justice books lined these shelves. (Michele, come visit ASAP!)

And obviously, there was room for Ryan Gosling.  Love me some Feminist Ryan Gosling.

Would you believe me if I said some of us even got tattoos?  Well, we did!  No, not me, and no pictures.  You’ll have to head over to Gabby’s post to see the ink.  I will say this:  it’s very rhetorical.  Thanks for a great day, Gabby and Connie!

Edited to add link to Gabby’s post.

How was your Monday?  Did you do anything fun?

16 responses to “Brooklyn Highjinx

  1. so cool! gah you are totally taking that city by storm

  2. Cupcakes are in the top 5 foods of all time and those look and sound absolutely delicious…

    • I was dangerously close to getting another one! My friend went with the French toast one and loved it, so I was (well, am) intrigued. 🙂

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  4. I love red velvet cake. And cream cheese frosting is deadly when you discover how easy it is to make at home…. Whip together icing sugar and cream cheese, basically….. Should I have said that, maybe not.

  5. That cupcake looks delectable! The thing I remember most about Brooklyn is right when you cross the Brooklyn Bridge there’s an ice cream shop that has the best butter pecan I’ve ever tasted! Of course, leave it to me for my memories to be ice cream related 😉

  6. Ah – I didn’t know that Junot Diaz had a new book out! Thanks for the tip 🙂

  7. Wow that looks like such a fun time. Red Velvet cupcakes are seriously my favorite treats in the entire world. I could eat red velvet type things everyday LOL. Though maybe my pants would not appreciate that.

  8. I’ve never been to that portion of NY..so that’s on MY bucket list. Monday…same old ..nothing special. Gym, work, and a walk. I’m boring.

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