January 31, 2010

Brownie Points

Once upon a time
In fair New York City,
I came upon a shop
That looked very pretty.

I might have passed by,
But I was alone.
Not listening to music,
Nor clutching my phone.

I have to admit,
I felt in my tummy
A feeling most empty
Except for the rumbling.

So inside I went
For my hunger to break.
I’m so glad I did;
That shop was Babycakes!


Gluten-free, sugar-free,
Whole grains galore!
When I saw all these treats,
My jaw hit the floor!

Cookies and cupcakes
and coffee and tea;
I couldn’t decide!
What would it be?

Vanilla, red velvet,
Or chocolate, why not?
If you don’t want the cake,
Have a frosting shot!

Overwhelmed with the choices,
Forget the cookies.
Not even the cakes;
I wanted brownies!


Spelt flour, agave,
Rich chocolate so nifty!
But what could be better?
The price was $1.50!

With each little bite
I was so glad I’d eaten.
With good food like this,
Who cares that it’s vegan?


Mom said...

Very good, you literary diva.

Dori said...

I want to go to Babycakes so badly!!!

katherine said...

I'm pretty sure Babycakes should purchase that poem from you!

emily said...

Yay, isn't it the greatest??? I seriously pine for Babycakes at least once a week!

Gelareh @ Nutritious Foodie said...

oh that looks good.

Gabriela said...

My friend and I were just talking about going to Babycakes the other day! With this rave review, we might have to go soon!

Rhonda said...

Loved it! ;o)

Anonymous said...

LOL Diana.

Anonymous said...

yumm! love me some brownies!

Christine said...

Love it and I am so drooling ... may be time for another chocolate fix :-)

tasteofbeirut said...

I agree with Katherine! Love that little poem, it should be framed and placed at a strategic spot in the bakery.
That brownie looks so alluring with that gob of ganache !

Anonymous said...

LOL such a great poem!! i agree with the commentors above me, babycakes should pay you for that poem!

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

Nice poem. I wish my brain cells worked that well still. I have a 3 yr old w/ strep throat, that's my excuse :)

Seriously have heard nothin but lovin for the place. I need it.

Commenting on my site. hopefully it resolves for you. If it persists, LMK. Not that i can fix it b/c at least i know.


chrystad72 said...

ha! awesome poem. I have been so curious about Babycakes. Ive heard the best stuff about them. I think they just opened one here in L.A that I am going to have to check out. I cannot resist a good vegan cupcake! Have a great evening sweetie!

Simply Life said...

oh those are adorable - and nice work with the poem!

Sophie @ yumventures said...

I loooooooooooooove your tribute to Babycakes! That is definitely a place I miss from the city...I wish I could order delivery =) Mmmm gluten free cupcakes...their lemon ones are amazing!

Mo Diva said...

my friend is dying for me to take her here! Looks sooo good!

Fayinagirl (means Free One) said...

Adorable! (the cakes and your poetry) ;-)

Jess - The Domestic Vegan said...

Ah!!! When I was in NYC last year, I ran out of time to get to Babycakes & I have been kicking myself ever since. I will DEFINITELY be stopping in during my next trip.

Erica said...

YUM! Glad you stopped in- looks delicious!