Tuesday, February 19, 2008
How can you not love a bakery named Cheeks? On a lonely stretch of Metropolitan Avenue in Williamsburg this bakery is a gem. Cute, as a button with exposed brick a retro table and chairs, painted old tin, the decor inside is charming, but the baked goods rock. The first time in here, I was told there was one baker, though they didn't tell me Cheeks uses organic eggs, flour and local ingredients which you can taste in the goods. One of their biggest sellers is a lime, coconut cake- moist, buttery sprinkled with fresh coconut and bursting with flavor. Cookies, cupcakes, tarts, cakes and pies all are absolutely delish. Finally, trying the cupcakes and not tasting anything like the Magnolia's that this owner used to work in. At $1.75 my vanilla cupcake with chocalate buttercream frosting was light as a feather. I usually don't enjoy the cake as much as the frosting. This cupcake again tastes the the best cupcake you remember as a kid. More accolades for this special spot again with baked goods honestly baked by one baker and tasting absolutely authentically old-school classic. I love Cheeks!