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Tuesday
Apr012008

No Fooling: Sweet Ideas to Make April Kinder

They say that April is the cruelest month. But at Cakespy, we have the perfect idea for making the month a bit kinder--sweet treats in the mail! The perfect thing to put a sparkle in the eye and a spring in your step, no matter how many April Showers you're up against. To that point, we've assembled a list of some of our favorite new discoveries in the world of shippable baked goods--delectable treats to send off, care-package style to friends and family...or perhaps to your entitled and deserving little self. Of course, once you taste these treats you might not want to share the care--but hey, sometimes you've got to be cruel to be kind.


Sugar cookie from the Sweet Tooth FairyThis is what love looks like.
The Sweet Tooth Fairy: Have you ever bitten into a cookie and had to pause and sit down before continuing? If so, then you'll understand why we're so in love with their sugar cookies, which are dense, crumbly, and frosted with a rich, decadent frosting that will keep you coming back for more. We love their rich little cake truffles too--blurring the lines between fudge, cake and truffle, these are little gems of pure pleasure in your mouth. As a bonus, everything was beautifully and securely packaged in their parcel. Sugar cookies are $28 per dozen (but they're BIG); cake truffles are $15 per half-dozen; these and more are available online at thesweettoothfairy.com.

Cakespy Note: If cake truffles intrigue you, learn more about the art of cake truffles from a very talented friend of ours, Bakerella! She'll be showing Martha (you know, THE Martha) how it's done this thursday on Martha Stewart Living--find out more here!

Ginger White Chocolate Cookie, Sugarlicious NYMoody Brownie
Sugarlicious NY: Specializing in old-school treats like cookies and brownies, these are classic home baking with a modern makeover, from beautifully designed packaging to classic flavors with just a little something different thrown in. Our favorites? The surprisingly subtle and pleasing "Red Hot" Brownies (brownies with a touch of chili and cinnamon), and the Ginger White Chocolate Cookies. Of course, old favorites like chocolate chip or oatmeal cookies are on hand too. Cookies are  $18 per dozen; $24 for 9 generous brownies; these and more available at sugarliciousny.com.


Walnut CookiesChocolate Spice Cookies, Jennie and Vera's
Jennie and Vera's Cookies: (photos above care of Jennie and Vera's with thanks) Jennie and Vera's cookies are like little works of art, equally easy on the eye as they are on the palate. From the "walnut"--which looks like a shelled walnut and a macaron had a baby (and oh, what a baby: a cookie composed of ground walnuts, filled creamy walnut filling flavored with Croatian walnut liqueur) to the chocolate spice cookie, which marries Hungarian paprika with black pepper, ground chocolate and cocoa, we're pretty much hooked. Anyone you send these to is very lucky indeed! Prices range depending on cookie style; available online at jennieandverascookies.com.

BiscuiteersBiscuiteers
But if you're in the UK, don't despair--we have a good one for you too: Biscuiteers! Basically a biscuit-and-telegram service, you choose your cookie (sorry, biscuit) and your message, and it's sent to the recipient of your choice. Far less expected and much sweeter than flowers, in our opinion! Prices range from £8.00 for an individual message and treat, and go up from there; available online.


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Reader Comments (32)

That walnut cookie looks like a nut I would like to crack!

LOL, I also like your cupcake scissorhands hehehehehe

Are you participating in the Great American Bake Sale?

April 1 | Unregistered CommenterCookie Jill

The King Arthur Flour people also send baked goods. This cake looks especially amazing:
http://www.kingarthurflour.com/shop/detail.jsp?select=C158&byCategory=C413&id=8469

April 1 | Unregistered CommenterKatrina

Obsessive Foodie: Me too, me too. :-) and glad you like Cupward Scissorhands!!

Cookie Jill: That sounds up my alley!

Katrina: OMG, the cinnamon rolls look fantastic too!

April 1 | Unregistered CommenterCakespy

very delicious!

April 2 | Unregistered CommenterBig Boys Oven

I want some, I want some! I love what people are doing as far as mail order products. So many talented bakers out there. I can't wait to watch Martha tomorrow!

April 2 | Unregistered CommenterAran

Hmm biscuits or flowers - it's a tough call all right. Probably the ideal would be both, but if that wasn't possible (giving it a nanosecond's thought) BISCUITS, BISCUITS, BISCUITS!!!!
www.thecakedcrusader.blogspot.com

Those cookies look wonderful!

Lucky girl! I wouldn't mind some cookies in the mail.

xoxox Amy

Does the puppy come with my order?

April 2 | Unregistered CommenterEB

Your drawings are always so delightful! I like Inspector Gateaux! hahah

April 2 | Unregistered Commentercakewardrobe

Sweet-deliverable-treats, Batman! Sigh. I've spent many hours scouring the Web looking for deliverable sweets. Sure, I want to send nice things to my friends and surprise my loved ones with good things in the mail... but I really just want access to the world's best bakeries (OK, and sometimes I just don't feel like driving too far for a killer cupcake).

Thanks for the new ideas to add to my list. And I've had some cupcakes (and cakes, tarts, tortes, crepes, more cupcakes, cremes, eclairs and napoleans) I've bitten and had to stop and sit down before continuing. But I'm still looking for that cookie. That's not really a bad journey to be on...

April 2 | Unregistered CommenterGP

There is a special place in my heart reserved for biscuit tins :-) I tried collecting them but as with everything else, it got expensive and I ran out of room!

Hope you are well!

April 2 | Unregistered Commentera.

My mouth is watering... Unlike that cool lab, I wouldn't stay stoically next to a box of yummy stuff. I would tear in and enjoy!

April 2 | Unregistered CommenterMary-Laure

I love the walnut cookie! Too cute!

April 2 | Unregistered CommenterDeborah

The cupcakes are so cute, and the cookies look delicios.

April 2 | Unregistered CommenterCupcakeLady

Mmm that walnut biscuit is doing things to me. You don't want to know the details....hahaha

Fun. I've looked at Pain Poilane (excuse the lack of accents, please) bread and wondered about sending that as a gift before but been put off by the thought of the cost. These seem more reasonable.

April 2 | Unregistered Commenterchou

This is SO MUCH better than free coupons from Bed, Bath and Beyond!

You know it's really not fair, all the delicious looking things you show on your blog that I can't try!!

i learned the hard way that i should always eat dessert sitting down. absolute deliciousness tends to make me woozy and weak in the knees.

question: is it wrong to send yourself a care package full of cookies, brownies, and/or cupcakes? if so, what if you made up a name (perhaps Phyllidia Featherbottom)(kudos to anyone who gets that reference) for the "from" section? that's makes it okay, right?

right?

April 3 | Unregistered CommenterA. Grace

Thanks for the great suggestions. I'm always on the lookout for delicious mail-order treats.

I love the walnut cookie! Oh wow wouldn't that be nice to open some delicious treats from the post - I'm dreaming on.....

Rosie x

April 3 | Unregistered CommenterRosie

Oh sugarliciousness! I love the name too! I'm going to check them out!

April 3 | Unregistered CommenterEllo
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