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The Confectional Cheesecake- Pike Place Market

Posted in Bakery, Dessert with tags , , , , , , on April 2, 2011 by belltowngirl

Cheesecake fans rejoice…! If you have not visited the Confectional in the Pike Place Market, it is an absolute must.  This isn’t your typical dense cheesecake with berries on top.  At Confectional it is taken up a notch with light and fluffy mini cheesecakes with exotic flavors.  I have been going there for years and it is consistently perfect in taste and quality.  If you prefer more crust, these cheesecakes would be perfect for you.  They use maria biscuits for their crust which makes it thick and crunchy.  The Confectional has 13 base flavors with new ones coming for every holiday or special occasion. 

I absolutely love all their flavors, but my most favorite ones are the Raspberry White Chocolate….whole raspberries with creamy white chocolate and a thick chocolate crust.  The Mexican chocolate cheesecake has cinnamon, cayenne pepper, and chocolate with a thick chocolate crust.  It has a perfect amount of spiciness where you can still enjoy it.  And one must not forget the Kahlua White Chocolate.  They use sweet kahlua coffee liquor, white chocolate, and a thick chocolate crust….light and fluffy and melts in your mouth!  Also, they do have unique truffles that are filled with cheesecake.  They bake their cheesecake batter, roll it into balls, and dip it in Guittard dark chocolate.  My favorite is the Cookies and Mint Chocolate…..inside is creme de menthe, dark chocolate, crumbled oreo cookies, and is coated in chocolate. 

top left clockwise:  Coconut Cherry Chocolate, Rasberry White, Kahlua White, Mexican Chocolate

top left clockwise: Coconut Cherry Chocolate, Rasberry White, Kahlua White, Mexican Chocolate

The Confectional is located in the Pike Place Market.  If you are familar with the area it is just a couple stores past Le Panier Bakery going south.  One thing I like is that they don’t use hydrogenated oils in any of their ingredients.  Also, if you haven’t tried their thick Colombian hot chocolate, ask for a sample…it is very tasty and great to have alongside with your mini cheesecake.  I would suggest following them on Twitter if you can as they post new flavors.  I missed out on their new flavor in March – Baileys Irish Cream chocolate chunk!  Overall, the Confectional is my favorite place for light and fluffy cheescakes with unique flavors.  Enjoy!

The Confectional website:  http://www.theconfectional.com/

Address:  1530 Pike Place, Seattle 98101

Hours:  10am-6pm daily

Contact:  206 282-4422

Trophy Cupcakes – Seattle

Posted in Dessert and Pastries with tags , , , , , , , , on December 31, 2008 by belltowngirl

A couple years ago, I was curious as to what was all the hype with Trophy Cupcakes.  Well, about one year ago…I have added another memorable chapter in my life…THE best cupcakes in Seattle.  Located in Wallingford Center, a variety of cupcakes are on display, party favors galore, and a dainty eating area in the corner.  One bite into this cupcake – omg…the soft and creamy frosting combined with the moist cupcake…perfection.  On certain days they offer different flavors ranging from Chocolate Graham Cracker(Mon and Sat) to Triple Coconut(Tues, Thurs, and Sat).  The cupcakes that are available every day are Red Velvet, Chocolate Vanilla, Vanilla Chocolate, Triple Chocolate, and Vanilla Vanilla($2.99 each).

Quite suprisingly, I have yet to eat a cupcake that I didn’t like at Trophy Cupcakes in Seattle and I have tried mostly every single one – there are at least 20 different flavors.  My cult favs are Red Velvet, Carrot Cake, Cafe Au Lait, and Triple Coconut.  The Red Velvet is made with buttermilk cupcake with hints of cocoa, and topped with yummy cream cheese frosting – A very unique and tasty flavor.  As for the Carrot Cake, don’t get carried away if it sounds too healthy.  The frosting on this Carrot cupcake makes you forget about it – I am serious.  Soft cream cheese frosting with a moist carrot cake with walnuts and little bits of shredded carrot.  Trust me, I never liked carrot cake until I tried this. 

Onwards, the Cafe Au Lait – coffee fans out there….read on.  A moist coffee cupcake topped with Vanilla Buttercream with sprinkles of French Coffee.  The coffee is not overpowering and the vanilla buttercream complements it perfectly.  Now, saving the best for last, the Triple Coconut – OMG.  I’ll do my best to describe this…Not too sweet, but the icing is to die for…generous coconut shavings with coconut buttercream and a moist cupcake.  The icing is perfection at its best!  All in all, the best foods in life are indescribable – imo.  You just need to try out Trophy Cupcakes for yourself…Enjoy!

Trophy Cupcakes box

Trophy Cupcakes box

Red Velvet, Triple Coconut, Carrot Cake, Cafe A Lait

top left clockwise: Red Velvet, Triple Coconut, Cafe Au Lait, Carrot Cake

Trophy Cupcakes website:  http://www.trophycupcakes.com/

Address:  1815 N. 45th Street, Suite 209 Seattle, Wa  98103 (Cross st. is N. 45th St. and Wallingford Ave N.)

Tel:  206 632-7020

Hours:  Mon-Fri 8am-8pm, Sat 8:30am-8pm, and Sundays 8:30am-5pm.