That is, one half of bklyn foodie.
Yesterday, the adorable South Slope/Windsor Terrace neighborhood eatery Gialeti’s Cafe hosted its first ever food competition, and I roped in my second Brooklyn food competition award (the first was pre-bklyn foodie, at the Two Boots Chili Cook Off in the fall).
The winning recipe was an olive oil cupcake with lemon zest and a thyme buttercream frosting, which took both the people’s choice and the judge’s award. Taste-wise it’s a flashy little sucker, though I got knocked points for presentation — I really can’t argue there as I have no idea how to properly frost a cake and I suffered some major issues when I made my frosting ahead of time and stuck it in the fridge, then realized it was time to go and hard as hell. Possibly my worst baking decision ever comes next: I then stuck the frosting in the oven for a few minutes to soften it. Aye yae yae!
In anycase, my personal favorite was actually the cupcake with blackberry buttercream from Roopa over at raspberry eggplant. Roopa, who makes a wonderfully creamy, decadent frosting, shared her frosting tips: keep beating it! Next time I’ll heed the advice, thanks Roopa!
Check back at Gialetti’s in the near future: as the winning entry my cake will be carried in the cafe for a month!
Despite the fact that Gialeti’s Cafe is a mere three blocks from our apartment, like so many good things, it took us seven months to check it out. We will definitely be back for afternoon sandwiches, soup and, oh yeah, some bad-ass olive oil cupcakes.