Today was my boss's birthday, and I was charged with buying the cake for our office celebration. Having no idea where to buy good desserts en masse, I asked a recommendation from my friend Talida, whose opinion I highly value when it comes to great food (check out her mouth-watering blog devoted to her baking exploits!). She pointed me to Financier Patisserie, an amazing local French pastry shop two blocks from my building. I settled on a decadent cake of praline mousse and Italian sponge cake topped with a chocolate ganache and glaze. It was oh-so-scrumptious—super rich and delicate at the same time—and was a huge hit among my colleagues. In my humble opinion, it definitely ranks among the top bakeries in New York!
|My boss and her beautiful chocolate praline cake from Financier Patisserie.|
|Lindsay, Taproot's senior manager of advisory services, also holds the title of birthday cake-cutter.|
|A random optometry office window at Rockefeller Center that I thought was very quirky and funky.|