Black + White's from Lulu Cake Boutique

Leo and a bunch of his buddies are turning 1 this month. To celebrate, a friend is hosting a party in her backyard this morning. I volunteered to bring sweet treats and picked up mini black and white cookies from Lulu Cake Boutique yesterday. I read about Lulu on A Sweet Spoonful and was surprised I didn't know about it since I worked in Chelsea for four years. Turns out it's yet another place that opened after I left the neighborhood. I couldn't believe all the other new buildings, restaurants, coffee shops, and boutiques Daniel and I found while walking through there and the Meatpacking District yesterday. The High Line is still my favorite addition of all and it'll be expanding again this summer to include food trucks and an outdoor bar. NYC just keeps getting better and better.

Lulu specializes in classic American treats and has homemade twinkies, yodels, cookies and cakes. I love the swirly L on their labels and since Lulu happens to be one of the nicknames I've found myself using for Leo from time to time (usually when I'm speaking in a silly voice to distract him during a diaper change), it feels like a fitting treat for his first birthday.

I tried to wait till today to try one, but by about 11pm last night, I couldn't resist. It was one of the best black and white cookies I've ever tasted, but slightly too sweet since the icing covers the entire cookie and not just the top. I'm sure Leo, Nico and all their pals are going to love them. I can't wait to have another.

Have a great weekend!

Lulu Cake Boutique
112 Eighth Avenue (between 15th and 16th Streets)
Chelsea, Manhattan

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