Desserts that don't do damage to your waistline
Here to give us the freedom to indulge and still fit into our skinny jeans is Julie Hwang. Burned out from the corporate grind, this lawyer-turned-confectioner traded in her suits for aprons and launched Big City Little Sweets, a bakery serving from-scratch pastries in miniature form.
Hwang’s tiny treats have earned a reputation among fashion insiders who like dessert as much as their shrink-wrap designer dresses. Her bite-size macarons, cupcakes, tartlets and cake pops made their debut at Bergdorf Goodman’s 20th anniversary soiree for Christian Louboutin and have since been hits at parties for Marc Jacobs, Rebecca Minkoff and Henri Bendel.
We love Big City Little Sweets’ mini carrot and peanut-butter cupcakes ($24 a dozen), Linzer tortes with apricot jam ($20 a dozen) and irresistible red-velvet cake pops drizzled with white chocolate. Got a specific treat in mind? Hwang can make teeny versions of just about any dessert, from lemon-meringue pies to espresso Sables topped with chocolate ganache.
Our next challenge is stopping after one.
Email Hwang to place an order. Deliveries are made anywhere in Manhattan for a $30 fee.