Pretty pastel bijoux cakes in the West Village.
Just a little while ago, we were bemoaning a drought of new patisseries in NYC. Well, be careful what you wish for! Our favourite new patisseries this year include Lady Wong’s kuih shop, Salon Sucre’s vibrantly-hued creations, and now add AnnTremet’s exquisite mirror-glazed cakes to that list!
Located on the edge of the West Village, AnnTremet very quietly opened a few months ago. The patisserie’s glass counter features a line-up of pastel-hued, intricately-layered “entremet” cakes from which the patisserie’s name is partly derived. The cakes themselves are petitely-proportioned, and made in a similar mirror-glaze style as found at another new-ish patisserie, Salon Sucre. At AnnTremet however, they are lighter in taste and texture, and also less sweet. Pictured below are the rainbow-coloured “Lychee Apricot” (our personal favourite), the excellent tropical-infused “Pina Colada”, the rather subtle “Strawberry,” and the more earthy “Black Sesame.” AnnTremet also bakes larger custom celebration cakes, and they are breathtaking beauties.
Dessert adventure checklist
- ☑ Dessert destination: AnnTremet Cake, 47 8th Avenue, West Village, Manhattan, New York.
- ☑ Budget: $$-$$$.
- ☑ Sweet irresistibles: Cake.
- ☑ Must-eat: The “Lychee Apricot” cake.
- ☑ The short and sweet story: Pretty pastel bijoux cakes in the West Village.