Move over cupcakes cause gourmet marshmallows are about to steal the muffin cups from right under you. A new trend in sweets is beginning to pop up all over the country that has cupcake lovers worried that their beloved treats will soon be the second dessert of choice.
Over the past two years, artisan marshmallows have been quietly gaining popularity, but now it seems that the secret on these gourmet confectioneries is out.
At Three Tarts Bakery in Manhattan, flavors like cinnamon, espresso, chocolate-rosemary and mango are just a few examples of the creative infusions that are making these sugary clouds so desirable among foodies. Other places in NYC serving up these epicurean delights are Ã‰picerie Boulud (try the passion fruit honey), soon-to-open Robicellis, Baked, and The City Bakery, which, plans to hold a marshmallow art exhibit in February (The New York Times).
If you can’t make it to NYC, don’t fret because plushpuffs.com, Levity Gourmet Marshmallows, Pete’s Gourmet Confections and Kitty Lee Thomas Sweets sell their marshmallows online. We also found some other spots in the U.S. and Canada (where the trend is believed to have originated) that are whipping up small batches in some pretty inventive ways.
Mia Mallows, San Antonio, Texas
Li’l Puffs, San Jose, Calif
Girl & the Goat, Chicago, Ill. (foie gras marshmallow)
Longman & Eagle, Chicago, Ill. (horseradish marshmallow)
240sweet, Columbus, Ind.
Butter Baked Goods, Vancouver, BC
Nadege, Toronto, ON
Suite 88 Chocolatier, Montreal, QC
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