T minus 5 weeks until my bridal shower takes place here in New York City and I couldn’t be more ecstatic. While my sister and my bff are handling the planning, the thought of the upcoming event has got me feeling inspired to find the coolest stuff on the sugar and cosmic dust front. Hosting a bridal shower is a big responsibility because you want to get everything just right. I have done it once before, and while it was a lot of work, the final result was pure love and joy. Without giving too much away, my own shower will take place in the afternoon, the perfect time to serve cookies, cakes, candies and other whimsical desserts.
In honor of the fast-approaching big event, I wanted to share with you my favorite New York City and Brooklyn-based sweet shops that have caught my eye. These are truly the cutest shops you need to know about for your next event – many of whom even ship to other places around the US.
Soji’s Honey Bakeshop (See images below and above/ Instagram: @sogishoneybakeshop)– Brooklyn based bakeshop that specializes in hand-painted cookies and illustration. They can illustrate practically anything you want. My friend Madeleine even got her wedding crest hand painted one one of Sogi’s cookies.
Sweet Saba (See images below/ Instagram: @sweetsabacandy) – Maayan, (previously the founder of whimsical lingerie line The Lake & Stars) started this specialty line of candy meant for adults. Some of my favorites are her lipsticks and of course, the crystals.
Flourshop (See image below/ Instagram: @flourshop)– My friend Amirah Kassem started her BEYOND delicious cake shop 5 years ago, but the buzz is still going strong. I have never tasted a better cake in my life. We have ordered her red sparkly “lip” cake that’s filled with rainbow layer inside, her scull cake for a Day of the Dead themed party, a steak cake complete with chocolate carrots, glittery lips for my She’s in the Glow launch event and my fiancé even proposed to me with her giant diamond cakes. Let’s just say, we are obsessed.
Erin McKenna’s Bakery formerly Babycakes (See image below/ Instagram: @erinmckennasbakery) – They are known for their dairy-free, egg-free, vegan, kosher, refined sugar-free, wheat-free, soy-free and gluten-free baked goods, but I love their coconut mounds best. The taste, consistency and even color are so cute and delish and you can request fun shapes like”hearts,” “cats” and “lips.” Even those who despise anything vegan will appreciate their amazing taste.