Kumquat Cupcakery: Sweet things come in sweet little packages

Dear Food Diary:

The other day while wondering around, I stumbled across the sweetest little surprise near Astor’s place, A Holiday Market (at the corner of 4th St and Lafayette). Amongst the paintings, jewelry and t-shirts, there were trays of cute mini cupcakes in soft pastelish colors.
The smiling owner Keavy Landreth (who’s face is the website and postcard, very cute btw) went down a laundry list of flavors like vanilla, lavender, chocolate, peanut butter, banana, but none caught my attention, until she said the 5 letter secret code to this chubby’s tummy… B-A-C-O-N.
Maple Bacon to be exact! A thick piece of crunchy and smokey bacon, sitting on top of a sweet vanilla frosting and a moist maple cinnamon cake. Like having breakfast in one bite, all I needed was a cup of hot tea.
For $1, it was easy on my wallet and no guilt attached. Who needs a giant sized Crumbs cupcake anyways? I’m perfectly content with these mini bites. Plus you can get an assorted flavors box and enjoy the sweet variety, sort of like a cupcake buffet =)
P.S. Chubby’s RATING:
Kumquat can be found at the Brooklyn Flea Market in Dumbo. They also cater and deliver. But right now you can find them at

Brooklyn Flea
Corner of Vanderbilt & Lafayette in Fort Green Brooklyn
www.kumquatcupcakery.com