What does a professional cake gumshoe love more than anything? Discovering a new baking business. So when I came across a line of sweets called Baked In Seattle in Ralph's Grocery, I had to learn more.
Turns out, this local wholesale and custom-order bakery offers a vast array of baby cheesecakes and crumbles with flavors and names inspired by the northwest, and while the baked goods can most readily be found at Blue Willow Catering & Luncheonette in West Seattle, they are also available at a handful of other retail shops.
But most interesting of all? Their menu. Eat--er, read all about it:
5" Mini Cheesecakes @ $3.95 each:
Capitol Hill Classic Cheesecake---Anything but plain, this classic two-layer cheesecake sets the gold standard.
Seneca Strawberry Cheesecake---Creamy Northwest strawberry perfection swirls this taste of paradise.
Belltown Blueberry Cheesecake---Wonderfully dark bursts of whole blueberries popping throughout.
Madison Mocha Cheesecake---Creamy coffee and chocolate balance in a chocolate cookie crust.
Cascade Chocolate Chip Cheesecake---Semi-sweet bits of ecstasy in a sweet chocolate cookie crust.
Queen Anne Chocolate Cheesecake---Four layers of chocolate richness for premier indulgence.
Black &Tan Peanut Butter-Chocolate Cheesecake---Perfect combination of peanuts and chocolate sweetness.
Spanish Castle Orange-Spice Cheesecake---Delicate hints of orange balance cinnamon spice.
Pioneer Square Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake---Our seasonal delight swirled with sweet pumpkin.
5" Mini Crumblepies @ $3.95 each:
Empire Way Apple Crumblepie---Granny Smith apples kissed by brown sugar, vanilla and cinnamon with a crunchy, crumbly sweet top.
Bainbridge Blueberry Crumblepie---Blueberry brown sugar heaven covered with a crunchy, crumbly sweet top.
Pike Street Peach Crumblepie---Freestone peaches melt into brown sugar bliss with a crunchy, crumbly sweet top.
Northwest Mixed Berry Crumblepie---Marionberries, blueberries, strawberries, and red raspberries in blended perfection with a crunchy, crumbly sweet top.
Georgetown Strawberry Rhubarb Crumblepie---Seasonal strawberry rhubarb country-sweet classic with a crunchy crumbly sweet top.
Rainier Roasted Sweet Potato Pie---Seasonal down-home buttery goodness and a hint of nutmeg.
Cheesecakes and Crumblepies also available in full 8" size for $13.95 by special order (after July 1st, 2010)
For more information, visit the Baked In Seattle website.