“I created this bakery and a lot of my desserts because this is stuff that I never had as a kid growing up,” says owner and baker Salvatore LoBuglio. “I know as an adult now, I’m brought back into my childhood with a lot of the things that I make.”
This desire to conjure that simple childhood joy has made Little Cupcake Bakeshop not only a great place to buy your roommate’s birthday cake, but also an NYC oasis for jaded adults who need to release their inner-kid. In addition to the strawberry shortcake layer cake, there’s a Fruity Pebbles cake, which has cereal baked into it (and sprinkled on top), and even a blue velvet ice cream cake with blueberry ice cream and blue velvet cake crumbs.
Check out the video above to get transported to a simpler time.