Forget freezer aisle ice cream cakes -- at Silk Cakes, a modern Asian bakery located in Forest Hills, Queens, you can get cupcakes covered with a round scoop of ice cream.
The ice cream-topped cupcakes come in three different flavors: pandan ice cream garnished with coconut flakes on a vanilla cupcake, lychee ice cream with kalamansi glaze on a yuzu cupcake, and chocolate ice cream covered in Japanese chocolate shavings on a chocolate cupcake.
Silk Cakes owner and Pastry Chef Judy Lai infuses her Chinese background into all her pastries. “A lot of the flavors here were actually inspired by things that we grew up with,” she explains. “So we thought to combine and recreate the American desserts and elevate it with an Asian flavor to it.”