Jelly shots aren't always super classy, and little cakes aren't always exciting. But when you can combine the two and get a little boozy jolt from your mini Boston cream pie cake, you've hit the snack jackpot! The snackpot?
The one super ridiculous indulgence I allowed myself on my recent trip to Paris was a visit to Ladurée on the Champs-Élysées. It's spendy and extravagant and silly but how can I, in good conscience, run this site about cute foods and not eat at the mecca of cute food-dom? I only had a few macarons, and they were exquisite! I wish I could have packed my suitcase full of pink meringue goodies like this one but it wasn't to be.
Nothing says love like a heart shaped dessert delicately dusted with cocoa powder. Sadly, I fear cocoa powder as it seems inevitable that I will accidentally breathe some of it in when I take the first bite and then I'll cough all crazy and destroy everything. How I wish I could enjoy a dusted treat.
I tried to be haughty about desserts in jars and how it's such an obnoxious fad like taxidermy in bars and guys who ride bikes and grow beards. But then I had an amazing goat cheese and berry mousse in a jar and changed my mind. Put it all in a jar! All of it! I take it back! Jars are charming and it could probably be scientifically proven that they make food taste 25% better.
At first I thought this looked like the world's fanciest doorstop or something but then I started drooling and realized that my brain knew it was awesome food so why couldn't the rest of me figure it out? The only way to eat such a fancy dessert is in the tiniest nibbles possible. You have to be careful not to compromise the structural integrity of the stack.