Festivities were held on Friday, March 17, 2017, honoring the “Cakie”, the creation of Queens-based Pastry Chef Janice de Castro (owner of Jae NYC Eats) at The VNYL Bar & Restaurant. A Cakie is the classic Twinkie revived and revamped! Having assumed a different identity, the new and improved Cakie was a hit among the crowd. The flavor profiles are vibrant and welcoming like Janice herself, and are hand injected into a familiar shaped moist cake.
Owner Janice also used the party as an opportunity to premiere some new flavors! A crowd favorite was the limited edition Bad & Boujee pair; the Bad Cakie combined the flavors of Hennessy, Valrhona Chocolate, and Cherry Cordials, while the Boujee Cakie contained Dom Perignon and White Truffle.
It was a lovely evening, and I had so much fun mingling with Janice and her family, I even got to help set up a little bit before the beginning of the event. Camera lights were flashing, drinks were flowing, and the music was playing as we all wished Cakie a very happy first birthday; I actually forgot that it was St. Patrick’s Day for a moment. Congratulations on an incredible first year to Janice and her team, I can’t wait to see what else you guys have in store for us!