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Sucré Bakery

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My first minute in New Orleans was just a touch frantic. My flight landed at 10:30 am, and I’d called ahead to the Bourbon Orleans to make sure I could check in early so I could shower before everyone else got there. I’d been up since 4 am you see, because would you believe there are no direct flights from my airport in Alabama to New Orleans? I thought for once — Yes! I will have a direct flight! No changing planes! No schlepping my bags all over the airport! No almost missing my second flight! Surely there had to be a direct flight, right? I mean I’m so close, I could almost drive there.

But sadly, it wasn’t in the cards. No direct flights. I had to connect through — I’m still wondering about this one — Houston??! In case you hadn’t guessed, I’m about twice as far away from Houston as I am New Orleans. Anyway. Oh, and the only flights I could find at all were at 6 am or 6 pm. I could get up and go to the airport at 4 in the morning, or I could arrive in New Orleans at midnight. For some reason, now unclear to me, I chose 4 am. But I certainly wasn’t showering at that hour.

The first thing I did upon checking in (before showering, which I sorely needed) was reach in my camera bag to snap a few photos of the room. And the lovely counter space. And the delicious beds. And that’s when I saw it. I’d left my beloved 24-70mm lens at home. After a minor freak out (and running a few circles around the room), I started calling every camera store in New Orleans, starting in the French Quarter and working my way out to see if anyone had a lens they could rent me for the week. About the 10th store I called put me on hold for what seemed like an eternity while I silently begged and pleaded for them to have my lens. Or not so silently. I was on hold, right?

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A $30 cab ride from Hades later, I had my lens for the week. All was well again. And there, right next to the camera store, (as luck would have it) shining like a mirage in the dessert was Sucré.

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I’d heard about Sucré from a reader, Tara, who blogs at Three Guys on a Mission. I love the comment she left for me. She starts off, “Oh, and because I know you NEED to know where the good cupcakes are…” and goes on to mention a few bakeries and must-see restaurants in New Orleans. Oh Tara. A woman after my own heart. I knew I had to check out Sucré.

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I was not disappointed.

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How darling are these cupcakes?

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But that’s not all… macarons!

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Adorable cakes!

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Decadent amounts of chocolate!

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The even had these. Gelato. Sorbets. Shakes. Sundaes. Tons of flavors. I wish I’d had more time to spend in Sucré. I think I could live there, it has every food group: cupcakes, macarons, gelato and chocolate.

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But I did take a giant bag of treats back to the hotel with me to share with Jenny and the other gals when they arrived. Somehow our room always ends up with treats!

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Like this beautiful mini vanilla cake with almond buttercream.

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And this gorgeous chocolate cupcake. What is that delicious looking snow-like powder dusted on the frosting?

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Glitter + Cupcakes = A thousand times yes.

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This hazelnut buttercream was the hands down winner.

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I’m not a huge fruit dessert person, but I couldn’t pass up this pink strawberry cupcake.

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And oh, the macarons.

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Hello gorgeous! This honey lavender macaron was my favorite.

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This Dark Chocolate Caramel Cookie was probably my favorite of all the treats. I can’t even describe it. But you can order one.  Which I highly recommend.

Here’s the link to see more from this delightful bakery: Shop Sucré