I've written about Blue Duck Bakery Cafe, a staple at the Westhampton Beach Farmers Market, in previous posts. The bakery's three berry pie may be my favorite pie of all-time, and its breads (especially the chocolate chunk chocolate loaf) are outstanding. In addition to pies and breads, the shop's Southampton outpost (there is also a Southold location) sells enticing confections like cupcakes, cookies, and pastries.
I stopped in this week for a trio of mini pies (apple, sour cherry and blueberry) and picked up a Fat Fridays treat for myself- a rectangular slice of carrot cake. There is nothing fancy or novel about Blue Duck Bakery Cafe's carrot cake, but then again, there's really no need to alter a classic. Moist cake, with hints of cinnamon and nutmeg, plump raisins and crunchy walnuts, is layered with sweet cream cheese frosting. A squiggly orange and green stemmed carrot, made from that same delicious cream cheese frosting, sits atop.