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Each week, City Manager Tom Aspell steps into his cake kitchen and sets about creating a fantastic artisanal cake. When we bite into it, we’re impressed, but when we see that the city memo is written on it in fondant, we know that Tom is truly the Cake Boss! 0

March 19, 2013

What’s cooking in Concord?

We sampled the signature sweet treats of all the local bakeries we could find. Come along with us on a culinary journey through the capital city! 0

March 19, 2013
What's cooking in Concord?

What's cooking in Concord?

We sampled the signature sweet treats of all the local bakeries we could find. Come along with us on a culinary journey through the capital city! 0

March 19, 2013
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The Crust and Crumb126 N. Main St., 219-0763, thecrustandcrumb.comWe scored some of the Crust and Crumb’s titular crumbs via its raspberry crumb bar. This was a thing of beauty! Crunchy and chewy at once, the bar satisfied our taste buds with its sweet, sweet raspberry filling. Crumbs are no longer for the birds! 0

March 19, 2013
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In A Pinch146 Pleasant St., 226-2272, inapinchcafe.comIn A Pinch staff recommended the lemon square as one of the bakery’s finest items. We have to agree! The filling was moist, the crust was crunchy and crumbly and the lemon flavor was sweet and not overly tart, as many lemon squares tend to be. 0

March 19, 2013
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Cafe Indigo128 Hall St., 224-1770, cafeindigo.com“Don’t you tell anybody about this place,” one Cafe Indigo patron pleaded with us. “It’s our little secret!” Indeed, the Hall Street location does keep Indigo under the radar a bit, but its vegan carrot cake is the stuff of legend.… 0

March 19, 2013
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New England Cupcakery28 S. Main St., 724-6464, necupcakery.comWhen we asked owner Lia Liporto which cupcake variety was the shop’s top offering, she didn’t hesitate for a moment before telling us to try the rolo cupcake. “It just reminds me of being a little kid eating cupcakes – it’s… 0

March 19, 2013
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Former Concord Monitor reporter (and current Maggie Hassan policy adviser) Molly Connors (right) gets a friendly greeting from Daisy, who was with Marylee Gorham of the New Hampshire Humane Society. 0

March 19, 2013

Kings and queens of the CASL

Students from the Capital Area Student Leadership program visited Monitor HQ last week. We took the opportunity to ask them a few questions about leadership and life. 0

March 19, 2013
Kings and queens of the CASL

Kings and queens of the CASL

Students from the Capital Area Student Leadership program visited Monitor HQ last week. We took the opportunity to ask them a few questions about leadership and life. 0

March 19, 2013