11/10/2012 at 11:00 AM EST
Fresh off her African honeymoon
with husband Justin Timberlake
, Jessica Biel
stopped by New York City's Little Cupcake Bakeshop
on Friday around 3:30 p.m. to meet with two pals for some socializing and sweet treats.
Dressed casually in black with her hair half up, the Hitchcock actress
, 30, glowed and updated her friends on married life.
"She looked so happy," an onlooker tells PEOPLE. "She was thoroughly enjoying her one-on-one time with her friends. There was laughing and lots of chit-chat. At one point during the conversation, she showed off her wedding ring
to her friends. The friends looked in awe and held her hand to take a closer look."
During her hour and a half stay at the bakeshop, Biel wanted to order the Banana Nutella Cake but the bakery was sold out. "She was really bummed," said the onlooker. She ordered a chocolate chip cookie instead and sipped on tea while gabbing with her pals.
Biel "was so sweet and so friendly to the staff," said the onlooker. "She engaged in small talk with the employees and was very gracious. She even said, 'Goodbye' when she left."