(Closed) Best Cupcake Vendor in NYC?

posted 8 years ago in New York City
  • poll: What is your favorite cupcake flavor?
    Vanilla/Vanilla : (7 votes)
    20 %
    Vanilla/Chocolate : (6 votes)
    17 %
    Chocolate/Chocolate : (4 votes)
    11 %
    Red Velvet/Cream Cheese : (18 votes)
    51 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I vote vanilla/chocolate. But only if that means vanilla cupcake with chocolate frosting. That is my absolute favorite. Red Velvet is a very close second.

    Not sure as far as vendors go, but have you priced out cupcake cafe or crumbs?

    ETA: I was a bridesmaid in a wedding with cupcakes and they were fantastic.

    She found the recipe for magnolia cupcakes and frosting and had someone else make them for her.

    Post # 4
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    You might want to try ChikaLicious Dessert Club.  Their regular cupcakes are only $1.85 each and they are perfectly iced and darling.  They are smaller in size than those from Magnolia or Crumbs (like maybe 4 bites, or 2 if you have a really big mouth).  I had the red velvet and coconut flavors for my engagement party and they were delicious.  I used a Groupon for half-off, so maybe ChikaLicious would be willing to cut you some sort of deal as well.  

    Post # 5
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I love CRUMBS!!!! Its a chain and it is amazing!!! They have a website but they are fabulous

    Post # 6
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    997 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2010 - The Pierre Hotel

    Hi!  If you’re looking for a good red velvet, I’d recommend the Cupcake Stop. I’ve tried a lot of red velvets in the city, and this one by far had the best balance between moist cake and dense, creamy frosting. 

    For the Vanilla/Vanilla, I’d recommend Sugar Sweet Sunshine. It is superb. Moist cake and heavy but not overwhelming frosting.  I would NOT recommend their red velvet, as the last time I checked, they didn’t use cream cheese frosting! A travesty!

    For Chocolate/Chocolate, I love Tonnie’s Minis or again, Sugar Sweet Sunshine. SSS does a great slightly almondy frosting, and Tonnie’s is just awesome with dense cake and flavorful frosting. 

    I’m actually not a big fan of Crumbs – not sure if the four I’ve been to (I do a lot of cupcake research) were just anomalies, but I had dry, crumbly cake and super sweet, strangely textured frosting.  Plus, they don’t bake in house.

    I go into more cupcake detail on my personal site (listed on my profile, not linked here due to self-promotion policy).

    Good luck! 🙂

    Post # 7
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    105 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    Sugar Sweet Sunshine is the best!  A super homemade feel to their business and their shop and delicious cupcakes.  My favorite is the pistacio.  I agree with the above poster: Crumbs is named for their crumbly, dry recipe.

    Post # 8
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    1013 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    mmmmm Sugar Sweet Sunshine……. sooooooo goooood

    Post # 9
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    124 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    ohhh magnolias… i think i’m starting to drool.  i wish i was back in nyc!

    Post # 10
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    699 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Another vote for ChikaLicious , for the same reasons as @nyckitten: not only are they delicious (not super sweet), but they’re beautiful, and I like the smaller size.

    Post # 12
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    699 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @LizzieDee: OMG, major drool and cupcake envy.  My wedding’s not in NY, but maybe I can convince someone (in a non-Bridezilla way, of course) that we need cupcakes for a shower…  😉

    Post # 13
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    @LizzieDee: Yay!  That display is so gorgeous.  Now I’m craving one of their cupcakes… 

    Post # 14
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Butter Lane in the East Village is EXCELLENT.  They have three types of cake – chocolate, vanilla, and banana – and then they have 10 or 15 different types of icing, and each cupcake is frosted to order in the shop. 

    Their wedding prices are pretty reasonable, about $2.50-$3.00 per cupcake, and they do small “cutting cakes” also.  Their delivery fees are pretty steep, though.

    @LizzieDee: How cute are the Chickalicious cupcakes?  What are their prices like?

    Post # 15
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    @LizzieDee:OMG looks so yummy! I have never tried them but now it is definatly on my list! I love the arrangement! If I was not doing a Destination Wedding I would be mos def doing cupcakes!

    Post # 16
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    140 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    You have to try Butter Lane in the East Village.  Affordable and the owners are dolls:)

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