Post # 1
Hi Bees! I’d love to do a cupcake tier instead of wedding cake as our meal already includes a little dessert. Our venue recommended cupcakes so you can hand them out end of night if guests get too busy dancing to finish them off during the reception.
What is the best (and most affordable) NYC cupcake vendor for weddings? Magnolia and Billy’s seemed expensive, Baked By Melissa only does miniatures. Help?
Post # 3
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
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
I love CRUMBS!!!! Its a chain and it is amazing!!! They have a website but they are fabulous
Post # 6
- 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
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
mmmmm Sugar Sweet Sunshine……. sooooooo goooood
Post # 9
ohhh magnolias… i think i’m starting to drool. i wish i was back in nyc!
Post # 10
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 # 11
Thanks, girls! I wrote to all the vendors you recommended and Chikalicious price and look was dead on. I headed down to the East Village for a taste test Sunday and mmm! I think they’re fantastic in look, price and taste. Yay!
Here’s what they can do. How cute is that?!
Post # 12
@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
@LizzieDee: Yay! That display is so gorgeous. Now I’m craving one of their cupcakes…
Post # 14
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
@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
You have to try Butter Lane in the East Village. Affordable and the owners are dolls:)