(Closed) Best Cupcakeries in NYC?

posted 8 years ago in New York City
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Tannery Pond at the Darrow School

Magnolia Bakery!!!! They’re my favorite thing EVER ๐Ÿ™‚

http://magnoliabakery.com/

Also, Billy’s has pretty awesome ones too…

http://www.billysbakerynyc.com/

Buttercup is delish…

http://buttercupbakeshop.com/

Crumbs are a bit different, TONS of stuff on top and massive, totally yummy as well!

http://www.crumbs.com/

 

But if you can only get to one of these, Magnolia gets my vote by a landslide! Happy eatin’! ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Crumbs is my favorite!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009 - Ceremony: The Kraine Theatre, Reception: Midtown Loft & Terrace

I vote for Crumbs, too, although Magnolia is a close second!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Crumbs is my fave, then Magnolia. The icing is a little too sweet and the line at the village location is what make Crumbs the winner.

But there are tons of other choices. Cupcake trucks, minicupcakes the size of a quarter (sorry, I forget who makes these), mmm I’m hungry just thinking about it.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I am going to be odd man out, but here goes:

I HATE Crumbs and Magnolia, I think it has become more about the place then the cake and although they were good at one point, it’s been a downhill experience ever since.  Here are few other places to consider:

Eleni’s- a lot like homemade (probably one of my faves)

Sugar Sweet Sunshine- Good icing, but dense cake

Billy’s- same as SSS

Sweet Revenge- good, but more like little cakes, then cupcakes

City Bakery- not bad, a little too sweet

CIty Cakes- pretty good

Some others that are on my list to try are:

Two Little Red Hens

Soutine Bakery

Silk Cakes

Babycakes

I have been tasting cupcakes for my own wedding all summer long and have yet to find the one myself!

 

 

 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I liked Magnolia and Crumbs. We found Sugar Sweet Sunshine last time we were there and really liked it!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I don’t like Crumbs. Waaay too much stuff. It’s more like eating cake in cupcake form. I like Magnolia, their frosting is really sweet but their cupcake is softer and more of what I think of with “cupcake” cake. I also like Cupcake Cafe on 18th. Haven’t been anywhere else, but there is a Buttercup place near my apt. and I am thinking about trying it out.

Post # 10
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Helper bee

Babycakes on Broome and Ludlow is AMAZING! Their cupcakes are healthy and made without any refined ingredients, but taste better than any other cupcake I’ve had. I plan on using them in place of wedding cake for my vegan guests since they are wheat, egg & dairy free.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Buttercup Bakeshop is my absolute favorite!  Way better than Magnolia’s, in my opinion.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

You can get CRUMBS in places other than NYC (like LA) so I wouldn’t go there if you are looking for something exclusive to  NYC…I love Sugar Sweet Sunshine and Billy’s

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I’m going with Billy’s for my wedding. I agree with some others that Crumbs is way too much. I personally prefer Magnolia, but Billy’s is in my new neighborhood, and also right around the corner from my venue!

For others doing cupcakes for their wedding, are you doing a tier? And forgoing the cake cutting? I really don’t care about that at all, but some have expressed surprise that we aren’t going to be (gasp!) cutting the cake.

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2000

Buttercup Bake Shop and Magnolia’s are my absolute favorites. You can’t go wrong with either.

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Two Little Red Hens, hands down best cupcake in the city.  If you have not been there you need to check it out

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