(Closed) Best Cupcakeries in NYC?

posted 11 years ago in New York City
Post # 18
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I *adore* Billy’s as well!

Post # 19
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden

Crumbs!!

Post # 20
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Hands down sugae sweet sunshine bakery!!!! and the cupcake pudding is to die for!!!!!!

Post # 21
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Magnolias!

Post # 22
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

CRUMBS!!!!!

I just realized there’s a Crumbs by my work.. and I swear, I might not fit into my dress because of it.. YUMMMMMMMMMMMAY!!!!

Post # 23
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I have been to all of them and Magnolia is by far my favorite. The rest just taste like regular cupcakes (which is still good obviously) but Magnolia has that fabulous super sweet frosting with almost cornbread like cake.

I’ve actually been screamed at by a local walking her dog while waiting in the Magnolia line that it was nothing but a tourist trap.. Umm, I was/am a resident so obviously I don’t care.

Post # 24
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Baked NYC in Red Hook!!!

Post # 25
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Mmm…cupcakes.  A lot of those mentioned are really good…another one to look into is Chikalicious Dessert Club.  The cupcakes are smaller so you feel a bit less guilty after eating them (unless you’re like me and eat two).  The icing is piped on perfectly so they would be really beautiful for a wedding or party.  

Post # 26
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Wannabee

There’s a new bakery called Everything Frosted. They’ve got awesome flavors like red bean and green tea. Love them!

Post # 27
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I did a cupcake tour a few years back & went to Billy’s, Magnolia, Sugar Sweet Sunshine, Crumbs, Babycakes and Burgers & Cupcakes.  HATED Magnolia, despite how loved they are by everyone . . . I thought the frosting was way too sweet & the cake too dry.  Our favorite was Sugar Sweet Sunshine.  I liked everything I’ve tasted from there!

I know a lot more places has opened since my tour, so I am curious to see what else is out there that’s awesome!

Post # 28
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

Oh god…I hate Babycakes SO MUCH.  I have to say that.  They are my least favorite “vegan” business ever.  I’ve only ever gotten snobby service from them (because it’s soooooo hip not to eat wheat, dontcha know…gag me. Worst diet trend ever), and their cupcakes are bizzarre.  Too smushy and crumbly in texture with strange flavor and frosting way too reminiscent of play-doh in taste and, if play-doh was wastered down, texture.  Just not a pleasant experience to eat.  I have had this discussion with a million people and every omnivore I know, as well as most vegans, agree with me.  I really don’t know how this place stays popular (oh wait, yes I do…ridiculous wheat-free diet trend).  I know this thread isn’t about vegan cupcakes, but I saw somebody mention it earlier in the thread.  My suggestion for those who don’t have any leads is that, if you want awesome vegan cupcakes for vegan guests or people with dairy or egg allergies, I say go to Atlas Cafe only like 2nd ave and 6th st and ask them to place a special order from Vegan Treats for the next week.  Or head to Champ’s Family Bakery in Williamsburg and get some of their delicious made fresh daily ones.  Babycakes….*shudder*.  And also, Babycakes is NOT suitable for people who genuinely have celiac disease, as they use spelt in all their cupcakes and spelt is not gluten-free.  If you want a genuinely gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free cupcake, both Vegan Treats and Champ’s offer them.

Post # 29
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2011

In the vegan debate– Vegan Treats cake is AMAZING, even as a nonvegan.  Babycakes have a very particular taste, which I don’t like, but my vegan Fiance and his friends LOVE.  My favorite vegan cupcakes are at Cakeshop.

My favorite cupcakes are Sugar Sweet Sunshine, though I LOOOOOATHE the frosting on their regular red velvet cupcakes.  Their vanilla with vanilla can’t be beat, IMHO!

I love cupcakes, so this is obviously something I’ve put a lot of time and eating into.

If you want to GO and eat cupcakes, Sweet Revenge does cupcake WINE pairings, which is super fun and DELICIOUS.  🙂  I mean, who can resist a happy hour that includes wine and cupcakes!  http://www.sweetrevengenyc.com/menu.php?id=5

We are having cupcakes at our wedding, and so far we are planning on doing Sugar Sweet Sunshine and Babycakes for the vegans.  However, we might need to go and do some research to make sure.  Billy’s are amazing, as well.  We may need to do a blind taste off!  Hooray!  I can’t wait!

Post # 31
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I love the red velvet cupcake from Cafe Angelique are the best in the city! And I happen to be a cupcake connoisseur 😉

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