Saturday, June 27, 2009

New York Rankings

After months of samplings, I'm ready to reveal my list of top NYC cupcakes. The cupcakes were judged by the quality of the cake, flavors and taste of icing and overall look of the cupcake as a whole. It's been a tough decision for sure as there are so many great cupcakeries in the city but I know I always appreciate recommendations from people so consider this my gift to you.

Final Rankings:
1. Baked
2. Butter Lane
3. Crumbs
4. Amy's Bread
5. Sugar Sweet Sunshine
6. Lux Sugar
7. Out of the Kitchen
8. Eleni's
9. Dessert Club ChikaLicious
10. Martha's Country Bakery
11. Kitchenette
12. Baked by Melissa
13. Tribeca Treats
14. Tonnie's Minis
15. Cupcake Cafe
16. Magnolia
17. Billy's Bakery
18. Buttercup Bake Shop
19. Two Little Red Hens
20. Sweet Revenge

Best Bets:
Best Traditional - Out of the Kitchen
Best Red Velvet - Amy's Bread
Best Selection - Crumbs
Best Cake - Baked
Best Icing - Butter Lane
Best Decor - Martha's Country Bakery
Best Price - Sugar Sweet Sunshine

Closed Cupcakeries:
Amai Tea and Bake House

Cupcakeries I missed:
How Sweet It Is
Make My Cake

If you haven't tried some of these, go get 'em! Thanks for taking the journey with me!

Sunday, June 14, 2009


I am seriously behind and I am sorry. In the past 2 weeks I sold my furniture, rented a mini-van, packed up my belongings and moved to New Orleans. And now I'm in Phoenix for 5 weeks. We'll come back to this but please know that I do intend to post my top NYC cupcakeries soon along with my reviews of Tribeca Treats and Kitchenette as I was able to sample them before leaving with a little help from a friend ;)

I will also have a special post about my first New Orleans cupcake experience.

Stay tuned...

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Free Mini Cupcakes RIGHT NOW!

The fancy new cupcake truck is now open for business and giving away FREE MINI CUPCAKES to the first 500 customers. They are located at 5th Avenue between 13th and 14th Streets. Get there and let me know how you like it!

A special thanks to Sara for sending in some photos!

Check out CupcakeStop's daily locations here:
Starting Wednesday June 3, 2009:

Day (10am - 5pm):
5th Avenue bet. 13th and 14th Street*

Night (6pm - 10pm):
23rd Street bet. 7th and 8th Avenue*

*these locations are subject to change

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

New Cupcake Search

My search for a new kind of cupcake is beginning soon. I am moving to New Orleans this Friday. As excited as I am, that may mean that I won't be able to finish my goal of sampling all the cupcakes in the city! I do intend to blog about my cupcake adventures in The Big Easy but I apologize if I let you down.

Official NYC rankings coming soon!

I'm posting my list below and have bolded the names of those I missed. :(

Amai Tea and Bake House - RIP
Amy's Bread
Baked by Melissa
Batch - RIP
Billy's Bakery
Buttercup Bake Shop
Butter Lane Cupcakes
Cupcake Cafe
Dessert Club ChikaLicious
How Sweet It Is
Lux Sugar*
Martha's Country Bakery*
Make My Cake
Out of the Kitchen
Royale Cafe and Pastry (sells Baked* cupcakes!)
Starbucks (limited time only)
Sugar Sweet Sunshine
Sweet Revenge
Tribeca Treats
Tonnie's Minis
Two Little Red Hens

*Borough bakeries