- Rossi Mar 28, 2002 12:19 PM
My 9 year old neice is coming to NYC for her birthday, and I want to get her some cupcakes. I love how the Cupcake Cafe decorates, but think the taste is awful. Any ideas where I can get some that are beautiful AND are edible?
London Mitchell Foods (?) on 9th Avenue makes some very good cupcakes -- but I think they only come in chocolate. The cake is very moist and the icing is very creamy. Much better than those at Cupcake Cafe, which taste like what I imagine paper that's been sitting out in the sun would taste like.
A Park Slope Institution, Two Little Red Hens, just opened up a location on the Upper East Side (2nd ave and 84th, near Schaller & Weber). They have excellent cupcakes-- try the yellow cake with white frosting and coconut.
When they have them, Taylor's Bakery has great cream-filled chocolate cupcakes. Thanks to real butter, etc., they're a million times better than anything Hostess could concoct. All their other desserts (esp. bar cookies) are really big but taste great. Several locations around downtown, including Hudson St. betw. West 10th & Charles and 18th Street betw. 7th & 8th Avenues.
I tried Kitchenette (downtown) today and was generally pleased with the cupcakes. The plain vanilla type were decent, but they were filled not so much with cream as a type of different textured cakes, light you encounter in cream cheese brownies.
But the peanut-butter cupcakes were OUT OF THIS WORLD. Is anybody from the Peanut Butter Co. listening?