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Best cupcakes in the city?

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I've heard it's actually not Magnolia, and I need some for my upcoming bday party... I've been trying to figure it out from web reviews. Billy's Bakery?

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  1. this is a much-debated topic. Personally, I'm fond of Sugar Sweet Sunshine on the Lower East Side, on Rivington St. light, icing not overly sweet. Billy's are fine. The ones I loathe are Cupcake Cafe. Horrible-tasting icing, despite being so gorgeous.

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    1. re: xavier

      Sugar Sweet Sunshine.......LOVE IT!!

      1. re: Micky Blue

        Pistachio and pumpkin are other worldly. (And I usually HATE pumpkin.)

    2. I'm a big fan of the Crumbs Bakery. The location on the UWS is the best in my opinion (also one on UES). Stick with the regular butter cream cupcakes. The "specialty" ones are a little too over the top in my opinion.

      1. Sugar Sweet Sunshine. FYI, they deliver for a fee.

        1. another vote for sugar sweet sunshine on rivington. stay clear of magnolia-pretty gross

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