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Good Cupcakes in NYC

Going to Magnolia last night reminded me that they are NOT my fave. As of now Kitchenette Uptown is at the top of my list but I want to branch out. Tips?

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  1. Buttercup has great cupcakes.

    1. tons of threads on the Manhattan board about this. Do a search.

      1. Amy's Bread has good everything...especially the yellow cake with chocolate frosting...exactly like my mom used to make!

        however, i'm a bit biased, as personally i think my own homemade cupcakes are the best ; ) !

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        1. re: myratana

          I wouldn't say Amy's has good everything. Amy's challah sucks. It's like stale brioche. But most of their other stuff is pretty good.

        2. If you like buttercream frosting, Cupcake Cafe is your place. Love them so much I had their cupcakes in place of a wedding cake.
          I recently had dessert Thai iced tea cupcakes and vietnamese coffee cupcakes that were really good...really moist cake and yummy frosting at Tigerland restaurant (one of my new fav places to eat).

          1. Sugar Sweet Sunshine Bakery on 126 Rivington St. is one of the best I've tasted.

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            1. re: chocokitty

              I find them sickly sweet, with no actual taste besides sugar. My faves are Two Little Red Hen's, Billy's, and Burgers & Cupcakes.

              1. re: Peter Cuce

                Originally I had the Sugar Sweet Sunshine over a year ago, it tasted fine. I don't know if they've changed the recipe recently.

                I actually had a TLRH Brooklyn Blackout Cupcake a few weeks ago. I must say, it's truly divine.

                Tina
                http://wanderingeater.blogspot.com

              2. re: chocokitty

                I agree about Sugar Sweet Sunshine. I also think cupcake cafe is gross. The frosting is way too thick, its like if you dont close the cap of the toothpaste, and it gets all thick and nasty... ::Sigh::

                1. re: BoerumHill

                  Sugar Sweet Sunshine makes a very good Red Velvet.

                  The frosting at Cupcake Cafe tastes like wax.