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Need the best cupcakes and Carrot cake

TheWinechick Jun 19, 2007 10:25 AM

Where in Manhattan or Park slope can I get the best Cupcakes and the best carrot cake?

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    kesues RE: TheWinechick Jun 19, 2007 10:55 AM

    I really like both the cupcakes and carrot cakes @ billy's bakery

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      chompchomp RE: kesues Jun 19, 2007 01:22 PM

      Two Little Red Hens is pretty good. What kind of carrot cake are you looking for? I prefer it really dense with raisins, nuts and carrot shavings. I don't like the lighter kinds (which is what Amy's has). Whole Foods has a pretty good carrot cake, but the frosting tastes like pure butter to me. Try TLRH.

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        wench31 RE: chompchomp Jun 19, 2007 05:58 PM

        chompchomp, I hope it wasn't the vegan carrot cake at Whole Foods that you liked. When I bought it and tried it, it was awful! The consistency is like papier mache.
        Maybe I had it on an off day.

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          chompchomp RE: wench31 Jun 20, 2007 06:49 AM

          nope, I had the full animal fat -- eggs, butter and all. I'll beware of the vegan one though!

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          atandt RE: chompchomp Jun 20, 2007 01:08 PM

          i have had the carrot cake cupcake (two birds, one stone) at two little red hens on the UES and it is delicious. very moist and raisiny and nutty and cream cheesy. i'm not sure how many of those are actual words, but i hope the point gets across that it was very good. and their little cakes are so pretty - they are lovely to bring to a party.

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            allieb2031 RE: atandt May 10, 2009 11:02 AM

            Two Little Red Hens is my go-to! I LOVE their Brooklyn Blackout - a must for chocolate lovers. Their carrot cake is also delish (my sister surprised me with a mini one - perfect for one person on her birthday week - a slice for every worknight!). I recently got two cakes - one white, one chocolate, for my girlfriends last year - TLRH did an AMAZING job decorating them all out with flowers!

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            Ms.Munchie RE: chompchomp May 10, 2009 11:12 AM

            IMO - Two Little Red Hens is THE BEST bakery in NYC. I tried almost all their cupcakes last week and every last one of them were perfect. The cake. The icing. I couldn't believe it.

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              peaches206 RE: chompchomp Jul 29, 2009 10:52 AM

              I absolutely second Two Little Red Hens- they have a great carrot cake cupcake!

          3. Uptownflavor RE: TheWinechick Jun 20, 2007 12:16 PM

            I just had a very yummy slice of carrot cake at Settepani in Harlem. Moist and delicious.

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              laurieb0078 RE: TheWinechick Jun 20, 2007 12:20 PM

              best cupcakes - either Magnolia or Sugar Sweet Sunshine
              best carrot cake - by far E.A.T. on UES

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                xfoodsmith RE: TheWinechick Jun 21, 2007 05:26 AM

                Crumbs, the best cupcakes in the city, moist cake, topped with a great buttercream frosting.

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                  CA Transplant RE: TheWinechick Jun 21, 2007 05:42 PM

                  Carrot cake --> Soutine in UWS

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                    downtownstefanie RE: TheWinechick Jun 21, 2007 06:06 PM

                    cupcakes: either sugar sweet sunshine or crumbs.

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                      bottomlespit RE: TheWinechick May 10, 2009 11:18 AM

                      My favorite is crumbs because I equally like the frosting as well as the cake. Second would be magnolia and billy's.
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                        allieb2031 RE: bottomlespit Jul 28, 2009 03:15 PM

                        I was just out in Southern Cali, and Sprinkles cupcakes may take the cake! All the best in a cupcake (like Sugar Sweet Sunshine...fluffy, not too sweet, moist), ample delicious frosting (I kind of prefer the cream cheese - not too sweet - or the chocolate). I CAN NOT wait for them to open in NYC and Boston!!!


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                        c.rogers RE: TheWinechick Jul 29, 2009 07:53 AM

                        Billy's new location in Tribeca has the best cupcakes by far, not grainy or dry, and the frosting isn't slopped on. Their carrot cake is really delicious and classic. We regularly order Sugar Sweet Sunshine for our office, and though I enjoy them, the frosting is just globbed on and always looks messy.

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