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Aug 11, 2008 05:29 PM

My Quest to try Every Cupcake in NYC

So I have decided to try and try every cupcake in the city (Manhattan ONLY). I know the endless cupcake debates continue I agree with many (how terribly Magnolia's is) and have my own personal favorites (Batch and S.S.S.). I'd like to know if I'm MISSING anywhere to try or any reccos for places on my list of must tries.

Yet to try (or have not been to in over a year):

Cupcake Cafe
Buttercup Bake Shop
Two Little Red Hens
Make My Cake

All ready been to:

Tonnie's Minis Cupcake Shop
Burgers & Cupcakes
Amy's Bread
Eleni's Cookies
Billy's Bakery
Sugar Sweet Sunshine Bakery
Big Booty
Ciao for Now

Thanks for the help.

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  1. Royale at 461 6th Ave carries cupcakes from Baked in Brooklyn. I found the cupcake a little dry (maybe b/c of the transportation process), but thought I'd add it to the list. I"ve also heard that the Treats Truck is now carrying cupcakes.

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    1. re: Lucia

      I forgot I tried Royale too, but I didn't know they came from Baked. It was right when they first opened and the cupcakes were really bad. They totally tasted they had been sitting in cardbaord for weeks. I'll have to go back since it could have been opening up problems. I will definitely check out the treats truck. I love their maple cream cookies and butterscotch brownies.

    2. I'm a big fan of the mini coconut cupcake at Yura - 92nd & Madison - not too too far from Two Little Red Hens.

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      1. re: MMRuth

        Thanks, I'm never that far uptown so I'd be making a special trip and would love to hit as many places in the area as possible.

        1. re: misnatalie

          There's a Dean & Deluca at 85th and Madison - I don't usually buy much in the way of desserts from them, but you might want to see if they carry cupcakes from other bakeries, as they do have breads from a wide selection of bakeries.

          And - I don't know if William Greenberg makes cupcakes or not, but they are a little further south of D&D on Madison. EAT may also sell cupcakes.

          1. re: MMRuth

            Pretty sure Dean & Deluca are just carrying Cupcake Cafe goods.

            1. re: MMRuth

              At the Soho D&D (nearest to my place) I've seen goods from Sage, Cupcake Cafe, Two Little Red Hens, and sometimes other vendors.

              1. re: kathryn

                Same at the branches at 85th & Madison and on University & 11th.

          1. re: Miss Needle

            Thanks, have they been around long, I've totally missed this place.

            1. re: misnatalie

              Not sure. I haven't tried it yet, but read about it in a blog last year. The hot and spicy cupcake looks interesting.

              You should do what MMRuth and JoanN did with the baguettes. Get a whole bunch and do a blind tasting.

              1. re: Miss Needle

                I know, I wish I had been documenting all along. But it's never too late to start. I will have to make a concerted effort to proceed with camera and pen in hand.

          2. Sage's cupcakes.
            In Manhattan you can find them at Dean & DeLuca's.

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            1. re: racer x

              Ditto! I love Sage's. You can find them for sure at the Soho D&D.

              I would also add Grey Dog's cupcakes as well as Chikalicious Dessert Bar, Sweet Revenge, and 'wichcraft.

              1. re: kathryn

                It that Gray Dog's Coffee on University? And do all the 'wichcrafts have cupcakes?

                1. re: misnatalie

                  I haven't been to the University Place location just yet but their West Village one has cupcakes often.

                  Not sure that all 'wichcrafts have the cupcakes, but I'd check availability online via their online ordering system.

                  1. re: misnatalie

                    The 20th street (I think that's what it is) location did when I popped in last week. They didn't look too exciting but who knows.

              2. There is Oro Bakery on Broome Street, and Bouley Bakery on W Broadway.

                Oh to throw a twist, the PB&J Cupcake at Hill Country!

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                1. re: kobetobiko

                  I've had the PB&J from Hill Country and yes it is yummy...