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Cupcake THANKS and results

I would like to thank the ChowHounders who offered up great suggestions like Miss Needle who suggested Pinisi, stroms who suggested Sweet Revenge, and all the others I have not gotten to yet. I'd also like to thank MMRuth for the idea with her baguette survey.

Also, please know these are just my opinions based on my own personal tastes not to be taken too seriously.

Here's the cliff notes on the first 15 bakeries:

BAD: Out of the Kitchen
O.K.: Ruthy's, Royale, Crumbs
GOOD: Ciao For Now, Billy's, Cupcake Cafe, Magnolia,
VERY GOOD: Chikalicious Puddin', Amy's, Kyotofu
EXCELLENT: Sweet Revenge, Tonnie's Minis, Eleni's
MY FAVORITE: Batch

PLEASE got to http://misnatalietastetested.blogspot... for the pictures and complete results

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  1. oh no! I'll the the first to reply in order to apologize for suggesting the bad one! I had found the Out of the Kitchen cake to be moist.

    Glad you liked Amy's - I think they are my favorite. Try a pink one next time.

    ETA: everyone should click on her link just to see the sheer number of cupcakes she tested :)

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    1. re: erin07nyc

      You would have to roll me home after all that testing...Let us know how Bruce's is on 27th street if ou ever get there.

      1. re: kcijones001

        I will take a cupcake break but will peruse many more before I'm done, I'm working on a doctorate here. I'll add Bruce's to the list.

    2. WOW! You ate a lot of cupcakes!!! This will be forming part of my cupcake trail of NY for sure when I visit! I can't wait to try all of them!

      Btw would it be ok to link to your blog on my blog?

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      1. re: iheartcupcakes

        sure can. Also just so everyone knows my refrigerator is still full of 1/2 cupcakes

      2. WOW! Misnatalie - many thanks for this thorough report/research! This is terrific. Appreciate the info very much--my waistline thanks you too! Cheers.

        1. Excellent report! You did quite the tasting! I haven't been to Batch, but your report makes me want to try it.

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          1. re: Miss Needle

            Thanks for suggesting Pinisi they had some great cupcakes. Batch is great, but their cakes and brownies are only ok. They have a really good ginger cookie too. Now I just have to venture above 42 st. to try some more.

          2. No Two Little Red Hens? That should definitely be next on your list...

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            1. re: a_and_w

              I know I just get a noise bleed the further above 14th street I travel. They are to be added VERY SOON. Maybe even today

              1. re: misnatalie

                They carry them at Balducci's--so if you're open to crossing to the N side of 14th St, you can find them there. Obviously, they won't be as fresh as the ones at the bakery, but they're still good.

                1. re: Lucia

                  I just got off the train and have a great selection from Two little Red Hens, Little Pie Co., William Greenberg, and Dean & Deluca. I will add my results in a few days. First I'm going to the gym