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Cupcakes for a Birthday Celebration

thechef9 Oct 15, 2008 06:34 AM


I am looking for a place in Manhattan that I can get approximately 20 cupcakes that are nut free for an affordable price.


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    italianagambino RE: thechef9 Oct 15, 2008 09:11 AM

    Around how much are you looking to spend per cupcake?

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      kathryn RE: thechef9 Oct 15, 2008 09:40 AM

      I think Chikalicious dessert bar and Sugar Sweet Sunshine are among the less expensive cupcake options around. Not sure about the nut free part though -- some cross contamination may occur in the kitchen. I would call and special order just to make sure.

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        chocolatebirthdaycake RE: kathryn Oct 15, 2008 11:27 AM


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          Renguin RE: chocolatebirthdaycake Oct 15, 2008 07:34 PM

          I second Crumb. not the cheapest but my favorite - although this is a highly heated topic on the board so I don't think you can ever get a consensus for overall best cupcake.

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        italianagambino RE: thechef9 Oct 15, 2008 11:27 AM

        Ive gone to cupcake cafe for cakes/cupcakes for peanut allergy friend as well as Babycakes. You can also try Ciao For Now in the East Village. Just make sure when you call to order that you specify.
        Whole Foods can also help.


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          uwsgrazer RE: thechef9 Oct 15, 2008 08:20 PM

          Soutine cupcakes were pretty good when I had them a while ago. It's a small bakery so maybe you have a better chance of getting the nut-free aspect addressed. Fairway used to sell Mitchell London cupcakes. Not sure they still do but when I was in the bread section recently I noticed the cupcakes looked quite tempting!

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            UES Mayor RE: thechef9 Oct 16, 2008 04:03 AM

            2 Red Hens on 85/2nd makes the most beautiful and delicious ones!!!!!!

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              mimosa1 RE: thechef9 Oct 17, 2008 11:59 AM

              While I was exploring street festivals in Brooklyn, I came across two vendors who baked mini cupcakes that were delicious and offered unique flavors. You should check out Kumquat Cupcakery at www.kumquatcupcakery.com and Nine Cakes at www.ninecakes.com. They definitely offer something completely different.

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                kam0424 RE: thechef9 Oct 17, 2008 12:48 PM

                Billy's Bakery are the best!

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