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Mar 31, 2009 12:29 PM

Craving Cupcakes in Monmouth County


I've been hearing about Crumb's opening in Westfield, and wonder if there are any Monmouth County locations for these sweet treats.

If you have had a gem of a cupcake lately, where was it from?

Thank you!

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  1. I had the most fabulous cupcake a few weeks ago from The Flakey Tart in Atlantic Highlands. It was chocolate cake and vanilla buttercream. Perfect icing to cake ratio. Very moist cake and the icing was just sweet enough. I don't know if they make them all the time, but if I were you, I'd go early in the morning before they are gone.

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    1. re: dani0622

      ditto on the Flaky Tart
      Cupcakes are delicious, refined, and fun.

    2. Ocean Grove Bake Shoppe on Main Ave. has some outrageous cupcakes (red velvet, carrot, pb&j)... The Baker Boys (a block away) is also vg but with a more limited cupcake menu... we also had a surprisingly good cupcake (chocolate caramel) from Whole Foods (Princeton store), but there's one in Middletown on Rt. 35

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      1. re: aklein

        Do you happen to know when The Baker Boys is open or will open?
        Their website says open daily except Monday but over the winter I tried many times to taste a cupcake and they were closed.
        Do they close off season? Just curious
        They certainly receive a lot of press.

        1. re: shabbystorm

          no, not long ago we were heading over to Ocean Grove Bake Shoppe and I thought Baker Boys was open... will have to take a look

          1. re: shabbystorm

            The Baker Boys has some nice treats but cupcakes is not their strong point. The store on Main is open year round but the store on the boardwalk is presently closed.

            1. re: JerzeyShore

              Yes, I agree, not their strong point. Last summer, we bought a very expensive box of cupcakes from baker boys on the boardwalk in asbury park. The cupcakes were very, very dry. They tasted ok, but were so, so dry, just awful. I promised myself that I would never go there again.

          2. re: aklein

            Tried a regular cupcake with pink icing from the Ocean Grove Bake Shoppe - It was good. She did not have any pb&j - will have to stop again. Thanks.

            This was their first day open for the 2009 Summer Season.
            The Baker Boys were out of regular cupcakes when I stopped in, they were baking more, will have to stop again...nice guys.

            1. re: aklein

              I agree on the ocean grove bake shoppe, and would add in that cupcake place in the Asbury Park convention center.

            2. Stickles market in Little Silver (Monmouth County) carries some of the flavors from the Petite Cafe in Nutley NJ - Home of the Stuffed Cupcake. They are wonderful.


              1. I had the best cupcake today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                It was from the Petite Cafe in Nutley NJ.

                They named this cupcake THE BOSS for Bruce Springsteen
                Blueberry cupcake - stuffed with Acai Cream - Vanilla Icing - AMAZING!

                All of their cupcakes Rock!

                If you live in Central NJ you can pick this up from Sickles Market Little Silver NJ!

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                1. re: shabbystorm

                  Do all of Sickle's bakery items come from Petite Cafe? I like their cupcakes too.

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