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a place with the most intersting "not traditional" cupcakes ?

oferl May 29, 2012 11:00 AM

I don't like cupcakes, but i would like to add one special place to the list for next visit -
are there places that has outrageously good and especially "out of the box combinations"
but not too sugary flavours ? Maybe places that lean more towards the use of dark chocolate, citrus (like any good yuzu or mayer lemon "infused" cupcakes?), berries, fruits cremes, yougurt etc? Not interested in cupcakes that use the more sugary chocolates, peanut creme etc..

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    HealthyPantz May 29, 2012 01:59 PM

    I recently sampled alcohol infused cupcakes from Prohibition Bakery while at the Hester Street Fair a week or so ago. (http://prohibitionbakery.com/) The Pretzels & Beer cupcake and Sangria cupcake really tasted like their namesakes. I don't believe that they have a storefront yet, but if you happen to be in town during the Hester Street Fair it's worth a stop. Otherwise, order information is on their website.


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      thegforceny May 29, 2012 11:40 AM

      Only place I can think of is in Brooklyn:


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      1. re: thegforceny
        oferl May 29, 2012 12:18 PM

        Thanks, i liked their "past flavors" section, a lot of interesting stuff that i may even "steal" for ice cream flavor combinations at home "-) If i will be in the area, will check the place.. Thx !

        1. re: thegforceny
          JungMann May 29, 2012 01:25 PM

          Robicellis was also my first choice. They update their tumblr with distributors in Manhattan so you can always check to see if the flavors you want are nearby.

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          kathryn May 29, 2012 11:17 AM

          I think you will have a hard time overall finding what you're looking for because cupcakes are often all about nostalgia -- sugar bombs with frosting piled high. If you don't like cupcakes at all, you might still be disappointed.

          That said, I think the Asian inspired ones such as Kyotofu or Spot. Maybe Chikalicious.

          Kee's Chocolates used to make what you are looking for but that was a few years ago. I don't know if they are still doing it. She used to do juniper, earl grey, yuzu, etc.

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          1. re: kathryn
            roze May 29, 2012 11:42 AM

            Agreed with Kathryn and I would add in Everything Frosted in Chinatown to the list. They have flavors like Jasmine Tea & Lemon and aren't very sweet at all.


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              oferl May 29, 2012 12:22 PM

              Thanks LG, Kathryn and Roze, i may need to try and do a crawl of some of Chinatown bakeries, so that might be a good idea to try also special cupcakes..
              Kathrin thx for the notice on Kee - my last visit was a couple of years ago and i understand that now she also sells macarons, which also is not my "cup of tea" when the wonderful chocolates are around. But if they still do there cupcakes - for sure i will have a couple to try.

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                Riverman500 May 29, 2012 12:25 PM

                Try Takahachi Bakery in Tribeca.

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                  foodwhisperer May 30, 2012 04:54 AM

                  I like Takahachi bakery for its Maron pie pastry ( chestnut), also for yuzu tart and even its sandwiches. For cupcakes, Billy's also in Tribeca is amazing. I especially like their banana cupcakes and pumpkin cupcakes.

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            Lacrosse_Gastronomic May 29, 2012 11:10 AM

            I'd recommend Butch Bakery but they are closed until the fall.

            How about Kyotofu?

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