Cupcakes in Westchester, gearing up for a grand tour

A friend of my mom's sent me a hard copy of this article from Westchester magazine about the New York City suburb's cupcake offerings. I lost the hard copy so am glad I could find it online, since Saturday I plan to take Metro-North to Pleasantville to revisit Flour & Sun Bakery and sample some of the others with a friend.

photo via Westchester Magazine
(Clockwise from top left): a circular ribbon of frosting covers the Chester Heights’s vanilla cupcake; Flour & Sun Bakery’s signature chocolate cupcake; a floral designed sweet from Provisions; local butter and eggs go into every cupcake at The Cupcake Kitchen

Here's how the article describes The Cupcake Kitchen in Irvington (no website though? sad face, very very sad face):

100 Main St, Irvington (914) 231-6261

When it comes to cupcakes, looks count. Pretty cupcakes make you want to bow down and admire them even before you dive into them. As for taste, the cake part should be moist, with a good frosting-to-cake ratio (two-thirds cake to one-third frosting). The Cupcake Kitchen (also a breakfast and lunch spot) delivers on all fronts with a whimsical, old-fashioned approach: think cotton-candy-colored pink with tiny chunks of peppermint peeking out, chocolate cake with a peanut-butter frosting, and vanilla with a gorgeous flower on top. Owner Jennifer O’Connell is serious about preserving the “American comfort-food experience.” That means making cupcakes without additives and relying on high-quality ingredients such as all natural extracts and local butter.

Batter Up: The carrot cake with cream-cheese icing is the perfect combo of adult flavor in a retro package; the vanilla-coconut is a close second ($2.75 each).

Also mentioned: Chester Heights Bakery, Chocolations, Dream Cakes Bakery, The Kneaded Bread, Lulu Cake Boutique, Perfect Endings Bakery, Provisions and Meme's Bakery. A GREAT overview of local bakeries where one might find cupcakes, including the highlights at each.