One Girl Cookies cupcakes/photo by Melissa Hom/New York magazine
New York magazine's blog Grub Street had Gramercy Tavern's Nancy Olson rate 15 of New York City's cupcake bakeries. Her winner? Dessert Club ChikaLicious, which is also one of my favorites, though I'm not sure I'd say my top top favorite, despite their marshmallow-tastic famous S'mores cupcake. Commenters are warring over the exclusion of Crumbs and debating Olson's findings.
I've only had Kyotofu cupcakes once, at the restaurant, and they were...hardly anywhere near what I'd call a favorite. The others, save for One Girl Cookies, I've had multiple times, so I feel like I want to give them another shot.
But for anyone visiting New York, do check out their list and do your own taste test!
Their rankings: (click through for ratings/photos/details)
1. Dessert Club ChikaLicious
2. Batch (closed until August, but you can do special orders)
4. One Girl Cookies
5. Two Little Red Hens
6. Baked NYC
7. Magnolia Bakery
8. Sweet Revenge
9. Cupcake Cafe
10. sugar Sweet sunshine
11. Billy's Bakery
12. Butter Lane Cupcakes
13. Buttercup Bake Shop
14. Tonnie's Minis
15. BabyCakes NYC
Kyotofu cupcakes/photo by Melissa Hom/New York magazine