Cupcakes have graced the world since the 17th century! They were cakes baked in individual moulds, pottery cups and various small cup-shaped containers and that’s how they were named! They were revolutionised in America in the 19th century because of the time they saved and how conveniently they could be consumed.
But the modern day cupcake has evolved beautifully, catering to all kinds of culinary requirements and playing with your taste buds with variants of flavours and artful design.
If you’re traveling to New York City by bus, right after your bus trips to NYC, you will find a different rendition of the classic cupcake in almost every bakery. Go on, grab one of these beauties while in the city.
Here’s a list of some of the best cupcakes in town:
1. Georgetown Cupcake
Georgetown Cupcake has an elder brother bakery in DC with the same name. Originated there, it has branched out to New York and offer gourmet and designer cupcakes using the finest ingredients and chocolates from exotic locales.
What to Try: The Red Velvet. The Red Velvet Cupcake is one of the best creations here. The classic red velvet cake base topped with delicious cream cheese frosting.
2. Amy’s Bread
Amy’s Bread has been running for more than two decades and the taste has remained top-notch, competing with new and evolved bakeries. Apart from amazing cupcakes, they offer artisanal breads, pastries and cookies.
What to Try: Devil’s Food Cupcake. If it’s called that, it must be wicked good. A beautiful chocolaty cake base topped with a sinful chocolate frosting with bright sprinkles, what’s not to love?
This cute little sweet shop is every bit one that you’ve seen in those movies from the 2000’s! Big jars full of different types of candy and a cupcake in every colour!
What to Try: The Pistachio Cupcake. This light green delight is every bite true to its name! A pistachio base and pistachio filling- simple and elegant.