Update: I haven’t been to New York in a while so I have no idea what New York’s best cupcakes are. Yours are probably better, anyway.
If you don’t already have a great cupcake recipe, here are a few suggestions.
The Best Yellow Cupcakes — Very good cupcakes, and reader approved!
Butter Yellow Cupcakes — Very simple and perfect every time!
Vanilla Bean Cupcakes are also very good if you happen to have some vanilla bean extract or paste around.
Ultimate Chocolate Cupcakes — The blob of ganache inside the cupcake along with the frosting make these outstanding.
Another recipe I keep going back to is this one for Brown Sugar Chocolate Cupcakes. The combination of brown sugar and sour cream gives them a moist texture.
There are a ton of others. I basically listed these as a placeholder for the old New York’s Best Cupcakes post, so if you want more recipe suggestions send me an email.
I’m so behind on blog reading! I’m glad I found this list b/c I’m off to NYC next week too. I’m celebrating my 30th b-day! Now I need to go find a list of the city’s best scones:)
NYC – if you’re going to tour the town, I HIGHLY recommend getting a City Pass. You’ll save lots of money and breeze to the front of every line. http://www.citypass.com/city/ny.html
They also have these for other cities. We bought these this summer for Atlanta and had a stay-cation. Best $$ we’ve spent in a long time.
You can probably do it from Texas and fly back and forth. Then you wouldn’t have to uproot Fuzz. Plus, you’d be able to do tours in cities across the U.S. What fun!!
Therese, I’m glad you liked those cookies.
I’ll check with Todd and see if we can move to New York to do bakery tours. I’m sure my position as a bakery tour guide would pay for the million billion dollar condo we’d have to live in.
Cupcakes…oh boy! Anna…are you listening to us?…we are moms who need a bakery tours coffee (hint..hint) and cookie/cupcakes!
Listen to the people…we vote you in!! Anna for bakery President!!
p.s. The Martha Stewart Chocolate Chip cookies were awesome! A Tablespoon of instant espresso!
I don’t think I will be sleeping tonight!
I’m up for the tour swap concept and I vote for Billy’s for best cupcake in NYC.
Do you think those City Bakery cookies have a touch of molasses?
If anyone is ever in St. Louis, I highly recommend The Cupcakery (www.thecupcakery.net). They have a sister store in Knoxville and are not “related” to The Cupcakery in Las Vegas. We love this place! I have a dozen cupcakes on their way home from St. Louis as we speak.
wow lots of cupcakes what s better ?? 🙂
Ooooh, cupcakes!!! 🙂
Lol @ Katrina!
Ok I’m starting on a diet from today so I can eat all of the cookies and cupcakes in NY! So from today on, no more sweets for me!
Right, who am I kidding?…
More coffee, Therese B? just kidding.
I am with Sue!! Food Tours with Anna!!!
Or…or…ANOTHER IDEA…Food City Swap Tours..let’s face it….we all have something individualized specific GREAT places for food or specialties.
Anna if you ever want to visit Wisconsin…I have some GREAT places. My hubby and I are FOOD SNOBS…picky and we like to eat GREAT food!
I have had a lot of coffee today. Can you tell?
I am baking your dark cc cookies…with the instant espresso today! YUM!
You could start a business doing food tours!! A cupcake tour, a cookie tour, a pizza tour, an upscale restaurants tour, a bagel tour, a sandwich tour, a pie tour, the possibilities are endless.
BTW, the cupcake in the photo looks yummy.
Did I ever tell you I made the cupcakes you posted about from the Small Batch Baking book? They were a hit, and there were just the right number.
Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer
There is no better place to eat and eat and eat then the big apple!!!
This is getting a little scary – I now have the chance to combine a NYC chocolate chip cookie tour with a cupcake tour. Sugar overload here I come!
Thanks for stopping by! I wish I’d consulted your restaurant blog before heading to NYC.
I’ve heard the thing to order at Magnolia is their banana pudding.
i just finished reading the ny cookie tour and then you post this tease of a picture of cupcakes. ARGH! my office is right down the street from the uws magnolia bakery – looks like i’ll have to get a snack later. my pick is the red velvet!