This adventure started as an afternoon Easter walk around downtown Manhattan. We were alone in NYC for Easter 2012, and I wanted Andy to try a cupcake at my favorite new bakery in Manhattan. We set out with no major plans except to enjoy the sunshine and eat one cupcake. As we wandered, I realized how many cupcake bakeries exist in downtown Manhattan and my curiosity got the best of me. We shared 3 cupcakes that afternoon, and shared 5 more the next day!
It took many days (2) and many extra calories (4,000?) to bring to you… the best cupcake in downtown Manhattan! Disclosure: This is Andy and I’s humble opinion, very technically based on these 5 factors: icing (being the mot important), cake moistness, flavor, bakery ambiance, and price.
How we decided what cupcake to order: We asked each bakery, “What is your best selling cupcake flavor?” We figured this would give us the best option that bakery had to offer, thus trying the best of each bakery.
Cake Moistness: Perfection
Second place goes to Made by Melissa. They are a little expensive for their size… but you get to try 3 unique flavors and we love that cake to icing ratio!