My family (dad, mom, two brothers, and one of my sisters) recently returned from a trip to Washington, DC and New York City, and visited a few cupcakeries for me. My littlest sister Holly did this whole review herself. She took the pictures with her own camera and gave me a detailed description of her visit. You can thank her for my first New York City cupcake review!
Holly visited Cupcake Cafe on 9th Avenue in New York City. Cupcake Cafe has two locations, one on 9th Avenue and one on 18th Street.
When I asked about the store she said,
"...the store was in a great spot, the store was cool, and the cupcakes looked REALLY cool."
I have to agree with her. I love the color spread of these cupcakes. And check out the detailed flowers that adorn the tops of the cupcakes.
Holly is right. How could a cupcakery have so few flavors. And they only had combinations of chocolate and vanilla? My taste palate is much more diverse than that. Their website states that they actually have six flavors. The other two flavors are chocolate cake mocha frosting and walnut cake maple frosting.
"The store didn't have a great selection of flavors. They had vanilla cake vanilla frosting, chocolate cake chocolate frosting, vanilla cake chocolate frosting, chocolate cake vanilla frosting."
When I asked about the most important part, how they tasted, Holly said,
"They weren't very good at all. They were prettier than they tasted."The cupcakes that Holly purchased were $2.50 each. The large cupcakes sell for $3.50 each.
So there you have it. My first New York City cupcakery review isn't a good one. Bummer. I checked with Yelp and found that Holly's review is pretty accurate. I assumed that all cupcakes in New York City would have to be good since there is so much competition. I guess everyone has their own likes and dislikes.
545 9th Avenue
New York City, NY 10018