Cupcake Cagematch Results: The Best Most Flavorful Cupcakes in New York!

By grace.g.yang ยท August 17, 2009
Under: Brooklyn,Cheap Eats,Chelsea,Contest,Cupcakes,Desserts,East Village,Japanese,LES,Meatpacking,Midtown East,Midtown West,My Life,Nolita,Soho,Things to do in NYC,Tribeca,UES

Well, it’s been quite a week of cupcake posts. If you’re just joining now, here are my previous posts regarding the best vanilla cupcake in New York (Sweet Revenge), the best chocolate cupcake (Billy’s Bakery), best wildcard cupcakes (Butter Lane), and the prettiest and moistest cupcakes (One Girl Cookies and Tonnie’s). Today, we’ll go over the best overall bakeries. The winner of the best overall bakery with the most flavorful cupcakes in NYC goes to:


It was a three-way tie: Buttercup, Baked, and Billy’s Bakery! All of our judges loved the cupcakes from the winning bakeries. Below are some pictures and comments from the winners!

Here are the winning cupcakes:

Buttercup’s cupcakes:


Here are some snippets from the judges comments: the cupcakes from Buttercup were very beautifully decorated, the icing was not too heavy but just sweet enough, and the decorations were very cheerful.

Baked’s cupcakes:


Baked’s cupcakes were dense, but also light and fluffy, their frosting was very smooth, light, and airy, and there was just a little surprise of cinnamon in one of their cupcakes (very subtle and very appreciated). The red hots on the red velvet cupcakes were a cute touch; the judges liked the simply but well executed presentation.

And finally, judges thought Billy’s cupcakes was creamy but not runny, sweet but not overpowering, and that they decorated their cupcakes very beautifully.

I’m already gearing up for a second round of cupcake tastings; next time, I’m going to have an application process for judges – they’re going to have to prove to me that they can eat cupcakes all day long without going on strike, giving up, or falling asleep. Just kidding – thank you so much to all of my friends who participated in the cupcake taste test by picking up cupcakes, getting dressed up, eating a ton of cupcakes, and putting the data together!

Also, a HUGE thank you to all of the bakeries that donated to the cupcake cagematch – here are their addresses:

1. Babycakes, 248 Broome Street
2. Big Booty Bread Company, 261 W. 23rd Street
3. Billy’s Bakery, 184 9th Ave
4. Butter Lane, 123 E. 7th Street
5. Buttercup, 972 2nd Ave
6. Ciao for Now, 504 E. 12th Street
7. Cupcake Cafe, 545 9th Ave
8. Cupcake Stop, various locations, must check Cupcake Stop’s Twitter
9. Eleni’s, Chelsea Market
10. Flour and Sun, 19 Washington Ave, Pleasantville
11. Kyotofu, 705 9th Ave
12. Ladybird, 1112 8th Avenue, Brooklyn
13. Little Pie Company, 424 W. 43rd Street
14. One Girl Cookies, 68 Dean Street
15. Pinisi Cafe, 128 E. 4th Street
16. Sprinkles, Williams-Sonoma
17. Sugar Sweet Sunshine, 126 Rivington Street
18. Sweet Revenge, 62 Carmine Street
19. Tonnie’s Minis, 120 W. 3rd Street
20. Tribeca Treats, 94 Reade Street
21. Two Little Red Hens, 1652 2nd Ave

Now go out there and have your own cupcake cagematch…here’s a cupcake to get you started!


Cupcake Cagematch Introduction
Best Chocolate Cupcakes in NYC
Best Red Velvet Cupcakes in NYC
Best Wildcard Cupcakes in NYC
Moistest and Prettiest Cupcakes in NYC!
Most Flavorful Cupcakes in NYC
Best Bakeries in NYC

Reader Comments

This is the greatest idea ever. Though I disagree that Magnolia’s would beat Sweet Revenge.

Written By Sophie on August 17th, 2009 @ 12:50 pm

I am so addicted to your post. Sooo fun to read them.

Written By Maria on August 31st, 2009 @ 11:15 pm

you do not need to add vanilla to your recipe if you have the proper ingredient in the proper proportions. This is why the typical recipes you find on the Web are wrong. An awesome peanut butter filling is easier than you think to make if you know the right ingredients and measurements.
Wyse Gyrls Cupcakes

Written By Wyse Gyrls Cupcakes on November 18th, 2010 @ 9:17 pm

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