Crumbs Bakeshop has been supplying New Yorkers with sweet treats since 2003. To date they have 14 locations in Manhattan and more across NY, Chicago, DC and LA. It’s hard not to give in to temptation and indulge in one of their confections whenever one passes by any one of their stores. And when one works with colleagues who loves Crumbs, the question isn’t ‘Shall we get a box of Crumbs cupcakes?’ but rather ‘What’s the next event we can have them for?’ The good thing about that scenario, besides numerous lazy afternoons caused by a collective sugar coma, is that it has resulted in the following guide to practically everything on Crumbs’ cupcake menu.
Let’s start with the crowd pleasers, the ones everyone constantly requests and fights over for. There’s the classic Devil’s Food, Red Velvet, Rocky Road, Brownie, Chocolate Covered Strawberry, and Carrot cupcakes. These cakes always have the ideal balance between a moist cake and a creamy sugary frosting. The Peanut Butter Cup is perfect for the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup lover as it is a peanut butter filled chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting and topped with candy. For those who prefer fruit toppings the Raspberry Swirl is a perennial favorite. It’s a raspberry Danish in cupcake form. The Key Lime, Cherry Cobbler, and Pink Lemonade are also excellent, just the right blend of sweet and tangy flavors.
Then there are those that have been bought once and never again such as Candy, Cotton Candy, Baba Booey, and Squiggle. These cupcakes are either too dry or simply too sweet even for sweet lovers. Stay away from the Elvis, Good Guy, and Artie Lange. The flavor combination in these cupcakes didn’t work and ended up tasting strange and artificial. Also note that cupcakes like Cosmo and Dulce de Leche taste nothing like their names would indicate.
As for the rest of Crumbs’ extensive cupcake selection most can be classified from average to good. And for $3.75 a cupcake the portion is substantial. It’s best to get a sampler of the small sized cupcakes or bring a friend and share a couple. Cakes, cookies, and other pastries are also available and all of their products are certified kosher. Their staff is also all very helpful and accommodating and they’d be able to recite each ingredient at the drop of a hat, or shall we say, at the drop of a sprinkle. Also, note that depending on the store location they might have specialty cupcakes unique to that location. For example, their store in the theater district has a cupcake named after a current Broadway show. For details on store locations check out their website listed below.
Crumbs Bake Shop