Cupcake Crawl

by Jessica Sturdy on December 19, 2012

As I mentioned a few months ago, I made it my mission to try most of the pumpkin cupcakes in Manhattan this fall. Such a difficult task, I know! I made sure to document my calorie, I mean cupcake, crawl.

First up, Sprinkles!

Oh, and then again a second time. For good measure, ya know?

Next stop, Magnolia Bakery.

And then came Georgetown Cupcake.

And then I tried Crumbs

And because I miss having Molly’s down the street from my apartment in Chicago, I went to the NYC location.

And finally Baked & Wired. This one was in the Georgetown area though. Gosh, I’m such an over achiever. I personally tried majority of the Pumpkin Cupcakes on the East Coast, not just New York. Remember, I’m not doing this for myself. I did this for you. ;)

So you want me to pick the best one, huh?

Not Crumbs, I’ll tell you that. I had never met a cupcake I didn’t like until I tried Crumbs. I don’t know if it’s the monster size or what, but I just don’t like them. Sue me.

I gotta tell ya, Molly’s is better in Chicago. End of story.

Magnolia is good, obvi, but not the best pumpkin cupcake I’ve consumed.

Sprinkles and I are essentially best friends. (It’s not my fault all of my office places in Chicago and New York have been within 2 blocks of Sprinkles, okay?! Give me a break.) I will NEVER turn down a Sprinkles Cupcake. Heck, I even had them at my going away party in Chicago. (Topped with bows, of course!) I feel so badly saying this, but they weren’t my favorite Pumpkin Cupcake. Sorry Sprinkles!! Don’t get mad at me and add more calories to my weekly cupcakes! I still love you.

So I don’t really know who to pick out of my top 2… Baked & Wired or Georgetown.

I loved the maple-infusion in the Georgetown Cupcake. I also like the more petite size.. Easier for eating without a fork! But Baked & Wired was the most moist cake I’ve ever had. It was phenomenal. Pumpkin in the icing, too! But the whole euro-paper-style thing was annoying. Much harder to eat!

It’s also a difficult decision to make because I’ve only had one of each from the two of these places. So until I have a few more testing opportunities, we’ll leave it at that… A tie between Georgetown Cupcake and Baked & Wired.

PS – Thank you so much for all of your bakery suggestions in New York City. I will be trying them eventually, I promise! :)

Oh, and because I hadn’t had enough cupcakes this fall, I had a few of the Salted Caramel cupcakes from Sprinkles. Okay, maybe more than a few. THEY ARE THAT GOOD, PEOPLE. I’m not sure if I can wait until next fall for another…

Alright guys, that’s all for today. You can find me at the gym. xx

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Penny Pincher Fashion December 19, 2012 at 8:20 am

This is my kind of crawl! I love the Salted Caramel cupcakes from Sprinkles – the first time I had one was in Chicago with my hubby and it brings back such fun memories! :)

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pretty little things December 19, 2012 at 9:35 am

haha what a fun blog post — I love anything cupcakes! xo

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KATE December 19, 2012 at 9:59 am

Geez, I have to go walk 6 miles today just because I read this. It will be critical to block this post from my mind or I will be seen as a drooler. You know the police around here – they’d frown on me being out on the streets in that condition.
Good job, – great post!

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christin December 19, 2012 at 10:56 am

i hate you so much right now. all i want to do is eat a damn cupcake right now.

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christin December 19, 2012 at 10:59 am

ps – i also dont really love crumbs. they’re just too big and a little dry, right?

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Tiffany December 19, 2012 at 11:06 am

i completely agree with you about Crumbs – I think it is the monstrous size of the cupcake. Georgetown cupcake is amazing – good to know about Baked & Wired! can’t wait to try it next time I am in the city
tiffany
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Alex December 19, 2012 at 11:22 am

Now I’m craving cupcakes! If you’re ever in Boston, you must go to Sweets and get the Caramel Macchiato and Red Velvet cupcakes. To die for

XO Alex

http://www.bronzedsundaze.blogspot.com

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Amy December 19, 2012 at 12:41 pm

This sounds like fun! They all look delicious

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Liz @ Foodies&Booties December 19, 2012 at 1:01 pm

What a hard task to take on for us ;)

Now I’m dying for a pumpkin cupcake!

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Danielle December 19, 2012 at 1:18 pm

what an adorable idea for a blog post! You are always so cute and I love reading your commentary. I’ve never been to NYC but I sure do love cupcakes! Maybe you should challenge your readers to do this in all of their respective cities! :)

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Agi December 19, 2012 at 1:29 pm

You make me want to get on a plane right now and fly to New York!!! I love cupcakes. I make some pretty good ones, but I would love to do a cupcake crawl in New York. Totally envious.

Agi:)

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Rebecca December 19, 2012 at 2:07 pm

If you’re going up and down the east coast you should stop in Philly and try Pamcakes- they are hands down the best cupcakes I’ve ever eaten (including my own homemade ones!). I’m not in anyway affiliated with Pamcakes, just an avid fan of all her amazing flavors (spiked eggnog, chocolate peppermint for this season!).

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Judy December 19, 2012 at 2:12 pm

I want sprinkle cupcakes right now!! Those cupcakes looking delish Do we have that in HI? Lol

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Sarah December 19, 2012 at 5:18 pm

Sprinkles Salted Carmel cupcakes are my biggest weakness! Now I can’t stop thinking about them!

The Purse Snatcher 

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Michelle December 19, 2012 at 9:45 pm

Okay so you have just inspired me to try all cupcakes in the OKC area! Love all the pictures, who knew that pumpkin cupcakes could look that different! :) Sprinkles looks absolutely delicious! I need to try them next time I’m home in Chicago!

xo Michelle

Fierce & Fashionable

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Dani December 20, 2012 at 1:59 am

Oh gosh – Crumbs has the best ever “chocolate chip cookie dough” cupcake – it takes me 4 days to eat it, but it’s delish! Never tried their pumpkin, but if you decide to give Crumbs another chance, go with that flavor! YUM!

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Molly Galler December 20, 2012 at 1:10 pm

Georgetown Cupcakes just opened here in Beantown! I’ll definitely have to try their pumpkin. Believe it or not, I’ve never been to Molly’s in NYC! Must add to my list!

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Nicole @ Treasure Tromp December 21, 2012 at 2:24 am

what a great idea. So jealous!

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Radha December 22, 2012 at 8:38 pm

Just found your blog and love it. I went to several cupcake shops while on holiday in Cape Cod. Such fun. I ate vanilla cupcakes. btw I make cupcakes for friends. Fun hobby.

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AJ December 22, 2012 at 10:55 pm

The salted carmel Sprinkles cupcake is one of my favorite things on the planet! I LOVE this post because I am a HUGE pumpkin cupcake lover (as long as it has cream cheese frosting!) I hope one day I can try all of these…

-AJ
FitTravelerAJ.blogspot.com

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Petite Adventures December 23, 2012 at 3:02 pm

So delicious!!

Kate xo petite-adventures.blogspot.ca

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Soo December 23, 2012 at 5:06 pm

I am 100% in agreement with you. I live in DC and my favs are Baked & Wired and Georgetown Cupcakes (I love their salted caramel). I’ve had cupcakes from the other bakeries as well. If you are ever in the Northern Virginia area again, try Cupcakes Actually in Fairfax. Their line of dipped cupcakes in ganache are to die for!

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aubs December 27, 2012 at 11:21 am

omg, u just gave me an idea for my bday! how fun!!!!!!

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