Just went I thought that I wasn’t going to have anything to post about today, we had Crumbs cupcakes in my office this afternoon to send off a colleague who has taken a new job. I admit it – I really love Crumbs cupcakes. There is a new location (on 3rd between 53rd and 54th) near my office, which is probably not a good thing. We used to have Buttercup Bake Shop cupcakes for office celebrations, which were no problem to resist, but Crumbs is another story.
To be fair to Buttercup, I have never done a side-by-side comparison. We tried to have a cupcake showdown – Crumbs vs. Buttercup vs. Magnolia – during the Superbowl last year. Sadly, my sweet husband stood in line forever at Magnolia waiting for them to make more chocolate icing, which never materialized (troubling that the world’s most famous cupcake shop was out of chocolate icing…) so the showdown could not go on. I am committing to rescheduling the cupcake showdown for later this year. For you, dear readers, always for you.
In order to ensure that I had material for this post, I sampled all of the Crumbs cupcakes that we had in the office (oh, the sacrifices). Here are my findings:
- Reese’s Cupcake – Hands-down my favorite Crumbs cupcake; four words – peanut butter buttercream icing.
- Red Velvet – I had never tried Crumbs’ version of this classic. No surprise, Crumbs delivered and squashed the Buttercup Bake Shop version, which I have tried more times than I would like to remember.
- Devil Dog Cupcake – Surprisingly delicious; not as sweet as I expected.
- Oreo Cupcake – Great concept, but the icing is too sweet.
- Carrot Cupcake – The carrot cake was very moist, but a bit lacking in flavor. The icing, however, was delicious.
- Coconut Cupcake – I like the vanilla sponge cake (although it’s not as good as the Buttercup version), but the icing with coconut shavings is too sweet.
- Strawberry Frosted Cupcake – Not a flavor that I would order, but quite good if that’s your thing.
I feel sick.