Babycakes Nyc

★★★★☆
  • 248 Broome St

    New York, NY 10002

    Cross street: nr. Ludlow St.

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  • 212-677-5047

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I ordered 1 dozen gluten free vanilla cupcakes. When I got home noticed they were in fact carrot cake and tasted like cardboard, very dry. We iced the cupcakes ourselves and that was the best part. Very disappointing.

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★★★★★

I ordered 1 dozen gluten free vanilla cupcakes. When I got home noticed they were in fact carrot cake and tasted like cardboard, very dry. We iced the cupcakes ourselves and that was the best part. Very disappointing.

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Love the bakery, great vegan treats, have been going to it since they opened. A bit pricey, but the best vegan bakery in the city. The cookbook however is a scam, the baked goods are nothing like the ones at the store, and are even inferior to the recipes you can find for free online. The bakery is great, the book is lousy. It's that simple.

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★★★★★

Love the bakery, great vegan treats, have been going to it since they opened. A bit pricey, but the best vegan bakery in the city. The cookbook however is a scam, the baked goods are nothing like the ones at the store, and are even inferior to the recipes you can find for free online. The bakery is great, the book is lousy. It's that simple.

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Ummm I don't get it. The place is cute enough as are the employees; very nice. The products just don't taste good. I walk by this establishment every day on the way to work and stopped in today to buy some chocolate cupcakes for my hubby's bday. They were beautiful to look at, but tasted weird. Also the carrot cupcakes literally tasted like cardboard. I'm not a vegan but I know all the vegans out there are'nt settling for this -Sugar Honey Iced Tea- they pass off as 'cake'. You could'nt pay me to eat another bite of this garbage. don't waste your money.... walk over to Sugar Sweet Sunshine and get the real deal; their spice cupcakes are the bomb! What a dissapointment this place is,

0
★☆☆☆☆

Ummm I don't get it. The place is cute enough as are the employees; very nice. The products just don't taste good. I walk by this establishment every day on the way to work and stopped in today to buy some chocolate cupcakes for my hubby's bday. They were beautiful to look at, but tasted weird. Also the carrot cupcakes literally tasted like cardboard. I'm not a vegan but I know all the vegans out there are'nt settling for this -Sugar Honey Iced Tea- they pass off as 'cake'. You could'nt pay me to eat another bite of this garbage. don't waste your money.... walk over to Sugar Sweet Sunshine and get the real deal; their spice cupcakes are the bomb! What a dissapointment this place is,

Pros: pretty cupcakes

Cons: expensive, yucky tasting, no flavor

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We made a special trip (and got quite lost in the process) to check out the gluten-free baked goods at Babycakes when we visited NYC, but it was well worth it. Delicious cupcakes that my non-gluten-free daughters said were the best cupcakes they ever had. I feasted on a chocolate torte that was heavenly. It's a tiny spot but very cute and definitely a must-see on any gluten-free vacation to the Big Apple.

5
★★★★★

We made a special trip (and got quite lost in the process) to check out the gluten-free baked goods at Babycakes when we visited NYC, but it was well worth it. Delicious cupcakes that my non-gluten-free daughters said were the best cupcakes they ever had. I feasted on a chocolate torte that was heavenly. It's a tiny spot but very cute and definitely a must-see on any gluten-free vacation to the Big Apple.

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As someone who is newly vegan AND gluten free, I have been sulking over the fact that there are no good baked goods out there (that i have found)....UNTIL NOW! My boyfriend and I visited Babycakes this weekend at a friend's suggestion, and we were completely impressed! We tried the chocolate gluten free cupcakes - which were topped with some of the best chocolate frosting I have ever had! We also had the carrot cupcakes with mock cream cheese icing - Also wonderful! I'm not sure HOW they succeed...but they do...and you'll never miss the 'real' thing. This certainly tastes like the real thing, with none of the guilt...or stomach pain/fullness afterward! We also shared a slice of the banana chocolate chip bread.....a real treat :) Surely anyone can enjoy this place...especially those of us who know how hard it is to accomplish perfect treats like these with none of the usual techniques!

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★★★★★

As someone who is newly vegan AND gluten free, I have been sulking over the fact that there are no good baked goods out there (that i have found)....UNTIL NOW! My boyfriend and I visited Babycakes this weekend at a friend's suggestion, and we were completely impressed! We tried the chocolate gluten free cupcakes - which were topped with some of the best chocolate frosting I have ever had! We also had the carrot cupcakes with mock cream cheese icing - Also wonderful! I'm not sure HOW they succeed...but they do...and you'll never miss the 'real' thing. This certainly tastes like the real thing, with none of the guilt...or stomach pain/fullness afterward! We also shared a slice of the banana chocolate chip bread.....a real treat :) Surely anyone can enjoy this place...especially those of us who know how hard it is to accomplish perfect treats like these with none of the usual techniques!

Pros: YUMMY!

Cons: small place...

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The cupcake tops are amazing, as is the frosted pumpkin bread! The consistency of the frosting is initially a bit odd, but it tastes great! I will be a regular.

2
★★★★☆

The cupcake tops are amazing, as is the frosted pumpkin bread! The consistency of the frosting is initially a bit odd, but it tastes great! I will be a regular.

Pros: the treats

Cons: small space

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These were fresh and tasty - not too sweet but I guess they just lacked the wow of traditional cupcakes. For vegans and those who have specific dietary needs - this is a good alternative. The shop is tiny.

1
★★★☆☆

These were fresh and tasty - not too sweet but I guess they just lacked the wow of traditional cupcakes. For vegans and those who have specific dietary needs - this is a good alternative. The shop is tiny.

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I am not a vegan, nor do I plan on becoming one. I have been trying EVERY cupcake place in NYC (all 5 boroughs) and this one is now my favorite. There are other bakerys that are slightly better in taste, but the feeling you have after you ate this healthy (or healthier) cake can't be beat. I got six and they survived the subway ride all the way back to Queens thanks to their nifty boxes they have there. The frosting is unbelievable! So good. And I was surprised how good the cake was. Moist and very flavorfull. The service. I don't know what is up. But the service was very friendly and warm. Maybe the best. And the store has 10 times more character then the other big cupcake bakeries. I love the bakers in the back! That uniform "takes the cake". I'm going back. Only draw back is the price. $21 for six cakes. Probably the most expensive I have paid so far.

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★★★★★

I am not a vegan, nor do I plan on becoming one. I have been trying EVERY cupcake place in NYC (all 5 boroughs) and this one is now my favorite. There are other bakerys that are slightly better in taste, but the feeling you have after you ate this healthy (or healthier) cake can't be beat. I got six and they survived the subway ride all the way back to Queens thanks to their nifty boxes they have there. The frosting is unbelievable! So good. And I was surprised how good the cake was. Moist and very flavorfull. The service. I don't know what is up. But the service was very friendly and warm. Maybe the best. And the store has 10 times more character then the other big cupcake bakeries. I love the bakers in the back! That uniform "takes the cake". I'm going back. Only draw back is the price. $21 for six cakes. Probably the most expensive I have paid so far.

Pros: Health value. Frosting and moist cake. Super neat ambience.

Cons: Could be hard to find (maybe a good thing). Small store. Limited seating. Expensive cakes, any way you look at it.

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This tiny Bakery is a nice place to order (glutenfree) cupcakes, but the attitude I get from the staff is an issue. Besides from being very pricey the staff thinks way to much of them selves. I think they need to learn a little about customer service and stop being so rude!!!! would definatley incourage delivery. I have actually asked around and they seem to be rude to mostly everyone. Hope Babycake's owners read this and try to encourage their staff to be a little nicer to the customers who are paying so much for their so so cakes.

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★★☆☆☆

This tiny Bakery is a nice place to order (glutenfree) cupcakes, but the attitude I get from the staff is an issue. Besides from being very pricey the staff thinks way to much of them selves. I think they need to learn a little about customer service and stop being so rude!!!! would definatley incourage delivery. I have actually asked around and they seem to be rude to mostly everyone. Hope Babycake's owners read this and try to encourage their staff to be a little nicer to the customers who are paying so much for their so so cakes.

Pros: gluten free cupcakes

Cons: everything else

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These cupcakes are not only Vegan, but also Gluten Free(if you choose the ones made without spelt). They are soooo good, I love them. The best part is not feeling guilty after eating them, because they aren't made with anything that is bad for you. IFor Easter I bought a cake, that can be special ordered. They made it so cute and it tasted just as good as the cupcakes, I like all the flavors, but my favorite is vanilla with vanilla frosting.
Go check this place out for Healthy treats you don't have to feel guilty about!

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★★★★★

These cupcakes are not only Vegan, but also Gluten Free(if you choose the ones made without spelt). They are soooo good, I love them. The best part is not feeling guilty after eating them, because they aren't made with anything that is bad for you. IFor Easter I bought a cake, that can be special ordered. They made it so cute and it tasted just as good as the cupcakes, I like all the flavors, but my favorite is vanilla with vanilla frosting.
Go check this place out for Healthy treats you don't have to feel guilty about!

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I just had to post something after reading robota's review. Tastes are totally subjective, since after being vegan for over five years, I have started trying some non-vegan foods again. I find the aftertastes of butter and eggs quite unpalatable, and if a vegan alternative of a baked good is available, I totally prefer it (no yucky buttery/eggy aftertaste!) So if you are vegan and you have not been to Babycakes, you simply must visit. If you are not vegan and want to see what all the hullabaloo is about with Babycakes, you must judge their goods on their own merits and not compare them to goods that you are accustomed to. Maybe you will miss the buttery/eggy aftertaste. Maybe you won't. Maybe you will like the texture of the food. Maybe you won't. Just don't expect vegan renditions of non-vegan foods to taste *exactly* like non-vegan foods. If they did, I, for one, would not eat them.

2
★★★★★

I just had to post something after reading robota's review. Tastes are totally subjective, since after being vegan for over five years, I have started trying some non-vegan foods again. I find the aftertastes of butter and eggs quite unpalatable, and if a vegan alternative of a baked good is available, I totally prefer it (no yucky buttery/eggy aftertaste!) So if you are vegan and you have not been to Babycakes, you simply must visit. If you are not vegan and want to see what all the hullabaloo is about with Babycakes, you must judge their goods on their own merits and not compare them to goods that you are accustomed to. Maybe you will miss the buttery/eggy aftertaste. Maybe you won't. Maybe you will like the texture of the food. Maybe you won't. Just don't expect vegan renditions of non-vegan foods to taste *exactly* like non-vegan foods. If they did, I, for one, would not eat them.

Pros: Frosting, gluten-free cupcakes done well

Cons: Pricey

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I eat vegan cupcakes because I am lactose intolerant and after trying a few other vegan cupcakes I love the babycakes frosting the most. In my opinion frpsting is one of the best parts of cupcakes. Some of the other vegan desserts seemed a little dry to me. Cupcakes are the thing to get here especially the vanilla ones.

2
★★★★☆

I eat vegan cupcakes because I am lactose intolerant and after trying a few other vegan cupcakes I love the babycakes frosting the most. In my opinion frpsting is one of the best parts of cupcakes. Some of the other vegan desserts seemed a little dry to me. Cupcakes are the thing to get here especially the vanilla ones.

Pros: Vegan

Cons: small location

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I went to this place with my friend who used to think she was allergic to gluten (when in fact she found out she was allergic to soy). I was a little scared of eating a cupcake since i dont really like trying new things. They now make their frosting w/out soy!!!! Makes no difference to me though-but these things were so good. And you don't feel like a giant fatty from eating them because you know you didn't eat any refined sugar or buttercream frosting. Better than Magnolia's- which I just tried this weekend and only ate the frosting because the cake tasted like turkey. Anyways- Babycakes= good cupcakes for everybody. Even people who are skeptical of new/alternative/natural ingredients like me!!!

2
★★★★★

I went to this place with my friend who used to think she was allergic to gluten (when in fact she found out she was allergic to soy). I was a little scared of eating a cupcake since i dont really like trying new things. They now make their frosting w/out soy!!!! Makes no difference to me though-but these things were so good. And you don't feel like a giant fatty from eating them because you know you didn't eat any refined sugar or buttercream frosting. Better than Magnolia's- which I just tried this weekend and only ate the frosting because the cake tasted like turkey. Anyways- Babycakes= good cupcakes for everybody. Even people who are skeptical of new/alternative/natural ingredients like me!!!

Pros: Yummyness!!!

Cons: Location

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Sorry but I just don't get it. The cupcakes cost far more than the delicious ones they have over at sweet sugar sunshine and they just don't taste good. I'm not vegan so I can easily taste the difference between a real cupcake and the fake vegan ones. It's just not pleasant. For most people it's a trek to the remote area is too far and it's just not worth the high prices.

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★☆☆☆☆

Sorry but I just don't get it. The cupcakes cost far more than the delicious ones they have over at sweet sugar sunshine and they just don't taste good. I'm not vegan so I can easily taste the difference between a real cupcake and the fake vegan ones. It's just not pleasant. For most people it's a trek to the remote area is too far and it's just not worth the high prices.

Pros: cute worker outfits

Cons: bad tasting cupcakes, pricey!

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I liked this vegan bakery. I ordered 2 cupcakes, 1 chocolate chip cookie and a lemonade. It came out to $9. I thought the cupcakes were alright. Be sure to eat them quickly as the frosting melts. I thought the chocolate chip cookie was excellent - not too sweet. It's hard to find yummy vegan treats. Based on that, I recommend trying it if you're in the neiborhood.

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★★★★☆

I liked this vegan bakery. I ordered 2 cupcakes, 1 chocolate chip cookie and a lemonade. It came out to $9. I thought the cupcakes were alright. Be sure to eat them quickly as the frosting melts. I thought the chocolate chip cookie was excellent - not too sweet. It's hard to find yummy vegan treats. Based on that, I recommend trying it if you're in the neiborhood.

Pros: Chocolate chip cookies, not too sweet items

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"Babycakes is an amazing resource for people with food intolerances/allergies. It could be difficult for those not following strict diets to truly appreciate their efforts; although I know many people who think their treats are delicious regardless.

They tack up little signs next to each item listing what is in it. Gluten free and wheat free cupcakes can even be iced with soy free icing; that's how dedicated they are to providing something for everyone. It's a nice all natural, healthy alternative to refined sugars and hydrogenated oils. It is more expensive, but alternative flours and sweeteners naturally are.

Plus, the atmosphere is cute, cute, cute!"

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★★★★★

"Babycakes is an amazing resource for people with food intolerances/allergies. It could be difficult for those not following strict diets to truly appreciate their efforts; although I know many people who think their treats are delicious regardless.

They tack up little signs next to each item listing what is in it. Gluten free and wheat free cupcakes can even be iced with soy free icing; that's how dedicated they are to providing something for everyone. It's a nice all natural, healthy alternative to refined sugars and hydrogenated oils. It is more expensive, but alternative flours and sweeteners naturally are.

Plus, the atmosphere is cute, cute, cute!"

Pros: Many gluten/wheat/dairy free options, cute environment

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Babycakes' cupcakes are delicious. One of the best things about Babycakes is that you can linger in house while you savor your treat. Rather than herd you outside, the staff welcomes you to sit in a sunny windowseat and flip through a Hatje Cantz book. Try the lemonade sweetened with agave nectar. The sweets are expensive because the high quality ingredients, like agave nectar, are expensive.

2
★★★★★

Babycakes' cupcakes are delicious. One of the best things about Babycakes is that you can linger in house while you savor your treat. Rather than herd you outside, the staff welcomes you to sit in a sunny windowseat and flip through a Hatje Cantz book. Try the lemonade sweetened with agave nectar. The sweets are expensive because the high quality ingredients, like agave nectar, are expensive.

Pros: atmosphere, healthy treats, service

Cons: not cheap

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The girls that work there are very nice. The setting couldn't be more adorable. But the cupcakes are perhaps the worst of the higher-end bakeries in the city. Unless you're craving wheat and gluten-free desserts, it's hardly worth the time, and especially the money. (almost twice the price of regular cupcakes.)

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★★☆☆☆

The girls that work there are very nice. The setting couldn't be more adorable. But the cupcakes are perhaps the worst of the higher-end bakeries in the city. Unless you're craving wheat and gluten-free desserts, it's hardly worth the time, and especially the money. (almost twice the price of regular cupcakes.)

Pros: friendly staff, adorable setting, good for the wheat and gluten allergic

Cons: Overpriced, worst of the high-end bakeries, inconsistent

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The chocolate chip cookies are DELICIOUS. I also tried the carrot cupcake and the vanilla cupcake. The cupcakes themselves are wonderful; the vanilla icing had a bit of a different taste than I was expecting (but then again, I'm not a vegan), but my boyfriend loved it. Absolutely worth the walk!!!

2
★★★★☆

The chocolate chip cookies are DELICIOUS. I also tried the carrot cupcake and the vanilla cupcake. The cupcakes themselves are wonderful; the vanilla icing had a bit of a different taste than I was expecting (but then again, I'm not a vegan), but my boyfriend loved it. Absolutely worth the walk!!!

Pros: chocolate chip cookie

Cons: location

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Went to Babycakes while in NYC for the weekend and was thrilled to have so many tasty GF options. Even my non-GF husband liked them!! They are a little pricey, but definitely worth it. We got 1 chocolate cupcake, 1 carrotcake cupcake, a banana chocolate bread, and an apple crumb cake slice. The apple crumb was my least favorite (kind of bland) but the banana chocolate bread was FABULOUS as were the cupcakes. GREAT GF option!! And they are starting mail/internet order service soon! Also, the items with spelt were clearly labeled and they verified with the manager when I asked, so there were no worries that I was getting something not truly GF.

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★★★★★

Went to Babycakes while in NYC for the weekend and was thrilled to have so many tasty GF options. Even my non-GF husband liked them!! They are a little pricey, but definitely worth it. We got 1 chocolate cupcake, 1 carrotcake cupcake, a banana chocolate bread, and an apple crumb cake slice. The apple crumb was my least favorite (kind of bland) but the banana chocolate bread was FABULOUS as were the cupcakes. GREAT GF option!! And they are starting mail/internet order service soon! Also, the items with spelt were clearly labeled and they verified with the manager when I asked, so there were no worries that I was getting something not truly GF.

Pros: Taste, Quick Ordering

Cons: Pricey, Need more variety

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Ok, I'm a huge sweeteater. I've done the rounds, Magnolia, Cupcake Cafe, Billy's, but I LOVE this place. I don't feel gross after I eat the sweets, which is what I'm accustomed to. And for being a "healthy" treat, these goods are DELICIOUS!!

The cupcakes win my vote for best baked goods. Ugly but delicious.

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★★★★★

Ok, I'm a huge sweeteater. I've done the rounds, Magnolia, Cupcake Cafe, Billy's, but I LOVE this place. I don't feel gross after I eat the sweets, which is what I'm accustomed to. And for being a "healthy" treat, these goods are DELICIOUS!!

The cupcakes win my vote for best baked goods. Ugly but delicious.

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I was visiting NYC earlier this week and HAD to check this place out. It's VERY cute and they had a pretty good selection of vegan sweets.
I tried a chocolate cupcake - VERY GOOD
Banana Chocolate loaf cake - EXCELLENT
Chocolate Chip cookies - As good as any other cookie I have ever had!

2
★★★★★

I was visiting NYC earlier this week and HAD to check this place out. It's VERY cute and they had a pretty good selection of vegan sweets.
I tried a chocolate cupcake - VERY GOOD
Banana Chocolate loaf cake - EXCELLENT
Chocolate Chip cookies - As good as any other cookie I have ever had!

Pros: Vegan, Delicious, Very Friendly

Cons: A bit pricey

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I have been there and have tried the chocolate cake that is labeled gluten-free (made with garbanzo and fava been flour) and had no problem. I thought it was wonderful and am so happy that I made my way downtown for it. The frosting was amazing. (P.S. they list things that are made with spelt flour and are very helpful).

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★★★★★

I have been there and have tried the chocolate cake that is labeled gluten-free (made with garbanzo and fava been flour) and had no problem. I thought it was wonderful and am so happy that I made my way downtown for it. The frosting was amazing. (P.S. they list things that are made with spelt flour and are very helpful).

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Babycakes doesn't have separate equipment (mixers, ovens, etc.) for their products that are made from gluten-free ingredients thus NONE of their products are truly 100% gluten-free because of this cross-contamination. Their recipes are good but it's too bad they're not safe for celiacs or for people, like myself, who are gluten intolerant.

I really don't get the fuss about the cupcakes - think Duncan Hines store bought mix in terms of texture and taste. Nothing special.

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★★★☆☆

Babycakes doesn't have separate equipment (mixers, ovens, etc.) for their products that are made from gluten-free ingredients thus NONE of their products are truly 100% gluten-free because of this cross-contamination. Their recipes are good but it's too bad they're not safe for celiacs or for people, like myself, who are gluten intolerant.

I really don't get the fuss about the cupcakes - think Duncan Hines store bought mix in terms of texture and taste. Nothing special.

Pros: Open late

Cons: Not really gluten-free, So-so cupcakes

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Wheat-free and gluten-free cupcakes. What a concept?! I tried the vanilla gluten-free cupcake top and found it to be a bit strange in texture however, it wasn't sweet nor was the icing and I found the two to be complimentary to one another. The icing is a bit like gum or a strange fondant from another planet but worth trying. $1.25 well spent for something "different."

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★★★★☆

Wheat-free and gluten-free cupcakes. What a concept?! I tried the vanilla gluten-free cupcake top and found it to be a bit strange in texture however, it wasn't sweet nor was the icing and I found the two to be complimentary to one another. The icing is a bit like gum or a strange fondant from another planet but worth trying. $1.25 well spent for something "different."

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i have spent the better part of the last ten years hunting down ANY and EVERY cupcake in the greater NY area. the famous, not so famous and everything in between. had previously avoided babycakes cuz the idea of cupcakes sans sugar/egg/dairy/gluten just sounded...well, wrong. having now tried them, however, i will gladly acknowledge my mistake: these cakes are DIVINE and so is everything else there. i strongly strongly strongly recommend that you do NOT make the same mistake: get thee to babycakes NOW. cake: moist (unbelievably so!) and flavorful. frosting INSANELY good -- totally defies description and cannot be compared to any that you have ever had (trust me, you have NOT had a frosting like this before -- by virtue of its composition alone -- can you say agave sugar?). GO. NOW. ignore all the other cupcakes down in that area and everywhere else....

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★★★★★

i have spent the better part of the last ten years hunting down ANY and EVERY cupcake in the greater NY area. the famous, not so famous and everything in between. had previously avoided babycakes cuz the idea of cupcakes sans sugar/egg/dairy/gluten just sounded...well, wrong. having now tried them, however, i will gladly acknowledge my mistake: these cakes are DIVINE and so is everything else there. i strongly strongly strongly recommend that you do NOT make the same mistake: get thee to babycakes NOW. cake: moist (unbelievably so!) and flavorful. frosting INSANELY good -- totally defies description and cannot be compared to any that you have ever had (trust me, you have NOT had a frosting like this before -- by virtue of its composition alone -- can you say agave sugar?). GO. NOW. ignore all the other cupcakes down in that area and everywhere else....

Pros: DIVINE taste, healthy, totally unique

 

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