CRUMBS is the daily snack stop for me and my co-workers. Everyone at the office just raves about it so this week I went down to check out their smores cupcake. The first thing I noticed when I went in was how big the cupcakes were. I originally had gone in hoping to try the red velvet cupcake, by mid day they were all out gasp!
After just one bite of the hypnotic blend of marshmallow and oozing chocolate fudge colliding together on the tip of my tongue, my eyes tightened and my taste pallets screamed as I was sent off into a food trance. I know big exaggeration, but seriously I was not disappointed! The marshmallow frosting was certainly the icing on the top (Get it frosting? Icing? Okay I??m done with the cheap puns). I really did love the frosting though.
My only criticism was that they didn??t make enough red velvet cakes for me to really evaluate the quality of the cupcakes. I only got one cupcake. I paid about $4.00 after taxes and change for my cupcakes but the prices might vary a bit depending where you are. Crumbs cupcakes are definitely a good bang for your buck. Dear CRUMBS, please make more red velvet cupcakes next time and I promise to come back again.
Hardly worth the $40 they charged me for a six inch cake. There were three quarter inch slices of cake and the rest was cream and frosting! The cake was delicious, moist and tasty but all I paid for was the mounds of cream that made up the cake. I haven't tasted their cupcakes but it sounds like they're a much better deal than their birthday cakes!
The cupcakes at Crumbs are the most delicious thing I have ever had! I had the Smores cupcake and I thought I was going to pass out it was so tasty. Now the cons: No nutritional information is listed anywhere. From what I have read online, it seems that one cupcake is worth an entire day of calories. Also, this store is very small and there is rarely any seating because of the crowds.
Would I go back? Of course!!
I am a man who eats A-LOT and I can guarantee that Crumbs has THE-BEST cup cakes in all of Manhattan. This is what you have to do... go get the 12 pack of minis and it will give you a taste of 12 different cup cakes. I could eat two sample platters, but I guess that's why I weigh 350LBS lol hahah! D-D-D-Delicious
Pros: cup cakes
This is a great bakery! I would definetly go back. I found Crumbs after a very dissapointing visit to Magnolias.
This place has a wonderful selection of cupcakes. (I just wish they would have had a lemon, my favorite!)
Pros: Really great cupcakes, moist, filling and affordable!
Cons: They didn't have any Lemon when I was there.
I was a little wary of having cupcakes shipped many states away, but I had read great things about Crumbs and decided to give it a shot. I ordered the Best Seller collection and had it shipped from NY to GA.
The cupcakes arrived in pristine condition and tasted amazing! I will definitely be a repeat customer :)
Pros: Great shipping and delicious cupcakes
Yummy cupcakes I saw way way better than those dry magnolia cakes were forced to eat sometime. This place has it down. They re moist , like just baked. And great kinds, like the hostess squiggle.....good cupcakes:)) bbest on uws
Pros: moist good moist good:)
Cons: slow service sometimes
Just returned from NYC and had the pleasure of trying a Magnolia Bakery cupcake and a Crumbs cupcake. The Crumbs cupcake was soooo much better. Soft and moist compared to a rather dry Magnolia cupcake. I had a chocolate/vanilla and my husband had a chocolate/chocolate. Both were delicious! I'm kicking myself for not bringing some home.
This is a great bakery with several locations in the city. You have have have to try the oatmeal cookie cupcake. Its GREAT!
Drawbacks... the icing on some of the types of cupcakes isn't that great... go for the unique kinds like oatmeal, red velvet, etc.
Pros: Huge cupcakes, better than Magnolia
Cons: Not the best I've had yet
Who cares what the staff is like!? This isn't a "server" type restaurant. Grab-n-go. Cupcakes are amazing, sugary that's for sure. One cupcake per person or split one even and it'll be plenty! Worth trying and 100 times better than Magnolia's. While M's is more charming, Crumbs has a selection you won't find anywhere else. You can even order ahead for a gathering/party and have them delivered. This place is wonderful.
Pros: Best Cupcakes in town!
Cons: I bet they're LOTS of calories!
I was very excited to stop in around 9:30 on a Sunday morning and discover they had a 12pk mini cupcake selection! I knew that was the one for me, because I am SO indecisive there's no way I could choose just one cupcake, and I was leaving town that day so there was no coming back for me! The first one I tried was the cappucino one.... and it was TO DIE FOR! As was the Banana Split! Out of the 12 I think I ended up eating (or at least trying) 4 or 5 of them. The rest I gave away to friends on Monday morning when I was back hom in Nashville, TN. They all said they were delicious! I am planning to come back to the city for a shopping trip in the spring, and Crumbs is ON MY LIST of MUST-DO's!
Pros: The mini-sampler, 12 cupcakes for $16! Delicious!
Cons: Umm... they are fattening? Haha... that's all I can think of!
Been eyeing this bakeshop on Amsterdam Ave. for months; finally went in tonight to sample a cupcake. Even before I bit into the $2.95 purchase (a chocolate cupcake with coconut frosting), I could smell the corn syrup. What a turnoff! The cake, though deep in color and moist, had zero chocolate flavor. The cupcakes all *look* "gourmet" and "divine" but billing them and reviewing them a such is nothing short of deceptive. Honestly, I've had Hostess cakes and Drake's cakes, that contain the vilest of ingredients yet somehow tasted better than the cupcake I sampled tonight. I took three bites, hoping to catch some essence of "gourmet" flavor, but it wasn't happening, so I threw the rest out. What a waste.
Places like Crumbs and Buttercup Bake Shop on West 72nd Street (which apparently won some award recently) really lower the standard of what truly good baking is. The Crumbs cupcake I tried tonight tasted like it was made on an assembly line and looked as if food coloring had been added to trick the consumer into thinking the cake was more chocolatey than it was. What a disappointment. With all the truly great recipes out there, I wish someone would take a hint from Kathleen King of Southampton and open a bake shop that sells some *basic* baked goods that taste truly homemade -- forget the Oreo and Reese's and cookie-dough varieties (blech). This new age, over-sugared, chocolate-shy, corn-syrup infused baking style may fool people who've never tasted great homemade baking, but as someone who not only grew up surrounded by great bake shops but also did a lot of basic and gourmet baking himself, these boutique bake "factories" doen't fool me, no matter how dark you make the chocolate cake look.
Pros: Nice location, OK atmosphere, display of baked goods
Cons: Assembly-line cupcakes that are overpriced and oversweet
I love this cupcake place. They have a great variety of flavors and great delivery service. It is a fun way to celebrate any occasion!
like i said, great cupcakes...but i was in there this weeknend and then woman who served us was rude.
OK I have tried many cupcakes in many places. These are the best. I only have been to the UWS location. I always take visiting friends there as well and they feel the same. They are huge and the cake is great and the frosting is just right. I felt like the cake was a little dry for the past couple of months but now it's back on track. The best flavors in my opinion: coconut, blackout, rasberry swirl, cookie dough, and any of the plain w/ frosting. The only thing is that the service is inconsistent. Sometimes they're friendly (you know, the way you should be if you sell CUPCAKES) and sometimes super rude- NEED TO WORK ON THAT.
Pros: icing, cake, variety
Cons: SERVICE!!! little pricey for cupcakes
Hi, my name is Teresa, and I am a Crumbs fanatic. These cupcakes are absolutely to dieeeeeee for! They are kind of enormous and there are so many fun flavors to try! I am a big fan of the Cookie Dough Cupcake and the Blackout Cupcake, although I have become convinced that you can't go wrong with any of them! The frosting has that perfect frosting taste that you loved as a kid and the cake itself is very moist and has an oustanding texture. Absolutely worth trying, although "try" may inevitably lead to "become addicted to"...
Pros: AMAZING cupcakes
These cupcakes are well worth every penny. They are bigger than other cupcakes and they have a huge variety. I LOVE the Hostess cupcake that is a gourmet Ding-Dong. I could one of those everyday. There are a few types that I wanted to try that are only available by special order though. Overall, their selection is more interesting than other cupcake shops and every one I've had has been moist and fresh.
Pros: Moist, Fresh, Variety
I have never seen a selection like this in my life....thry have 25 different kinds of monster size cupcakes....what a treat...they keep getting better...wow!
Huge moist cupcakes full of flavor with a very sweet icing. The red velvet cupcake was superb as was the apple caramel. They are by far the best in town and worth $3.50.
We tried two cupcakes here - a Red Velvet and one buttercream chocolate frosting. The Red Velvet tasted stale, and the frosting was not cream cheese based but rather just a typical frosting found on most cakes. The buttercream cupcake was much better in that the cake was much fresher. Overall, it's just an average place that if you're in the neighborhood you should try, but I wouldn't go out of my way for it.
I found this spot, both locations actually, to be rather wonderful, although I am not really a cake person, their cupcakes are out of this world. The cake part was moist and yummy and the frosting was no joke either. They even have mini cupcakes so that you don't feel like you have to cut out the rest of your meals for the day to make up for the calories. They also have more choices then you could possibly ever ask for. I would highly recommend this spot!
Pros: yummy food, prices not bad, great selection
I live in downtown, work in midtown, and still travel uptown to sample these wonderful treats. I don't understand why people are giving this place a bad rating - it is wonderful. The owner is just a doll who waits on you with a huge smile. With the exception of one snotty brunette, who waits on you like she is better than you and she would much rather be doing something elseand looks like she is judging you with every order you make, the rest of the staff is very attentive and friendly. Great overall place that will long continue to get my business.
Pros: wonderful owner, great cupcakes, great cookies
Cons: snotty brunette
Another bakeshop that got some good ink when it opened about how supurb the cupcakes/cakes are....but after 4 visits I've never had a cupcake or cake that was anything but a tad below average. Their expensive too. Seems they have the same problem as Billy's: selling old, dried out, flat tasting product...and they don't live up to the hype. Grossly disappointing indeed.
Cons: Expensive, Dry rubbery cakes, Old stale cupcakes
I first stopped in this neighborhood bakery last winter while taking an evening walk with my boyfriend. The cupcakes here are tasty. We have gone back many many times since. The muffins in the morning are a nice treat and the service is always friendly.
Pros: Good food, Big Portions
I was very excited for this bakery to open only to be disappointed. Let me begin by saying I love cupcakes. But Crumbs is going for size over taste. The jumbo cupcakes are very dry, as are the brownies and muffins. I'd rather have two small moist cupcakes than a large dehydrated one, but even the mini ones here look better than they taste.
Pros: Nice staff, Cute Ambiance, Good-looking sweets