Frosting on the (cup)cake!

by | Mar 9, 2008

I’m the first in line when it comes to free food. I will push grannies out of the way at the supermarket when I spot a “free samples” table. I’m almost always poor and hungry, so don’t judge me.

This week at work, we celebrated not just one, but two birthdays with some of the fanciest of all cupcakes from Crumbs. So, of course, this was the best week ever.

Crumbs Bake Shop first opened its doors in March of 2003 on the Upper West Side of Manhattan by Mia & Jason Bauer. The menu is an irresistible blend of comfort-oriented classics and elegant baked goods but the speciality of the house is cupcakes. There are more than 25 varieties baked fresh daily and every Monday you can find a new cupake of the week. The stores are inspired by old-time candy shops and are warm and inviting with wood cases, tiled floors, and wall-to-wall treats.

Cupcakes are ordered in increments of six. You can choose individual cupcakes or a package filled with one type of cupcake. Prices range from $2.75-$3.75 each.

The cupcakes brought in for the birthdays ranged from Caramel Apple (moist vanilla cake with apples baked right in the batter and frosted with vanilla buttercream swirled with apples and topped with drizzled caramel) to Red Velvet (frosted with vanilla cream cheese frosting and drizzled with chocolate with red sprinkles around the edge and a cherry to finish it off) to Key Lime (vanilla cupcake filled and frosted with key lime buttercream and then rolled in white sprinkles). I’ve been on a sugar high for the past three days and it is awesome!


I’m Dina R. D’Alessandro, MS, RDN, CDN. I am a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist based in New York City, and I provide nutrition counseling to women.

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