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Halloween Recipe: Candy Corn Cupcakes To Wow Your Trick-or-Treaters

What could be a better Halloween treat than cupcakes crowned with candy corn “teeth?”  Try these goodies from Upper West Side Chef Renee Marton on your young (and grownup!) ghosts and goblins: Witch’s Teeth Halloween Cupcakes Makes one dozen cupcakes. INGREDIENTS 1 28-ounce can pumpkin, drained in a paper liner or towel lined strainer, for [...]

Upper West Side Bakery Levain-Better than a Food Truck

We Upper West Siders need to get creative when it comes to getting our food truck fix. I’ve occasionally seen the Treat Truck on Broadway, but mostly the city’s new food vans leave the UWS out in the cold. In fact, if you live north of Columbus circle-other than the reliably delicious Super Taco on [...]

Best Cupcakes in New York Area? Greenport’s Butta’ Cakes Delivers Bliss

Update: Butta’ Cakes Birthday Cakes: The Best in NY Area? If you’re looking for a great cupcake-one of the best I’ve sampled-you’ll have to drive a couple of hours to Greenport on Long Island’s North Fork. There, you’ll find vineyards laced with vines just beginning to bud. But the sumptuous cupcakes at new Greenport Bakery [...]

Obama Cupcakes

Many people have asked to see an image of the Obama cupcakes I wrote about for Huffington Post.  I can’t upload the picture to the original post, so I’m posting it here.  These cupcakes were produced by the Little Cupcake Bakeshop in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn to honor Obama’s inauguration.

Upper West Side: Magnolia Bakery.. .Without the Cupcakes

Predictably, the new Magnolia Bakery on Columbus and 69th was a madhouse late this afternoon. Only one problem: There were no cupcakes. That’s like Katz’s running out of pastrami. According to Cupcakes Take The Cake, the official opening is Monday. Still, that’s no excuse. The place certainly looked open. “We’re icing cupcakes like crazy,” said [...]