NYC Cupcake Crawl I: Molly’s Cupcakes

I can’t bake all the time, and sometimes it is nice to enjoy cupcakes baked by someone else! I’m also interested in what other people are doing, what established bakeries–big names and the little guys–are creating and selling, and what their shops are like.

Stop #4

Molly’s Cupcakes
228 Bleecker St.

Molly’s is brand, spanking new–at least to New York. The bakery, which has its original location in Chicago, was named after the owner’s third-grade teacher, who baked cupcakes for her students’ birthdays.

The shop is adorable, even without adding cupcakes to the mix. My favorite part is the coffee bar on the left when you first walk in. It doesn’t have stools, it has swings!

Molly's Swings
Swingin’ at Molly’s

The cupcakes themselves are works of art, and each is described in the display case by an amusing illustrated card. For example, the one for the Cake Batter Cupcake pictures Marie Antoinette wielding a hand mixer.

It was a very difficult decision, but we decided to go for the Cookie Monster and the Peach Cobbler.

The Cookie Monster is vanilla chocolate chip cake filled with cookie dough, finished with buttercream, chocolate chips, and a tiny cookie. It had a nice saltiness and a buttery buttercream. One of my cupcake crawlers, however, wasn’t sure about the combination, saying, “I’m not sure I need cookie dough in my cupcake.”

Inside the Cookie Monster

The Peach Cobbler is a vanilla cupcake with a filling made of peaches, brown sugar, and other ingredients (I was told “military secret” when I asked) covered with streusel, whipped cream, and a peach slice. This cupcake won the day as far as my group was concerned. Comments ranged from “Mmmm…” to “That’s awesome!” This cupcake succeeded in what it was trying to do, it tasted like peach cobbler while still being a cupcake.

We loved Molly’s, and I will certainly return to sit in a swing, drink some coffee, and try more of their delights.

Have you visited Molly’s Cupcakes in NYC? I’d love to hear your comments.

Stop #1 | Stop #2 | Stop #3 | Stop #4 | Stop #5

Many thank yous to Doug, Jill, Stephanie, Beth, and, as always, my photographer and boyfriend Jason for joining me on the very first Cupcakes by Amélie Cupcake Crawl! I hope the sugar high didn’t make you do anything outrageous later.

More photos from this post can be found in the Photo Gallery!

2 thoughts on “NYC Cupcake Crawl I: Molly’s Cupcakes

  1. Wow, informative series. With all the pretenders to cupcake greatness, we need more investigative cupcake reporting! You may have to take this on the road. There are people in Kansas City eating substandard cupcakes when you know they must have better options 🙂

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