The Best Cupcake Shops in Brooklyn 2015
Brooklyn, easily the hippest neighborhood in America. Like most revitalized areas of the country, Brooklyn has seen an explosion in niche bakeries in the last five years. Many specialize in only the fanciest of cupcakes, but many other have broadened their menus and product offerings. The only question you should ask is what are you looking for exactly. Are you just trying to find something for a birthday party or are you trying to impress important dinner guest by displaying your refined and expensive tastes in fancy pastries? What ever your in the market for, you can find it in this burrough without driving very far. Here is a rundown of ten of the best cupcake shops in Brooklyn.
One Girl Cookies - This is an old fashioned shop marketing cutting edge pastries and cupcakes. The interior is decorated with aqua blue, vintage serving pieces, a hand painted family tree, Life size family photos, and patterned wallpaper giving it a quaint turn of the century feel. As for One Girl Cookies offerings, they are a complete bakery with old fashioned decorative cookies and cakes as well as cupcakes. The cupcakes themselves are made of handmade ingredients and come in cake flavors of vanilla, chocolate, red velvet, lemon, hazelnut, banana, and carrot along with buttercream flavors of vanilla (white or colored), chocolate, cream cheese, mocha, lemon, and orange.
68 Dean St
Brooklyn, NY 11201
b/t Boerum Pl & Smith St
Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill
Phone number (212) 675-4996
Google plus: https://plus.google.com/104524672890042966275/about
Butter Lane Cupcakes - More of a utilitarian cupcake specialty shop than a bakery, Butter Lane also offers classes on baking and even delivers to your home. Their cakes come in vanilla, chocolate and banana while their butter cremes are much more diverse, coming in exotic flavors ranging from raspberry and espresso to maple pecan, caramel and cream cheese.
240 7th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11215
b/t 3rd Ave & 4th St
Phone number (718) 369-0466
Google plus: https://plus.google.com/114592898844709482364/about
Baked - This is another quaint shop with their own take on cookies, brownies, cakes and cupcakes as well as breakfast pastries. Since they specialize in a variety of cakes and other baked goods, their cupcake varieties rotate daily in-house, so you need to go there yourself to see what they are offering any particular day as well as order by the dozen per any one flavor if you want to buy in bulk.
359 Van Brunt St
Brooklyn, NY 11231
b/t Sullivan St & Dikeman St
Phone number (718) 222-0345
Google plus: https://plus.google.com/105162487126345412918/about
Sugar Couture - This is a smaller cafe that specializes in gourmet cakes as well as tarts, cookies, brownies & savory croissants. This is probably one of the fanciest cake shops in the city where you can find resplendently and ornately designed specialty cakes and some of the most detailed and specific creations you'll ever see. They even have wedding cakes in the shape of toolboxes, cars and a Louis Vitton Purse. The cupcakes are made in the shape of pastel treasure boxes with flowery butterflies as garnishes. You can't get any more opulent than this place.
386 Graham Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211
b/t Jackson St & Skillman Ave
Phone number (718) 349-1440
Google plus: https://plus.google.com/+Sugar-couture/posts
Heavenly Crumbs - This is a brighter, more compact boutique bakery offering a variety of products besides just cupcakes. Featured in a variety of media outlets from Modern Bride and Paper magazine, they are one of the more visible shops in this neighborhood so come early and make arraignments as soon as possible. Their cupcakes is where they really shine, from being able to put peoples pictures on the top of these cakes to some of the most ornate decorative frosting you've ever seen.
355 Franklin Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11238
b/t Greene Ave & Quincy St
Bedford Stuyvesant, Clinton Hill
Phone number (718) 623-6271
Google plus: https://plus.google.com/110855665756191555977/about
Brooklyn Cupcake - This is actually a chain of small, family owned cupcake shops that offer both traditional cupcakes as well as more adventurous fare. This is more of a casual, striped back and modern shop that nonetheless puts out some of the best cupcakes in the city based solely of their range of flavors and near pitch perfect baking methods. Not only to they have traditional flavors, but they also offer some Latin-inspired varieties like Dulce de Leche, Coquite, Guave de Leche and the delicious Tres Leches cupcake. Proof you don't need to be fancy to knock your customer's socks off.
335 Union Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211
b/t Maujer St & Grand St
Williamsburg - South Side
Phone number (347) 762-2253
Google plus: https://plus.google.com/108009019946886463761/about
Sugar Coated - A pink and pastel festooned shop, this bakery that specializes in both cakes and other pastries seems to overload on the cutesy. These cupcakes resemble pastel and pearl decorated pieces of jewelry rather than pastries. This is a perfect shop to cater bridal, baby and wedding showers where girlfriends and mothers mingle with mimosas on a playful afternoon.
1078 65th St
Brooklyn, NY 11219
Phone number (718) 259-9885
Google plus: https://plus.google.com/105965085175644398351/about
Sweet And Elite Cakes - This shop specializes in custom cakes, cupcakes and cookies. More of a traditional bakery rather than a fancy pastry boutique, this shop still isn't lacking in imagination. Able to make fruit-topped cupcakes as well as ones with your favorite cartoon character on top, Sweet and Elite is for both the kids as well as mom.
1459 Herkimer St,
Phone: +1 347-844-0624
Google plus: https://plus.google.com/113645434205184846887/about
Nine Cakes - A cake studio in Brooklyn known nationally for their nine different signature specialty cakes, their cupcakes shouldn't be ignored either. Perfect for baby and wedding showers, this shop is more fancy and decadent than most and you should be prepared to be blown away by the professionalism and craftsmanship on display here.
155 Columbia St
Brooklyn, NY 11231
b/t Irving St & Sedgwick St
Columbia Street Waterfront District
Phone number (347) 907-9632
Google plus: https://plus.google.com/112112432980928033681/about
Cupcake Land - This is a snug and cozy shop selling cookies and cupcakes made with high-end ingredients as well as fresh juices. They have cupcakes permanently on the menu as well as daily specials such as Banana Nutella, Green Tea, Carrot and Peanut butter on specific days of the week. Even better, this shop is more affordable than some others on this list, but doesn't not sacrifice creativity, variety or taste to make their offerings more available to the general public. They also offer gluten-free and vegan cupcake options to appeal to the widest audience possible.
390 Metropolitan Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211
b/t 5th St & Havemeyer St
Williamsburg - North Side
Phone number (718) 388-5260
Google plus: https://plus.google.com/110303549659476655693/about