House Of Cupcakes Has Opened In The Village! Enter!
From a bake shop in Princeton, New Jersey (which won the Food Network's Cupcake Wars in 2011), House of Cupcakes has now become a chain of yummy wowness.
A branch just opened at 101-Seventh Avenue South (212-255-7102), with Bronx and East Brunswick shops coming faster than you can say "oink".
And I can't urge you to run to the Village one fast enough.
My writer/photographer friend Frankie C dropped by and had (between us) an Espresso Brownie cupcake, a Mint Chocolate chip one, and a Carrot Cake one, and they all were creamy, tangy, and clearly stuffed with top-notch ingredients that spelled "yum" in my tum.
For $2.95 a pop, they also have fruity ones (Key Lime Burst, Strawberry Shortcake), floral ones (Hydrangea Bloom, Summer Hibiscus), and guilty pleasures (Candy Cup, Peanut Butter Cup)--in fact, there are 37 signature favors, and you can also personalize them with a photo or a message, or order specialty cupcakes for an engagement, anniversary, or just plain pigout.
Once word gets out on this place, Magnolia might start to feel a little wilting action. Can't wait to get a dozen Hazelnut Crepe cupcakes, personalized with the message "I'm a pig and I'm not ashamed about it that much."