Today, The L Magazine's website gives us a charming cartoon roundup/checklist of New York's best red velvet cupcakes. 9 cupcakes make the list, from the usual suspects Sugar Sweet Sunshine and Batch to the non-Magnolia-knockoffs like Daisy May's BBQ and Amy's Bread.
I'd like to throw the little red velvets from Penny Licks into the mix, out in L Mag territory Williamsburg. They're kiddy-looking but amazing-tasting, with a still-gooey interior and impossibly buttery buttercream frosting. (And isn't the whole point of the cupcake fetish to indulge our childish sides?) Plus, they come in both vegan and non-vegan versions: a huge plus in Williamsburg, when any gathering of more than 1.5 people is likely to have a vegan in the group.
Any Red Velvets out there that deserve a shout-out? Let us know.
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