My wife and I want to have cupcakes at a party to celebrate our recent marriage. We thought this would be a pretty simple task to find a cupcake we liked. In fact I figured we would start with Baked in Redhook and stop there. We put off the task of finding a source till to late I fear (2 weeks out now). I have come to the conclusion that what we are looking for and the current trend it cupcakes are different. We tried three well regarded places and had three let downs. Baked had nice cake but wow was the icing tough to like. So we are not fans of heavy greasy butter creams. Next was Joyce Bakeshop. Very dense cake made this a miss for us. Little Cupcake Bakeshop was our third and final stop. These were probably the best compromise with an ok icing and an ok cake but still not what we were after.
So I am wondering if there are bakeshops that still make cupcakes like mom used to. Simple, sugary icing, light, moist cake. We are seriously contemplating going to ShopRite or Fairway because they maybe would make a more 'commercialized' version of a cupcake. One that harkens back to what we think of a cupcake as being.