I am a major fan of cupcakes and take pride in sampling many of the bakeries in lower manhattan.
I went to Babycakes based on the positive reviews on this board. I was seriously disappointed.
Despite some of the most expensive cupcakes around, they were easily the very worst. I tried 3 flavors in an attempt to be thorough. Frosting was like toothpaste on all of them. Cake was average at best. Prolly the carrot cake was the best cakewise but pretty bad really.
I understand that they may be considered a good option for individuals with wheat or gluten allergies. But if you can tolerate eggs, gluten and refined sugar, stick to the other bakeries.