All I need for Valentine’s Day is a Cupcake!

by Emily Grace

With Valentine’s Day at the end of the week, many of us are looking for sweet treats to give our beau.  If you CRAVE cupcakes like we do, you might find the perfect gift for your sweetie this year in these CRAVE-worthy cupcakeries.

Kumquat Cupcakery (

Devouring eight mini cupcakes seems to make us feel like we are consuming fewer calories than if we were to just eat one normal sized cupcake, but with calorie counting forgotten, there is nothing that would prevent us from eating as many of these cute and tasty mini cupcakes as we can possibly get our hands on.  Owner, Keavy Landreth, has made an impact on us with her cute little cupcakes with big bold flavors.  We just can’t get enough of them!

What makes them unique?  These bite-sized cupcakes feature a variety of unique flavors that result in a mind-blowing experience that leave your taste buds craving more.  Not sure about maple bacon or coffee caramel bourbon cupcakes?  Just pop one in your mouth and savor the sweetness because there will be no going back.

You can order Kumquat’s cupcakes online or find them every Saturday and Sunday at the Brooklyn Flea Market.  If you’re planning on picking up a few for Valentine’s Day, they have a PopUp Shop open February 11th-14th at 170 Franklin Street (between Kent and Java) in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

sugar Sweet sunshine (

With an idea in mind and a name that was taken from an etching on the cement that said “sugar Sweet sunshine, Love” in a big heart, this delectable cupcakery came to life.  It’s hard to decide what we CRAVE more about these cupcakes—the light, fluffy, moist cake or the sweet, creamy, delicious icing?  We’ve come to settle on the fact that it must just be the beautiful collision that happens when the two come together.  They have hit the spot with serving up perfected recipes of the classic cupcakes that we all love!

What makes them unique?  Set up more like your grandma’s cozy and out-of-date living room, sugar Sweet sunshine offers a comfortable and fun place where people not only pick up yummy tasting treats to go, but can hang out as if in their own space.  Decorated with old furniture from the owners’ apartments and thrift shop finds, this cupcakery creates a cozy atmosphere that many shops in NYC miss out on.

126 Rivington Street
New York, NY 10002

Sweet Revenge (

After being laid off from a job in the corporate world, Owner/Founder Marlo Scott got her sweet revenge by forgetting the life of working for “the man” and started a business that she could love and enjoy.  With the unique concept of bringing tasty desserts and alcohol together, Sweet Revenge is not your granny’s cupcake shop.

What makes them unique? Aside from unique flavors and the wacky concept of a cupcakery and bar all in one, Sweet Revenge offers a list of beer and wine pairings to go with the cupcakes.  You beau will be totally tantalized by the fact that he can have his cake and eat it too… and have a beer to go with it.

62 Carmine Street (Between Bedford and 7th Ave)
New York, NY 10014

***This was a post that I made earlier today on CRAVE NYC Blog.  Check out all that we CRAVE around this great city!

Please enlighten me on your favorite NYC cupcake spots.  I’m always up for trying a new cupcake.


One Comment to “All I need for Valentine’s Day is a Cupcake!”

  1. That picture is hysterical. HYSTERICAL. I can’t get over the silk tablecloth.

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