Join the Cupcake Crawl in NYC

By  March 12, 2010

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Okay. So granted the New York forecast is looking pretty grim for the weekend. (A flood watch? Really?!?) Nevertheless, I’m keeping my freshly polished toes crossed that the weather will defy the odds, and this delicious taste of spring will continue on for a few more blissful days… Make that months.

We’ll see! I was hoping to join the NYC Cupcake Crawl this Sunday… Once you’ve reached my age, you swap out “BAR” crawls for “BAkeRy” crawls. (A sugar hangover beats the alternative.) It starts at 11 a.m. (AKA brunch time!) at Cupcake Café in Chelsea. This was the first official cupcake shop to open in Manhattan, and it pretty much started a dessert revolution. Next the tasty tour moves on to Aunt Butchie’s, where participants can bite into an original Cookie Dough cupcake. Third stop is at Billy’s Bakery – where the frosting is like sugar that’s been whipped into heaven. And finally, the trip ends at Amy’s Bread in Chelsea Market.

The absolute best part is that crawlers (yes, by the time they’ve eaten a fourth cupcake, they will literally be crawling) can remain guilt-free despite the caloric splurge. The $5 suggested ticket price will be donated to Food Bank for New York. And a good deed deserves a reward. Or four. Cupcake purchases at each stop are optional.

If you want to join the tour, look for the guide with the red baseball cap that says “Walking Tours Manhattan” on Sunday, March 14 at 11 a.m. at Cupcake Café (18 W. 18th Street)… Oh, and bring an umbrella!