Cupcake Bakeries

I realize that I don't talk about cupcakes enough.
Which is a gross oversight on my part because cupcakes take up a significant portion of my diet (I admit) and I live in what is arguably the cupcake capital of the world. 

So I'm going to share a secret with you - something that will change your life if you ever care to visit/live in New York City...

These are the best cupcake bakeries in the city, listed in order of greatness:
1. Magnolia - perfect frosting-to-cake ratio, doesn't leave you feeling as if you were just hit by a truck (which is a feeling that often comes with cupcake-eating).
2. Crumbs - wide selection, generous size, and the s'mores cupcake is sent straight from heaven above.
3. Baked by Melissa - the mini cupcakes are adorable enough for me to want to hug a baby.
4. Cupcake Cafe - buttercream. That's all I have to say. 
5. Billy's Bakery - delicious while consuming, but leaves you with a headache that could kill a whale. Yes, a whale. 

There are many, many others, but I suggest you try these. 
You're welcome.