It’s time for Tuesday Toasts, our weekly feature highlighting the Fork in the Road team’s favorite versions of popular dishes and favorite spots in the city for a given activity. They might not be the best or the coolest or the newest, but instead represent the things and places that are near and dear to our hearts. Will the team have wildly diverging opinions, or do great minds think alike? There’s only one way to find out. Up this week: Our Favorite Cupcakes in New York City.
“I won’t touch cupcakes. I want (and deserve) a real piece of cake! Cupcakes are for people who’d rather just eat frosting, and also a reflection of the popularization of convection ovens in tiny bakeshops. You can cook a cupcake in about three seconds in one of those babies.” –Robert Sietsema
“If I have to pick one, it would be Ladybird Bakery’s [1112 Eighth Avenue, Brooklyn, 718-499-8108] Brooklyn Blackout.” –Rebecca Marx
“Probably Sugar Sweet Sunshine, the pistachio flavor. But my real favorite cakey treat is a slice of coconut layer cake with cream-cheese frosting.” –Lauren Shockey
“Babycakes.” –Chantal Martineau