It seems like every year when my birthday comes around, Jason happens to be away for the actual day. It’s a total bummer to not be able to spend my special day with him, but I have made it a point for the kids and I to do something that they both enjoy and will remember. Last year, we hosted a big playdate with all of our neighborhood friends, and friends who recently moved out of the city. The kids have known each other since they were babies so its pretty cool to have everyone still together. This year, I spent the morning with Gemma at a music class, and then the big kids and I set out on a Cupcake Crawl with Sugartooth Tours. What better way to celebrate your birthday than with cupcakes- lots of cupcakes! The kids were psyched, and I was eager to find out which cupcake destinations were in store.
First stop was Billy’s Bakery in Chelsea, one of their three locations in the city. We were already huge Billy fans, but had a chance to sample their Banana Cupcake with Nutella Icing, which was spectacular. Throughout the crawl, our tour guide shared fun facts about cupcakes, which the kids and I found fascinating.
Next stop, City Cakes! Originally known for their over the top cakes, City Cake realized there was a demand for their cakes in smaller size, so they started to make cupcakes packed with pint sized flavor. It was so wonderful to discover this tiny little shop, because I may not have stumbled upon, if I had’t been on the tour.
Next stop- Molly’s Cupcakes. Molly’s is an old family favorite, dating back to when Ryder attended Pre-K in the West Village. The kids are always excited to comeback, and sit on their signature chair swings! That day, they even had the opportunity to create their own mini cupcake and add special toppings.
Our final destination- Sweet Revenge. After living in NYC for so many years, I cannot believe that this quaint West Village sweet spot wasn’t on my radar, because their cupcakes were absolutely incredible. We choose their Pure Vanilla cupcake, made with ingredients imported from Mexico. They also offer a Sweet & Be Merry menu, which features their signature cupcakes and wine pairings. I would have loved to stay and enjoy a nice glass of vino, but with kids in tow, we packed up our cupcakes, because the sugar was definitely starting to work on the kids. We will definitely be back!
With Sugartooth Tours, you can bypass the big name chain bakeshops, while they take you to the best cupcakeries and small bakeries in the city. From the East Village to the West Village, making your way across Manhattan guests will enjoy at least 6 delicious tastings with the option to upgrade to a beer/wine pairing at our final destination. If cupcakes are not your thing, Sugartooth Tours offers a dessert tour, which can be tailored to your personal tastes. Any of their tours are ideal for birthday parties and family fun days.
It really was a special birthday, and I was happy that I could give my sweeties something sweet.
And, thank you Sugartooth Tours for making my 34th birthday even sweeter!