I don’t know about you, but my love of cupcakes first started as a child. Cupcakes are bite-sized version of cake and way, WAY easier to clean up after a child’s birthday party. I’m not sure how many birthday parties you are frequenting these days, or how many small children you interact with, but those small humans can be destructive. And I mean that in the best possible way. My love for cupcakes have persisted mainly because they are delicious, but also because I’m still a five-year-old and cupcakes aren’t for sharing. Combine child-like nostalgia and cupcakes and you have Molly’s.
Most cupcake shops smell like sugar, with bakers and decorators hard at work behind the counter. Of course Molly’s has that element but they take it up a notch by having a wall full of games and books. So if the adorable ladies and gentlemen behind the counter (complete with 1950s-esque scarfs) don’t reel you in, how about a homework break of cupcakes and Connect Four?
Molly’s is actually not an NYC original; they come from Chicago, but I’m so glad they did. Molly’s is probably the best cupcake shop for kids, because apart from board games there are an endless supply of cupcakes to choose from. Now, we aren’t talking about 10 rotating flavors here. I mean you can make your own cupcake. Yes. I’m serious. Choose And what kid — small or big — doesn’t like sprinkles. Because you can have those too. Or M&Ms. Or my favorite, gummy bears. Because what goes better with cupcakes than more sugar. #childhood. If making your own cupcake isn’t your thing (or you are too indecisive to choose something on the spot) there is an entire case of creative flavors to choose from. And they all have scrumptious filling. Now we’re not talking buttercream or ganache in the middle. Here we have ooey, gooey fillings. Like legit cookie dough. Or pudding. It makes a plate and fork kind of necessary. But the flavor combinations are endless so I’m OK with that.
So I’ve been here before and instead of sticking with the prearranged flavors I made my own. Mainly so I could try various flavors and combinations. But also because making decisions is a major weakness of mine. And if I have to start somewhere, it might as well be with cupcakes.