Posts Tagged ‘cupcakes’

A&E | May. 17 10:20 am EST

Morningside closings: Crumbs is no more

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You’ll have to find a new spot to get gigantic cupcakes (or surprisingly good iced coffee) in Morningside. After countless openings and closings over the past year, Crumbs is just the latest store to close its doors, according to The Lion. Apparently this has been long coming after the landlord listed the storefront as open earlier this year. 

Can’t survive without Crumbs? Need one of those oversized birthday cupcakes on steroids to celebrate the end of the school year? Not to worry—the nearest Crumbs is on Columbus between 100th and 97th streets (the big shopping center where Whole Foods is).

We’ll be on the lookout for any signs of what will take its place—let’s hope it’s something good!


Spectrum | Mar. 26 10:53 am EST
wake up call

Spotify Premium vs cupcake ATM

Despite dire predictions of mid-week snow, currently it is sunny and not too horribly cold outside. Rejoice!

In Columbia news:

  • Opening ceremonies for Columbia’s celebration of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month in April happened last night.
  • Women’s lacrosse is looking for a win tonight at Kraft Field after losing four of their last five games.
  • Men’s basketball also has a game tonight against Yale for the quarterfinal match of the Postseason Tournament.
Paige Cuscovitch #12

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Outside the bubble:

  • Yesterday a man was struck and killed by a New York bound train in New Brunswick.
  • Spotify is offering premium membership for only $4.99. Click here if you’re interested.
  • If instead you want to spend $4.25 on a cupcake, Sprinkles Cupcakes opened a cupcake ATM on the Upper East Side yesterday.

A thing happening around campus:

McAC Sponsored Self Reflection
Date: TODAY! Wednesday, March 26th
Time: 12 to 2 p.m.
Location: Barnard Hall lobby


Spectrum | Jan. 29 11:24 am EST
Om Nom Nom Nom

Sweets for Your Suite!

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Sweets for Your Suite is an on-campus baked goods delivery service run by sophomores Marilyn He and Jake Davidson. (Ed. Note: Davidson is the Online Editor for Spectator and he is the Assistant Director of New Media. Uh-oh, are we straight up ADVERTISING for them? Or is this just a blog post about a service that we thought you’d find interesting? You’ll have to decide for yourself, but it’s probably more fun to believe that we are all conspiring to maximize Jake and Marilyn’s profits in some sort of unethical scheme to line our liberal, atheist elite media pockets.)

When asked why she decided to start the business, Marilyn responds: “I’ve been baking for as long as I can remember, but when I came to college I had to start funding it myself. Freshman year I didn’t really mind, but early this year, I started realizing how much it actually cost to bake for fun. While complaining about it one day, Jake suggested that I start a business to fuel my baking addiction. I didn’t actually take him up on that offer until awhile later, but the seed was planted that night.”

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Spectrum | Dec. 24 1:11 am EST

…Christmas Eve? Wasn’t it September about 2 minutes ago?

It’s late. (I hope for your sake that) you’re (not) still up. It’s Christmas Eve, which means dealing with family, never actually kissing anyone under the mistletoe, and feigning excitement when someone gets you filler paper as a present!  Enjoy this Christmas Eve, because the crazies in the world seem to think it’s our last.

Straight from Columbia 2015′s Facebook page.

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A supercut of scenes from 40 different holiday-themed episodes, compiled so you don’t have to sit through hours of Christmas specials trying to convince yourself that Christmas Specials aren’t depressing.

New York Times published a timeline of “North Korea’s Nuclear Path Under Kim Jong-il,” which maps out his 17-year dictatorship.

Here’s how to say ‘Merry Christmas‘ in a bunch’o different languages. Go ahead, show off.

Try and cook this cupcake:

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Go to bed, it’s 1:14.


A&E | Nov. 10 6:44 pm EST

REVIEW: Crumbs—we can feel the seams of our jeans bursting already

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Attention all cupcake connoisseurs: you no longer have to make the grueling trek to the nearest Magnolia’s for deliciously artistic baked goods. We’re pleased to announce the grand opening of Crumbs Bake Shop right here in MoHi (2814 Broadway at 109th Street). Between two bellies, we were able to demolish two giant-sized cupcakes and a 12-pack assorted sampler (with no regrets). Check out some must-knows below. Cupcake review and photos after the jump.

  • The bakery is very spacious, and it offers free Wi-Fi. Take that, Hungarian Pastry Shop!
  • Crumbs cupcakes are much larger than Magnolia’s, with a higher cake to frosting ratio and a larger variety of flavors from which to choose. Plus, you no longer have to pay the pesky metro fee to get your sugar fix.
  • At $3.75 a pop, each cupcake is definitely large enough to split with a friend. Maybe even two.
  • The coffee is great (if you stop by today, coffee is on the house!)
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A&E | Nov. 9 9:52 pm EST

Crumbs Bake Shop will open tomorrow at 8 a.m.

Claire Stern / Spec

According to a worker at Crumbs, the bakery will open the doors to its new Morningside Heights location (2814 Broadway at 109th Street) tomorrow at 8 a.m. Get excited! In the meantime, you can ogle over all their delicious cupcakes. Just in time for you to pack on those holiday pounds, Crumbs will be offering Thanksgiving-themed flavors, including Apple Pie, Blackbottom Cheesecake Brownie, Chocolate Pecan Pie, Pumpkin, Caramel Apple, Pumpkin, and more. Check back tomorrow for a full review!


A&E | Sep. 15 2:00 pm EST

Deluxe is having a cupcake festival

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Hey Columbia, we’ve got a treat for you. Literally. Our home-style diner Deluxe (2896 Broadway between 112th and 113th streets) is hosting their first ever cupcake festival. From now until September 18th, the restaurant will sell handmade cupcakes baked by their renowned pastry chef Regis Courivaud for $3 each. Courivaud, who also serves as executive chef at Le Monde, is kind of a big deal. He was featured on the Food Network Challenge during Guinness World Records Week and now holds the record for tallest sugar sculpture: a 16 ft. 4.3 in. tall sugar replica of the Empire State Building. This is the first time Deluxe is sharing their cupcake recipe with the world, and they might add the dessert to their regular menu depending on customer responses. So far business has been good—they’ve sold over 200 cupcakes since the festival started on Monday. Pictures of the cupcake flavors after the jump. More »


Opinion | Mar. 24 9:48 pm EST

Bloggerheads: Waiting, wanting

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Yar: In our brave new world where populations are increasing, so too are wait times.

Back in DC, I was driving by Georgetown Cupcake, the city’s premier “cupcakery,” and subject of a TV show on TLC. The cupcake fad is a topic on its own, but what was most remarkable was the line around the block, numbering at least 80 people. This is basically a constant at the store.

I don’t consider myself an impatient person, but I am somewhat pragmatic. It baffled me that anyone would spend an hour in line to taste even a good cupcake. Which leads me to wonder, what makes the wait worthwhile? Are there any rules of thumb that can help the pragmatic (impatient) like me? More »


A&E | Feb. 28 9:13 am EST

REVIEW: Robicelli’s brings complex cupcakes to Northwest Corner

Kimberly Topilow / Spec

Joe Coffee has been recently injected with some sugary sweetness. Robicelli’s cupcakes have been added to Joe’s roster of baked goods that add a savory complement to the chain’s renowned coffee. If you check out Robicelli’s website, you can see quickly that cupcake flavors change with the seasons, holidays, and the imaginations of the creators. A recent invention was the “Partida Margarita” in honor of National Margarita Day (Feb. 21).

The two flavors of cupcakes that Joe is now offering are Chocolate Butterscotch and Pecan Potato Chip. The cupcakes are $3.25 a piece, so to protect wallets (and waistlines), students may want to stick to just one. The Pecan Potato Chip is no doubt the more inventive of the two, so our choice of which cupcake to taste test was easy. More »


The Eye | Feb. 16 5:08 pm EST
Food Trends

Is pie the next cupcake?

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When I was young, my family and I traveled across Montana on a road trip. I was in heaven—and it wasn’t because of the thrilling city of Billings or the state’s diverse flora and fauna. Surprisingly, it was Montana’s culinary landscape. In light of an upcoming pie contest, restaurants across the state were serving all kinds of the classic American dessert—from apple to blueberry, pecan to chocolate, and everything in between.

However, according to an article in the LA Times, this little slice of Montana heaven may become a widespread reality. Foodies across America have predicted that, soon enough, the mini-pie will replace the cupcake.

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