Eat and Drink NYC cupcakes: 5 creative desserts By HILARY SHEINBAUM. Special to amNewYork July 15, 2014 5:02 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email New York City's cupcake craze has seen its sugar highs and lows (i.e. Crumbs). But whether you've scoffed at the tourists waiting in line at Magnolia Bakery or were one of the first to try out Sprinkles' 24-hour cupcake ATM, there's no denying the nostalgic joy of peeling back the wax paper from the sides of a perfectly iced cupcake and taking that first bite. Though Crumbs' gourmet take on frosting and cake batter is gone (for now), there are plenty of pint-sized desserts to help fill the void. Here are five creative cupcakes to indulge your sweet tooth with now. Prohibition Bakery's pretzels and beer Photo Credit: Prohibition Bakery Among the bakery's booze-infused mini cupcakes, which include sangria-, White Russian- and Old Fashioned-inspired treats, this bestseller mixes Six Point Sweet Action Ale, Nutella, pretzel and white truffle for a bite-sized bar snack that's salty and sweet. $2 each, $5 for 3; 9 Clinton St., 646-596-8294, prohibitionbakery.com Georgetown Cupcake's banana split Photo Credit: Dayna Smith This special August flavor features a banana cake with a fudge core topped with vanilla cream cheese frosting, a fudge drizzle, hazelnuts and rainbow sprinkles. There's no ice cream, but there is a cherry on top. $3 each; 111 Mercer St., 212-431-4504, georgetowncupcake.com Hill Country's PB&J Photo Credit: Zandy Mangold Peanut butter and jelly doesn't have to just be between two slices of bread. This dessert features a moist vanilla cake with a grape jelly-filled center topped with fluffy peanut butter frosting and, for extra measure, Reese's Pieces candy. $4.50 each; Hill Country Barbecue Market, 345 Adams St., Downtown Brooklyn, 718-885-4608, hillcountryny.com Baked By Melissa's key lime pie Photo Credit: Baked By Melissa You don't have to undo your last gym session to enjoy the Florida Keys specialty. This mini cupcake packs the flavor of the real thing into one bite, with key lime cream stuffing, white vanilla icing and shortbread crumble topping. The only thing missing is a mini margarita flavor to pair it with. $3 for 3, available now through Sept. 22; various locations, bakedbymelissa.com Wild's kale Photo Credit: Wild Cupcakes aren't always about over-indulgence. This vegan, kale-infused variety helps you get your daily dose of vegetables from the dessert menu. A sweet coconut icing helps enhances the flavor, while berries add natural sugar. $5 each; 340 Bedford Ave., Williamsburg, 347-599-0699, eatdrinkwild.com By HILARY SHEINBAUM. Special to amNewYork Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.