NYC cupcakes: 5 creative desserts

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.

HILARY SHEINBAUM. Special to amNewYork