Baked by Melissa's addictive mini cupcakes are available in 11 flavors- cookies & cream, cookie dough, peanut butter cup, peanut butter & jelly, red velvet, s'mores, tie-dye, cinnamon, mint chocolate chip, chocolate chip pancake, and the special "mini of the month" flavor (August is pink lemonade). Each cupcake is approximately the size of a half dollar (accounting for icing and assorted toppings), making it extremely easy to sample all 11 flavors in one sitting. Thanks to my two friends Jennie and Tom, who arrived bearing 50 mini cupcakes just in time for a Fat Fridays hog-fest, that is exactly what I did.
The clear standout amongst all 11 flavors- the peanut butter cup. Made with a chocolate cake base, peanut butter cup filling, and chocolate icing, it is the perfect bite sized treat. Coming in a close second- the chocolate chip pancake. Reminiscent of an intensely sweet breakfast (my favorite kind of morning), the cupcake is made with a yellow pancake base, loaded with chocolate chips, and topped with maple syrup icing and extra chocolate chips.
Baked by Melissa's mini cupcakes can be purchased at any of 4 Manhattan locations or through the company's website. The greater the number purchased, the lower the price- ranging from 3 cupcakes for $3 to 100 cupcakes for $70.