Little cakes, big flavor! What is it about cupcakes these days that makes them so popular? Victory is sweet for last year's runner-up Carousel, which has managed to grab the icing off the cupcake to take the top spot. While red velvet is a popular favorite, check out the Curious George, banana split and turtle varieties, not to mention the classic vanilla cake with chocolate icing.
192 E. Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood
CRUMBS RIDGEWOOD (2012 WINNER)
MR. CUPCAKEs HACKENSACK (2012 WINNER)
Cupcakes are still the rage, and Bergen boasts the best tiny cakes around. Crumbs and Mr. Cupcakes remain popular among readers who can't get enough of this creative confection.