Test Drive: Cupcake Wars

These small bites of yumminess are still a big wedding trend. But not all are created equal. BRIDES editors tested dozens, rating each on flavor, texture, frosting, and appearance. We sampled and sugar-crashed, then determined the nation's top four couture bakeries.

These bite-size, melt-in-your-mouth treats look like dollhouse confections. Our testers marveled at how something so small could deliver flavors so complex. The s'more is an exact replica of the campfire fave, down to the sticky marshmallow; the mint chocolate chip offers the same thrill as swiping a spoonful of ice cream from the container.

PRICE: $37.50 per 50 (the minimum order), plus $19.95 (and up) for two-day shipping.
DELIVERY: The cupcakes are shipped nationally, frozen in custom plastic trays to prevent breakage.
DON'T MISS: The chocolate-chip pancake (shown), for its well-proportioned chip-to-cake ratio, its dollop of whipped-creamy frosting, and its genuine pancake flavor.
FAMOUS FAN: Rosario Dawson

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