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 diminutive cuties are tastier and moister than much of the supersized competition. Our judges swooned over the triple chocolate dipped in ganache. Stack the white-chocolate vanillas on tiers and they could easily upstage a traditional wedding cake.

PRICE: $24.99 per dozen (the minimum order), plus $25 for two-day shipping.
DELIVERY: The cupcakes ship nationally, frozen; thawing instructions are included.
DON'T MISS: The peanut butter (shown), for its chocolate cake topped with perfectly coiffed PB buttercream. It will be devoured in one bite—maybe two.
FAMOUS FAN: Top Chef's Michael Voltaggio

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