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This sunny downtown bakery is the place to linger over a latte, bagels and the New York Times. But a lunchtime dash for sandwiches is OK, too, though it's often packed.

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Serving: BLD daily.

Cupcakes Details

Community Bakery is known for its bread, and there's a reason for that. The cupcakes are depressingly basic. They come in chocolate and vanilla — no bells, no whistles. (Unfortunately, the plastic toothpick decor can't quite liven up this party.) We tried the vanilla. The cake was dry, and there was a hearty pile of vanilla confectioner's icing that couldn't quite compensate. As confectioner's icing goes, this was well-executed: creamy beneath a faintly crunchy exterior, not too stiff. Overall, this was an extremely forgettable cupcake — we'd give this vanilla a "C," you know, average, but a few weeks later, we purchased a chocolate to see if Community could redeem itself. The chocolate was less dry, and again, the icing was the standout. The chocolate came from a morning batch; we purchased the vanilla in the afternoon. Maybe a few extra hours in the display box are what killed it?

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