After every visit to New York I return wondering why there is such a cupcake shortage here. Thus began my dream to start a cupcakery...alas several locals have beat me to the punch...er, cupcake...though they don't have an actual venue where you can just pop in for one, you have to order a whole bunch. (Its portability is part of the beauty of a cupcake.) So I haven't tried their cupcakes yet, but they do look tasty!
I've read about Sibby's Cupcakery in a few places...and look at these cute animal cupcakes on The Cupcake Fairy, via Daily Candy.
I especially like the turtle.