Jessica Day from New Girl loves to bake and eat cupcakes (something we have in common). Throughout the series, there are several classic Jess moments involving cupcakes, including stealing a child's birthday cupcakes, giving cupcakes as gifts and the admirable confrontation of someone who did not share this same passion. 

While I'm sure any baked good would do, I can't help but wonder, how high are Jess's dessert standards? Does she hold cupcakes to standards even higher than the ponytail on her head? We may never know for sure, but this is a list of what could be her top favourites.

Apple Compote-Filled Cupcakes with Whipped Cream Frosting and Mini Latkes

cake, chocolate, bacon, cream
Jaime Wilson

These creative and sophisticated cupcakes would definitely impress Jess. What's not to love about cake, whipped cream and deep fried goodness all in one bite?

Avocado Toast Cupcakes

cream, chocolate
Jedd Marrero

Although some think that the avocado toast trend is coming to an end, it's pretty clear that the pair is still being incorporated into a lot of different foods and has made its way into the dessert world. 

Chocolate Orange Ginger Cupcakes

sweetmeat, muffin, pastry, cake, cookie, goody, candy, sweet, chocolate
Emily Stamp

They've got chocolate, they've got fruit, they've got grain. How many more food groups do you need in a day, really? 

Lemonade and Hot Sauce Cupcakes

cinnamon, cream cheese, cookie, chocolate
Jedd Marrero

Though the flavour combo may seem a bit off, this recipe is inspired by Beyonce's Lemonade album, and I imagine that Jessica Day would be "all jazzed up" about anything related to Queen B. 

Blackberry Lime Cupcakes

cream, raspberry, blueberry
Claire Tromblee

There's something so simple yet so good about fruit-citrus combinations in baked goods and it can't be beat. Not to mention, these cupcakes look like spring, a season which Jess thrives on.

Memorial Day Cupcakes

Dorothy Ballowe

As anyone who has seen the show knows, Jess loves holidays, including memorial day. Any excuse to dress up, celebrate, and force her roommates to play absurd drinking games is kind of her thing.

Maple Browned Butter Bacon Cupcakes

cream cheese, cream, bacon
Kelda Baljon

Jess would definitely love these cupcakes, but I think we could all agree that her cynical counterpart Nick would love them more. As the all-masculine, salad-hating, saturated-fat-loving guy that he is, anything with bacon grease would make him secretly happy. 

Multi-Coloured Jello Cupcakes

cake, sweet, tea
Amanda Chong

This recipe seems like something Jessica Day would have her students make, although they may need some glitter before they make the cut. 

Peppermint Oreo Cupcakes

buttercream, candy, cake, sprinkles, chocolate, cupcake, cream
Morgan Willie

These cupcakes are perfect for the holidays which, as mentioned, are among Jessica Day's favourite things. Also on the list of her favourite things are chocolate, polka dots and cookies, which are all included in this recipe. 

Malibu Rum Cupcakes

cream, chocolate, lemon, cake, buttercream, cupcake
Jessica Lee

These cupcakes are perfect for a summer pool party (or just a party) and they would be a great way for Jess to get her dance on.

Peanut Butter and Oreo Stuffed Cupcakes

candy, cream, brownie, cookie, sweet, pastry, cake, chocolate
Kathryn Clark

Although they may have less sprinkles and pink than Jess would want, no one could deny that this flavour combo is basically a gift from the gods. 

Champagne Bubbly Cupcakes

champagne, cupcake, cake
Katie Davidson

When you just want to listen to Taylor Swift alone, cry, and eat sweets like Jess does, these cupcakes are perfect. This recipe is also a great way to use leftover champagne. 

Boston Cream Pie Cupcakes

goody, sweet, candy, cake, cream, chocolate
Sarah O'Leary

The inventive game called "The True American" proves that Jess is a real patriot. She takes any excuse to celebrate her country and these cupcakes give her yet another reason. 

All in all, most desserts are enough to make anyone who calls themselves a dessert person happy. However, some desserts are just so good that they are the frosting on top of the cake for Jess from New Girl, literally.