Buttercup Bake Shop Review: Buttercup Cupcakes FTW

Buttercup Bake Shop Review: Buttercup Cupcakes FTW

You know, whenever I take out-of-focus pictures, I have a tendency to Photoshop the crap out of them because well… it takes a lot of effort to haul all the way back up to the UWS to get cupcakes. And even though the Times said bloggers get fat, I really could care less. Here at Food in Mouth, I am blessed with the metabolism of a mid-twenties dude. Cupcakes in bunches is kind of my motto now. And up ahead we have some overblown pictures of cupcakes from Buttercup Bake Shop.

Buttercup Bake Shop has two stores, one on the east side by 50th st and 2nd ave, and another on the west side by 72nd st. and Columbus. One cupcake is $2, and that actually sounds half-way affordable in this city. I walked in expecting $2.50 or perhaps even $3 for a cupcake, and when the nice lady said $1.95, my pinky said to my brain, “Gee, brain, what are we gonna do tonight?” Brain went nuts and said, “The same thing we do every night, Pinky – try to take over the world! And eat a box of cupcakes!” To which my pinky said, “Narf!” (Yea that made no sense, do not mind me).

The cupcakes were really awesome at Buttercup. The cupcake itself was fluffy and moist, the way a cupcake should be. The frosting was soft and light. Sometimes you go to a place and the cupcake is like icing and it is dense and too hard. At Buttercup they do it right. I sampled four kinds, the Buttercup Golden, Red Velvet, German Chocolate, and Chocolate with Chocolate. The German Chocolate and the Red Velvet came in second to the Buttercup Golden and Choco with Choco. I like ’em without fuss and when you try to fool my brain into thinking red velvet is special… well, it just raises the expectation. It was still delicious, but my mind just expected delicious++. Wow, last paragraph was a bad cartoon reference, now a bad programming reference. Major fail.

I would totally visit Buttercup everyday of the week if they open a store in my hood. I am not even sure where to get a $2 cupcake around here. Anyway, tomorrow will be a writeup about Sugar Sweet Sunshine. Yea, that is how I roll, eating in bunches. Gonna leave you with a great Pinky quote. Brain: Pinky, are you pondering what I’m pondering?

Pinky: Well, I think so, Brain, but if they call people from Poland Poles, why don’t they call people from Holland Holes?

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