Influenced by the clip ‘Treat Yo’ Self’ by a friend at Joyful Shimmy, I have decided to hit the streets and do some research. On what? Cupcakes! What else is taking NYC by storm?
Here is what I discovered and I am not holding back :
1) Buttercup Bakeshop- on 2nd Ave between 52nd and 51st street
Cupcake: Chocolate with vanilla icing
Atmosphere: cute bakeshop/ diner feel small. The service could have been better. You can tell they hated their job
Taste: creamy buttery icing and not too sweet but the cake was disgusting.
Appeal: Cheap cupcake
2) Little Cupcake Bakeshop- on Prince street
Cupcake: Blue velvet cupcake
Atmosphere: Super cute place. Huge space to sit comfortably. Decorated with chandeliers and marbel tables. There was a good mixture of people: young, old, business to hipster. Calming music. Very Friendly service
Taste: The frosting and cake was delicious and not over powering sweet. Moist and fresh
Sugar free cupcake: $3.25
Appeal: you can sit here comfortably with a pretty view of the lower east side
3) Billy cupcake- on elizabeth street
Cupcake: Yellow daisy
Atmosphere: Small with a couple seating options, and a bench outside. Country theme. Service was standard. Not very busy
Taste: Very sweet and a little bit harder cake. Tasted dry.
Appeal: Good place to bring the kids.
4) Georgetown cupcakes-on Mercer street between Prince and Spring
Cupcake: Irish cream
Atmosphere: Bright and modern. A lot of space but not a lot of seating. Really friendly service. Very colorful setting with a beautiful cupcake display.
Taste: Very moist and soft frosting. Very gooey but in a good way.
Appeal: It is the new kid on the block of cupcakes
5) Sweet Revenge- on Carmine street
Cupcake: Crimson and Cream
Atmosphere: Rustic design, plenty of seating in a small place. It gets packed on weekends and happy hour due to the bar available. Very friendly staff
Price: Cupcake ranges
Taste: Delectable. It is the perfect mix of moisture and sweetness. Cream cheese icing with red velvet cake, with actual pieces of raspberry inside. It doesn’t get any better than that.
Appeal:The menu pairs each cupcake with a specific wine or beer that brings out the flavor of the cupcake!
OVER ALL REVIEW:
My favorite spots have to be Sweet Revenge and Little Cupcake Bakeshop. They have two very different atmosphere but both have delicious cupcakes and a great space to catch up with friends.
HAPPY CUPCAKE HUNTING!