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Restaurant Review: Buttercup Bakeshop

Full Disclosure:  I paid for this cupcake with my own money, the opinions are completely my own, and I am not being compensated for this post. 

Over the years – well, since my cupcake addiction began – I’ve visited many different cupcake shops and bakeries in New York City.  Every year I think I’ve exhausted my options, and every year I manage to find somewhere new to try.  This year, my new cupcake stop was at Buttercup Bakeshop.  I had never heard of it before, but it was just a short walk from my hotel so I decided to give it a try.

The shop itself was very cute.  There was quite a range of desserts – and actually cupcakes were just a small portion of the choices.  It was small, but packed full of sugar with friendly staff and fun music in the background.

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I was tempted to try one of the other dessert options (they had a variety of mini cheesecakes that looked amazing!) but decided to go with a cupcake, since that is what I came there to try.   None of their flavors were anything crazy or super fancy, but sometimes the simple flavors are better than something complex. There wasn’t very many different flavors to choose from, but the classic chocolate with chocolate buttercream looked like a great choice to me.

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Note: The cupcake got a bit squished in its bag on the walk home, it looks much prettier when you buy them at the shop.

Though it was just a simple chocolate cupcake with chocolate buttercream frosting, I really liked it.  The size was good, not too much to eat after a big meal, but there was a too much frosting for my liking.  The frosting was tasty, I just prefer less frosting on cupcakes.  The one thing that really stood out to me about this shop was the price – the cupcake was only $2.75.  The size was a bit smaller than some of the others, (normal cupcake tin size) but for as good as the cupcake was I’d say that price was a great deal.

Taste: A, classic and tasty!
Cost: A+, one of the least expensive I’ve found in NYC, a great value.

Would I go there again?  I think so.  Even though there weren’t any fancy flavors, the shop wasn’t crowded and the cupcakes were tasty so I’d say it would be worth going back to.

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