Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Walking Down Butter Lane

Butter Lane Blueberry Cupcake

The cupcake world has been aflutter about the latest cupcake shop in New York, Butter Lane. Not only do they only sell cupcakes, it's offering both American and French buttercream for frosting. Well of course Brownie and I had to check it out.

Butter Lane Menu

We ventured over to the East Village after a wonderfully filling meal (more about that soon) so we didn't have the spare space for various tastings. We did partake in the frosting samples on the front counter. French buttercream is made by heating sugar and water to soft-ball stage, mixing the syrup into whole eggs or yolks, then whipping in the butter and flavors. Personally, I like French better since everything is better with more fat, but our blueberry cupcake came with American. None of their frostings were too sweet, and the blueberry had a little bit of tartness which made it wonderful.

Butter Lane Cupcake Tree

There will definitely be another visit soon for some side-by-side American vs. French frosting head-to-heads. Until then, you're just going to have to check them out for yourselves.

Butter Lane
123 East 7th Street
(212) 677-2880


FN said...

This place rocks. I went there last week and had a banana something or other (sorry, don't remember exactly what else besides banana) and loved it.

Anonymous said...

That blueberry cupcake looks so good! Mmmm... I gotta make it down to Butter Lane soon.

Unknown said...

I grew up on Butter Lane! (though for the first few years of my life I was convinced it was Peanut Butter Lane because that was much more tasty.) Obviously it's fate. I must go.

I heart cupcakes said...

I cannot wait to go to Butter Lane! The cakes look divine and the frosting shots sound fabulous!

Brownie said...

@Kristy: Butter Lane? Really? I love fun street names. There's a street in Connecticut called Roast Meat Hill Road. Kind of awesome if you ask me. Though Peanut Butter Lane would be pretty excellent as well.

Diana said...

The Butter Lane website is down. Any ideas? Hoping it's just a maintenance thing...

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