Sweet Revenge has been open for little over a year now, but Brownie and I have only found one occasion each where we could stop by for a visit. Hers was back in July, mine was last week when I found out that Marlo Scott is bringing diversity to cupcakes, change I can believe in!
Sweet Revenge is different from many NYC cupcake places. Where other big bakeries look retro or homey, Sweet Revenge is just the opposite, dimly lit and romantic. They also serve beer and wine, even having separate beer and wine pairing menus. The setup is a bit confusing, I walked in expecting to pick out my cupcake, pay for it and sit down. Instead, I walked in, examined the cupcakes picking out the ones I wanted, eat them, and then pay. A little more service then I'm used to, it is more like a cupcake eatery than a cupcake bakery.
This isn't to say Brownie and I didn't see faults. She felt the cakes could be moister. My other problem is the frosting was very thick and heavy, and sometimes a little too much on the granular side for me.
BTW, Sweet Revenge and Butter Lane will be on tomorrow's Martha Stewart show (Brownie got to go, but I couldn't. It made me sad.) Check your local listings, cupcake lovers!
We also have a plethora of Sweet Revenge photos between the two of us (mostly Brownie's,) so the best way to see them all is this slide show. Enjoy!
62 Carmine Street (btn Bedford St. and 7th Ave.)