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Butter Lane Cupcakes

123 E. 7th St., New York, NY, 10009
nr. Ave. A

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Service: 7
Selection: 8

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75% would go back.

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Cupcake Heaven: Butter Lane

By sprungonfood on 2/12/2014

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Service: 9
  • Selection: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

I made my way to Butter Lane in the East Village, one of my most favorite cupcake spots. And just in case you're more of a hands-on type, they also offer cupcake making classes that you can register for. Each flavor is accessibly unique and completely delicious. I went for one of my favorites there, The Elvis (banana cake, peanut butter frosting and marshmallows on top). You can read the rest of my review with photos here:

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59 out of 121 people found this review helpful.

REAL cupcakes

By LilyJ on 11/20/2009

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Service: 9
  • Selection: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

As a child who grew up in a bakery, I have a really hard time stuffing down my deep-rooted pastry-snobbery when it comes to NYC cupcakes. I have never been able to understand the obsession with Crumbs and Magnolias. But I HAVE been converted to accept a select few truly great cupcake joints, and Butter Lane is one of them. With their combination of real and organic ingredients -- they achieve and true flavor in their frosting and cake, where others have only come close. I adore the range of flavors they have and can only dream until the next cupcake. I'm not interested in the seating and whatnot. You give me a great cupcake and a smile, and I'll pay what it's worth.

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163 out of 316 people found this review helpful.

Better than magnolia!

By wannabefoodie on 4/20/2009

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Selection: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

Butter lane is an adorable, tiny shop with cupcakes that rival those of the infamous Magnolia. The vanilla buttercream has bits of vanilla bean in the cupcake that is irresistibly cake-like and the frosting is sweet and sugary, but not overwhelming. They also have unusual concoctions such as the "mojito" and the "elvis"--banana cupcake topped with peanut butter frosting and marshmallows! Truly a delightful place.

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159 out of 329 people found this review helpful.

Does not live up to its expectations

By lovepink440 on 2/15/2009

  • Overall Rating: 3
  • Service: 1
  • Selection: 5
  • No, I would not go back!

We took the trek to the tiny Butter Lane in hopes of finally finding a good cupcake. We looked at Butter Lane online and were thrilled with the reviews from other customers. We got to the very very tiny bakery and waited our turn to pick our cupcakes. The process for ordering is time consuming, each cupcake is made to order. Our server was less than happy to serve us and we felt rushed ordering. We picked our frostings and left. When we finally dug in to the amazing cupcakes, we were thouroughly disappointed. The cake was dry and the frostings very very sweet. Not worth the 2.50-2.75 a cupcake price and walk. Needless to say we are still waiting for the perfect cupcake.

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