December 21, 2009

Buttercup Bake Shop

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Oh, the things I eat in the name of research. :) While working on a weekend on a special broadcast, I was delighted to see that my guest host brought us all a dizzying, colorful array of cupcakes from Buttercup Bake Shop.
Buttercup was founded by one of the original folks behind Magnolia, which is in my Top 3 of cupcake destinations (homemade cupcakes being #1!). Buttercup is equally delicious, though I have heard reports from more than one person that the staff there is not at all friendly. I have only been there once in person and didn't notice anything unusual, but I wasn't there very long. I may have to visit again in person to check this out for myself. ;)



As tempting as all these cupcakes looked, I stuck with my go-to flavor, the vanilla cupcake with (pink) buttercream frosting. It was DEEELICIOUS. The vanilla flavor isn't as pronounced as it is at Magnolia, and the frosting is abundant but maybe also not quite as sweet as M's. This was delicious with my hot cup of coffee (a 2nd best considering no glass of ice cold milk was handy)!


Several of us had our cupcake before the show started, but we all resisted the (strong) temptation to have a second, and left the rest with the security guards at the front of the lobby--I think we made their day!


3 comments:

Chocolate Shavings said...

I love Buttercup! I used to live right near one when I lived in NYC and it was always the best place to get an afternoon snack!

lostpastremembered said...

ready for my close-up, Mr DeMille!!! Great frosting... I want to run and get one right now!

Tracey E Norvell said...

Great photos! I can see why the store picked one up for their site.

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