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Buttercup Bake Shop Inc - 78 Reviews - 973 2nd Ave, New York, NY - Bakeries Reviews - Phone (212) 350-4144

Buttercup Bake Shop Inc

973 2nd Ave
New York, NY 10022
(212) 350-4144
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Buttercup Bake Shop Inc - New York, NY


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Buttercup Bake shop is fantastic. They cakes and cupcakes are delicious and the icing is just heavenly. Their cakes are great for special occasions and everyone will ask where ...


We ordered a bunch of cupcakes and a red velvet cake from them. The selection of flavors was great and delivery was on time. The icing was good, but the cake itself tasted dry, li...

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Magnolia's better half 5/12/2006

The sister bakery of the world-famous Magnolia Bakery, this is the much more relaxed, less complicated half. No waiting in ridiculous lines and dealing with harried staff for the very same treats and nearly the same menu. I'm not sure why this isn't as heavily trafficked as Magnolia, perhaps it's the location in Midtown East, far from the appeal of the "Village". Or perhaps it's Magnolia's iconic status appointed by its cameos on "Sex and the City" and "Saturday Night Live". Not that I'm complaining - I've transferred to Buttercup with my love of their cupcakes (of course) and their out-of-this-world banana pudding - made up of real bananas, nilla wafers, and the pudding. As someone who remembers being able to sit down in Magnolia with a slice of their cheesecake, before they removed all seating to accommodate the hordes, I'm gladly chilling at Buttercup. There, I'm eating the same cupcake that someone else is enjoying downtown, standing in the freezing cold of Bleecker Street. more

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I'm a fan 3/10/2006

Look, I am a fan of the cupcake in general and there are MANY good cupcakes in New York (including the ones I can make in my house when I am not being lazy or want to prevent myself from eating a whole batch). What I like about Buttercup: the friendly staff, the little cafe tables that I sit at with my coffee-cupcake-book combination and the BANANA PUDDING. (Oh, and I used to live in the neighborhood, so it was convenient.) The pudding will knock your socks off. It is so darn good you might find yourself craving it. I am not even a huge pudding person, but the combination of creamy goodness & 'nilla wafers is too much to resist. more

good nana puddin 10/21/2005

but the cupcakes are overrated. the worst part is i read an article about the owner/founder of this shop in ny magazine and listening to her you'd think she invented the cupcake. and she brags about how good the profit margins are in this stuff. worst part is i've mixed up dunkin hines mixes that i swear taste better. that said, if my room got filled with their banana pudding and i had to eat my way out i'd be psyched more

the original was better 9/13/2005

buttercup is ok. i live in the neighborhood, but i wish i lived in the west village. they have alot of overlap with magnolia but not as much variety as i would like. theres a ton of cupcakes but i find them dry. the trifle and banana pudding are world class but i'd be nice if they chucked some peanut butter pie or icebox cakes out there once in a while too... more

icing on my cake 8/17/2005

i discovered this place when a friend brought these treats to a dinner party and have been addicted to their vanilla cupcakes heaped with icing ever since. my mouth is watering just writing the review. if you get a chance -- go after 6:00 pm for half price deals on their muffins. you can eat your treat in with coffee too! more

Oh My 8/16/2005

the cup cakes are to die for. it really doesn't matter which flavor cupcake you purchase as they are all amazing. The frosting actually tastes the same despite it being chocolate, vanilla, or whatever. the biggest differentiatign characteristic is the cake, which is either vanilla or chocolate. hgot and get a box. they rule. the bannana pudding is good too!! more
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  • The Scene
    Midtown's Buttercup is to the sweet-toothed what pre-Rudy 42nd Street peepshows were to pervs. From the second you enter the close-quartered shop, you're enveloped in a...

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Additional information

  • Hours:

    Mon-Wed 8 am-9 pm, Thurs-Fri 8 am-10 pm, Sat 10 am-10 pm, Sun 10 am-7 pm
  • Payments:

    American Express, Master Card, Visa
  • Neighborhoods:

    Midtown, Midtown East, Midtown East (Turtle Bay)