Cupcakes from most bakeries come with American frosting—that's a sweeter version of the silky egg-white-and-melted-sugar French buttercream frosting you can get at Butter Lane, the East Village cupcake den that's ruffling the wrappers of Magnolia and ChikaLicious (Time Out New York nominated Butter Lane for 2009's Best New Bakery). Today's Groupon gets you six Butter Lane cupcakes (a $16 value) for $8.
The cupcake connoisseurs at Butter Lane offer frostings—espresso, maple, raspberry, blueberry, and more—in either French or American style. This Groupon gets you more than half off six cupcakes. (Use your Groupon Monday through Wednesday and receive a bonus cupcake.) Choose any flavor. Stock up on cupcake staples, such as dark chocolate and vanilla, or fill your box with more exotic handheld cakes, such as grapefruit ginger and cream cheese. Beyond innovative icings and fine flavors, these cupcakes have integral character —they're made from pure ingredients, including real vanilla beans, pure cocoa, and fresh fruit.
The New York Times says Butter Lane has "a bowl of new ideas," and food critics on Serious Eats and Cupcakes Take the Cake savor the flavors of the tiny, sweet-smelling shop. Pink floral wallpaper and a chalkboard menu make Butter Lane a cozy spot to sugar up. Let the friendly staff help you navigate the saccharine seas of incredible cupcake choices.
Calling ahead to ensure your chosen cupcake availability is encouraged. Not valid for delivery.
Butter Lane received lots of press including reviews in New York magazine, the New York Times and Martha Stewart Living featured one of its recipes. They were also spotlighted in Cupcakes Take the Cake. More than 325 Yelpers give it a four-star average:
- This is a beautiful cupcake…One of the best things about Butter Lane (besides its cupcakes) is the scent that hits you when you open the door to the bakery. It’s warm and inviting inside, and you can see that the owners are dedicated to using orgahttp://cupcakestakethecake.blogspot.com/2009/01/butter-lanes-new-cupcake-flavors-photos.htmlnic, local ingredients wherever possible. – Stacie Joy, Cupcakes Take the Cake
- At Butter Lane, a bright little bakery at 123 East Seventh Street (First Avenue), frosting samples in various flavors and styles are set out for customers to taste, then choose. – Florence Fabricant, The New York Times
Butter Lane Cupcakes
Butter Lane's pastry chefs treat diners to aromatic baked goods that have earned accolades from InStyle magazine and Food Network. Pure ingredients such as real vanilla beans and dark chocolate build the foundation for fluffy cupcakes frosted in french and american buttercream icing. Budding bakers can enroll in Butter Lane's lighthearted Cupcake 101 class to learn cupcake-crafting basics. Like a grandfather wearing a gorilla suit, Butter Lane's cupcake towers steal the show at weddings and sundry bashes.