While an apple a day keeps the doctor away, baked goods are known to attract new best friends, affable bees, and attractive actors who play doctors on TV. Use sweets to attract sweeties with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of baked goods at Red Velvet Bakery, formerly called Buttercup Bake Shop's West 72nd Street location.
A delectable array of fresh baked goods is available for sweet-toothed visitors. Cupcakes ($2.25 each) are the bakery's specialty treats, making sweet teeth shiver with anticipation. Bite into one of a dozen flavors of hand-held heaven nuggets, including german chocolate, red velvet, peanut butter and jelly, and golden cake with Robert Matthew Van Winkle icing. Or grab an assortment of bars, brownies, and rice-krispy treats ($3 each) to win over callous coworkers or the neighborhood kitchen thief. Pies come in seasonal flavors such as strawberry rhubarb crumb and lime with gingersnap crust ($7.50 for 6"; $16 for 9''), and mini cheesecakes coat bellies in caramel, chocolate swirl, and raspberry marzipan ($5).
The bakery itself is as cute and colorful as the frosted butter vessels it produces, adorned with cheerful pastel walls, chrome cake plates, and dreamy display cases. Buttercup delivers to corporate and residential addresses in Manhattan and Long Island City for additional fees, so cell-phoned city dogs can have dessert waiting on the table by the time their family returns home.
Upper West Side
141 W 72nd St.
Manhattan, New York 10023Get Directions