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Posted by Sny1 on 08/21/2006
What's the deal? I went in and had the red velvet cupcake, since it's the most popular. It was delicious! The icing was perfect, the cake was moist. So I asked for the regular yellowcake with vanilla frosting. The cake was dry! I thought I was eating a day-old cupcake, because it was such a contrast from the red velvet. So then, I came on here, and it looks like a lot of reviewers agree with this. I love Sugar Sweet Sunshine because their cupcakes are moist and not overly sweet. However, Buttercup beats them with the red velvet cupcake because of the cream cheese icing.
Posted by big eater on 07/18/2006
Cupcakes are not moist and frosting is overly sweet and hardened. some might like it that way, but i like moist cupcakes with smooth frosting that's not overwhleming, which is what you find at magnolias. service is hilarious. lines wouldn't be so long if putting a cupcake in a box wasn't such a tedious task. i've never experienced such inefficiency in nyc. only reason i would ever wait is the red velvet cake.
Posted by Justin on 06/26/2006
I'm a loyal customer of Buttercup Bake Shop, and once you try their goods, you'll be hooked as well. The mainstay are the cupcakes/layer cakes with generally moist and sweet cake and thick, buttery frosting. Some reviewers claim that it's too chalky or sweet, but in contrast to the relatively plain cake, it's a nice addition. $1.75 for cupcakes and $4.50 for a slice of cake is what you'll pay, but it's worthwhile. Don't be disheartened by a crowded store or the sometimes-aloof employees (often listening to loud music), because this establishment is worth a visit. There are peculiar "quirks" to this establishment, such as the fact that it touts itself as old fashioned, charges $4.50 for a slice of cake in doing so, and asks customers to limit their use of paper napkins, but we do what we have to for a hit of "old-fashioned" frosting goodness. Another good hint is that if you go the day before a holiday (July 3rd, for example), most items are buy one - get one free since they are closed the next day! That will spell out half - price cupcakes for all.
Posted by Anonymous on 06/14/2006
I recently bought the 3 layer golden cake with chocolate icing and everyone in my party loved it! Flavorful, a teeny bit dry, but all around, very good. I also bought a cupcake as an extra for myself and didn't even finish it. It was relatively tasteless and very dry. Worth the cake, but get your cupcakes at Magnolia!
Posted by Anonymous on 01/16/2006
Great cupcakes! I recommend the red velvet, it was very moist and delicious. I?ve been to Magnolia before, but it?s definitely not as good as Buttercup.
Posted by Anonymous on 01/06/2006
From what I had heard, this was supposed to be an excellent cupcake place. I have not tried the cakes, but the cupcakes are dry and overpriced, however the frosting is good.
Posted by ME on 01/03/2006
My wife and I were delighted to find out that an alum from Magnolia Bakery had started a bakery closer to home, but were very disappointed to find that the cupcakes didn't come close to the ones we had at Magnolia. The frosting was heavy and dry as was the cake. What happened?