A friend with a penchant for cupcakes was in town several days ago. Having had Butterlane a few weeks earlier, I was eager to show off my savvy of the best cupcakes currently available in NYC. Since I’d had the danties delivered to me the first time around, it was my first visit to the charming storefront in the East Village. Butterlane makes cupcakes; no distractions. They allow for frosting tastes up at the desk and will happily explain the difference between French buttercream and American. There are small design touches that make the mini-store very inviting: a wall of flowered paper and the white wood. There’s a bench outside if you’d like to linger.
But the cupcakes are so good that it wouldn’t matter if they were sold from a fifth floor walk up. Though we tried nearly every frosting – and loved Key lime and American chocolate – we opted for blueberry with chocolate and strawberry with vanilla.