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Buttercup Bake Shop

973 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10022-6352 (Manhattan)
(212) 350-4144
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Ranked #888 of 11,642 Restaurants in New York City
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Mon - Thu 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Bakery
Neighborhood: Manhattan
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97 reviews 97 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

As an offshoot of Magnolia Bakery, they serve all the same mediocre baked goods that Magnolia does. Dry cake with overly sweet grainy frosting. A wonderful dessert treat? I think not. Find a better bakery to go to folks, believe me there are plenty.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Since moving back from South Africa, I have been in search of a decent red velvet cupcake. Most red velvet cakes that I have had in the US tend to be too sweet - icing is full of sugar and the cake itself is dry and tasteless. This past weekend while in NYC, a friend told me about Buttercup bake... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This is the second year in a row I took the family here. My wife would have walked 1000 miles for her Red Velvet Cupcake. My one daughter wanted to try something different this year. She ordered a chocolate chip bar that was awesome. You just have to go there. AWESOME!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Buttercup Bakery serves up consistently delicious treats. Our recent experience at the bakery was lovely. The lady who answered the phone was very accommodating in preparing a special cake order. She offered ideas about the decoration and frosting color. Our client loved the cake! Thank you so much, Buttercup Bakery.

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Coffs Harbour
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I decided to try this bakery after it's reviews on here and I was staying close by! First off the lady who served me was absolutely beautiful and welcoming, not sure if she is the owner or manager but you just want to sit down with her and have a coffee! The red velvet cupcake was lovely and for the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014 via mobile

Stumbled into this place at 11:30 on a Friday and the service was amazing. You'd think for it being so late, they would be annoyed with us or be flat but no - they were super helpful and even provided samples! Banana pudding just as good as Magnolia without the wait, and awesome cupcakes at a good price.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The world's best cupcakes. Golden with chocolate frosting. Devil dog with white frosting. Red velvet. Don't go here if you don't want to eat the best cupcakes in the world. Great sheet cakes for parties too.

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New York City, New York, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The Red Velvet cupcakes are amazing here, vanilla cupcakes are superb, not to mention the banana pudding. I am addicted to their banana pudding!! So delicious. They have a small size in case you want to try and not buy a whole huge container of it. Chocolate cake is also very yummy. Service is quick and friendly - they always... More

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Downingtown, Pennsylvania, United States
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21 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013 via mobile

My friend and I shared a golden vanilla buttercream cupcake. It didn't look like a professionally baked dessert, and we were very disappointed in its taste. It was a bland, dense cake with generic, overly sweet frosting that was crunchy on the outside (we thought the cupcake had been made a few days before). We each took one bite then... More

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Charlotte, NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

My wife and I each had a red velvet cupcake---very moist with an excellent frosting. We laughed because we had to wash our hands after eating because of the crumbs that had adhered to our fingers. The staff was pleasant and served us very quickly. We noticed that they were constantly icing and bringing out new offerings. Unfortunately, we arrived... More

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