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I’m Glad I’m Not The Only One That Doesn’t Like Butter Lane

Posted on | January 8, 2011 | 9 Comments

I’ve been screaming to the Heavens & telling anyone who would listen about my dislike of Butter Lane‘s cupcakes.  I half expected there to be a backlash due to the fact that everyone seems to love the place.  Personally, I find them to be insanely sweet, not just ‘oh that’s a bit sweet‘, but more like ‘oh F*CK, my teeth are falling out!‘  On the contrary, I found quite a few people who agree with me & today even more anti Butter Lane compatriots came out of the woodwork.

EV Grieve posted a picture of a recent Citibank Poster at Union Square talking about locavores & featuring a child biting into a cupcake.  Naturally in the comments section I weighed in on Butter Lane & a few other commenters agreed!

East Village Eats said… Well, if that Cupcake is from Butter Lane, I’m sure that kid’s teeth are going to fall out pretty soon.

Lisa said… I love cupcakes. I don’t like the pricey frosted grenades that pass for cupcakes now. Cup-CAKE. NOT Cup-o-FROSTING. You listening, Magnolia and Butter Lane? You need an electron microscope to see the actual dough under those Matterhorns of sugar. Ech.

blue glass said… and she had to go to the bank to take out a loan to pay for it!

Anbyone else not a fan of Butter Lane?


9 Responses to “I’m Glad I’m Not The Only One That Doesn’t Like Butter Lane”

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  2. Philip Farcus
    January 8th, 2011 @ 1:26 pm

    Entirely (entirely) over-priced, especially when one takes into consideration that it is simply the frosting that has the (sugary) flavor slathered on the vanilla, chocolate and another type of cake. I was not even mildly impressed. For a completely different (and much more enjoyable cupcake experience) Sugar Sweet Sunshine Bakery on Rivington is the spot.

  3. A-Tooch
    January 11th, 2011 @ 12:00 pm

    Agree to disagree!

  4. Jason Casséus
    January 11th, 2011 @ 12:49 pm

    Ok, Ok, I’ll admit that I’ve only been there once, but the frosting was unbearable! Maybe I should go back & give them a 2nd try…

  5. Melanie
    January 13th, 2011 @ 10:39 pm

    I am not fond of Butter Lande either. I like a nice simple vanilla cupcake with chocolate ganache.

  6. dark1p
    January 22nd, 2011 @ 1:52 pm

    Basically all of the supposedly great cupcakes in town suck. The cupcake itself is bland or worse, and I have a sneaking suspicion that many places use a mix like the kind you can buy at the grocery store. The frosting is putrid.

    The whole craze is built on young morons who moved here to be like Carrie. They should all be bitten by rats and go back to live with their parents in suburbia.

  7. Jason Casséus
    January 22nd, 2011 @ 2:53 pm

    @ dark1p, wow! An interesting approach to the city’s Cupcake Dilemma!

  8. Bracha
    March 25th, 2011 @ 11:01 am

    I used to work at Butter Lane, and if you think their cupcakes are too sweet there is something wrong with you. I would have to argue that Butter Lane has the best cupcakes in the city BECAUSE they are less sweet. I would say you haven’t even tried Butter Lane cupcakes if you are comparing them to Magnolia’s – Magnolia’s vanilla cupcakes taste like sugar, whereas Butter Lane’s actually tastes like vanilla. P.S. The cupcakes in that ad are not from Butter Lane, they are from Eleni’s in Chelsea Market.

  9. Jason Casséus
    March 25th, 2011 @ 3:01 pm

    @Bracha We all have different palates & definitions of what is too sweet. I’m not anti-cupcake at all, but I just thought that the Butter Lane cupcakes I had on my visit there were too sweet whether it be from sugar are natural sweeteners.

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