While driving down the Sunset strip recently, I noticed a banner near Le Petit Four and Sushiya that read, "Now open: Buttercake Bakery." With nothing pressing on the agenda, I decided to pull into the lot for an impromptu snack stop.
Sporting a cheery, brightly colored awning and adorable window decal, the facade of Buttercake Bakery is quite welcoming and excited me to enter the shop.
I wholeheartedly agree with this mantra.
One wall of the shop is dedicated to dessert-related fare. For example, I spotted cookbooks, dessert shaped erasers and cupcake themed bags and toys. Who doesn't love cute, dessert-themed miscellany?
I love all things with a touch of old-fashioned charm and was instantly impressed by the simple, classic display of Buttercake Bakery's cookies,dessert bars and cakes, which were neatly stacked on platters.
Although my eyes were drawn immediately to the bright pink sugar cookie ($1.50), I decided, instead, to focus on another part of the display case.
Cupcakes! Always on the lookout for new, delicious cupcakes in LA, I pored over Buttercake Bakery's selection of regular-sized and mini cupcakes, available in buttercake, red velvet and chocolate with a selection of different frosting flavors including coconut, mocha and cream cheese.
I ordered three mini cupcakes ($0.75)--red velvet, peanut butter and cookies 'n cream.
Unfortunately, the cupcakes did not live up to the expectations set by the quaint bakery. The cake from all three was dry and relatively flavorless, and the frosting was incredibly heavy and almost gloppy, particularly on the cookies 'n cream cupcake.
Although I was disappointed by my purchases, Buttercake Bakery offers such a broad selection that I might be enticed to return and try something another dessert--but no more cupcakes.
8616 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90069