Sweet. Rich. Soft and sumptuous. It’s a weakness I have no desire to overcome, gratification that I don’t have the willpower to delay. And I’m not alone. The S.A.T.C. gals licked them. The Olsen Twins hawked them. A certain flower-named shop built a business on them, and has spawned more illegitimate children than Wilt Chamberlain. You know what I’m talking about.
But, with a hip new bakeshop on every corner, each with the requisite endorsement from New York Magazine/Daily Candy/Size 0 Actress, how is a picky palate to choose? Fear not, dear readers, NoshGirl is on it.
My first stop of my multi-cupcake tour was to Billy’s Bakery. Walking into Billy’s Bakery is like taking a step 50 years back in time. With locations in both Chelsea and Tribeca, Billy’s offers pies, cheesecakes and other goodies, all in a old-fashioned kitchen setting. Despite these tempting choices, we were focused on a goal – finding the perfect cupcake.
My eating buddy and I shared a chocolate frosting/vanilla cake and a vanilla/vanilla. The cake for each was neither too crumbly nor dense, but the buttercream frosting was a bit too sweet for my taste. There was so much confectioners sugar in the frosting that each bite had a slightly powdery consistency! While I certainly won’t turn down a Billy’s cupcake if placed in front of me, the texture of the frosting would make me think twice….then eat it.
Stay tuned for more of my cupcake adventures…
Frosting is a bit too sweet, but worth a try.
Billy’s Bakery (2 Locations)
184 9th Ave. (off 22nd St.)
75 Franklin St. (btw. Broadway and Church)