Consumed this beautiful cupcake at Billy's Bakery last evening. I try to stay out of Billy's (important for the waistline!), but when I do partake, I generally go for a slice of the fabulous banana cake with cream cheese frosting. But as I hadn't had anything with the vanilla buttercream frosting for ages, I decided to choose one of the famous cupcakes. While the chocolate cake was fab, I'm worried that Billy's is going down the Magnolia road frosting-wise...less butter, more sugar...(say it ain't so!!!). Let's hope it was a freak incident, and the butter will happily return in all its glorious abundance.
Billy's Bakery original Chelsea location, 184 Ninth Avenue between 21st and 22nd Streets.