The Local. Sugar Sweet Sunshine.

Over the past few years there has been a cupcake war raging on this long and skinny slab of mayhem on which I write. I still see lines around the block outside one over-blown West Village institution that serves up these little round soldiers. I have had many of them in my day and most are ho-hum. Whatever. Fine. BUT, there is one establishment that makes a cupcake that literally blasted my boots off the first time I dug in. Ladies and gentleman, may I present to you the Pistachio Cupcake from Sugar Sweet Sunshine.sugar sweet sunshine, pistachio cupcake, cupcake, Jesse shafer, greg mchale, jesse and greg, on the real, nyc travel, nyc restaurants, new york city, manhattan, Brooklyn, tourism, nyc bars, nyc It is (or, usually, they are) the best confectionary creation I have ever stuffed in this flapper of mine. Seriously. It’s ridiculous. The cake is perfectly…I’m about to say it…moist and tastes almost as if you’re downing a bowl of that amazing instant green pudding your mom used to whip up when you needed something sugary. And then you have the perfectly buttery “Moose” on top with a sprinkle of genuine roasted pistachios. The combination makes for a wonderfully nostalgic and sublime culinary journey that makes my taste buds and eyeballs spaz in unison every time I enter this warm and welcoming cake shop. If you’re not into those little green nuts, every other cupcake at Sugar Sweet squarely slams the competition so make sure to try them all. They also have incredible cakes, pies and puddings that all feel as if they just came out of Grandma’s oven. No highbrow here. Just damn good down home darn sweet cooking.

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We earn our living selling New York City. The next day is never like the last. The last is never ordinary. We witness all sorts. We listen to the City’s noise. We devour its phenomenal food. On the Real is our documentary. It is your pack of unfiltered New York 100s.

Pie.

Our pal and Brooklyn filmmaker Kimberly Wetherell is one of those people that unfairly has like a half a dozen things she is able to do at the professional level. One of her many talents is baking, and we totally jump at any opportunity to score any of her mouthwatering cookies, cakes, or sticky buns.

     
So when she announced last week on Facebook she would be baking pies for friends for Thanksgiving, we encouraged this practice vociferously. What we are advocating at this point is for her is take this formula for pie to the next level: become a local business! Would you pay to bring home a freshly-baked Chocolate Whiskey Pecan, Port-Poached Pear or a Drunken Pumpkin pie for the holidays? If so, please email us (top right of this page)! Let’s make Kimberly the next Famous Amos.

About the Author |
We earn our living selling New York City. The next day is never like the last. The last is never ordinary. We witness all sorts. We listen to the City’s noise. We devour its phenomenal food. On the Real is our documentary. It is your pack of unfiltered New York 100s.