Food in Mouth


Sugar Sweet Sunshine is the best

I am really OCD whenever a food group gets into my brain. I just have to go try out a bunch of them, and that is what happened last week when I tried both Buttercup Bake Shop and Sugar Sweet Sunshine. There are worse things to be obsessed about, like cleaning your room, which I am definitely not obsessed about... And just like at Buttercup, I felt the need to get more cupcakes than necessary because I did not eat lunch that day. Who does not love cupcakes for lunch?!? It is the meal of a lifetime. Four different types of cupcakes, and at a dollar fiddy a piece, that is only $6 for a box of four cupcakes! Dear life, I love you. And let us get into the details.

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Sugar Sweet Sunshine is located in the Lower East Side and I think it is my favorite cupcake shop in the city. The cupcakes are cheap compared to the other cupcake shops, and they offer a good variety. The four cupcakes were: Lemon, Pistachio, Red Velvet, and Chocolate. Eating these cupcakes and figuring out which one I like the most is probably like dying and going to heaven, then discovering that I am flanked by four blazing hot Playboy centerfolds. (Side note, I can only wonder what kind of ads will come with a keyword like that...) Some people would instead say it is like picking your favorite kid, but listen, you do not eat your kids! Wait, you do not eat centerfolds either... hmm... Someone help me with an analogy please. k. thx.

The most interesting (in a good way) was the pistachio cupcake. It was light and fluffy and had a nice hint of pistachio flavor. I like that even after starting with the chocolate cupcake, my mouth was not overwhelmed with the chocolatey sweetness and could still taste the pistachio. And actually my second favorite was the red velvet. These things grow on you, and quite literally since four cupcakes probably go straight into my gut. Mmm... making that BMI go up is my life mission. I hate that when I go to the doctor and they ask you, "Do you eat a lot of junk food? Do you eat a balanced diet? Do you exercise?" Uh... YES!


The chocolate cupcake came in third, and rounding out the bottom is the lemon flavored cupcake. So I was just chilling in a park eating these things, taking pictures like a retard because who eats half of four cupcakes and then takes 50 pictures? Not me. Only a loser would do that. Sheesh. And this dude walks by and goes,

"Man, that is too much sugar."

Wait dude! Come back! WTF? I had to ask Patrick if I heard right, and he confirmed what I heard. Seriously, everyone thinks they know something. Anyway, I am here to tell you that you can in fact eat cupcakes for breakfast and you will still be alive to tell tales. Time to make haikus...


Sugar Sweet Sunshine Bakery
126 Rivington St.
New York, NY 10002

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  • Ohhh these look so good!! Looks like a perfect amount of frosting, too.

  • I highly recommend the banana pudding there.

  • Been having cupcake cravings all week, think thats a good place to go =) Nice pictures and ofcourse cupcakes can be eaten any time >o Heck I dont mind them for breakfest =D

  • oh, SSS is my favorite cupcakery ever!

  • Too much sugar? Too early in the morning? NEVAR.

    I second Gordon's comment. The banana pudding is marvelous, and I really should have mentioned it in my last comment. Sugar Sweet Sunshine is nice about samples, too. So whenever you're in Lower East Side again for another round of cupcakes, try some of that pudding!

  • mmmm...forbidden cupcake

    we always stop by there for iced lattes...always the perfect mix of not too much milk and plenty of espresso.

  • I love this place. I read a story about a woman that used their cupcakes for her wedding cake: so I went and I've been hooked ever since. I love the red velvet. It's my favorite kind of cupcake and they do it to perfection! I haven't tried the banana pudding but I will now.

  • Gordon and Jennifer are right! I am happily addicted to their banana pudding! SSS is on my way home from work (still have to get off train and back on, but willingly do so!) and I tend to get half a dozen cupcakes and a large banana pudding even if there wasn't a special occasion.

  • Kate,
    You are right, the frosting to cupcake ratio was perfect. :)

    oooh nice. Thanks for the suggestion!

    Yes, I like cupcakes for breakfast too! You can never go wrong with it.

    Is cupcakery a word? It is starting to be my favorite too!

    Samples!? I LOVE samples! Since you and Gordon both recommend it, I will definitely have to go back and try the pudding!

    Oooh, iced latte with cupcakes. That is a good call. I just ate those straight up. Maybe coffee would be a good idea..

    Try the pistachio cupcake too! It stacks up with the red velvet.

    Wow, a third recommendation for the banana pudding! I think if SSS is on my way home from work, that would just spell disasters! I would never stop! But you know how to live, half a dozen plus banana pudding? Good stuff =)

  • Well, I try not to stop there too often, and the cupcakes are usually for unexpected house guests (we get quite a few) lols I go there strictly for their banana pudding. It was something short of an epiphany. Coming from the heart of a true fatty lols -=D Hope you get some soon!

  • You have to try the pumpkin cupcake with cream cheese icing! My love rotates between the pistachio, the lemon and the pumpkin cupcakes from SSS. Also, have you ventured to Shopsins in the Essex Market? If not, it'lll blow your mind. Stop in and say hi to Kenny Shopsin!

  • Hi Marina,
    Pumpkin cupcake with cream cheese icing huh? I am definitely getting that next time! And I have not tried Shopsins either, so that is going on my list, thank you!

  • I have to agree with you SSSS is simply the best. Tried 6 cupcakes from there and their Pumpkin and Pistachio are the best best best ever!

  • Hi EATconomist,
    Wow, six cupcakes! You are a better person than me! I have to get over there and try the pumpkin ones!

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