Always and Forever Delicious: The Little Cupcake Bakeshop


Melanie Ranieri

Treats too sweet not to eat! The Little Cupcake Bakeshop offers a variety of desserts, including cupcakes, layered cake slices, brownies, bars, pies, cheesecakes, and other delectable treats.

Melanie Ranieri

To All The Boys: Always and Forever, the final movie of the trilogy series written by Jenny Han, came out on Netflix in mid-February, just two days before Valentine’s Day—how fitting! The teen romance is based on the senior year of the couple Lara Jean ( Lana Condor) and Peter Kavinsky (Noah Centineo). During the senior trip to NYC, Lara Jean and Peter go on a date to Little Cupcake Bakeshop. I am a huge fan of the movies and actors, and I also love finding trendy food places in NYC, so of course I had to visit the bakery. 

The Little Cupcake Bakeshop has two locations in Brooklyn as well as the one where the movie was filmed in SoHo. The SoHo location is on the corner of Prince Street and Mott Street. SoHo is known for great shopping, as there are many shops and things to see. The shops range from fancy designers to everyday brands and local boutiques: There is something for everyone. Across the street is Prince Street Pizza, a famous pizza place where the line is usually down the block. You could definitely make a day out of it: shop and walk around, eat at Prince Street Pizza, and walk across the street and have Little Cupcake Bakeshop for dessert. The bakery was not only featured in To All the Boys I Loved Before, but also on the Today Show (2016), Food and Wine magazine (multiple times), and many other media outlets. 

When I went, I waited about five minutes for the people in front of me. At the time I was there, two bakery clerks and one cashier were working. The line moved quickly; I waited only about five minutes. Social distancing markers placed six feet apart reminded customers of safety guidelines.

It was difficult to choose between the vast array of desserts they offered, but finally I decided on the cookie dough cupcake, blue velvet cupcake, and their famous Brooklyn Blackout cupcake. 

I don’t know how you feel about frosting, but I find that bakery cupcakes tend to have way more frosting than actual cake. However, at the Little Cupcake Bakeshop, the frosting to cupcake ratio was just right. One of the biggest downfalls of cupcakes is the tendency for them to become dry, so I was pleasantly surprised that the cupcake itself was moist and delicious. The cookie dough cupcake imitated a similar sensation of eating raw cookie dough when you were younger, trying not to get caught by your mom. At first, I didn’t think much of the cupcake; however, the inside was stuffed with a half baked cookie, which took the cupcake to the next level. 

The blue velvet cupcake had one of the best cream cheese frosting I have ever had; The icing was so creamy, delicious and altogether accentuated the flavors of the blue velvet, which is essentially red velvet just dyed blue. The best and most surprising part about the blue velvet cupcake was that there were blueberries at the bottom. The fruity sweetness of the blueberries paired extremely well with the rich cream cheese frosting. 

The Brooklyn Blackout cupcake had an amazing chocolate ganache filling that wasn’t too overpowering, but had a nice thick and sweet contrast against the moist and slightly less sweet cupcake. 

Cupcakes are usually around two to five dollars depending on size. Each of the cupcakes I tried was $4—totally worth it. Besides cupcakes, The Little Cupcake Bakeshop also sells a variety of other desserts: layered cake slices, brownies, bars, pies, cheesecakes and other delectable treats.

If you have a sweet tooth, I highly recommend checking out The Little Cupcake Bakeshop out!