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sugar Sweet sunshine

126 Rivington Street, New York, NY - (212) 995-1960
Posted By Bill Homan on 11/27/2007 11:43:00 AM
sugar Sweet sunshine, on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, has been around for four years and is turning out some great baked goods, especially cupcakes. On a recent visit, we picked up a variety of cupcakes, including a chocolate with chocolate almond frosting, spicy pumpkin with cream cheese frosting and walnuts, pistachio, and a Sunshine cupcake (yellow cake with pink frosting). We also tried a small banana pudding and some cookies (chocolate chip, sugar and peanut butter). The cupcakes are very moist and serve as a great vehicle for the rich frosting. Most of their frostings are almond flavored, which I'm not a huge fan of, but they do offer items with cream cheese frosting and buttercream. Their banana pudding is creamy and rich with homemade nilla wafers and lots of banana slices. It comes served in a cardboard coffee cup for easy travel and noshing on the go. The cookies are soft and chewy with a nice homemade flavor.

There is a real neighborhood feel to sugar Sweet sunshine and they have many regulars who show up for a snack and to hang out with friends. One of the walls is decorated with Polaroids of locals and their dogs at the bakery. The Lower East Side has been experiencing a culinary revival in the past few years and I'm glad that sugar Sweet sunshine is a part of it.

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Our favorite of the cupcakes we tried was the Goodie Goodie, which is chocolate cake with peanut butter cream mousse.  Delicious!
"Our favorite of the cupcakes we tried was the Goodie Goodie, which is chocolate cake with peanut butter cream mousse. Delicious!"
Cliff Strutz





This is one of the best dessert ideas ever!  I really like the presentation for eating on the go.
"This is one of the best dessert ideas ever! I really like the presentation for eating on the go."
Bill Homan


The popular Hollaback Girl is a banana cupcake with cream cheese frosting.
"The popular Hollaback Girl is a banana cupcake with cream cheese frosting."
Cliff Strutz


One of the things we appreciated most about these excellent cupcakes is that they were never cloyingly sweet.  This is the lemon yummy, with lemon buttercream icing.
"One of the things we appreciated most about these excellent cupcakes is that they were never cloyingly sweet. This is the lemon yummy, with lemon buttercream icing."
Cliff Strutz


So many to choose from and all equally delicious.
"So many to choose from and all equally delicious."
Bill Homan


Clockwise from top right: Spicy Pumpkin, Sunshine, chocolate and pistachio.
"Clockwise from top right: Spicy Pumpkin, Sunshine, chocolate and pistachio."
Bill Homan


The pumpkin cupcakes are moist and incredibly good (especially with the cream cheese frosting).
"The pumpkin cupcakes are moist and incredibly good (especially with the cream cheese frosting)."
Bill Homan


A collection of chocolate chip, peanut butter and sugar cookies that didn't last long after this photo was taken.
"A collection of chocolate chip, peanut butter and sugar cookies that didn't last long after this photo was taken."
Bill Homan


Just like mother would have told you.
"Just like mother would have told you."
Bill Homan


Delicious baked goods inside!
"Delicious baked goods inside!"
Bill Homan


Sugar Sweet Sunshine has some of the most fun signage we have seen.  This top ten list greets potential customers on the sidewalk.
"Sugar Sweet Sunshine has some of the most fun signage we have seen. This top ten list greets potential customers on the sidewalk."
Cliff Strutz



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