Butterbeer Cupcakes For Your Harry Potter Celebration

Butterbeer Cupcakes

If you are one of the lucky Potterheads who has indulged in an actual Butterbeer at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Universal, you can stand aside and wait your turn for the cupcake version. The Sweet Avenue Bake Shop in Rutherford, NJ was offering these gourmet Harry Potter cupcakes for a limited time. Their Butterbeer cupcake is a “cream soda cake filled with butterscotch syrup and topped with butterscotch frosting and a Hogwart’s House Ring” They look so damn delicious I wish I could just grab one and shove it directly into my stomach to skip all the chewing nonsense and other red tape.

Sweet Avenue Bake Shop NJ

Sweet Avenue is a “gourmet vegan cupcakery” and is 100% dairy, egg, and cholesterol free. Friends and family members have told me that their cupcakes are amazing, but I have yet to try them so it looks like I need to plan a date with some cupcakes. The flavors they offer are creative and aren’t limited to the boring old varieties you’ve had a million times at every birthday party in your life. Sweet Ave. even offered Charlie Sheen cupcakes when he enjoyed his short lived wave of insane popularity.

They sold their last batch of Butterbeer cupcakes on the weekend. I wish I didn’t miss out on them. Looks like I’ll have to sample some of their other flavors such as Blue Hawaiian, Boston Creme, Cotton Candy, Lemon Raspberry, Sangria, Peanut Butter Chip, and the one that will probably be my favorite: Mint Chocolate. They are making my mouth water as we speak. If you’re a Potterhead maybe you can help me conjure up a spell to bring these Butterbeer cupcakes back?

Sweet Avenue Bake Shop
153 Park Avenue
Rutherford, NJ 07070

Blue Jersey and Boardwalk Ice Cream Sundaes

From The Ice Cream Bar at the Taj Mahal in Atlantic City
The above sundaes are offered at the new Ice Cream Bar at Taj Mahal in Atlantic City. Blue Jersey is inspired by the fact that Jersey is known for its blueberries, but there’s just too damn many blueberry things involved in that sundae. You have to be an absolute blueberry freak to order that. The second one is The Boardwalk sundae which sounds way too sweet to me but would probably appeal to a tween who is obsessed with Katy Perry. Being that it’s inspired by the boardwalk they forgot to throw in muffin tops, fried Oreos, and drizzle on some Ron Ron juice. 
I’m not trying to say I’m Martha Stewart or Good Housekeeping or anything, but one of the most fun things as a kid was when my parents let us make our own sundaes at home. On rare occasions my parents set my sister and I up with all the toppings on the kitchen table and let us go to town making our own ice cream monstrosities. Mine was usually more gross and ridiculous than my sisters was, and I never wound up finishing it, but the fun was in the process. My sisters was always logical and neat while mine was just a mess of everything available and it looked like something Scooby and Shaggy would devour after they inadvertently solved a mystery. This makes me wonder, what would be your perfect custom made ice cream sundae?