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 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