Here are two new updates on Butter Lane in the East Village. First, they recently rolled out four seasonal buttercream flavors to top your cupcake ($3.25): cherry, key lime, pistachio, and lemon. My favorite is the cherry: smooth, just sweet enough, and true to flavor. Pair it with the chocolate cake, which is then topped with a single fresh cherry.
Second, there are now ice cream sandwiches ($5)!! They're using scoops of Il Laboratorio del Gelato's vanilla or chocolate, sandwiched between two housemade chocolate chip cookies that are rich in brown sugar and finished with a touch of sea salt.