September 5, 2004 11:54 PM | By Adam Roberts | 6 Comments

The Amy Sedaris Cupcake

Amy Sedaris is many things: comedienne, David Letterman regular, David Sedaris sister, Jerry Blank ("Strangers with Candy"), "Wigfield" author, J. Lo co-star (see "Maid in Manhattan.") She is also a cupcake purveyor.

She purveys her cupcakes at Joe's coffee shop in Greenwich Village where I went, the other day, to work on a play. I knew that they supposedly sold her cupcakes there, but the few times I'd gone I didn't see them. Then, as I was working, the door flung open and Amy Sedaris walked in. She was carrying a tray of cupcakes.

"These are new," she told the people who work there, "try to get some feedback if you can." Then she played with some of the coffee mugs, watched them put the cupcakes in the display case and left. Those who recognized her (there were a few) were courteous enough to leave her alone. I gawked for a moment then returned to my play. When she left, I bought a cupcake to go and took it home. Here it is:


First of all: love the ballerina. I plan to put it somewhere notable in my kitchen. Atop the fridge?

Second of all: the cupcake was delicious. Coconut topping, buttercream frosting, and vanilla cupcake. What's not to love? Oh and Amy Sedaris made it. Her fingers were in the batter that made the cupcake that went in my mouth. I'll never brush my teeth again!


I'm jealous! I want one too! I never knew she made I'm just a bigger fan.

i have committed to having 10 friends over for dinner on friday night-- that would be a full work day for me. what can i make that would be yummy and easy and vegetarian? this meal should not involved the words chilli or stew.

where's Joe's coffee shop?

i want a cupcake!

I want a cupcake recipe, since I have already made some of her famous cheeseballs!

You know what is needed for all these cupcakes everyone is talking about? The new CUP-A-CAKE container. It holds a cupcake in place even if it tossed, jiggled, or turned upside down. Check it out at

You people are ill and need immediate professional help.

But, if anyone is in Greenwich Village this week, will you pick me up an A. S. cupcake and email it to me?



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