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The 9 Best Cupcake Shops in Boston

Nilam Mukherjee | February 1, 2021 | Food & Drink

Best Cupcakes Boston

Cupcake lovers, unite! It's not every day you treat yourself to one of the world's cutest and tastiest desserts, but when the time comes, oh boy is it worth the wait.

Cupcakes are at the top of the sweet treat empire, and rightfully so. The right combination of fluffy cake bottom to creamy topping is a rush of euphoria for all five senses, and Boston has some truly inspired bakers in the cupcake game.

Whether you're in it for just the frosting, come for the the cake, prefer a little crushed cookie with your sprinkles or hope for a caramel-filled, decadent experience, these Boston bakers and pastry chefs serve up some of the best cupcakes we've ever tasted. Next time your sweet tooth comes calling, give it a real treat.

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Treat Cupcake Bar

1450 Highland Ave. #2690 / Website

A cupcake bar sounds like – and is – heaven for any cake enthusiast. Treat Cupcake Bar’s delicious, creative and fun choices are sure to bring out your inner child. Designed with care and made with love, these cupcakes will make you smile even before you’ve had a taste. Their seasonal cupcakes are a must-try, and their regularly-rotating flavors will keep your tongue on its toes. We recommend their Sea Salt Caramel or Funky Chunky Oreo for an exciting burst of flavor.

Lulu's Sweet Shoppe

28 Parmenter St. / Website

Filled with endless possibilities and flavors you might’ve never heard before, Lulu’s versatile list of cupcakes will never disappoint. Their chocolate chip cookie dough cupcake is one for the books. While cupcakes are known for being sweet sensations, those who prefer a savory mid-day dessert, should definitely go in for the lemon curd cupcake or even the pistachio with port wine cupcakes, both a must-try.

Oakleaf Cakes Bake Shop

12 Westland Ave. / Website

At Oakleaf Cakes Bake Shop, art and cupcakes are truly synonymous. This bakeshop does not play around when it comes to design and execution. Made from scratch and by hand, these high-quality cupcakes will lift your spirits and satisfy your cravings. We recommend their specialty Honey Almond Cupcake and Coconut Dream Super cake, although they also take custom orders for cakes and cupcakes alike.

Cupcake Mojo

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644 Middle St. / Website

Prepare to be mesmerized by Mojo's flavor spell. Clever and unique, these cuppies pack serious fun into bite-size portions. You can't go wrong with their deep-fried oreo cupcake, and the signature Nana’s Whoopee Pie cupcake is like a cloud in your mouth. Cupcake Mojo puts a twist on even the simplest of flavors, making each bite more exciting than the last. You’ll be coming back for seconds - and then thirds - and then fourths.

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Georgetown Cupcake

83 Newbury St. / Website

Even seasoned cupcake lovers are wowed by the selection offered at Georgetown Cupcake. It's almost overwhelming, but that just means you won't run out of choices anytime soon. They offer daily and monthly rotating specials, while keeping true to the everyday classics, always bringing something extra delightful for the season. Try their mouthwatering selection with an ideal ratio of cake to frosting, and you'll be dreaming of these bites for days to come.

Sweet Teez Bakery

196 Quincy St. / Website

Ever heard of a cupcake with bacon? Now you have, and you'll never go back. Sweet Teez Bakery brings you an unfathomable world of playful and surprising flavors. Their bourbon banana cupcake with an optional topping of bacon is just one of many. Bonus points for the fact that they turn most of their cupcake flavors into full-blown cakes. If you’re ever wanting more of the same, you know where to go.

Little Miss Cupcape

250 Newbury St. / Website

You’re in for a fun ride at Little Miss Cupcape. These are creative, artistic and fun cupcakes topped with cookies, candies or gummies, and each is certain to rock your world. If you’re a chocolate lover, we recommend the Chocolate Shark Attack or Dock Chocolate Raspberry. Their specialty Raspberry Zinger mixes fun with fruits, a sweet and savory bite sure to send a shiver down your spine.

Sugar Baking Co.

1884 Centre St. / Website

Known for a variety of tasty treats, Sugar Baking Co. has more than mastered the art of the cupcake. If you’re looking for a sugar rush, this is the place. Some cakes on the current line-up include Oreo, Black Magic, Caramel and Peanut Butter. Trust us, it’ll be every bit worth your while.

Mike's Pastry

300 Hanover St. / Website

Last but certainly not least, a long-time Boston favorite. Since 1946, Mike’s Pastry has served some super tasty sweet treats. Their Oreo, Red Velvet and Fudge cupcakes are among their most popular. They’re also famous for cannolis, in case you want to double down on cream.

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