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Best Cupcakes in Boston

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I thought i saw a string on this earlier, but could not find. Just need a recommendation or two. Thanks

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  1. Well, the Gingerbread Construction Factory (Wakefield and Winchester locations) versions are well-famed.

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    1. re: Karl S

      I love the cupcakes at Petsi Pies...

      1. re: Asha

        Cosmo Cupcakes in Watertown on Mt. Auburn Street (owned by the Delux Town Diner folks) obviously specializes in cupcakes.

        I have only been once and stock was lean since they seem to sell out rather quickly. Def. worth checking out if it's specifically cupcakes you are after.

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          seekaltroutes

          Tried Cosmo not too long ago (well, tried the ones they had for dessert at Delux Town Diner), and like that they have lots of different cupcake varieties (german chocolate was a memorable one), and some of the frosting/decoration was really cute. But my hands-down favorite for cupcakes is Lyndell's in Ball Square.

          720 Broadway, Somerville
          (617) 625-1793

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            ScruffyTheCat

            I find Cosmo's cupcakes pretty, but like eating sugared cotton.

            Equally pretty & somewhat better tasting are at Vicki Lee Boyajian in Needham.

            I'll try some of the other places listed here-- always on the search for splendid baked goods.

            1. re: ScruffyTheCat

              Is Cosmo's still in business? I was at Sevan on Sat. and it was closed and looked to be in disarray . . . maybe that's the way it always is and I haven't noticed before? But closed on Sat. afternoon?

              1. re: gansu girl

                They were absorbed into Deluxe Town Diner. They were always owned by them, and tried a seperate storefront, but that didn't last long at all.

        2. re: Asha

          Anything at Petsi Pies is amazing - the baked good there are by far the best I've found in the Cambridge/Somerville area....!!!

        3. re: Karl S

          The carrot cake are unbelievable @ The Gingerbread.

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          1. re: Al-B
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            nomadfromcincy

            I love those cupcakes as well but be aware that they have the ultra-sugary sweet frosting.

          2. I've always been disappointed with bakeries in the area. They try to be everything to everyone, so they make a large selection of things---some of which are great and some are barely edible. I wish bakeries would focus on a few things and do them extremely well. unfortunately, I don't know of any bakeries that focus much energy on cupcakes.

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            1. re: DoubleMan

              "I've always been disappointed with bakeries in the area. They try to be everything to everyone, so they make a large selection of things---some of which are great and some are barely edible. I wish bakeries would focus on a few things and do them extremely well."
              I think you would like Diane's Bakery in Roslindale. It is 100 years old (seriously) and they stick to the basics...no frills, but deliciously old-fashioned goodness!

              1. re: DoubleMan

                I do -- Babycakes on Beale Street in Quincy. Kerry Delauney (formerly of Sintra...may still be at 224 Boston Street) does a FABULOUS job with cupcakes. Try either the signature Babycake or the French Toast cupcake -- you'll be there at 6AM with the masses.

                1. re: beb31

                  I did not have the same experience with Babycakes. I was really excited when I found out about the place because I absolutely love cupcakes. I finally got a chance to get over there early enough for them to be open.

                  Everything looked great so I got a french Toast cupcake, which was good but I wouldn't call it a cupcake, it's bread pudding. I got one of each kind available at the time and to make up a full dozen I got 2 baby cakes. I couldn't wait to break into the box when I got them home a friend and I each chose one from the box to split because I wanted to taste them all. I chose the one I thought that I would like the least in order to save the best for last and I was right. One bite and I spit it out, I couldn't even tell which flavor it was. I tried the next one and it wasn't as bad as the first but it had good flavor but was dry. I was truely disappointed because I had heard so much about this wonderful place and the cupcakes were just okay.

                  I tasted about six of them before I threw the rest away, I just couldn't bring myself to eat them.

              2. Cakes for Occasions, Danvers. The real deal.

                Lori

                1. Yes, Lyndell's in Ball Square! Hands-down best cupcakes in the city.
                  The Gingerbread Construction Co. offers muffins (granted with whipped cream and various frostings sometimes) not cupcakes.