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Jul 5, 2006 03:25 PM

cupcake feedback

I'll be doing some cupcake tastings in a few week to decide on a vendor for a wedding next year. Here are the spots that my wedding coordinator has recommended - any that you think we should not bother with or that are missing?

Love at First Bite
The Cupcake Fairy
Karas Cupcakes
Miette Cakes
Sibbys Cupcakery (low priority bc it's in the peninsula)


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    1. Sweet Things has some pretty tasty cupcakes. They're in Tiburon and also inside Cal Mart in Laurel Village.

      1. I'm a fan of the Teacake Bake Shop in Emeryville's Bay Street shopping center. The best I've tasted in the Bay Area so far. The cake has always been moist and the frosting just the right amount of sweet.

        1. Ditto on DeLessio, especially for more creative flavors.

          Don't overlook the Teacake Bakeshop in Emeryville, my current favorite with moist crumbly cake and very sweet buttercream frosting.

          1. Love at first bite isn't too bad. They taste alright as far as cupcakes go. I had the maltball & the banana one. They're moist and the decorations are somewhat plain.
            I mean if you're looking for something that looks great than go to Miette's but the taste is just not really there.

            I haven't been to Sweet Adeline in awhile but you might ask if she does cupcakes. I've never had anything bad there.

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            1. re: sugarbuzz

              I agree with sugarbuzz, Miette's cupcakes are pretty, but fall short in the flavor department.

              1. re: sugarbuzz

                Wow, I so disagree. I am not a big fan of Miette, but love their cupcakes. The ginger is actually too gingery for me. I prefer the chocolate with the meringue-y topping. Really, it's worth trying at least one of theirs to make your decision, because I am damn picky about cupcakes and love Miette's. They cost too much, though.

                And I actually didn't like the cupcakes at Love At First Bite. They were too insubstantial to support their high price. The peanut butter cupcake was downright ghastly.