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Jul 25, 2006 08:27 PM

ISO - Red Velvet Cupcakes!

I've heard about a few places in the SF/Berkeley area that do cupcakes but I haven't seen any that do Red Velvet. Anyone know of any?

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  1. Love at First Bite in Berkeley.

    Cassandra's in Richmond

    Edit note: made change Morton mentions. Thanks. Didn't want to spread the confusion.

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    1. re: rworange

      Do you mean Love at First Bite in Berkeley?
      Just a Bite makes reheatable Indian food.

      1. re: rworange

        unfortunately, the red velvet cupcakes at love at first bite are just really awful... the "red hot love" cupcakes are dry and dissapointing. sorry =/

        1. re: fatz

          I had one of the red velvet cupcakes from Love at First Bite at a birthday party last weekend. Yep, it was bad, so dry. And, I never thought I'd say this, but not enough frosting, and I'm someone who usually feels that cupcakes are overfrosted.

          Love At First Bite
          1510 Walnut St, Berkeley, CA

          1. re: Melanie Wong

            I bought 5 of their cupcakes for a friend for her birthday last November - the matcha green tea, the classic vanilla, the "lemon kiss" (lemon w/ lemon buttercream), a southern themed cupcake (vanilla? w/ chunks of pineapple, pecans, and some other fruits frosted w/ cream cheese) and a "pretty in pink" (strawberry w/ strawberry buttercream). As you've mentioned all cupcakes were horribly dry EXCEPT the strawberry cupcake which was wonderfully moist with a pronounced strawberry flavor. I would buy them more often if I didn't think it was a crime to charge $3 for a cupcake. Also, is it just me or do their buttercreams seem lighter than usual... They taste more milky to me if that makes sense.

      2. Marita's Sweet Potatoe Pie Company in San Leandro sells red velvet cupcakes.
        600 Dutton Avenue, 510-562-3844

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        1. re: costaverde

          marita's sweet potatoe pie co. has fantastic red velvet cupcakes. they are giant softball-sized cupcakes, with thick cream cheese frosting (with pecans or without). they also sell regular red velvet cakes, and great sweet potatoe pie too!

        2. I have no idea of their provenance, but the Starbucks at 44 Montgomery in SF has them.

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          1. re: Jeff

            Yup. I was thinking of this thread when I saw them at the Starbucks across from my building (don't know the address, but it's on the south side of Market, between Fremont and First). For a buck eighty-five they're worth trying.

          2. Teacake Bake Shop at Bay Street in Emeryville has red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting. In general, I think most things they make are way too sweet, particularly the cookies, but I thought that the cupcakes were ok. Maybe not the best, but far from the worst.

            1. More recent thread with comments on red velvet cupcakes following a recommendation by mmmgarlic.