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Carnitas May 8, 2007 10:12 AM

Wh?ere can I get good cupcakes in Berkeley, Albany, El Cerrito

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  1. Robert Lauriston May 8, 2007 10:20 AM

    LONG recent topic:

    http://www.chowhound.com/topics/375324

    1. rworange May 8, 2007 12:53 PM

      What's a good cupcake to you? What price? Are you looking for flavors?

      Fat Apple's in El Cerrito has some good cupcakes but usually only vanilla and chocolate.
      Not a wide range of flavors, but near-ish to El Cerrito (if in that area) is Cassandra's on 23rd in Richmond. Once again, limited flavors ... tho they do have red velvet often ... the charm here being a good price for a from-scratch cupcake ... though not at the top of my cupcake chain in terms of taste ... good, respectable, but not awe-inspiring.

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        chemchef May 8, 2007 01:17 PM

        Love At First Bite Bakery (Berkeley, Gourmet Ghetto):

        http://www.loveatfirstbitebakery.com/

        Teacake Bake Shop (Emeryville, Bay St):

        http://www.teacakebakeshop.com/

        Crixa Cakes (Berkeley, across from Berkeley Bowl):

        http://www.crixacakes.com/archives/cu...

        Of the three, I have to say that Crixa is my new favorite, although all make pretty darned good cupcakes.

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        1. re: chemchef
          rworange May 8, 2007 01:40 PM

          Is Crixa still making larger sort of non-traditional cupcakes?

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            chemchef May 8, 2007 01:43 PM

            Yes, and a mini version as well.

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              rworange May 8, 2007 01:44 PM

              Cool ... haven't been to Crixa recently ... will have to check out the mini version.

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          VirgoBlue Jun 2, 2007 11:46 PM

          Like chemchef just mentioned, Teacake Bake Shop isn't bad. Just visited the place today and the vanilla and devil's food cupcakes are pretty and tasty. The red velvet, however, wasn't up to snuff.

          Their frosting is great. Not too shabby, overall.

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