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babycakes in quincy

bitsubeats Jun 13, 2007 09:58 PM

this new bakery opened up a few weeks ago (I believe) on beale st in quincy. Everytime I drive by it its pretty busy and I have also heard really good things about it. Anyone try it out yet?

  1. ponyboy Feb 25, 2010 09:13 AM

    I wonder if they know about Babycakes in NYC & LA http://www.babycakesnyc.com/

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      typhoonfish Mar 2, 2010 05:03 AM

      Babycakes robbed


      The owner is so cute.

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        SaraASR Mar 2, 2010 05:47 AM

        WHO DOES THAT?!?!?! Send Barbara Lynch after him!

    2. C. Hamster Feb 24, 2010 09:16 AM

      Count me in the minority here, I guess.

      Their cupcakes have an odd cakemix texture to them. The crumb is heavy and unpleasant. At the very least it suggests they don't bother using cake flour.

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        Pegmeister Feb 24, 2010 03:59 PM

        Hamster, I'm so suprised to see your post, have you tried the lemon ones?

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          C. Hamster Feb 25, 2010 04:11 AM

          Yes. Lemon was the first one I bit into. It tasted good but I found the texture of the cupcake -- of all the cupcakes I've had there -- to be really offputting. Some were like bad cornbread (cornbread made with too much flour).

          I prefer a finer, lighter crumb to my cupcakes.

          Although they are inventive and tasty, I've certainly had a lot better. I've even made better actual cupcakes myself (the cake part), though their fillings, frosting and other flavorings are certainly nothing I could replicate.

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            cannedmilkandfruitypebbles Feb 25, 2010 08:42 AM

            I like their cupcakes but they are dense. The carrot cake is particularly heavy. But I like the dense chewy chocolate flavor of their original babycake.

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        Pegmeister Feb 24, 2010 03:29 AM

        Next time try the lemon with coconut. I have a hard time passing those up. Babycakes are great as well.

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          Trufflebaby Jun 30, 2007 07:42 PM

          We picked up a dozen plus for a party we were having today and they were delicious! The strawberry shortcake and the babycake were the definite favorites.

          Damn..... there goes the diet!

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            typhoonfish Feb 24, 2010 02:20 AM

            Digging up an old thread. Live 1/2 mile away and finally tried them last night.

            We had the oreo cake and the carrot cake.... AWESOME.

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              kobuta Feb 24, 2010 05:09 AM

              I am thankful they live close enough for me to walk to if I want, but they're not close enough that it's an easy walk (a good 20-25 minutes) -- just far enough so I won't stop by every day. Waaaay too tempting. I've not had a bad cupcake from them yet.

          2. bitsubeats Jun 27, 2007 04:31 AM

            $15/dozen sounds pretty cheap. Are they normal size cupcakes or are they huge?

            I still haven't gone yet (and I only live about 2 miles away). The one time I did try to go there, they were closed cause they sold out of cupcakes.

            Anyone have any suggestion as to what to buy?

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            1. re: bitsubeats
              kobuta Jun 27, 2007 06:32 AM

              I'll 2nd the request for recommendations. I stopped by last weekend, but of course they were closed due to a family wedding. :-(

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              kosimpson Jun 25, 2007 07:37 PM

              I've only been to this place once, but I loved it! I bought 6 of the lemon coconut and 6 of the babycakes. They were amazing, I brought them to a party and everybody loved them and they were only $15 for a dozen. It's a very tiny place but well worth finding, the quality is very high.

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                lovechild Jun 26, 2007 09:27 AM

                $15 a dozen? are those mini cupcakes??

              2. CapeCodChowHound Jun 17, 2007 05:55 PM

                I split the strawberry shortcake, red velvet, lemon coconut, and carrot cake with several friends last Friday. They were all great, but the strawberry shortcake was outstanding!

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                  Anali Jun 16, 2007 03:10 PM

                  I loved it! And their signature baby cake is wonderful!

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                    mwk Jun 14, 2007 03:16 PM


                    It's an article from the Patriot Ledger. It sounds great.

                    1. kobuta Jun 14, 2007 02:20 PM

                      This sounds awesome. Where on Beale St is this? I don't remember passing by a new bakery.

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                        bitsubeats Jun 14, 2007 08:06 PM

                        its close to where beale st meets newport ave. It's close to that school ( I think its an elementary or middle school).

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                          kobuta Jun 16, 2007 05:49 PM

                          Thanks! I live not too far away, except I never turn down that way of Beale St. I'll have to see if they're open tomorrow for a visit. *visions of cupcakes dance in my head*

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                        beb31 Jun 14, 2007 12:26 PM

                        Yes - it's fantastic! The French Toast cupcake is out of this world!!!

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