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Best Cupcakes in the Philadelphia area?

cpharbor Jul 7, 2007 09:08 AM

Please, please, give me your comments on who makes the best in Philly, Montco or Bucks. Thank you.

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    idia Oct 9, 2007 04:07 PM

    Don't laugh but Tastycake cupcakes are hard to beat in Philly.

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      PaigeJennifer Oct 9, 2007 01:33 PM

      I'm adding my vote for Velvet Sky Bakery (in Jenkintown). I've been relying on them for at least a year now in my efforts to not show up at a dinner party empty handed. Without fail, their cupcakes are the hit of the get together. From the luscious Red Velvet with creamcheese frosting to any of the traditional chocolate or vanilla cupcakes layered with yummy-in-your-tummy buttercream frosting - these cupcakes have never disappointed. I've tried Naked Chocolate in the city and Magnolia in NYC - they don't even hold a candle to Velvet Sky Bakery!

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        janiceliv Sep 1, 2007 04:53 PM

        Lochel's Bakery in Hatboro has great cupcakes -- moist, rich cake with great icing. We've been going there for years and the cupcakes are always awesome. Just as a side note, their cake decorator makes stunning to-order cakes.

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          lcclauren Aug 31, 2007 07:06 AM

          Velvet Sky Bakery in Jenkintown has the best I have had in the Philly area, oreo icing and red velvet are my favorite. They also make a great carrott cake.

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          1. re: lcclauren
            malkazanie Sep 1, 2007 08:40 AM

            Just tried Velvet Sky - they're running a special for a few hours today where each cupcake is a dollar. The icings are delicious but the cake itself didn't blow me out of the park. Overall, still very good.

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            JohnnyKBar Jul 9, 2007 09:05 AM

            The mini cupcakes at Crossroads Bakery in Doylestown are wonderful. My wife insists on stopping there for some when we're in the neighborhood. They do sell out fast, though.

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            1. re: JohnnyKBar
              mitchh Jul 9, 2007 11:12 AM

              The cupcakes at Whole Foods are pretty darn good.

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              pamd Jul 8, 2007 08:04 PM

              The ones at Flying Monkey in RTM are very good. If ever in Berwyn though, my favorite are at Clays Creative Corner Bakery (the ones with the flower are beautiful too!)

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                bluehensfan Jul 9, 2007 10:14 AM

                I'm not a big fan of the Flying Monkey cupcakes, as the icing is too lardy for me. They do have very good brownies there, though!

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                  Dib Sep 2, 2007 07:09 AM

                  Agree - there's so much icing, too, I'm not fat phobic but eating one of Flying Monkey's small cupcakes was an overload.

              2. gina Jul 8, 2007 03:44 PM

                I love the cupcakes at Brown Betty, and Flying Monkey in RTM. Double Shots has fantastic cupcakes sometimes, but I don't remember where they get them.

                1. bluehensfan Jul 7, 2007 06:54 PM

                  Brown Betty Desserts in No Libs has great chocolate and red velvet ones. Also the cupcakes at Naked Chocolate Cafe in CC are great too.

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                    bumble Jul 9, 2007 07:46 AM

                    I agree on the red velvet ones - my favorite, but I think the chocolate cupcakes are terrible - dry and dense. They also have great carrot cupcakes & pineapple.

                    The Amish stand next to the Dutch Eating Place at RTM has great black bottom cupcakes - chocolate cupcakes w/ a cream cheese & chocolate chip filling.

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                      cussbucket Jul 9, 2007 09:09 AM

                      Love Brown Betty's...though I am not a fan of Naked Chocolate Cafe's...could have just been a one-time thing, but when I went the cupcake was so dry and dense I could have been eating a cookie.

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                        saturninus Aug 31, 2007 12:52 PM

                        I also was not a fan of Naked Chocolate and prefer Brown Betty's, although I have never had an out-of-body cupcake experience in Philadelphia.

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