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Best Cupcakes in the Philadelphia area?

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

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  1. 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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    1. re: bluehensfan

      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.

      1. re: bluehensfan

        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.

        1. re: cussbucket

          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.

      2. 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. 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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          1. re: pamd

            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!

            1. re: bluehensfan

              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. 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

              The cupcakes at Whole Foods are pretty darn good.

            2. 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

                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.

              2. 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.

                1. 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!

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