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kendraburt Apr 22, 2008 08:26 PM

Other than Sprinkles, where are the best cupcakes in the area?

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    carter4133 Apr 24, 2008 01:55 PM

    I don't care for Sprinkles. I have tried their cupcakes 3-4 times and everytime thought they were pretty crappy.

    My vote goes to Jackie Spratt. Society is good, too.

    Someone on dallasfood.org once suggested doing a cupcake tasting. If anyone ever organized such an event, I would love to read the tasters' notes.

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      freelisa Apr 23, 2008 06:45 PM

      I have been on a bit of a quest to find the best, actually.
      I have to admit, that Sprinkles is tops (I really wanted them to not be the best- but alas.)
      Second on my list is Tart on Lovers-
      Society Bakery is neck-in-neck with Tart.
      I didn't really like Jackie Sprat's all that much- but she, herself, is really nice.
      I hear DoughMonkey is the way to go- but I not yet seen cupcakes there.
      Also, for the best vegan cupcakes, go for Covert Vegan. They are made special order, and are out of this world (rachael@covertvegan.com).

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      1. re: freelisa
        stephtx Apr 23, 2008 07:16 PM

        Let's see..

        I love Society Bakery. The cupcakes with cream cheese frosting are very good.
        Dallas Affaires makes great HUGE (no,really,they are huge) cupcakes with butter cream frosting - YUM.
        Would love to try DoughMonkey.

        Have to say that I am not a huge Sprinkles fan - only like a few flavors. Find most to be dry.

        Also, I don't like Tart either (sorry freelisa!). I can't recall why, but I threw the last cupcake I had from there away.

        When you find the best, let us know! I am always searching as well :).

        1. re: stephtx
          dalaimama Apr 24, 2008 05:39 AM

          I agree. Every Sprinkles cupcake I've had has been way too dry. A cupcake should be moist and these are positively arid. The icing is good, but it isn't as creamy as I'd like.

          Dallas Affaires is my favorite.

        2. re: freelisa
          pizzaQTpie Apr 24, 2008 08:32 AM

          Oh yes - Covert Vegan cupcakes are AMAZING. You don't even know they are vegan. Every once in awhile you can even find them at Make studio in the Bishop Arts.

          Not a sprinkles fan - had them several times thinking i got an 'old' batch. But 4 out of 5 times it was dry, not moist cake.

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          pizzaQTpie Apr 23, 2008 08:35 AM

          Jackie Spratt off Hillcrest, across from SMU. This is definitely our go-to place for parties or a quick fix.

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            8 2 Much Apr 23, 2008 07:11 AM

            Society Bakery on Greenville is very good. I haven't seen them at doughmonkey lately, but they make a great cupcake too.

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