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Apr 28, 2008 07:56 AM

cupcakes in southern NH?

I can't seem to find cupcakes in s. NH. Anyone have a rec.?

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  1. Not southern, NH, but close.

    The Cupcake Boutique in Andover Center.

    1. Black Forest Bakery in Amherst NH has cupcakes, but call first. When the Amherst Farmer's Market opens on May 22, the baker there will occasionally have amazing cupcakes with coconut frosting!

      1. My recommendation is to wait 2-3 more years until someone finally imports the trend to New Hampshire.

        The Black Forest in Amherst has pretty good ones, but I don't think they churn them out daily -- might be a seasonal thing.

        In Boston, the South End Buttery is a must-visit. Red Velvet with Cream Cheese Frosting is a perennial fave; they also recently featured a Chocolate with Pistachio Buttercream that was excellent.

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        1. re: AbeFroman

          Linked up:

          Black Forest Cafe & Bakeries
          212 State Route 101, Amherst, NH 03031

          South End Buttery
          314 Shawmut Avenue, Boston, MA 02118

          1. re: AbeFroman

            Best comment ever. I love how trends always take an extra 3 years to migrate to NH.

            1. re: ecwashere7

              ^ lol, yeah really...this post kind of sums up the culinary experience of NH in one discussion. I guess those in metro areas nostalgic for trends from 3 years ago can come here to find them again!

          2. Michelle's Bakery on Union Street , Manchester NH has excellent cupcakes! I just brought freshly baked and frosted gems to my friend in Maine. She said "you can bring those anytime!"

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            1. re: raggedy

              Michelle's is a great underrated bakery. Thanks for the reminder.

                1. re: raggedy

                  I finally made my way to Michelle's They have a nice assortment of bars, turnovers, and a wonderful butter cookie with raspberry filling. Really liked their filled cupcakes. Tried the lemon filled with raspberry frosting. They also have strawberry and raspberry filled with white chocolate frosting. The small shop is lovely and the bakers/ counter staff were very friendly. Nearby is the newly reopened Currier Museum so stop by here for a treat.
                  Here are photos of the lemon filled raspberry forsted cupcake.

                  1. re: hummingbird

                    They do cupcakes. I had one a few weeks ago...just meh. WAY too much frosting. I wouldn't order one again.

                    1. re: rizzo0904

                      Frederick's pastries and cakes taste like the stuff you can get at the supermarket. Unfortunately, Dutch Epicure does not do cupcakes, though a nice eclair might do in a pinch.