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Janette Jun 29, 2008 12:10 PM

Anyone know of good shops/cafes selling fabulous cupcakes in the Fort Lauderdale to Boca Raton areas (not Miami though). Many thanks!

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    Janette Dec 15, 2009 01:22 PM

    I ate some fabulous cupcakes in Allegria in the new shopping promenade at Coconut Creek. The cupcakes were moist with interesting flavours. It deserves to do well. They also gave me a small complimentary frozen yoghurt which tasted delicious. I originally ordered one cupcake and enjoyed it so much, I ordered 3 different flavours. All really fabulous. Back to Weight Watchers for me now!

    http://www.allegriafroyo.com/

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    Allegria Frozen Yogurt & Cupcakes
    4431 Lyons Rd, Coconut Creek, FL 33073

     
     
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      iyce_princess Dec 14, 2009 05:44 AM

      There is a cupcake cart in the aventura mall that is pretty good. I am notthe biggest fan of their cream cheese frosting, but their cupcakes will do when a craving hits.

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        nmurawsk Aug 17, 2009 02:06 PM

        I have tasted the best strawberry cupcake by a private bakery company (no storefront - orders only) called Yummy, a bakery. www.yummyabakery.com It was perfectly moist with just the right amount of sweet strawberry buttercream on top. The cake itself had such a clean strawberry flavor. It was amazing. They do tons of flavors and also specialize in gluten/casein free.

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          theresheblowws Aug 4, 2009 08:24 AM

          this place is really cool too...also in delray beach.

          http://www.houseofsweetsbakery.com/

          1. yomyb Aug 3, 2009 11:31 AM

            Anyone know if it is true that Lola's in Las Olas closed?!?!?!

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              rbeats Aug 18, 2009 07:07 PM

              I just went by today and the storefront was empty. The web site is still up without any closing info...anyone know anything else?

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                iyce_princess Dec 14, 2009 05:42 AM

                This reteraunt has gone out of business. I have driven past as well. They have taken down their sign, and there is now a for sale sign in it's place.

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              theresheblowws Aug 3, 2009 10:09 AM

              http://www.couturecakeshop.com/

              coture cakes in delray beach.

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                aynrandgirl Aug 4, 2009 04:49 AM

                Custom cupcakes for women?

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                Quiltstar Jul 31, 2009 08:54 AM

                Its not a cute cafe... but if you want to couple your cupcake craving with a little retail therapy, there's a cupcake counter at the Boca Town Center's Food Court. Cheers!

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                  Janette Aug 10, 2009 08:05 PM

                  The cupcakes were very nice. Thanks!

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                  mcb954 Mar 6, 2009 07:12 AM

                  The new place on Los Olas is wonderful. It is called Lola's and it is on the north side of E. Las Olas. Try the strawberry cupcake or key lime. they a e to die for.

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                    IDGuofM Mar 4, 2009 08:13 PM

                    Spanky's cupcakes in lake worth. I sampled one at the las olas farmers market and it was really good.

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                      Alfred G Mar 5, 2009 10:29 PM

                      Where in LW?

                    2. The Chowfather Jan 24, 2009 12:49 AM

                      http://lolascupcakery.com/LolaWebsite...

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                        gblcsw Jan 24, 2009 12:18 PM

                        I went by today. They were locked up tight, although I saw people dressed in chef's garb working in the back. Does anyone know when they are opening?

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                          The Chowfather Jan 24, 2009 03:00 PM

                          http://blogs.miaminewtimes.com/shorto...

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                            gblcsw Jan 24, 2009 08:26 PM

                            I e-mailed them and Donal wrote back that i had missed their opening by 2 hours! They plan on being open from 8AM to midnight every day...Quite an undertaking!

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                        Manderley Jul 1, 2008 07:38 PM

                        Don't know about cupcakes...but when I was growing up in Jericho on Long Island, there was a to-die-for bakery called Flakowitz. They moved to Boca at least 20 years ago. Don't know if they're still in existence...but they made a little chocolate and cream cake called a Peak Cake, and ohhhhhhh I still salivate thinking about that cake so many years later.

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                          RickL Jul 1, 2008 08:14 PM

                          Manderley - The Flakowitz in Boca was sold by the original owners a few years ago.

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                            melboca Jul 2, 2008 03:58 AM

                            I live in Boca and oh how I wish we had a cupcake cafe!!!

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                              Janette Jul 2, 2008 11:13 AM

                              I'm amazed there isn't one in Boca! A nice cup of tea (well I'm British) and a cupcake or two hits the spot nicely everytime.

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                                smartie Jul 2, 2008 06:25 PM

                                Janette, I could kill for a fresh Chelsea bun or a jammy doughnut.

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                              Manderley Jul 2, 2008 03:35 PM

                              ohhhhhhhhhhh you mean I'll never in my life have another Peak Cake????

                              I don't know if I can go on.....

                              ;) thanks for the info

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                                melboca Jul 10, 2008 12:07 PM

                                A new cupcake place opened in West Boca called What a Cupcake! It's on 441 between Glades & Clint Moore on the west side.

                                I bought six flavors, red velvet, boston creme, keylime/coconut, mounds, fresh strawberry and vanilla. I took a bit out of each of them, lol. They are sooo moist and delish. My favorite was the keylime one.

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                                  Janette Jul 13, 2008 01:16 AM

                                  Must be somewhere between Ben's and the big Albertsons. I am going out to Florida in a couple of weeks and will try it. Many thanks!

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                                    melboca Jul 13, 2008 06:15 AM

                                    Janette: It is in the shopping plaza North of Albertsons. At the corner of New England. There is an Outback in the plaza. On the west side of 441.

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                                      melboca Jul 13, 2008 09:40 AM

                                      It's in Boca Greens Plaza

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                                        Janette Aug 2, 2009 05:32 AM

                                        I was in Boca the other day andthought I was in the right shopping plaza but couldn't see What a Cupcake. I was driving up from Mission Bell along State Road 7. Turned left into what I thought was Boca Greens Plaza (on the other side but before Ben's). Was I in the right place or have they gone out of business?

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                                      aynrandgirl Mar 3, 2009 05:15 PM

                                      What A Cupcake appears to be out of business.

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                                        jmdhsmiami Mar 4, 2009 11:39 AM

                                        correction, the Wellington location is closed. I just called the Boca location. THEY ARE STILL OPEN.

                                        Not to be nasty, but please be specific as your posting sounded like the Boca location closed and that ain't a good thing to do to a business.

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                                          aynrandgirl Mar 4, 2009 02:17 PM

                                          I drove by the Boca location and didn't see a store or a What A Cupcake sign, so I thought they were closed.

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                                            jmdhsmiami Mar 4, 2009 06:11 PM

                                            no worries, however all it took was a phone call to verify it.

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                                        Janette Aug 10, 2009 08:01 PM

                                        I did go and look for What A Cupcake but I think it has closed down!

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                                        mrschef1 Jul 13, 2008 08:20 AM

                                        Flakowitz may be under new ownership, but it's still there. I can't offer a review as I haven't been, but I don't think it's changed much.

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                                          lilbett1991 Aug 17, 2009 07:56 AM

                                          Hello! I found this blog through google and was so pleased to finally put a name to the cupcake I have been searching for well over a year and a half! Long story short, my boyfriend and I have been on a quest to find these cupcakes, every time we visit South Florida, which he originally had at the Flakowitz in Boca Raton years ago... we've been to the new Flakowitzes and tried to track down the original owners/bakers.... since the new owners/management do not make them anymore. I've tried several recipes for "Hi Hat cupcakes" (topped with Italian Meringue/Marshmallow like filling) and "Bumpy Cakes" (topped with a very rich buttercream) but he says although they look just like this cupcake... aren't it. He doesn't cook. He isn't a foodie. So, he is unable to describe the filling to me in a way I can try to best replicate it. I'm pretty sure the chocolate coating is a dark chocolate ganache as opposed a pourable fudge frosting and have several good rich chocolate cupcake/base recipes. However, the swirl on top/filling eludes me. Can you help? Were there any other bakeries in Jericho that produced anything similar? Any information you can provide that might help me try to make a reasonable copy of the Peak Cakes would be appreciated and I'd be happy to share anything I find out. Many thanks!

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                                        jc23blue May 3, 2009 01:04 PM

                                        Hi, I'm so excited to discover this because I, too, grew up in Jericho and 'everyone' knew that Flakowitz was the best bakery in the world - and it STILL IS. It does exist - you'd have to go further north than Boca, tho (altho I think it's in two places). I love in London - my husband is English - but as soon as I visited my lovely widowed mom in Boynton Beach, I head straight for Flakowitz & their cheese danish. It's just a lucky coincidence that she's almost exactly as close to this branch as my parents were in Jericho. One of the guys who works there - and some of them are back from the Jericho days - explained that it's because it's made by the same hands.
                                        Literally. The original baker/owner is still there at the Boynton Boulevard branch. They now also do wonderful deli food, and most people know & love it for that and don't even realise it was originally a bakery - but all the things you'd remember as a kid are all there... the black & white cookies... I was recently there during Easter and they were giving away bucket loads of chocolate covered coconut macaroons. It's an incredible experience, no matter where your background. Be warned, tho: there are times when you still have to take a number and queue up. (by the way: I've smuggled back 1/2 dozen cheese danish and have them here in London in the freezer. All my childhood friends have their own particular Flakowitz memory - like Proust's madelines).
                                        7410 W Boynton Beach Blvd
                                        Boynton Beach, FL 33437
                                        (561) 742-4144

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                                          PathOfPetals May 8, 2009 09:28 PM

                                          I went to Flakowitz when they were in Boca and I was so not impressed. I bought a pie for a special dinner. The way they thicken it made the pie a gloopy globby mess. I have a degree in pastry arts so I'm very picky when it comes to desserts.

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                                        Janette Jun 30, 2008 11:15 AM

                                        I will be in the area for a month over the summer from the UK and really want to go to a lovely cafe (not Starbucks etc..), sit down have a good cup of tea and a really yummie cupcake. I don't want a home delivery box of cupcakes! Is there anyone out there that can recommend a special place to go? Many thanks, Janette

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                                          chow003 Jun 29, 2008 08:27 PM

                                          Check out We Take The Cake its in Fort Lauderdale, they might

                                          1. gblcsw Jun 29, 2008 08:14 PM

                                            I just noticed a sign that there is a cupcake place coming...E. Las Olas Blvd on the block just west of 15th Ave. in Fort Lauderdale.

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                                              PathOfPetals May 8, 2009 09:30 PM

                                              That's Lolas

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