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Feb 12, 2009 10:03 AM

Best Cupcakes, for sure!

I have to write this post after having been to Sweet on Mass Ave between Marlborough and Comm Ave. They are amazing. The cupcakes are just the right size, all natural and as fresh as possible-- not to mention beautiful and well priced! Anyway, since moving from NYC I thought this type of place would be impossible to find but I would put them up against any Crumbs, Billy's or Buttercup Bakery cupcake in NYC any day. You can also go for coffee or tea as they have a cute sitting area!

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  1. nice report, Sweet employee. Just kidding! I've had their red velvet cupcakes and the day that I went they seemed like they could be a little more moist. Decent frosting. definitely better than Kickass Cupcakes in Davis Square, though.

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    1. re: ysb

      I totally agree with ysb, i found the cupcakes at Sweet to be way too dry. Especially the carrot cake. I may go back if I'm in the neighborhood, but I wouldn't head back there continually as I would Georgetown Cupcakes in DC.

      1. re: BarmyFotheringayPhipps

        Where is Party Favors? Boston has been lacking in good cupcake options. Have yet to find any that can compare to my favorites from:

        Swirls - Chicago
        Sprinkles, Crumbs - Beverly Hills
        Heavenly - San Diego

        1. re: stradacouple

          Party Favors is in Brookline, Coolidge Corner area.

          1. re: bachslunch

            Oh come on? Party Favors? home of the rock hard ice cold refrigerated cupcakes with the mountain of cheap frosting? I know it's cool to be against the hip place but Sweet really blows PF out of the water for quality. The regular vanilla cake with white buttercream at sweet is an almost perfect cupcake, I think. Better than Magnolia.

            1. re: tamerlanenj

     could, y'know, not eat it directly out of the refrigerator.

          2. re: stradacouple

            If that sort of thing is what you consider a good cupcake, I would probably advise against Party Favors, which you may well find far too old-school for your tastes.

          3. re: BarmyFotheringayPhipps

            Ive not had their cupcakes but my nephew's birthday cake was from Party Favors and it was awesome.

            1. re: BarmyFotheringayPhipps

              I found that Party Favors makes awesome cakes (their chocolate cake is delicious!), but their cupcakes are lacking. The cake itself is flavorless and the place seems to try to make up for that with mounds of mediocre frosting.

              1. re: BarmyFotheringayPhipps

                I agree, with the bad reviews. I love the concept of Party Favors - their decorations are really great, but I don't think their actual cake can even compete with many other cupcake places. Not to mention the frosting is supposed to be buttercream, but tastes like sugary frosting to me.

              2. I have had Sweets several times and they are nothing special- definitely dry and unmemorable, I'd rather make my own from a box.... Party Favors is the way to go

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                1. re: winstont

                  Will second Barmy and winstont regarding Party Favors -- really like their cupcakes a lot.

                  1. re: bachslunch

                    I am a fan of Party Favors vanilla but their chocolate is average. I am still partial to The Icing on the Cake cupcakes despite the outrageous prices....

                2. I'm with you -- love sweets...don't care for party favors at all.

                  1. I have to say, I *really* wanted to like Sweet- I love cupcakes, and I thought the place seemed really cute. But, I've found all of the cupcakes I've tried there to be really unremarkable. The lemon poppy was the worst of the bunch - it reminded me of a lemon poppy muffin from the Stop and Shop (seriously), the vanilla cupcake was extremely dry (and also had far too much icing for the size of the cupcake- I had whole mouthfuls that consisted of just icing...) and the red velet was completely unexciting.