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Nov 6, 2009 01:28 PM

Best cupcakes?

I know this is a topic that has been beaten to death previously on Chowhound but we're throwing a birthday party and were thinking of ordering a few dozen cupcakes. I know Party Favors makes great ones; I've also heard good things about Sugar, in W Rox. Any other recs for good cupcakes made w quality ingredients, real buttercream frosting, that aren't $5 a piece? Anywhere in Boston or surrounding areas is fine. Thanks....

Party Favors
1356 Beacon St, Brookline, MA

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  1. I've often touted Babycakes in Quincy as my fave of the bunch. I brought in 20 cupcakes for a work party a few weeks ago (after they've had Kickass' cupcakes for various events). Hands down, everyone said Babycakes' were better than Kickass'. That's another dozen plus opinions to bolster mine.

    1. If you are in the western suburbs, try Cake on Mass Ave in Lexington or Bella Moto on Mass Ave in Arlington. They have very nice cupcakes for under $2-2.50 and will make them up fresh if you order them. Also, Petsi's has delicious cupcakes.

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      1. re: fantundo

        Cakes for Occasions in Danvers makes incredible cupcakes that are nut free. If you are on the north shore, check them out

      2. The much-touted Lyndell's has recently opened a branch in the North End, in the tiny space on Hanover that had been Lulu's. Barmy and I have been quite pleased with the cupcakes we've tried from there on a couple of recent visits.

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        1. re: Allstonian

          Ah, I saw that new branch and peeked in at the cupcakes. Maybe worth a try sometime soon. Thanks.

          1. re: Allstonian

            Beleieve it or not J Pace has cupcakes ( baked in Saugus I assume) for $1.50 and while not fancy ( yellow or chocolate) they are really good cupcakes. Better than both Lyndells and Lulu's IMO.

            1. re: phatchris

              They are awfully sweet and there seems to be little or no butter in that frosting - definitely a distinct style - not for me, thanks.

          2. Has anyone had the cupcakes at Geoffrey's in Roslindale? They looked fabulous, chocolate cupcake piled high with swirled white frosting, but we were too full to try one.

            Geoffrey's Cafe
            4257 Washington St, Roslindale, MA 02131

            1. I know you're trying to be frugal but crumbs is hands down (and up) the best cupcake EVER produced. I am an accomplished baker and have tried lots of the new trendy cupcake places and Crumbs really beats them with both hands behind their back.

              They have a big range of sizes and a wonderful website so if you're ordering for kids, you can get the minis in a variety pack. Just be warned, they are extremely addicting and you will go back again and again. These are no silly frou-frou cakes with delicate designs. And they freeze really well too! I actually had over half my freezer dedicated to them while I was on maternity leave ...

              The one catch - they aren't around here so adding the S&H makes them a bit pricey. Go to and you can order them for overnight delivery which is pricey but worth every penny. They ship beautifully and you won't have to drive anywhere.