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Cup Cakes in San Francisco?

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miss bee Oct 3, 2010 01:21 PM

Love Magnolia Bakery in NYC and love Vanilla Bake Shop in LA and hoping to find an amazing shop in SF... Basic goodness. Not overly done... Suggestions? :-)

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    skwid RE: miss bee Oct 3, 2010 03:21 PM

    Kara's cupcake are quite the bomb. www.karascupcakes.com

    1. Annie S. RE: miss bee Oct 3, 2010 05:01 PM

      Not had Kara's, but I like Cako myself.

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      Cako Bakery
      211 O'Farrell St, San Francisco, CA 94102

      1. tvham RE: miss bee Oct 3, 2010 07:15 PM

        That Takes the Cake on Union St.

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        That Takes the Cake
        2271 Union St, San Francisco, CA

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          miss bee RE: miss bee Oct 3, 2010 11:43 PM

          Thank you skwid, Annie S and tvham!!!!!!! I'll now take it upon myself to do some field research...
          :-)

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            milklady RE: miss bee Oct 4, 2010 10:01 AM

            CupKate's Truck is now SF a couple times a week. I think their cupcakes are the best I've had.

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              cvhound RE: milklady Oct 4, 2010 10:50 AM

              +1 for CupKate's. IMHO, way better than Kara's and much better than the ones sold at Magnolia's in NYC. One of my coworkers recently brought in two large boxes of her cupcakes so I got to sample about six different flavors. There were all very delicious and the perfect sized treat. They're not cheap, but definitely the best cupcakes I've ever had. My favorite was the salted caramel.

              For those in East Bay, you can follow her whereabouts on Twitter. She'll also deliver directly to your office if you purchase at least two dozen cupcakes.

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                myst RE: cvhound Oct 4, 2010 12:46 PM

                CupKates is the lightest/least sweet. Salted Caramel is my fav followed by the double Vanilla Bean.

                Second choice is Braxton's Boxes - They have a website and deliver.

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                JasmineG RE: milklady Oct 5, 2010 10:39 AM

                Totally agreed on CupKate's, they're great.

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                joodeeo RE: miss bee Oct 5, 2010 10:19 AM

                Recently went to Kara's to pick up the cake for my grandson's birthday and couldn't ressist sitting outside and munching on some cupcakes. Chocolate, of course! Excellent - moist and dense, with intense chocolate flavor. The cake was magnificent also. Once again, very moist, and definitely for the chocolate lovers out there!

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                Kara's Cupcakes
                900 N Point St, San Francisco, CA 94109

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                  hong_kong_foodie RE: joodeeo Oct 5, 2010 12:41 PM

                  +1 for Kara's, -1 for That Takes The Cake.

                  I also like the Red Velvet Cupcake from Sprinkles in Palo Alto, just not a fan of the 500+ calories.

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