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Oct 3, 2010 01:21 PM

Cup Cakes in San Francisco?

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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  1. Kara's cupcake are quite the bomb.

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

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

      1. That Takes the Cake on Union St.

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

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

          1. 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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            1. re: milklady

              +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.

              1. re: cvhound

                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.

              2. re: milklady

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