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Jun 3, 2012 07:26 PM

Kick@ss Cupcakes - Finally tried - disappointed

I think it's time to end the overdone cupcake trend - not really a fan of any of the many shops that have popped up - had hopes dashed in Davis Square today with a $15 sampler of five quite small cupcakes, none of which we enjoyed or will ever purchase again.

The cake is generally dry, crumbly and flavorless and topped with a soft serve style swirl of buttercream or cream cheese or white chocolate or fudge -flavored sugar. The mojito was interesting but had only lime and rum, no discernible mint flavor. The two chocolate types were both like grocery store brownies but edible enough. The lemon raspberry looked festive and had tasty frosting but bad yellow cake with a syrupy raspberry filling. The coconut was the worst by far as it was so stale it disintegrated upon unwrapping and had a hard blob of something butter-like but nasty hidden inside. Blech - not returning here - ever. In fact, that also extends to Sweet, Lulu, Lyndell's, and Crumbs - all charge too much for something that's just not so good.

Best "cupcakes" for me remain the creations at Gingerbread Construction Company, along with respectable, fresh version of classic vanilla and chocolate with buttercream at Quebrada as well as Crema and Flour.

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  1. I call the place Krap *ss cupcakes when coworkers want to go there. Don't like the stuff at the local starbucks either.
    My cupcakes are much better :-)

    1. Best I've had are from Sweet Tooth, South Boston...

      1. Best I've ever had are in Needham, the place on Highland Avenue called 'Treat'. Spectacular.

        1. Oh yeah, Suckass Cupcakes has been a bad joke ever since they first opened. I assumed everyone knew to avoid them by now.

          Do they still have that self-righteous sign on the door about how they're glad that they're hated on Yelp?

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          1. re: Jenny Ondioline

            Yes - they do - and it actually made me smile - before I ate any of the cupcakes - then I was angry.

            1. re: rlh

              That sign puzzles me. Either they're aware that they have the worst cupcakes in Boston -- and there are a ton of horrible cupcakes in Boston -- and have decided to run with this or they've deluded themselves into thinking everyone says their cupcakes suck because they're all in collusion with the other cupcake shops. Either way, they're crazy-nuts-cuckoo.

              But it's telling that after several days, the closest they've come to praise is that one person likes one kind of cupcake they do.

          2. They must be able to coast on the novelty of their name and flavors (and their catering business), because I don't know anyone who's gone there twice. Their cupcakes are bizarrely small, dry, and bland, and their frosting is often watery and falls right off.