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Jan 29, 2014 02:10 PM

Saint Cupcake replacement?

With Saint Cupcake closed, is there a good replacement in downtown or a reasonable bus/Max ride therefrom? The rotating cupcake at Quin doesn't cut it since it's a) one flavor a day and b) none of the cake/frosting combinations we crave.

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    1. re: Leonardo

      Thanks, we'll give them a try. Herself won't do filled, but it looks like the minis are not filled, which may work.

    2. I have yet to find a replacement for Saint Cupcake. I have tried Cupcake Jones and IMO they are not up to par.

      Please report back if you find something good!

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      1. re: ekc

        We didn't try Quin or Cupcake Jones this last trip, but may later. The vegan/gf place down from Gruner (Petunia?) didn't cut it.

      2. Sugar Cube does them to order by the dozen, but they usually only have the chocolate stout/ganache & salted caramel one at the shop everyday.

        You could probably do a lot worse (like Cupcake Jones, for example ;o) than Helen Bernhard...not trendy, totally old school Portland. Had a taste of a b-day cake from here recently and thought it was damn good.

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        1. re: JillO

          Does she understand that buttercream means BUTTER and CREAM? So many bakers seem to be trying to be low carb/fat/etc that the point of it being a treat (vs. a staple) is lost.

          1. re: JillO

            Sugar Cube is awesome, one of the best pastries in town.