Monday, August 1, 2011

Sweet Shops

Remember the other day when I showed you guys inside Miette? Well, as I was digging up those photos from last Fall when I was on the book tour, I found a bunch more sweet shops that I never showed you guys. Want to see? Be careful. You’ll want a cupcake or nine before you finish looking at them all.

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First stop on the book tour was Portland, Oregon. And it wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Voodoo Doughnut.

Love these logo-printed pink boxes.

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Check out their signature Voodoo doughnut.

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Yummm. They have fun flavors like Bacon Maple Bar, Grape Ape and even cereal covered doughnuts.

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Also in Portland is Saint Cupcake Deluxe.

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Their cupcakes were delicious and piled high with frosting.

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The shop was too cute for words with their adorable party supplies section. I had to have these paper cups. Although I haven’t been able to bring myself to use them yet.

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In Seattle, we have Cupcake Royale. Actually, there are five of them.
Cupcake Julie and I visited two of their locations.

Great sign.

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Great packaging. Love the tagline.

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And great tasting cupcakes with beautifully swirled frosting.

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Trophy Cupcakes is also in Seattle. They have three locations. Make sure you visit at least one of them. Trophy was on the Martha Stewart Show on the same day I was during Cupcake Week in 08. It was fun to finally see the shop in person.

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Look at that Peanut Butter Frosting. Yes, please.

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This is the Wallingford Center location. The awnings are fantastic.

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We grabbed a few cupcakes to sample.

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Then Julie and I had a cupcake showdown between the Seattle shops.

I think it was a draw since we weren’t comparing flavor to flavor, it was too tough to choose. They both had really yummy cupcakes.

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On to doughnuts at Frost just outside of Seattle.

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More traditional flavors than Voodoo… and that was just fine by me.

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Ice cream anyone?

Well, if you’re in San Francisco you really need to check out Bi-Rite Creamery.

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Get it by the scoop or take some home. This stuff is so good.

Brown Sugar with Ginger Caramel Swirl. Need I say more?

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You remember Miette, of course.

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Delightful little cakes and more.

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That Takes the Cake in San Francisco was a smaller shop, but big on flavor.

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I’ll take Peanut Butter cups on cake anytime.

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Right on Union Street in San Francisco is another sweet shop.

Pacific Puffs.

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All about cream puffs.

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Founded by two brothers making their mom’s recipe. Buff boys selling puffs. I’m sold.

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Wow, Julie and I really outdid ourselves in San Francisco.

Here’s another one. American Cupcake.

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FIlled with colorful little cakes …

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And some topped with cotton candy. So cute.

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Kara’s Cupcakes can be found in Ghiradelli Square in San Francisco.

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Modern. Beautiful. Delicious.

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And with such a sweet staff.

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After San Francisco, I met up with my mom in Los Angeles.

We stopped by Vanilla Bake Shop in Santa Monica.

You can’t miss this shop with it’s jumbo graphic awning.

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I see some pops.

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And sweet shots.

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Perty little cakes.

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Next up was Sprinkles Cupcakes in Beverly Hills.

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A sweet group of girls greeted us.

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Their red velvet is one of my faves.

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Mom and I sat outside and enjoyed a few.

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In Salt Lake City, Utah we didn’t actually make it to any cupcake shops because of time, luckily I had a few folks bring some from the Sweet Tooth Fairy. Thanks Maria and friends.

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Yum.

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I mean YUM. We made quite the scene waiting for our plane at the airport and checking them all out.

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Wanna see more?

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Then check out More Cupcakes in Chicago.

They have a super cool way to display their cupcakes.

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Look at that frosting.

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Molly’s Cupcakes is also in Chicago.

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Peach Cobbler cupcakes anyone?

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This shop was jam-packed with a line out the door.

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And worth every bite. The one in front is called the Ron Bennington. Chocolate cake, peanut butter filling, chocolate ganache and butterscotch topping. Help.

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Unfortunately, in New York City, I only made it to one cupcake shop.

But, it’s one I would visit again and again.

Baked by Melissa makes teeniny cupcakes and serves them sans wrappers.

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Look at all of them. These little guys were surprisingly moist and yuuummmy. The only thing I would do differently next time is order more than six of these one bite wonders. Or two bite if you want to look like you have table manners.

Well that’s it. 17 shops in 8 cities. Hope you enjoyed looking at them as much as I did eating at them all.

Portland
Voodoo Doughnut
Saint Cupcake Deluxe

Seattle
Cupcake Royale
Trophy Cupcakes
Frost

San Francisco
Bi-rite Creamery
Miette
That Takes The Cake
Pacific Puffs
American Cupcake
Kara’s Cupcakes

Santa Monica
Vanilla Bake Shop

Beverly Hills
Sprinkles Cupcakes

Salt Lake City
The Sweet Tooth Fairy

Chicago
More Cupcakes
Molly’s Cupcakes

New York City
Baked by Melissa

Did I miss any of your favorites? Give a shoutout to any more cities I should check out for their sweets scene.

One more thing. Here’s a little slideshow that includes even more photos of each shop if you’re curious.

Enjoy!

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Jenniffer at Cup a Dee Cakes said...

Hi Angie! That’s just too much deliciousness for one post! Hope you and your Mom are still doing well. Are you planning on coming to Food Blog Forum in Nashville on Oct 8? Chaddy and I would love to visit with you again! http://foodblogforum-nashville.eventbrite.com/

August 1, 2011 12:50 PM
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Kathryn * Dramatic Pancake said...

Oh. my. goodness. It’s almost lunchtime and I think I know what I’m having! Thanks for putting all of these together — these pictures (and cupcakes) are AMAZING!

August 1, 2011 12:50 PM
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Allison Troyer said...

OMG!!! I need to bake NOW!! Must. Have. CUPCAKES!! I am SOOO jealous!

August 1, 2011 12:51 PM
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Jill said...

Excellent! I’m headed to Portland and San Francisco in the coming months, so I’ll have to try at least one of these places in each city. VooDoo Donuts is calling my name, though. :) I LOVE the cupcakes that have cotton candy on top! So creative.

August 1, 2011 12:51 PM
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Tammy said...

I want a Voodoo doughnut now

August 1, 2011 01:03 PM
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Therese K said...

So desperately want cotton candy cupcakes!! My favourite things all wrapped up and topped with icing! Could life get any better?? Well, maybe cotton candy cakepops! could you work on that? Love you!

August 1, 2011 01:05 PM
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crystal deveer said...

Looks like you had an AMAZING time. Sooooooo jealous!!! I loves your posts… Keep em’ comin’ <3

August 1, 2011 01:09 PM
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Dawn said...

You’ve certainly covered the basics!

The next time you’re in Seattle, hit up Yellow Leaf Cupcakes (Belltown, just north of Downtown Seattle).

And the next time you’re in San Francisco, go to Ici for ice cream.

August 1, 2011 01:09 PM
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Jackie said...

this post looks amazing. i bet you guys had a fun time tasting all the sweets!

August 1, 2011 01:10 PM
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Michelle Philippi said...

Holy crap, Angie…when you said your mom was giving you a kidney I pictured a much older woman…dang…your mom looks good! And what a great smile she’s got. So awesome to see her after hearing about her. And about the cupcakes…I could hear myself getting fatter the more I scrolled…thanks for that *giggles*

August 1, 2011 01:15 PM
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Tara Lynn said...

YUM YUM YUM! Everything looks so perfect! And now, I really want to try a maple bacon donut.

August 1, 2011 01:16 PM
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Ashley said...

Washington DC! You need to go to Crumbs, Baked and Wired, Sprinkles, Sticky Fingers, and Georgetown Cupcake.

August 1, 2011 01:17 PM
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Katie said...

Wish you had time to try Cupcakes Jones in Portland too. Far superior to Saint Cupcake in my opinion! Also, totally agree that you need to try Baked and Wired in DC. They’re my #1 cupcake place!

August 1, 2011 01:20 PM
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Christine said...

Sugar Queen Cupcakes in Plano TX (just outside of TX). Super moist – best ever! Even better than Sprinkles.

August 1, 2011 01:25 PM
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Chelsi said...

VooDoo donuts is my favorite place ever!!!!

August 1, 2011 01:25 PM
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Lairy the cupcake Fairy said...

… i think I feel full already – maybe not!! Oh I wish we had that sort of selection in the UK. Perhaps I should open a shop…..

August 1, 2011 01:27 PM
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bakerella said...

Dawn – Oh I remember we really wanted to try Yellow Leaf. Heard good things. We just ran out of time. Must go back.

Michelle – My mom would be hugging you right now. Thanks.

Ashley and Katie – Thanks for the tips. Investigating Baked and Wired now.

August 1, 2011 01:28 PM
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Jennifer B said...

OMG you made it to Mill Creek (Frost)!

That one’s walking distance from my house, and even more dangerous, within sight of Top Pot Doughnuts too – so it’s always decision time which one we will head to.

Even walking there and back doesn’t work off the calories from an Aztec Chocolate donut however, so I have to limit my visits to just every so often :(

August 1, 2011 01:37 PM
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Katie said...

Oh man. I really do want nine cupcakes.

August 1, 2011 01:40 PM
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Jamie said...

Sweetness overload!!!! But in a really good way! I’ve been to Kara’a in the past and I took a trip to Portland last week and visited Voodoo Doughnuts, my husband made me bring some home. They survived a 9 hr car ride!

August 1, 2011 01:53 PM
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Madeleine said...

Those cupcakes all look fantastic! Do you know of any cupcake shops in Binghamton, NY?

August 1, 2011 01:55 PM
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Krystal said...

Yeah! Go Portland!! I LOVE Voodoo Doughnut and
Saint Cupcake Deluxe…my 2 favorite places.

August 1, 2011 01:59 PM
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Julie said...

I NEED some cupcakes!!

August 1, 2011 02:04 PM
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Angie said...

Ang, please come here to Cincinnati, OH- Greaters Ice Cream and Take the Cake- Yum and Yum!

August 1, 2011 02:07 PM
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Lee-Anne Clarke said...

I just got back from D.C last month, and I did the cupcake tour.
Crumbs was not my fave, as they ship them from NYC.
Georgetown had the BEST cream cheese frosting I have EVER EATEN in my life! So fluffy and OMG!
Baked & Wired was recommended 10x over, but I found that they were too “muffin” like.

sticky Fingers is entirely VEGAN and TO DIE FOR! They have been on cupcake wars, as well. THEY ROCK!

As for other recommendations: Toronto’s: For the Love of Cake’s mancake- Guiness Chocolate stout! A chocolate cupcake with a whiskey ganache (UNBELIEVABLE!) and a Chocolate Frosting. MMM.

August 1, 2011 02:10 PM
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Rachel {at} It's a Hero said...

I saw Voo Doo Donuts on TV! It’s on my bucket list! :)

August 1, 2011 02:12 PM
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NOELIA said...

I’m so blessed to have this sweetness in my life! God bless you Bakerella!

August 1, 2011 02:21 PM
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Catarina Silva aka docerela said...

OMG. ANGIE I love reading your blog, your pictures are amazing… I So want to have my own bakery :) Your photos inspire me more and more to reach that goal…. Your such an amazing lady. I so adore your site. If I ever Open my own cupcake shop I so want you there. The name Docerela was inspired by your site name. Thank you for posting your delicious photos. I so want a cupcake now.

I hope all is well…..

Catarina aka docerela
docerela . com

August 1, 2011 02:28 PM
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Ilene said...

I love this post. But I love all your posts. This one made me drool! The only place I have been from your list is Sprinkles. Very yummy!

August 1, 2011 02:34 PM
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Brandy said...

Wow! That’s really impressive, the fact that you were able to visit so many places AND get such great photos of all of them. Beautiful!

August 1, 2011 02:52 PM
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Ceilidh said...

Wow all of those photos look so tasty!

August 1, 2011 03:09 PM
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Robyn said...

You need to come back to Portland to see VooDoo’s new store front. It’s even better now! (Though I do miss the pre-fame days where I didn’t have to wait in line for 20 minutes!)

August 1, 2011 03:14 PM
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Robyn said...

Also, next time you’re in Seattle, you should try Mighty-O Donuts. The french toast is to die for!

August 1, 2011 03:16 PM
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tj said...

…OMGosh, THAT is your MOM?!! She could be your sister! She’s like you – adorable! ;o)

…Thank you so much for the tour! I loved it! And now I want cupcakes. Really bad. *sigh*

…That would be my kind of road trip, going around city to city eating cupcakes with reckless abandon. Lucky, lucky girl. ;o)

…Think of you often and hope you are doing well!

…Blessings :o)

August 1, 2011 03:19 PM
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Courtney Miller said...

I live in Portland, so I was thrilled to see a shout out! :o)

August 1, 2011 03:22 PM
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Cathy said...

So good to see both you and your Mom doing so well, hugs to you both. You deserve to enjoy the sweet things in life :-)

August 1, 2011 03:30 PM
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Kara said...

Wow! Everything looks so yummy! Great photos! :)

August 1, 2011 03:47 PM
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Liz said...

Cupcake Royale is one of my FAVORITES! My husband works across the street and I go there while I wait for him to get off work! :) Also, they are pretty great about giving local artists space on their walls.

Can’t believe you missed Magnolia Bakery in NYC!! In the heart of the West Village – always a line around the corner. They have the world’s best Red Velvet cupcakes!! I had a friend fly a dozen back from NYC to Seattle JUST FOR ME! :) (well, and my co-workers! hehe)

August 1, 2011 03:50 PM
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Shellycake said...

My cousin got married at the Voo Doo Doughnut Shop in Portland on 1-11-11. How fun that you included it!

August 1, 2011 04:03 PM
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Frances @ The Foodess Files said...

Ohmygosh!!! This is like my DREAM trip!!! Did a bakery hop of Santa Monica one year with my mom, we had the best time.Let me know if you do a tour of the south, Sucre in New Orleans is unbelieveable, and Baked in Charleston is amazing! Here in LA we have a cupcake TRUCK, lol! Cupcakes a Go-Go. :) I haven’t had a chance to review it for the blog yet though. Will get there SOON. Thanks for this amazing guide, they are all going in my little black book. :)

August 1, 2011 04:05 PM
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jenny said...

How fun! I particularly loved miette up in the bay area!

If you ever make it down to san diego, I’d love to treat you to some of my cakes at jennywennycakes! I dont have a shop but I make custom cakes and cupcakes and always love to see smiling faces!

August 1, 2011 04:08 PM
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Jacoline said...

Oh my… sigh… this is too much! Thanks for sharing….

August 1, 2011 04:22 PM
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Heather said...

So in Las Vegas-Retro Bakery! They make the most delicious cupcakes I have ever eaten. My hubby and I will use anything as an excuse to get a cupcake-or a dozen!! They have a website too! Plus, the staff is amazing!

August 1, 2011 04:24 PM
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bakerella said...

Heather – You must not have seen this

http://www.bakerella.com/cupcakes-in-vegas/

August 1, 2011 04:39 PM
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Shirley said...

Wow. I got a stomach ache just looking at it all. They all look delicious

August 1, 2011 04:59 PM
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Seanna Lea said...

I know it isn’t a shop, but if you make it to Boston please let me know. I am hoping to someday open my own ice cream place and would love to have someone outside of friends and family try my ice creamy wares. (I do promise it is good!)

August 1, 2011 05:09 PM
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MINDY1 said...

I wanna zombie doughnut. But seriously, they all look great. There is a place in NYC called the donut plant(I think) who also make funky doughnuts.

August 1, 2011 05:13 PM
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Jennie Posada said...

Wow all the pictures look amazing. But to tell you the truth I love the picture of you and your mom. It’s so nice to connect your writings of your mom and her beautiful face. Looks like you guys had a blast! I’m so jelly

August 1, 2011 05:28 PM
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claire-elisa said...

Oh my, I love all of the packaging! This all looks like heaven.

August 1, 2011 06:05 PM
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lisa said...

you would love crave cupcakes in houston and sweet is good too.

August 1, 2011 06:23 PM
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Kori said...

Kara’s is my absolute favorite. So sad I don’t live in CA anymore. If you’re ever in Dallas, go to Yummy Donuts. So good!!!

August 1, 2011 06:31 PM
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Lauren said...

Orem has Cupcake Chic and they are awesome! Your mom is gorgeous by the way! Glad you’re doing better

August 1, 2011 06:33 PM
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Tina said...

loved this post! i worked at saint cupcake for almost 2 years, best job ever! they recently opened a new location downtown, and they offer a lot of different treats… even something called a bonbonbunbun. think brioche, brushed with melted butter, tossed in sugar and spices! yum. loved all the pics, feeling inspired! thank you!

August 1, 2011 07:18 PM
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Taylor said...

You have to have tried Cupcake Jones and Two Tarts bakery in portland. Two Tarts, I swear, has the most delicous cupcakes, cookies, shortbreads and macarons i have ever tasted.

August 1, 2011 07:20 PM
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Mandy said...

You missed Pix Patisserie in Portland. My fave sweet spot.

August 1, 2011 07:32 PM
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G Stark said...

We have a cupcake place here in Long Beach called Frosted Cupcakery. They also have a 2nd location in Hollywood. They have the yummiest cupcakes- red hot is my favorite. White cake with cinnamon frosting. They also do something cool where they arrange to have fantastic food trucks come to the store. You can pick up a great dinner and dessert all at one time!

August 1, 2011 07:32 PM
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Danielle Toscano said...

I’ll take one of each please…( they are small…that’s my story and I’m sticking to it.)…and buff boys cream puffs….mmmm cream puffs!
lol

August 1, 2011 08:39 PM
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Brooke said...

Your Mom is so cute! You look very much like her,

August 1, 2011 09:03 PM
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Holly M said...

I need to try all the places in Seattle since I am so close. Anyone know any great places near Nashville or Memphis? I’m headed there in 3 weeks! :)

August 1, 2011 09:17 PM
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Vivian Mac said...

Wow! I have never seen so many cupcakes in one post!

August 1, 2011 09:30 PM
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Tiffany said...

Yeah for Portland. VooDoo donuts is so fun and has such crazy great donuts. mmm, St. Cupcake, we had the mini’s for our wedding. I can tell you, we didn’t have any left :) I’m sorry I missed your visit to Portland. Love your book.

August 1, 2011 09:48 PM
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Debbie said...

Amazing! That’s some serious sweetness!!

August 1, 2011 09:59 PM
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Pammie said...

Thanks for the tour of sweets! I’m fortunate enough to live in the Seattle area and love our sweets here :) Thanks so much for sharing! It was great seeing a pic of your mommy :)

August 1, 2011 10:00 PM
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Lisa @ Sunny Seed Stories said...

Mmm now I have a cupcake hankering! I may just have to make my own because it’s already 9 PM! I will definitely have to check some of those out when I’m in the area, though!

August 1, 2011 10:12 PM
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Samantha said...

I love this post!!!! I picked the wrong time to give up sugar!!! :)

August 1, 2011 10:37 PM
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Megan @ Sweet B's Homemade said...

Yum! I need somethng sweet NOW!!! Everything looked so beautiful and tasty! :)

August 2, 2011 12:05 AM
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Robin said...

I may have to go to Kara’s soon! So glad they are near me (the Peninsula shop) I love their cupcakes.

August 2, 2011 12:13 AM
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Elizabeth said...

So many beautiful pictures, thanks for sharing! If you are ever in Austin, Round Rock Donuts is delicious and a must-do. You also should visit Hey Cupcake! and have the red velvet cupcake piled high with delicious cream cheese frosting. If you go in the fall they have a pumpkin cupcake that is to die for. What could be more fun than sampling cupcakes purchased from a vintage airstream trailer that overlooks downtown Austin!

August 2, 2011 12:40 AM
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Brit said...

MAN! I got so excited when I saw you hit both Trophy and Cupcake Royale and was looking forward to your verdict. It’s a *huge* Seattle controversy, you know! Doesn’t look like you were at Trophy on S’more day (So killer, killer, killer good) but that’s what they made for Martha, so maybe you got a sample :)

Nice to see you and your mom looking so happy and healthy!

August 2, 2011 01:04 AM
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Brit said...

(Just reread that the photos are from last fall. Still, it’s seeing you two lovely ladies!)

August 2, 2011 01:05 AM
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Sara said...

I made these and they were great. I used Double Stuffed and Mint Oreos, still not sure which one I like better. I did have one issue with the recipe. You said it made 12. I beg to differ since I doubled the recipe and am now the proud owner of 24 cupcakes and a 9×9 pan of cake since I didn’t know what else to do and couldn’t throw out that much batter.

August 2, 2011 01:06 AM
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Katrina said...

I need to go on a road trip!

August 2, 2011 01:08 AM
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Yazmin said...

Yay for Portland!!! I love Voodoo so much!!! So excited to see them in your post… This was a really great post btw!! Can’t wait till my friend and I open our bakery so you can visit us too!!! Hope you and you’re mom are doing well!!!

August 2, 2011 02:19 AM
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claire said...

i wanna go see the buff boys! what a cutie!

August 2, 2011 02:25 AM
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Alana said...

Next time you’re in Los Angeles, I recommend Porto’s Bakery. They don’t have a ton of cupcakes, but their cakes and pastries are amazing. They also serve really good cuban food and coffee. Yummy!

August 2, 2011 02:29 AM
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Aimee Yeghiayan said...

You have not truly had a cupcake until you have tried Auntie Em’s Kitchen in Los Angeles. At Auntie Em’s, instead of creating a few okay cupcakes, they focused their energy on four fantastic ones. I have been there tons of times, and each time their cupcakes have lived up to expectation. You HAVE to try them next time you come out here.

August 2, 2011 03:14 AM
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Leila said...

Oh i’m so glad i’m in Australia, my waist line would be ever expanding with these lovelies close at hand! Hmm now i want to make some lol

August 2, 2011 03:18 AM
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Marilyn *Pink Martinis and Pearls* said...

Loved seeing your angel mom by your side. You are both blessed to have each other, I can tell. :)

August 2, 2011 03:52 AM
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Lynsey said...

Delicious post! Great to have you back enjoying life to the full!! Hope you and your mum are keeping well x x x

August 2, 2011 04:20 AM
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kristel said...

And around Miami?? Thanks!! Kiss :)

August 2, 2011 04:21 AM
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Lynsey said...

btw, why haven’t you got your own show on Food Network, cupcake showdown – love it!! x

August 2, 2011 04:23 AM
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rebecca said...

What a lovely roundup of places! I’ve been to all of the SF ones, (when visiting dear sis, we did the cupcake tour) and now I know where to go for al the other cities.

Fabulous!

August 2, 2011 05:11 AM
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Tanya McNae said...

Thank you so nice to see all the places , Your mum looks so cute ! and you look so alike . Nice to see you both doing so well .
Now i have a cup cake tour to do when i come to the US yay!

August 2, 2011 06:01 AM
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becky w. said...

Cleveland: Tremont’s A Cookie and a Cupcake! I had the PB Lovers, and it was soooooooooo good!!!
http://acookieandacupcake.com/1_cupcakes.shtml

August 2, 2011 06:23 AM
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amy said...

LOOOOOVE Melissa’s (those evil little things!).
fyi – they ship and they come yummy!
Great to see that you’re feeling good!!! xo

August 2, 2011 07:31 AM
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Leah said...

Wow, they all look delicious! I was also just wondering, what is your opinion of Georgetown Cupcake and Carlo’s Bakery, both of TLC. I am not sure if you have been there, but if you had, I would love to hear your opinion!

August 2, 2011 08:52 AM
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Vicki Bensinger said...

Wow what a fun time you must have had and some beautiful shops. They’re all so colorful. I’ll bet it was tough to choose a favorite.

August 2, 2011 08:57 AM
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Christine said...

This could not have come at a better time! I’m heading out west to Portland and Seattle in less than two weeks and I was hoping to find some great places to go for delicious desserts. Now I have lots of options – so difficult to choose! Thanks for sharing! :-)

August 2, 2011 08:57 AM
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Shellee said...

You have to check out Dolcissimo Cupcakes in Chino Hills, CA. http://www.dolcissimobakeshop.com/ I love their Maple Nut cupcake.

August 2, 2011 09:05 AM
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sherri lynn @ life of a wife said...

It’s 9 AM and I want cupcakes! All of these shops are adorable!

August 2, 2011 09:13 AM
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sarainitaly said...

Great picks. I love Cupcake Royale. Next time you are in Seattle area you should check out Pinkabella Cupcakes. An old friend of mine from Junior High opened them up and are really cute.

http://www.pinkabellacupcakes.com

August 2, 2011 09:17 AM
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Kristen said...

I want to travel with you! Who knew there was another person who can eat as much sugar as me!!!

August 2, 2011 09:28 AM
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Sara B said...

Wow. I’ll take one of everything (plus possibly a side of Cream Puff Boy- rowr.)

August 2, 2011 09:31 AM
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Lynette C. said...

When you’re in Salt Lake City again, you need to visit Mrs. Backer’s Bakery! So delicious.

August 2, 2011 10:02 AM
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May said...

You hit my two favorites in Chicago!!!! Last night, I was actually yelping about a cupcake bakery and my advice at the end was to go to More or Molly’s!

Next time you’re in Chicago, you should check out Vanille Patisserie (a French pastry shop offering cakes, mousse cakes, tarts, and chocolates and famous for their macaroons) and the Doughnut Vault (a cute but super small doughnut shop with lines out the door every morning — they tweet to let you know what they have and how long the line is until they are sold out!)

Thanks for the recommendations outside of Chicago!

August 2, 2011 10:07 AM
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Hilary said...

Um, yeah. Serious dessert envy over here. I want to go to ALL of those spots. Guess I need to write a book so I can go on my own book tour! Any recommendations for Philadelphia? I’m going there shortly!

August 2, 2011 10:43 AM
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Monique said...

If you are ever in our great city of Houston, TX, you simply must try Crave Cupcakes! They are the best!

August 2, 2011 10:55 AM
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Christine said...

Next time you’re in NY…travel to downtown Brooklyn. My brother introduced me to this gem when he lived in the neighborhood.

http://www.downtownatlantic.com/

They serve food as well but people go there for their softball sized cupcakes that can easily serve 4 if anyone wants to share ;-) They are so darn good!

August 2, 2011 11:23 AM
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Kelly said...

Do you have any idea how bad I want a cupcake after seeing these pictures? ;-) You must have had a great time visiting all these places!

August 2, 2011 11:57 AM
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Deanna said...

New York Cupcakes in Bellevue, Wa. is fantastic too. I live in Eugene and we have a great vegan cupcake place called The Divine Cupcake. I’m normally not a fan of things that don’t include meat or a lot of butter, but their cupcakes are pretty good. We get voodoo donuts all the time (also in Eugene), but I much prefer Frost Donuts in Mill Creek.

August 2, 2011 12:16 PM
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