Boston’s Top 5 Cupcake Bakeries

on September 16, 2013

Cupcakes

No need to engage in Cupcake Wars if you live in Massachusetts, Weekendtrips wants to keep everyone peaceful, sweet, and of course, satisfied. Just in case you’re one to love tasty goodies, here’s our quick guide to the top 5 bakeries in Boston to pick up cupcakes.

#1

Georgetown Cupcake
83 Newbury St., Boston MA
www.georgetowncupcake.com

Georgetown Cupcake gets our #1 spot mainly because of the attention it has received. The DC staple was featured on TLC’s DC Cupcakes and owners Katherine Kallinis and Sophie LaMontagne have now opened up a location in Boston. If you drop in, you will find daily specials as well as everyday options at a $2.75 price point.

#2

Sandie Mae’s Cupcake Café
288 Main St., Hingham MA
www.sadiemaescupcakecafe.com

Named after owner Sarah D’Souza daughters, this little shop is perfect to pick up a tasty treat for the weekend. Specialty flavors include the ice cream sundae and lemon over blueberry. It’s roughly $3 a pop.

#3

Cakeology
45 Province St., Boston MA
www.cakeology.com

While I am not saying winning a reality show validates a cupcake shop, it certainly doesn’t hurt. Cakeology is owned by Victoria Donnelly, the season 2 winner of Food Network’s Cupcake Wars. It also offers free online delivery anywhere in Boston which makes it a tantalizing option for those on the go. Cakeology offers six classic flavors along with 19 customized specialities. The price point is $3.25.

#4

South End Buttery
314 Shawmut Ave., Boston MA
www.southendbuttery.com

While every cupcake is unique, there is something special about South End Buttery and it’s not just the deliciousness of its wares. The store’s owner has named three cupcakes after his dogs and proceeds from each sale are donated to various animal rescue causes. Specialties include salted caramel chocolate. The price point is $2 for mini cupcakes and $3 for regular size.

#5

Monumental Cupcakes At JP Art Market
36 South St., Jamaica Plain, MA
www.monumentalcupcakes.com

Gluten-free options are offered every Friday, but if regular sweet treats are your thing, this place specializes in spiky frosting that has to be seen to be believed. There are also other crazy options here including the “sea urchin” and the “naked vegan.” Price point ranges between $2.75 and $3.50.