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Food & Drink

Best Cupcakes In Charlotte

January 24, 2011 1:52 PM

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Loved from New York to California, these petite treats just might be the baking world’s hottest trend — and Charlotte hasn’t been left out. Read on for cupcake bakers who bring out the kid in all of us. — Steve Hartsoe

Queen City Cupcakes


Without a retail location, Queen City Cupcakes has managed to make the cupcake world oh-so-much sweeter. Offering only custom-ordered cupcakes for a wide range of occasions, this sweet gem will bring a smile to every face. Simply place an order from one of Queen City Cupcakes’ standard collections or work with the baker to create your unique treat and then wait for that signature pink box to arrive. Every order is scratch-baked, iced by hand and can be custom decorated with toppers and special tints. Orders may only be placed by phone and a minimum of one dozen applies. Sizes range from mini classic, classic (standard) and royal classic (jumbo).

Polka Dot Bakeshop

1730 East Woodlawn Road, Suite H
Charlotte, N.C. 28209

While you’ll find more than cupcakes at this cute little store, there’s no doubt that Polka Dot Bakeshop is famous for those tiny confections. Once you walk in, you’ll have a hard time choosing from one of the many menu options beautifully decorated by hand. Try a Vanilla Bean, Red Velvet or, of course, chocolate, any day of the week. Or depending on the day it, one of their specials such as Peanut Butter Cup or Cookies and Cream will also be available. Polka Dot also has gluten-free offerings. All orders must be made in person or over the phone and delivery is available. In-store, basic cupcakes are $2.50 per cake, or $25 for a dozen. Hours: 7:30 a.m. for morning muffins, or 10:30 a.m. for cupcakes, to 6 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.

SAS Cupcakes

Blakeney Crossing
9941 Rea Road, Suite C
Charlotte, N.C. 28277

From special occasions to every day treats, SAS Cupcakes has it all. Visit the store or order for delivery to any location in the continental United States, and be prepared to be impressed. Special occasion categories include Romantic, Birthday, Kids, Care Package, Oh Baby and Wedding. And, if you want to give SAS Cupcakes as a gift, but don’t want to take a chance on ordering the wrong flavor, gift cards are available. All cupcakes are all natural, and have no trans fat or preservatives. For special events, stands may be rented. Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday. 

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