Thursday, June 25, 2009


We recently (ok, two weeks ago, give me a break) went on a cupcake tour around Boston. This amazing outing was the idea of my amazing friend Sam, who coordinated our itinerary and carefully chose 5 cupcakeries for us to visit and sample what they had to offer.

First stop: Party Favors in Brookline

The choices were daunting. I never really stopped to think about all the magicalness (I may have made that word up) that cupcakes can bring.

We decided to go with a Boston Creme cupcake. It felt only right since we are in Boston.

How cute is this one? Jason got this one, but I think he did it just so he could bite the monkey's head off.

Second stop: Sweet on Mass Ave.

This place has nothing but cupcakes. Unlike other places we visited which sold other baked goodies, Sweet specializes in cupcakes. Again, the choices were hard to narrow down.

This is Ellen's cupcake, which I believe was Pink Lemonade. How adorable is that?

After much debate Dane and I ended up with two cupcakes. This one is the picture of perfection, in my opinion. It had some raspberry filling, the cake was perfect, and the frosting was amazing. We also got a mini Red Velvet cupcake with cream cheese frosting. That was a very good choice and if I hadn't been on my way to three more cupcake places, I probably would have gotten the full size cupcake.

Third stop: Lulu's in the North End

I've been down Hanover Street so many times, but I've never noticed this little place. We had chocolate, raspberry, and red velvet already so we went with a carrot cake cupcake.

Look at this little gem of a cupcake. It caught our eye in the display.

We cut it in half to share and enjoyed it together.

Fourth stop: Flour in South Boston

Ok, I was slacking at this point. I didn't take any pictures because to be honest I wasn't overly impressed and I was tired. They had only one cupcake, chocolate with vanilla frosting, and it was huge! There was no way to finish it. I will give it a thumbs up for the ginormousness of it, but it was super chocolatey, almost too much for me.

Fifth stop: South End Buttery in the (you guessed it!) South End

This place had a big selection of mini cupcakes. I thoroughly came to appreciate this option after eating so much all day. Not that I got a mini though, Dane and I split a normal sized cupcake. We decided to go with the rainbow frosting because Gay Pride was in Boston that day.

All around it was a beautiful day, we did a ton of walking, and tasted some amazing cupcakes. I cannot wait for the 2nd annual cupcake tour! Be on the lookout for official t-shirts and tote bags coming soon :)


Allison said...

that's the cutest idea i've ever heard! don't know that i would have been able to eat 5 cupcakes though!

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