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Scratch Cupcakery

315 Main Street, Cedar Falls, IA
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Ranked #1 of 101 restaurants in Cedar Falls
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $5
Cuisines: Bakery, Coffee Shop, Dessert, Ice Cream
Dining options: Delivery, Dessert
Restaurant details
Dining options: Delivery, Dessert
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88% Recommend
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Hastings, Minnesota
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I am usually not a fan of these cupcake places. They are popping up all over the place and have found myself saying that my 16 year old can do a better job than most of these places. I really have not found one where I thought it was the perfect cupcake. Either the frosting was horrible, to sweet or... More

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Torreon, Mexico
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The best of all the cupcakes is Red Velvet! I love it :) For us Mexican, one is just enough... Too much sugar... But if you are in Cedar Falls you have to try at least a cupcake :D

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Iowa City, Iowa
20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

The cupcakes are terrific and I would have to say the best icing I have ever had on a cupcake. The only difficult part is the daily changing menu so if you find one you like, make sure you come back on the same day of the week!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Best cupcakes EVER!!!!! And reasonably priced :) Every time I visit Cedar Falls I make it a point to crop & get cupcakes to bring home for my family.....we LOVE them!

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Denton, Texas
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

Don't forget them in hotel refrigerator, too wonderful to leave behind like we did. :( I carry them back to Texas!

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Cedar Falls, Iowa
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

I have visited Scratch many times (probably too many) and have never had a bad cupcake! Always fresh and delicious. The menu changes daily and there are a ton of fun flavors. I pre-ordered for my sister's baby shower and they were just as fresh after traveling in the car for hours and not eaten until a day later, everyone... More

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Waterloo, Iowa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Finally a place to go other than out grocery stores for cupcakes. Moist, delicious and so many flavors I can't believe there imagination was so vivid. My absolute favorite so far is Oreo cookie, but there are a few close 2nd's. Just the other day I found out a little secret that maybe other's already found out. Some days they... More

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Cedar Falls, Iowa
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

I confess! I was skeptical when I walked into this place that everyone was raving about. There was no way in heck that anyone could serve up a cupcake that was worth $2...for a single cupcake! Boy, was I wrong! This place is cupcake heaven. Unique flavors abound daily, and the cupcakes are both delicious, and well-packaged in an attractive,... More

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

A news story about the "Best Businesses" in the Corridor caught my attention one evening. Scratch Cupcakery - Coralville was on the list. We were so excited about trying a new and unique cupcake place because of our love for Crumbs Bakery - and because of our lackluster experiences at Molly's bakery and the Deluxe bakery in town. Since third... More

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ScratchCupcakery, Owner at Scratch Cupcakery, responded to this review

Hello CC-ELL, Wow this one hurts a lot! I'm so sorry you had such a negative experience at Scratch. I wish you had contacted us directly or spoken to a store manager so we could correct the problems and make it right for you. :-( Hearing about something anonymously on the internet and not in person sure makes a problem... More

Davenport, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

I have visited many local bakeries around the US and bakeries that only set themselves up in major cities and have nationwide recognition. Scratch is hands down one of the best. The cake flavor and texture is everything you'd want a cupcake to be. The frosting is light and the right amount of sweet as to not overshadow the cake... More

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