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Cupcake

433 King St, Charleston, SC 29403-6232
843-853-8181
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Ranked #140 of 744 Restaurants in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $3 - $4
Cuisines: Bakery, Coffee Shop, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Cupcake’s locally-owned bakery churns out innovative concoctions using the finest all-natural ingredients, like real vanilla beans, sweet cream butter, fresh fruit & rich chocolate. We top them with our signature homemade icing, colorful sprinkles, Reese's, Andes candies, chocolate covered almonds, chocolate chips & more. Enjoy one of 9 daily favorites or try one of our 50 seasonal specials!
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

My boyfriend and I wanted to snag a small dessert to bring back to his apartment, so we decided to stop in and see what all the fuss was about! Walking into the cupcake shop, you're greeted with the smell of warm chocolate cake. That smell alone is worth the trip to this store! There's a small service counter where... More

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North Charleston, South Carolina
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39 reviews 39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I don't know how anyone could complain about the cupcakes here. I went here to pick up a half dozen for my boyfriends birthday. The lady at the counter was friendly and even offered her opinion on what to get. I picked the red velvet, strawberries and cream, and chocolate almond. All I can say is AMAZING! The cake is... More

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nyc
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262 reviews 262 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The staff is amazing here as is the staff in the Mount Pleasant location. The cupcake flavors are ridiculously yummy - with a special shout out to the banana pudding! and candy bar flavors... but salted caramel, red velvet, death by chocolate, peaches and cream, oreo cookie...etc etc are all amazing. THEY NEED TO SHIP THESE CUPCAKES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Monte Sereno, California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

My wife and I stopped in for a cupcake and were very pleased with the choices and flavorful cupcakes. Yummy. However, while the younger women working in the shop were helpful and pleasant, what appeared to be the co-owner was very snooty. It was as-if customers like us were bothersome interrupting her busy day. Recommend skipping this cupcake place, as... More

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Mount Joy, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I stopped here for the 1st time when I dropped my daughter off at C of C last August. I arranged for cupcakes to be delivered to her dorm for her birthday, and she & her friends enjoyed them so much I just did the same thing again this week. Can't wait to get my own red velvet cupcake when... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Have enjoyed since they launched on King in downtown Charleston years ago. They have a nice mix of flavors depending on day. Easy to access. Kids like.

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Vienna VA
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137 reviews 137 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We stopped into cupcake for a late dessert and the group of 4 sampled 6 cupcakes and brought a selection home. The variety was excellent, cake was moist and frosting real and delicious. If you are in Charleston and want a cupcake -- this is the place. Eat in or take to go -- great assortment, two different sizes, and... More

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Troy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Husband and I stopped in while visiting Charleston... Double thumbs up! Highly recommend it and will return again in the future!

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Kristin C, Public Relations Manager at Cupcake, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your sweet review! We are happy to hear you loved the Red Velvet cupcake! Red Velvet is our #1 flavor! We hope you had a great time in Charleston and look forward to serving you again! Hope you have a Sweet Day! More

Saint Louis, Missouri
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I found these cupcakes to be too dry and the icing was too sweet for me. I left thinking that I'm going to just start baking my own cakes. I think I can do as good of a job. I wouldn't go out of my way to go here again.

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Kristin C, Public Relations Manager at Cupcake, responded to this review

We are so sorry that you found our cupcakes to be dry and too sweet for your taste. We do bake fresh daily and use natural ingredients to make the cupcakes, so we are sorry we didn't exceed your expectations. Thank you for coming in and we hope you have a sweet day!! More

Columbus, Ohio
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Visited here with my boyfriend - we got a mocha chip, and a red velvet cupcake. Cupcake flavors vary daily, and they are $2.50 a pop for a decent size. Cake was moist and delicious, buttercream was smooth and flavorful. The mocha chip was very, very good. We also got a red velvet latte which was delightful! The shop is... More

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Kristin C, Public Relations Manager at Cupcake, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! We are so happy that you enjoyed the Mocha Chip and Red Velvet Cupcakes! And the Red Velvet Latte!! We greatly appreciate you! We hope you have a sweet day and look forward to serving you again! More

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