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Cupcake

433 King St, Charleston, SC 29403-6232
843-853-8181
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Ranked #122 of 742 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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Vienna VA
Top Contributor
137 reviews 137 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We visited this shop 6 years ago and returned this June with our kids. We got a number of different cupcakes and loved them. They are pretty big and a great value. We look forward to returning next year.

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

We are delighted to hear that you came back to Cupcake after 6 years! We are also so excited that you loved the cupcakes!! Thank you so much for your support of Cupcake! We hope you have a sweet time in Charleston and look forward to your next visit! More

Milwaukee, WI
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Come early for the best selection of cupcakes. They make about 1 dozen varieties of cupcakes daily but do sellout as the day goes along. If you come late, selections are limited. Cupcakes are large and very good. about $7 per cupcake, Nice treat.

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

Thank you so much for coming to Cupcake Down South! We are elated to hear you enjoyed your cupcake! We do our best to not sell out of any cupcakes, but baking fresh daily means we could sell out of a flavor or two towards the end of the day. They are the perfect treat for $2.95/each! We hope you... More

Butler, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

After a nice lunch at Butcher & Bee we went for a nice walk into town and treated ourselves to a true Charleston Treat...Cupcake literally serves up the best cupcake that you will ever eat!!! Its so good I used a fork so I could enjoy every morsel of goodness...I ordered the White Chocolate Raspberry and it was a true... More

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

We are so thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed the White Chocolate Raspberry Cupcake! It is a delightful flavor! Thank you so much for stopping in and writing a sweet review! We hope you have a sweet day and look forward to serving you again soon! More

Takoma Park, Maryland
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50 reviews 50 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We ate at Halls across the street and decided to skip dessert because of the noise there. Wandered across the street to this lovely cupcake store. Wonderful red velvet cupcake, quiet, peaceful, lovely two women.

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

We are so delighted to hear how much you enjoyed the cupcake, environment and service! Thank you so much for choosing Cupcake Down South! We hope you have a sweet day and look forward to serving you again soon! More

Shelby, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014 via mobile

I love cupcakes! My husband and I were in Charleston on our birthdays so we searched for a cupcake shop. We loved what we found here. The assortment of flavors were wonderful and the cupcakes were delicious!

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

Thank you so much for visiting Cupcake Down South for your Birthday! We hope your birthdays were extra sweet this year! We are so delighted you enjoyed your cupcakes!! We hope you have a sweet day and look forward to serving you again! More

Mt. Pleasant, SC
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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Fun and unique flavors but the icing is way too sweet and they give you too much. A must try is the watermelon cupcake - very different and I really tasted the watermelon flavor. My daughters favorite is the Blackbottom. We go from time to time but they are overpriced so I usually end up making our own at home.

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are happy to hear you enjoy our cupcakes! We never want anyone to be disappointed by not having enough icing, so we are generous in our icing amount. The Watermelon and Black Bottom are both great flavors! We hope you have a sweet day and look forward to serving... More

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