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“Amazing cupcakes!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cupcake

Cupcake
433 King St, Charleston, SC 29403-6232
843-853-8181
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Ranked #168 of 758 Restaurants in Charleston
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!
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Amazing cupcakes!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2009

Found this little gem of a cupcake shop on a recent trip to Charleston. I will be dreaming of these for a long time to come. i got four and wouldn't share with anyone and I am a very generous person..haha..red velvet was amazing..very moist..frosting yummy. I would love to have tried the carrot cupcake..maybe next time!!

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English first
Folly Beach, South Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Nasty”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2009

Terrible service, inedible cupcakes at exhorbitant cost.
I don't know if I came on a bad day, but the cakes were dry and unflavorful, the icing thick , overly sweet and without a discernable flavor of vanilla. Ick!
For a great cupcake/cupcakes, I recommend The Cake Stand on Folly Rd., or Cafe Cafe for a slice.

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Charleston
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“delish!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2008

After a day of shopping on King Street, Cupcake was the perfect place to sit and have a snack. The atmosphere and fun, young staff was the perfect topper to a tourist's day in Charleston. You can tell the staff loves working there! Although the selection is small, the cupcakes are amazing! They make them fresh everyday and i watched them make the frosting right infront of me! Great spot for the kids.

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Texas
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“so-so”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2008

The cupcakes were so-so and the selection was narrow. I wasn't impressed with the staff's helpfulness. They weren't rude, but not overly friendly.

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Minnesota
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“Dry and Overrated”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2008

We were excited to try the well advertised cupcakes of Charleston. We ordered a half dozen in a variety of flavors. They were all dry and tasteless. Way too much icing! We had to remove about 3/4 of icing, and it didn't even enhance the taste of the cupcake. Pricing was crazy high for low quality goods. We recommend a trip to either the gelato store by the Visitor Center or Three Cookies (on East Bay). These two stores offered quality products at affordable prices. It's too bad Charleston critics aren't all over these two gems. --MN

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