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“Never that impressive” 3 of 5 stars
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Cakelove
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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68 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Never that impressive”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

I've had cakes from here for several years at different occassions and I have never been that impressed. I think they are overrated and overpriced. Maybe it's just been bad luck.

Visited August 2012
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26 reviews from our community

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  • English first
  • Any
English first
Woodbridge, Virginia, United States
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Cupcakes galore”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

Large assortment of cupcakes. It was ok. Kind of pricey. I think I need to give it another try. But it was kind of cool.

Visited October 2012
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Thank Saundra R
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Cleveland, Ohio
Level Contributor
32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great Product, but Kinda Pricey.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

How often do you actually find buttercream frosting made with real butter? Well, you can taste the butter and feel it melt in your mouth. Yum! The lightness of the frosting is well balanced by a heavier cake. What a welcome change from the usual "me-too" so called artisan cupcake baker cashing in on a trend, where art-over-substance box-mix ho-hum is super-slathered in lard tasting stuff. The seasalt carmel cupcake is my fav, with the occasional little chunk of coarse salt in the carmel letting me know this cupcake features truth in advertising. The biggest problem I see for this baker with his great story is his turning off repeat visits with tooooo steep of a price. It's a great cupcake, but still just a cupcake. With a half dozen cupcakes costing the same as a short-rib dinner, I'll have to reconsider another stop at the bakery. The price hurts my rating.

Visited September 2012
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Thank Glen L
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San Diego, California
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157 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Expensive, Very Expensive”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

I want to like Cakelove, but it's hard to when it's so expensive! I know that cupcakeries and specialty cake shops are all expensive, but it kind of hurts to spend that much on a small cake.

I got a brown velvet cake and it was just okay. The cake was pretty dense, and the flavors of the cake and frosting didn't stand out as being amazing to me. I did like the unstructured look of it; it didn't look like it was trying to be perfect which I liked.

  • Visited October 2011
    • 2 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Food
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Thank Liz C
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Valdosta, GA
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Birthday Dessert”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

This place has the best cupcakes I've had in a long time with new and interesting flavors that I haven't had before. I had a chocolate cupcake with cheesecake filling frosting. It was amazing.

Visited July 2012
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Thank lani_marie
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