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“Bummed” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sweet Cupcakes

Sweet Cupcakes
Ranked #13 of 150 Bakeries in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Downtown
Monterey, California
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200 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Bummed”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2013

Always pass this place and decided to finally stop in. It's super cute and they have a lot of cupcakes to choose from ,as well as cakes cookies and some candy. They had a few seasonal cupcakes for Christmas - I tried the gingerbread. It tasted just like a regular cupcake. Nothing too special and the frosting had no flavor besides butter. I was disappointed :(

  • Visited December 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Jacksonville, Arkansas
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Nothing Special.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

There is nothing better than a great cupcake. These cupcakes were not great. They were good though. I ordered the caramel apple (based solely on the adorable decorations) and my husband ordered the pumpkin.

I didn't try the pumpkin, but he wasn't blown away. The best part about the caramel apple was the little bit of apple pie filling baked into it. It was a very pleasant surprise.

The shop was beautiful, though, and it's in a GREAT area (right on the Freedom Trail, across the street from the Irish Famine memorial).

Visited October 2013
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Thank Heather Nabers W
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Such a cute shop! Very sweet!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2013 via mobile

I loved this little place, decked out in pink, white and crystals it's totally girly.

The cupcakes were pretty good. The buttercream looked beautiful, but it was really sugary. This was the dark chocolate one btw, more sugar than chocolate. The cake was moist and delicious! Same thing went for the Caramel apple one. Loved the cake, but the frosting was really sugary.


We would go back for sure!!

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Thank kaityfairy
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Cakes nice; staff not”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2013

The decor is nice at the School St location. Apart from one time, the cakes were mostly quite tasty. I wouldn't recommend the carrot cake though because it was dry. It's a shame that for the price, the cakes get served on tiny paper plates with plastic forks.
The biggest problem here at this location is the staff. I have been three times and every time I have been, the staff have been inattentive and downright rude. I don't understand how customers can be left standing there for 5 or 6 mins before they are served. It's disgraceful to leave a customer waiting for so long while you discuss the cake display or to take two phonecalls one after the other with no acknowledgement that you will be attended to shortly. If I was the owner of this business, I would be pretty livid knowing that my staff were like this.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Newark, Delaware
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76 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Yum!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2013 via mobile

Had the Boston cream and one of the honey ones. Super delicious!! Not tons of frosting as is often common which is often also too sweet. Cute inside. Was craving it again the next day.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank DEtraveler83
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