by Chris Watkins - 5 Reviews - 5 List
What's the best part of a birthday party? To some, it's gifts. To others, it's having family and friends around which is all well and good. But to me, birthdays have always centered around one thing. The cake. But why wait for a birthday or special occasion when you can enjoy a sweet treat daily? Enjoy a miniature slice of good cheer with a cupcake. These confectionery treats are sweet, lightweight, and most importantly portable. With funky colors, exotic flavors, and daring designs, it time to get to know the "sweeter" side of Atlanta. Check out these top picks to get your cupcake on.
Updated: March 13, 2010
With a name like Highland Bakery, you expect to get the freshest in breads, bagels, cakes, and muffins. This is no different with their wide array of cupcake offerings. A Virginia Highland mainstay for five years, their cupcakes have graced the tables of weddings, corporate events, and it doesn't hurt that they employ Food Network Challenge fave Joshua John Russell as their resident cake artist. You also wouldn't expect Highland Bakery to house a top notch restaurant serving up southern comfort food that could rival your mother. But don't tell her I said that. Try it for yourself, and be sure to check out their website for fresh baked goodness.
For over twenty-five years, Piece of Cake has been serving up sweet rapture to the Atlanta area. You won't find any "box" cakes here though. Offering from-scratch cakes ranging from Pineapple Cream Cheese to southern favorite Red Velvet, you want these tasty cakes at your next office party. The offer all of their signature cakes in travel-conscious cupcake form, which makes it a party everyday in my book. Check out the website for their featured cake of the month and seasonal cakes.
The key to keeping customers coming back for more is quite simple. Do one thing, and do it well. Sweet Pockets lives this credo in offering a store solely dedicated to these miniature cake marvels. With psychedelic flavors and names like Raz Taz, Happy Monkey, and Strawberry Wawa, the answer to, "What's for dessert?" is simple yet again. Sweet Pockets Cupcakes. Check out their website for a full list of flavors and stand in awe at the sweet monstrosity that is, the "Giant Cupcake".
Positioning an all-day breakfast joint in the heart of the burgeoning White Provision District is a recipe for success. And that is definitely the case with West Egg Cafe. Serving up tasty breakfast, brunch, and lunch daily; you wouldn't expect that the quaint cafe serves up some of the best cupcakes in the Atlanta area. The home of the Coca-Cola Cupcake, West Egg is the only game in town to perfectly marry the hometown staple to a baked good. Swing on by for their daily assortment of Coke-inspired treats and other joyous cupcake flavors.
The family-owned and operated Atlanta Cupcake Factory offers a refreshing alternative to the corporate cupcake chain. Offering hand-crafted assortments of sweet and wholesome baked goods, owners Jamie and Thomas Fahey have made it a point to only put the best healthy ingredients into their cupcakes. The menu changes weekly and they even have vegan cupcake options for the health conscious. The next time you're in the Virginia Highlands, be sure to stop by and sample pure unadulterated bliss....in cupcake form.