It’s 3 pm and your sweet tooth is calling to you. Cupcake. Cupcake. You feel you must indulge.
While there are plenty of amazing bakers in the Upper Valley, where can you just pop in for an amazing cupcake? The locals have spoken!
Dazzle Cupcakes in Lebanon was by far the most recommended place to snag a tasty treat. They have a massive cupcake flavor menu you can drool over. I’ll take a cookies and cream, caramel macchiato, Miss Original, and a Salted Caramel. I never thought cupcakes could change my life, but apparently according to one review, eating one from Dazzle Cupcakes just might. (Cookie and Cream Cupcake in featured photo)
Lou’s Restaurant in Hanover was second. People said you should try the Chocolate Mousse and Chocolate Blackout cupcakes. I think the Boston Crème sounds good.
Brigadeiro in Hanover I hired them for my son’s birthday cake: chocolate peanut butter. It was moist and delicious. They also have cupcakes with their chocolate filling! Yum.
Short and Sweet located in Windsor. Rave reviews. I like the review that said addictive and outstanding service. Now that’s high praise! You can even order cake rolls, cool.
King Arthur Flour sells cupcakes too. One person recommended the chocolate salted caramel cupcakes.
Red Wagon Bakery in Canaan. Pumpkin spice cupcakes? Try out their delicious fare at their bakery and see for yourself.
Bearse Bakery in Claremont. Recently opened in the last few years in the same location as Simply Sweet Creations on Pleasant St. in Claremont. I’ve heard good things like their frosting is the best around. Try them out.
Uptown Bakery in Claremont. I love the tiny human baby shower cupcakes! Adorable. People say Tami’s cake was the best wedding cake they’d ever had. Another reviewer said people still talk about the cake from Uptown a year later. If that’s her cake, her cupcakes must be legendary too. High praise!
I liked the maple bacon cupcake and the peanut butter bomb at Jake’s on in West Leb too!
What’s your favorite cupcake place?
Update: Stonearch Bakery and Simply Sweet Creations have since closed.
You can read about my taste testing experience here.