Sometimes you’re in the mood for cake, but perhaps you only want a little bit. A cupcake is the perfect size treat to enjoy a nibble of cake when the occasion calls for it. From traditional chocolate and vanilla cupcakes to gourmet cupcakes with complex flavor combinations, there is a cupcake to fit any craving and any special occasion need. If you are looking for some tasty cupcakes, here are some great places to enjoy the best cupcakes in Pittsburgh.
5200 Brightwood Road
Bethel Park, PA 15102
Located in the south hills, Bethel Bakery offers many tasty options for cupcakes. If you like a plain cupcake, you can enjoy an assortment of chocolate and white cupcakes with frosting and seasonal jimmies. The Razzle Dazzle cupcakes are a fun treat to take to a party. These tasty cupcakes are topped with a psychedelic swirl of rainbow-colored icing and edible glitter. Velvet kiss cupcakes are prefect to share with your sweetheart. They are a red velvet cupcake topped with a swirl of butter cream icing and a chocolate fudge “kiss.”
3360 Library Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15234
Located in Castle Shannon, Signature Desserts has a great selection of standard and gourmet cupcakes. You can choose chocolate or vanilla cupcakes iced with your preferred colors and sprinkles. Gourmet cupcakes include death by chocolate, burnt almond, buckeye or lemon cloud. If you have a special occasion coming up, you can also choose fancy decorated cupcakes with any theme from birthday to wedding to Steelers and Penguins.
Priory Fine Pastries
528 E. Ohio St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
At Priory Fine Pastries in the northside, you enjoy the perfect cupcake for any appetite. Looking to feed a crowd with a cupcake? Priory’s colossal cupcake is three pounds of cupcake heaven. It has 18 cupcakes’ worth of cake in it and you can choose any flavor, frosting and decoration you wish. Priory also has a large selection of gourmet cupcakes to choose form. The cappuccino cupcake is a chocolate cupcake filled with buttercream icing and topped with coffee-flavored buttercream icing and chocolate chips. Or try the key lime cupcake which is yellow cake filled with key lime buttercream icing topped with more key lime buttercream and graham cracker crumbs.
1419 Potomac Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15216
If you are looking for cupcakes for an upcoming special occasion, Potomac Bakery in Dormont offers a wide variety of cupcake cakes so you can feed a crowd. These cakes feature your choice of a cupcake assortment (chocolate, white, marble or yellow) all tied together with a coat of icing. You must choose the same icing for all of the cupcakes on the cake. Cupcake cakes can be decorated just like regular cakes and can even be made into unique arrangements, such as a flower.
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Jennifer Stockdale is a native of the greater Pittsburgh, PA area. She is a restaurant marketer and wine enthusiast and one of the hosts of the East Coast Wine Geeks Podcast. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.