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Pittsburgh’s Best Cupcakes

May 24, 2011 6:00 AM

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Vanilla gets high marks for its real buttercream frosting, which is light and not overly sweet like some of its competitors. (Credit: vanillapastry.com)

Vanilla gets high marks for its real buttercream frosting, which is light and not overly sweet like some of its competitors. (Credit: vanillapastry.com)

Satisfy your sweet tooth with a delectable cupcake! There are plenty of places in and around the Pittsburgh area where you can find any variety of cupcake you might be craving.

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These Halloween cupcakes are the latest creations at Dozens. (Credit: dozenbakeshop.com)

Dozen Bake Shop

3511 Butler Street
Pittsburgh, Pa. 15201
(412) 621-4740
www.dozenbakeshop.com

Dozens offers eclectic flavor combinations, including the margarita with a salted frosting, carmel apple and vegan almond chocolate. There is also a full coffee bar with beans from Intellligentsia Coffee, local milk from Turner Dairy and free Wifi – Dozens encourages patrons to stay and enjoy their dessert.

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The decor at Tammy's gets high ratings and the menu goes above and beyond cupcakes. (Credit: sweet-tammys.com)

Sweet Tammy’s

2119 Murray Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pa. 15217
(412) 224-2306
www.sweet-tammys.com

All Tammy’s baked goods are Kosher and dairy free, and the options go way beyond cupcakes. Cupcake concoctions include the Eggnog, Fudgeball and Dulce de Leche, and the inspired cookie menu includes Peppermint Pattie, Molasses Crinkcle and Raspberry Linzer. The decor gets high ratings, and customers can custom-order cakes for special occasions.

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Vanilla gets high marks for its real buttercream frosting, which is light and not overly sweet like some of its competitors. (Credit: vanillapastry.com)

Vanilla Pastry Studio

6014 Penn Circle Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pa. 15220
(412) 361-2306
www.vanillapastry.com

Vanilla gets high marks for its real buttercream frosting, which is light and not overly sweet like some of its competitors. Some of the more usual varieties for this frosting include champagne and grape. You can also special-order cakes here, but make sure to call several weeks in advance.

Gluuteny Bakery

1923 Murray Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pa. 15217
(412) 334-0522
www.gluuteny.com

Gluuteny Bakery not only offers gluten-free cupcakes, it has muffins, brownies, strudel cake, whoopie pie and other creations for people that cannot eat gluten. The staff is friendly and helpful, and obviously deeply cares about what it does.

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