Our first stop of the Cupcakery Tour was Party Favors in Brookline. (See our itinerary here.) I had never been to this store before. They have lots of cool stuff for parties, even some scrapboooking stuff! Left to right: Kristen, Dane, me (wearing the cupcake shirt I made for the event!), Jason
The cupcakes are gorgeous, as you can see.
Jason's cupcake had a monkey on it! He said he bought it so I could take a picture of it. :-)
Mine had a pretty pink flower on it.
Next up was SWEET on Mass Ave. This was definitely my favorite stop on the tour! It was pricey, but the cupcakes were DELICIOUS! This is Ellen's Pink Lemonade cupcake (seasonal flavor.) I had a Strawberry Shortcake cupcake with strawberry preserves in the middle. It was delicious! Next time I will try a chocolate variety I think...
They also sell "Frosting Shots" for 25 cents each. We had those before cupcakes and they were great! Such a great idea and a cheap way to get some sugar in your bloodstream. :-)
The display is mouth-watering.
We then walked to the North End to get some pizza (we needed some "real" food!) It was a long walk but it was beautiful out and we had some calories to walk off!
After Pizza we headed to Lulu's on Hanover Street. They have both cupcakes and yummy-looking pastries.
I got chocolate with Chocolate frosting (the "Lulu Cupcake") and it was really moist and yummy.
After Lulu's we headed to Fort Point Channel by way of the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway. The weather was wonderful (some of us got sunburn!) and the Greenway was green and gorgeous.
We were told that FLOUR has amazing cupcakes and let me tell you, they didn't dissappoint. They sell one kind of cupcake, chocolate with vanilla frosting. The cupcakes are HUGE and both the cake and frosting are SO yummy! This was my second favorite cupcake of the day (second to SWEET.) If you like a classy combination of chocolate and vanilla you should definitely try FLOUR's cupcake.
This is the entire cupcake-loving group of us at FLOUR (minus 1 because she was taking the picture!) :-)
And, of course, we needed to stop for a photo op in front of the bear. :-) It was basically begging for us to climb on it and take it's picture!
Last stop on the tour was the South End Buttery. Look at how colorful these cupcakes are! They even had rainbow cupcakes to celebrate Gay Pride weekend.
Here's Kristen and Dane with their rainbow cupcake (not sure what Dane is thinking in this photo, but Adrian looks happy, or like he's had way too much sugar!)
Jason devouring a mini chocolate with Pistachio forsting cupcake. By the last stop, I was really loving the person who invented "mini" cupcakes; it was a good option to have after consuming so much sugar in one afternoon!
And so ends the 1st Annual Cupcakery Tour - Boston 2009. I will keep you all posted on the 2nd Annual Cupcakery Tour (of which there WILL be one!) and until then, let me know if you find any good cupcake places in Boston! :-)