Monday, November 12, 2012

High 5 for Polka Dot Bakery and Cupcrazed

Great news for Charlotte's Polka Dot Bakeshop and Fort Mill's Cupcrazed Cakery: They both made the list of the 50 Best Cupcake Bakeries in the country.

The website is fond of posting slideshows (the better to log lots of clicks) with the editors' picks for best in a number of food categories. This time, they ranked cupcake places, with drool-worthy pictures. A couple of bakeries with national reps didn't rank all that highly -- New York's Magnolia Bakery came in at a lowly 43 out of 50, while Baked by Melissa ended up at No. 22.

Cupcrazed, which came to national fame on the Food Network show "Cupcake Wars," was ranked No. 38, with shoutouts for its flavors and its great customer service.

Meanwhile, Polka Dot Bakery broke into the Top 10, at the No. 6 slot. Daily Meal editors called it "the price and joy of Charlotte, North Carolina," and said, "They pour their hearts into creating a delectable menu."

And if you want to try the No. 1 pick for best cupcake bakery, it's not a very long drive: The honor went to the Atlanta Cupcake Factory.

Here's the slide show: Best Cupcake Bakeries. 


Erin / Cooking With Erin said...

Yay! Love them. They source local ingredients, bake gluten-free cupcakes and cookies and they have amazing sweet potato granola. They are absolutely one of my favorite places in Charlotte. They'll even decorate my cupcakes with my favorite Boston sports team logos. Bonus. :-)