Best of Boston

2013 Best Cupcake

Georgetown Cupcake

In this, the age of the bacon-topped cupcake, it’s nice to know that a simple vanilla confection can still be done right. At Georgetown’s first Boston outpost, the Madagascar-bourbon-vanilla cake is delicate and moist, and the cream cheese frosting is fluffy and rich. If you do have a craving for something a touch more exotic, the specialty cupcakes (fresh strawberry, Earl Grey-lavender) are praise-the-heavens delicious, too.

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