When it comes to grabbing a sweet treat, few options are as mobile and tasty as the cupcake. It can be an individual treat or a great way to form a large cake with already portioned pieces hiding beneath a layer of frosting. The bakeries north of Boston offer up some decadent and delightful cupcakes for any kind of party or just a quick snack on the go. There is virtually every variety of frosting, cake and filling up for the tasting, so try them all.
(Image: D'Amici's)

(Image: D’Amici’s)


D’Amici’s
614 Main St.
Reading, MA 01867
(781) 779-1442
www.damicis.com

D’Amici’s offers standard flavor cupcakes with a few twists, such as Oreo and Reese’s flavors. The best part about this bakery’s cupcake offerings is in the finished look. Each cupcake is put together to look as appealing to the eye as it is to the stomach. Choose 3-D animal cupcakes for a kid’s party or red velvet with impressive decor for a corporate event. This bakery works with its clients to create and deliver cupcakes that make a good impression.

Related: Boston’s Best Cupcakes

(Image: Cygnet Bakery)

(Image: Cygnet Bakery)


Cygnet Bakery
40 Atlantic Ave.
Marblehead, MA 01945
(781) 631-4000
www.cygnetbakery.com

Cygnet Bakery offers up some delicious and fun cupcakes. Although the bakery’s website leaves a bit to be desired, it is even possible to place an order for them online. According to the bakery, all of the cupcake fillings are French cuisine-inspired and the frosting is real buttercream. From rich chocolates to refreshing fruit, there is a flavor for everyone. Even better, this bakery will do everything from single servings to dessert buffets.

(Image: Cakes 4 Occasions)

(Image: Cakes 4 Occasions)


Cakes For Occasions
57 Maple St.
Danvers, MA 01923
(978) 774-4545
www.cakes4occasions.com

Cakes for Occasions is a north of Boston favorite for many reasons. Its pullaway cupcake cakes and individual custom cupcakes are gorgeous, but they also taste great. Sports logos, movie characters, team colors, animals and even cupcake high heels are no problem for this bakery. The colorful creations are part of the fun of a cupcake and Cakes for Occasions puts plenty of fun in every little treat. Clients throwing parties or just wanting a few to bring home will be equally pleased.

(Image: Coffee Time Bake Shop)

(Image: Coffee Time Bake Shop)


Coffee Time Bake Shop
96 Bridge St.
Salem, MA 01970
(978) 744-0995
www.coffeetimebakeshop.net

Coffee Time Bake Shop is a Salem staple that has been dishing out treats for more than three decades. This small and unassuming place to sit and have a coffee has a surprising array of sweets in its arsenal. Seasonal and party cupcakes are just part of this bakery’s repertoire. It can also make cupcake towers for events like birthdays and weddings. Come up for a coffee and a standard cupcake out of the case or order elegant cupcakes for an event. Coffee Time Bake Shop will accommodate either.

Related: Best Bakeries In Boston’s North End

(Image: Cupcake City)

(Image: Cupcake City)


Cupcake City
137 Main St.
Reading, MA 01867
(781) 944-0400
www.cupcake-city.com

Cupcake City is not quite a city, but it is a small local bakery chain with quite a lot of cupcakes on offer. Featured on the “Phantom Gourmet,” Cupcake City is popular in more than just the North Shore. With its amazing selection, people go out of their way to find out what everyone is talking about. However, they do not really have to. Cupcake City has a cupcake truck that makes the rounds delivering cupcakes to festivals and even private parties.

Shelly Barclay is a professional freelance writer and amateur author. She writes on a variety of topics from food to mysteries. She loves to share the culture and rich history of her birthplace and home, Boston, with the rest of the world. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.