When you need more substance than a cookie and less punch than a slice of pie — cupcakes are always there. The classic confection is a birthday party staple, the subject of several hit TV bake-offs, and the perfect pick-me-up for people who find themselves thinking, “I deserve to treat myself.”
“What makes life so sweet?” begins a popular quote by Marie Williams Johnstone. “Cupcakes to eat and someone to love.” We aren’t qualified to give advice in the romance department, but we do know a thing or two about cupcakes, so the list below can definitely help make your life sweeter.
They’re fluffy, frosted, and beautiful in all shapes and sizes. That’s why we weeded through oodles of online reviews to find out which cupcake shops customers raved about the most and why. We also factored in menu variety, creativity, presentation, and social media engagement.
After crunching the numbers, we compiled a list of the very best cupcakes to grace bakeshops and cafes in the U-S-of-A. Without further ado, we give you the 101 best cupcakes in America for 2018.