I’ll be first to admit that I have a serious obsession. A cupcake obsession. While New York City was on the forefront of the cupcake boom, the Boston cupcake market was basically non-existent. Sure, most bakeries sold decent cupcakes in their list of offerings, but there weren’t any solely cupcake-dedicated boutiques in the city. That is, until last year, when a little slice of heaven appeared in Back Bay. Sweet, Boston’s first cupcake boutique, opened to the joy of thousands of Bostonians who had the same obsession and cupcake fantasies as I. Why wouldn’t they? HOW couldn’t they?! Cupcakes are perfection; tasty, cute, portable, come in a wide variety of flavors, and you can eat more than one (or at least I can!) and not feel bad about yourself.
Sweet is dedicated to using only the finest ingredients, including Madagascar vanilla beans, Callebaut and Bensdorp chocolate, as well as organic carrots in their Organic Karat cupcake which is topped with an edible gold leaf. From little touches like cupcake inserts to keep your cupcakes sturdy while being transported, to complimentary cards, ribbon, and birthday candles, Sweet takes every little detail into consideration.
With the success of Sweet’s first location comes a second location in the heart of Harvard Square. This store has as similar look and feel to the original in Back Bay, with dark brown wooden floors, fun brown, pink, and white wallpaper, clips of Mary Antoinette being shown on the flatscreen TV, and funky jazz beats in the background. Sun streams through the floor-to-ceiling windows as one can sit at one of two tables and enjoy their sweet treats while relaxing with friends or people watching on the Square below. Sweet is elegant, classic, and trendy all at the same time. READ MORE