Believe it or not, there are some people who do not like cupcakes. However, many of those people grew up attending birthday parties with the little cakes made with sickening sweet, grocery store “butter cream” frosting. If you consider yourself in this camp, you’ll be surprised to learn that the cupcake has evolved big time! And we think you owe it to yourself to do some “research” before your kiddo’s next big bash. To help you with that task, we’ve rounded up the best places in town to indulge. Flip through the gallery for the sweet details.

Flying Apron

The bakers at Fremont’s Flying Apron magically turn ingredients like rice flour, maple syrup and organic cocoa into rich chocolate-on-chocolate cupcakes that manage to be vegan and gluten-free... and taste out of this world. Psst... kids love the cardamom chai cupcakes with crave-worthy pillows of icing.

3510 Fremont Ave. N.
Seattle, Wa 98103
206-442-1115

16541 Redmond Way, Ste E
Redmond, Wa 98052
206-442-1115

Online: flyingapron.com

photo: Flying Apron via Yelp

Can anything replace the cupcake in dessert supremacy? Tell us your favorite sweet treat (and where to find it) in the comments below!

— Jeff Totey, Chelsea Lin & Sara Billups