Last week, some blog friends and I sampled cupcakes from the new Sweet location in Harvard Square. And, boy, was it a special event! From the second you walk into the store to the second you walk out, Sweet provides you with a fun and “sweet” experience!
Sweet’s decor is cutesy and minimalist at the same time. It sort of reminded me of an upscale boutique with its bright lighting, pretty accessories, and fresh flowers, but the walls are covered with a funky, graphic pink, brown, and white pattern, and the furniture reminded me of something you would find at Ikea with its pristine white acrylic tables and chairs. It’s a great space to enjoy your cupcake!
Cool stuff from the Sweet website:
All of the frostings, fillings and batters are freshly prepared from scratch and from the highest quality ingredients available. All of our cupcakes are baked each morning in the Sweet kitchen. Sweet cupcakes do not contain trans fats or stabilizers and are best enjoyed on the day that they are purchased.
The Sweet cupcake menu includes ready-to-eat cupcakes (“The Daily Sweet”), which are your “typical” flavors: dark chocolate, karat cake, red velvet, cappuccino, Boston cream pie, and their “sweet cake” (vanilla bean cake with buttercream frosting).
In addition, the menu includes seasonal specialty flavors and limited edition cupcakes.
Sweet also serves-up Frosting Shots, which are tiny containers of frosting minus the cupcake! Perfect for when ya need a frosting fix! 😉
Also on the menu for your canine friends: Pupcakes! Pupcakes are made with a batter of applesauce and oatmeal. I hear some humans like them, too!
In preparation for our “field trip,” I contacted Sweet to see if they would arrange a cupcake tasting for a group of food bloggers, and they were more than happy to coordinate! When we arrived, we were presented with a DOZEN full-sized cupcakes to try! Holy cupcake heaven!
Inside box #1 (l-r): red velvet, Boston cream, and organic karat cupcakes.
Inside box #2 (l-r): flourless chocolate, chocolate carmel, sweet cake, lemon, chocolate coconut, and dark chocolate. For full descriptions of the cupcakes, check out Sweet’s daily, seasonal, and specialty menus.
Vegan friends: Sweet has a chocolate cake with frosting cupcake that is 100% vegan available on Mondays.
I thought about describing each of the different cupcakes that I tried, but honestly, I would rave on and on about how much I loved all of them. I mean, they’re cupcakes and they’re my favorite food! What do you expect? 😉
Highlights from the tasting: the organic karat cupcake was heaven and I loved the frosting on the red velvet cupcake! Both cupcakes were to die for!
Having four food bloggers worked out nicely for the Sweet tasting because we were able to easily divide the cupcakes into quarters for a small taste. We didn’t ended up trying all of the cupcake flavors (we were stuffed), so we ended up taking cupcakes home to enjoy later.
My only (tiny) gripe about Sweet is that the prices were a tad on the expensive side ($3.25/cupcake). I am, however, willing to pay top dollar for really good frosting (and almond butter), so I’ll definitely be back!
Thanks, Sweet! We had a wonderful time!