To follow our most recent article on the Bay Area's boba tea, we wanted to continue the series, this time by trying cupcakes. At all four of the shops we visited, the owners claimed that their best sellers were red velvet and chocolate, so in order to keep it consistent, we ordered these flavors from every location. If you want to find out what the very best place to buy this sweet treat is, read on.
1) Nothing Bundt Cakes
Our first stop was Nothing Bundt Cakes in San Carlos. The store has a colorful and comfortable atmosphere, and it is run by a Menlo-Atherton alum, Carol Basch. Along with the adorable presentation, the cupcakes (or rather, bundt cakes) were moist and flavorful, and had the perfect ratio of frosting to cake. While not being sold individually, the minis sell for $22 a dozen, setting each cupcake at approximately $1.83. This ranks Nothing Bundt Cakes pretty well in terms of cost efficiency alone compared to the other shops that we visited. The store also had a variety of merchandise including aprons, cupcake themed mugs, candles, and much more. Nothing Bundt Cakes is a hidden gem in the cupcake community, and definitely worth a visit.