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America's Best New Cupcakes

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Kara's Cupcakes, San Francisco

Every ingredient at this cupcakerie’s six stores is sourced from the Bay Area. Pastry chef–owner Kara Haspel Lind fills her Strawberry Cream cupcakes with organic strawberries from Watsonville’s Yerena Farms and tops them with her terrific cream cheese frosting. This frosting also tops her spiced-pumpkin cupcakes, the most anticipated fall cupcake, which has a local cult following. Lind’s profession as a sugar rush specialist is ironic considering her father’s profession—he’s a dentist. karascupcakes.com

Photo courtesy of Kara’s Cupcakes.
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