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America's Best New Cupcakes

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Cupcake Royale, Seattle

Unadulterated, fluffy cupcakes with billowy buttercream rule at this Seattle shop. Plus customers get to choose their topping. The most anticipated flavor for fall is the new Huckleberry Cupcake (vanilla and fresh huckleberry cake topped with huckleberry buttercream frosting and topped with crumbly streusel). The pumpkin cupcake with cardamom frosting is also a seasonal favorite, but the year-round Salted Caramel (chocolate cake with caramel buttercream frosting and a sprinkle of fleur de sel) is hands-down most popular.

Photo © Benjamin Blackketter.
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