I want to start off with a simple question: Who likes cupcakes? Perhaps an easier question would be to ask who doesn’t like cupcakes? I’m sure by now you Bostonians have noticed the cupcake trend that has been sweeping the nation and baking scene; not to mention that it is a greatly popular trend in our beloved city. It’s hard not to hear about cupcakes as cupcakes shops are starting to emerge all over town, and for that matter, all over the U.S. Shows such as DC Cupcakes on TLC, Cupcake Wars and Cupcake Champions on The Food Network are all about cupcakes. Who would have ever thought that an entire show would be dedicated to cupcakes? But now, I’m sure many people are happy that they are! Personally, they are one of my favorite treats. You can try numerous flavors that are innovative, creative, and outright delicious!
Some of you may know that Boston is home to some of the best cupcake shops around. If you are really looking to satisfy your sweet tooth, I suggest going to as many cupcake bakeries you can and trying as many flavors as possible…and I found a great excuse to do that: The Great Boston Cupcake Crawl. If you have a craving for cupcakes, this is the perfect cupcake experience for you!
The Cupcake Crawl is led by a cupcake expert guide who brings you and your friends or family (or both!) all around Boston to the best cupcake bakeries in the city! Whatever your craving, you will be satisfied with the selection that these bakers have to offer…whether it be a more traditional cupcake or a strikingly different but still so delicious kind of cupcake.
Learn all you want to know about cupcakes; how the Cupcake Craze began, and how cupcakes came to be so popular in Boston. The 2 ½ walking tour leads you all around Boston to some of its most beautiful and historic destinations including The Back Bay, the Boston Common, and Beacon Hill. There will be plenty of cupcakes to sample and a lot of fun and interesting facts to learn about!
One of the featured stops on the Cupcake Crawl is Cakeology. This awesome cupcake shop is winner of The Food Network’s Cupcake Wars! Located on Newbury Street it is one of Boston’s Best and is the perfect place to start this sweet and sugary tour. The bakers at this amazing cupcake shop love to have fun with their flavors. Some of their everyday flavors include Boston Cream Pie, Double Chocolate, and Red Velvet. Some of their specialty flavors include White Chocolate Strawberry, Banana Fudge, Chocolate Chip Pancake, and a Guinness Cupcake! (Now do you see what I mean by fun and interesting flavors?) This is the perfect first stop to a sweet tour around Boston!
This sweet tour is on Saturday or Sunday mornings at 11:00 am outside of Cakeology (45 Province Street, Boston) or at the Kickass Cupcake Truck in Dewey Square. The dates of this fantastically sweet tour are June 3, June 10, June 17, and June 24th.
But this isn’t all that Boston has to offer in terms of sweet tours…now think chocolate. Boston Chocolate Tours has an amazing variety of tours that you can take around Boston all having to do with chocolate! Your group can experience the best chocolate Boston has to offer while learning about chocolate history in Boston and of course trying plenty of samples on the way!
There is the Back Bay Chocolate Walking Tour, the Beacon Hill Chocolate Walking Tour, and South End Chocolate Walking Tour. On these tours you can learn how luxury chocolates are created while taking a tour of the greatest places in Boston and all that it has to offer in terms of chocolate. Or, take some classes on chocolate! Offered is the “Original” Boston Chocolate Workshop, An Evening of Chocolate and Wine, and The Art of Chocolate Tasting. Take part in these fun and interactive classes where you will learn all about chocolate. You will be able to engage in workshops, attend wine and chocolate events, chocolate dinners, and more!
So, check out the website for all that the Boston Chocolate Tours has to offer and buy tickets for one of these amazing events and you’ll soon be a chocolate/cupcake expert!