The Sweet Tooth Fairy, Mini's Cupcakes, Diva's Cupcakes & So Cupcake 

Let Them Eat Cupcakes: A mini-tour of Salt Lake City.

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After three days, 10 sticky fingers and mountains of buttercream frosting, I’ve completed a partial tour of Salt Lake City’s cupcakeries. There are plenty of places to find these sweet treats in the valley, but only a select few focus almost exclusively on cupcakes.

At The Sweet Tooth Fairy you’ll find larger cupcakes than most, in a traditional assortment of flavors like chocolate, vanilla and toasted coconut, plus a few surprises like raspberry cheesecake and Key lime pie. The store lives up to its name—each cupcake is a glut of cavity-inducing sweetness, from the dense cake to the rich frosting topped with soda-shop touches like maraschino cherries.

Mini's Cupcakes, as the name suggests, offers small cupcakes that can be devoured in only few bites. But don’t be fooled; they pack a punch. The treats here are lavish concoctions like the Mary Ann, a vanilla cupcake filled with banana cream and topped with marshmallow frosting and toasted coconut. 

Diva's Cupcakes & Coffee is a hip shop that offers a tame assortment of cupcake flavors with several vegan and gluten-free options. I’d recommend sticking with the earthier flavors like lemon berry and carrot cake, both of which had lovely natural flavors that were refreshingly not too sweet.

Despite its unassuming storefront, So Cupcake is an absolute gem. Offering both regular and mini cupcakes in a rainbow of colors, this shop takes the cake. Toppings are fairly simple—just bright frosting with gems or sprinkles, but the flavors are spot-on. You can’t go wrong with traditional flavors like the elegant red velvet, or more colorful offerings such as lime or fresh strawberry.

THE SWEET TOOTH FAIRY
1334 S. Foothill Dr.
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
(801) 582-9708
TheSweetToothFairy.com

MINI'S CUPCAKES
1751 S. 1100 East
Salt Lake City, Utah 84105
(801) 746-2208
Mini-Cupcakes.com

DIVA'S CUPCAKES & COFFEE
1560 E. 3300 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84106
(801) 485-0619
DivasCupcakes.com

SO CUPCAKE
3939 S. Highland Dr.
Salt Lake City, UT 84124
(801) 274-8300
SoCupcake.com

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