Berkeley is famous for its Gourmet Ghetto, an area of North Berkeley near Shattuck that contains legendary restaurants like Chez Panisse, The Cheese Board, and the first ever Peet’s Coffee.  One restaurant is a cute cupcake shop called Love At First Bite.

Vine Ave. storefront

Someone needs to tell them that there is no such word as "cupcakery". There is no verb to "cupcake".

Love At First Bite capitalizes on the cupcake trend of recent years, selling $3 cupcakes in unusual flavors like “razzle dazzle”, “PB affair”, “matcha green tea”, and “chocolate maltball”.  I think that’s a bit pricey.  The cupcakes are not especially artfully decorated, and I’ve heard the cupcakes are nothing to fall in love with, but it’s a good concept nonetheless.

My younger sister and I made these cupcakes with her icing decorator tool one 4th of July:

You know a kid is culinarily incined when she asks for a professional icing decorator tool for Christmas.

You know a kid is culinarily incined when she asks for a professional icing decorator tool for Christmas.

I browsed Flickr and found some more awesome cupcakes for you to feast your eyes on:

Lego Cupcakes by hello_naomi

Lego Cupcakes by hello_naomi

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Cappucino Dream by 4GoodnessCake!

Four and Twenty Blackbirds by abbie_tabbie

Four and Twenty Blackbirds by abbietabbie

For A Shop Opening by Le Cupcake

For A Shop Opening by Le Cupcake

Magnolia Bakery Cupcakes from dukeinnewyork

Magnolia Bakery Cupcakes by dukeinnewyork

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