Best Bakery

TIE: Upper Crust; Sugar Mama's

Like Upper Crust's signature Marble Cupcake, which nests a dense chocolate cube inside the soft-cream center of a chocolate cupcake, the two winners in this category exemplify the respective strengths of two opposing, yet complementary ideologies: UC's products are rooted in a continental pastry tradition (with a Texas twist, of course), while Sugar Mama's is all effervescent Americana mixing nostalgia (the Frida, the Hemingway, the Churchill) with pop aesthetics (the Marilyn Monroe, the James Brown, the Pineapple Express). Très yum!

Upper Crust Bakery
4508 Burnet Rd., 512/467-0102

Sugar Mama's Bakeshop East
2406-B Manor Rd., 512/220-7296

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