Cupcake Royale

★★★★☆
  • 2052 Market St

    Seattle, WA 98107

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  • 206-782-9557

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My daughters and I were brought here by a friend who is a local. That was three months ago and I'm *still* craving these cupcakes! We ordered The Gay...a rainbow cupcake in honor of Gay Pride Week. The staff were professional, courteous,

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My daughters and I were brought here by a friend who is a local. That was three months ago and I'm *still* craving these cupcakes! We ordered The Gay...a rainbow cupcake in honor of Gay Pride Week. The staff were professional, courteous,

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Very delicious cupcakes. Came here and bought cupcakes for my daughters birthday and she loved them. Very good prices and the service was great!! Highly recommend their delicious, fresh cupcakes.

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★★★★★

Very delicious cupcakes. Came here and bought cupcakes for my daughters birthday and she loved them. Very good prices and the service was great!! Highly recommend their delicious, fresh cupcakes.

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I come here for the cupcakes and today I came specifically for the flavor of the month - Strawberry 66 - I've waited all year! Better yet, I got it free when I bought a coffee. Life is good.

Now to review my lovely baked good: the strawberry frosting is delicious, the white cake, a bit dry as is my usual complaint. the service - awesome! I love the people at CR, they make me smile. the Batista are quick n good, they can talk and make the coffee - talk about multi-tasking!

Sunday I'll grab me a super yummy mixed pack of these delicious cakes. the only thing that could eat this is frosting my own WITH the cream cheese frosting. a girl can dream.

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★★★★★

I come here for the cupcakes and today I came specifically for the flavor of the month - Strawberry 66 - I've waited all year! Better yet, I got it free when I bought a coffee. Life is good.

Now to review my lovely baked good: the strawberry frosting is delicious, the white cake, a bit dry as is my usual complaint. the service - awesome! I love the people at CR, they make me smile. the Batista are quick n good, they can talk and make the coffee - talk about multi-tasking!

Sunday I'll grab me a super yummy mixed pack of these delicious cakes. the only thing that could eat this is frosting my own WITH the cream cheese frosting. a girl can dream.

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With cupcake shops opening up every other month, how does one not only compete, but open up numerous locations? The Cupcake Royale way.

To do it Royale you need dense moist cake, thick buttercream frosting, and an atmosphere that feels more like a diner than a bakery.

You can't help but smile glancing in the case at the shades of pastel frosting, with such flavors as the heavenly Coconut Bunny, the decadent Salted Caramel, and my favorite, the Dance Party with Holly Hobbie - cupcake perfection.

You'll leave chanting their slogan: "legalize frostitution."

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★★★★☆

With cupcake shops opening up every other month, how does one not only compete, but open up numerous locations? The Cupcake Royale way.

To do it Royale you need dense moist cake, thick buttercream frosting, and an atmosphere that feels more like a diner than a bakery.

You can't help but smile glancing in the case at the shades of pastel frosting, with such flavors as the heavenly Coconut Bunny, the decadent Salted Caramel, and my favorite, the Dance Party with Holly Hobbie - cupcake perfection.

You'll leave chanting their slogan: "legalize frostitution."

Pros: frosting, atmosphere, fun

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Perhaps it's my own preference for fluffy cupcakes, but when I had their Red Velvet, I found that it was very dense. While it was very flavorful, I just didn't like that it resembled a pound cake to me.

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★★★☆☆

Perhaps it's my own preference for fluffy cupcakes, but when I had their Red Velvet, I found that it was very dense. While it was very flavorful, I just didn't like that it resembled a pound cake to me.

Pros: Wonderful Service

Cons: Dense Cupcakes

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Who would have thought cupcakes would return to popularity? But I do not really get it. The cupcakes are good but not great and they are expensive. It is a fun place to sit and people watch ?? some of the most interesting people in Ballard walk in.

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★★★☆☆

Who would have thought cupcakes would return to popularity? But I do not really get it. The cupcakes are good but not great and they are expensive. It is a fun place to sit and people watch ?? some of the most interesting people in Ballard walk in.

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upcake Royale has the best cupcakes in town and they are the most philanthropic and socially just company around. Jody Hall and her team are always looking for new ways to engage the community in social activism. Their latest endeavor was as the lead sponsor of the Equalityoga event on June 27th. As part of their sponsorship package they gave away several thousand cupcake cards, outfitted 40+ volunteers and helped promote the event. They are deeply committed to offering delicious products (mmmmmm cupcakes), the best coffee, health-care benefits and making sure that all people are safe and protected by law as individuals and couples. Cupcake Royale is quality through and through.

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★★★★★

upcake Royale has the best cupcakes in town and they are the most philanthropic and socially just company around. Jody Hall and her team are always looking for new ways to engage the community in social activism. Their latest endeavor was as the lead sponsor of the Equalityoga event on June 27th. As part of their sponsorship package they gave away several thousand cupcake cards, outfitted 40+ volunteers and helped promote the event. They are deeply committed to offering delicious products (mmmmmm cupcakes), the best coffee, health-care benefits and making sure that all people are safe and protected by law as individuals and couples. Cupcake Royale is quality through and through.

Pros: Yummy cakes and generous community spirited business

Cons: none

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I know cupcakes are all the rage now days, but my 6 year old could make better cupcakes than this! The coffee was horrible and even after they remade it (with an attitude) it still wasn't good. The employees seemed like they had better things to do than working and I'm glad I only ordered a mini cupcake and didn't wast any more money.

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★☆☆☆☆

I know cupcakes are all the rage now days, but my 6 year old could make better cupcakes than this! The coffee was horrible and even after they remade it (with an attitude) it still wasn't good. The employees seemed like they had better things to do than working and I'm glad I only ordered a mini cupcake and didn't wast any more money.

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My husband and I went to Cupcake Royale for the first time this week to celebrate a birthday with friends. The atmosphere was great, the espresso was great, the cupcakes were terrible. They were beautiful, the frosting was good and not too sweet, but the cake was the dryest cupcake I've had in my life. It was also flavorless. We went in the late afternoon so I'm assuming the cupcakes weren't at their freshest but these were more like three day old cupcakes. We won't be going back, needless to say.

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★☆☆☆☆

My husband and I went to Cupcake Royale for the first time this week to celebrate a birthday with friends. The atmosphere was great, the espresso was great, the cupcakes were terrible. They were beautiful, the frosting was good and not too sweet, but the cake was the dryest cupcake I've had in my life. It was also flavorless. We went in the late afternoon so I'm assuming the cupcakes weren't at their freshest but these were more like three day old cupcakes. We won't be going back, needless to say.

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Yuck! The cake is always stale and icing never tastes like it should (and is usally hard). They do look pretty - and I can always tell a cupcake royal, so it makes them easy to avoid. I think they are something you have to try....but only once.

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★☆☆☆☆

Yuck! The cake is always stale and icing never tastes like it should (and is usally hard). They do look pretty - and I can always tell a cupcake royal, so it makes them easy to avoid. I think they are something you have to try....but only once.

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If your into cupcakes you need to check out Cupcake Royale and try their chocolate lavender it doesn't sound tempting but it fantastic. The bakery is spacious, friendly, good place just to hang out have a cupcake and a cup of coffee. The price for a cupcake is $2.50 but worth it.

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★★★★☆

If your into cupcakes you need to check out Cupcake Royale and try their chocolate lavender it doesn't sound tempting but it fantastic. The bakery is spacious, friendly, good place just to hang out have a cupcake and a cup of coffee. The price for a cupcake is $2.50 but worth it.

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I love this place! The ballerina cupcake is my personal favorite. The icing is the best I think I've ever tasted. I used to dislike the way the icing doesn't come to the edges of the cupcake leaving a slightly tough/chewy border, however, it's grown on me and I eat the icing-less border first (which is super good in itself) and save the best part for last! These cupcakes taste like old- fashioned goodness.
Also, the place is roomy with lots of tables and an eclectic, fun ambience with great art on the walls. Great place to sit back, relax with coffee & cupcake in hand and watch the neverending line of cupcake devotees.

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★★★★☆

I love this place! The ballerina cupcake is my personal favorite. The icing is the best I think I've ever tasted. I used to dislike the way the icing doesn't come to the edges of the cupcake leaving a slightly tough/chewy border, however, it's grown on me and I eat the icing-less border first (which is super good in itself) and save the best part for last! These cupcakes taste like old- fashioned goodness.
Also, the place is roomy with lots of tables and an eclectic, fun ambience with great art on the walls. Great place to sit back, relax with coffee & cupcake in hand and watch the neverending line of cupcake devotees.

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I just checked this place out last Saturday. The place was packed full of cafe-goers and customers who were buying the good stuffs for to go. I loved the atmosphere of the cafe: old-school, funky, and energetic. I had a chocolate cupcake, a lavender cupcake, a vanilla cupcake. I also bought the Deathcake Royale for to go. I have to say that the frosting for all the cupcakes I tried was supreme. Not to sweet, but light and airy. I especially liked the lavender frosting, it's fragrant and unique. What I didn't like was how crumbly the chocolate cake was, and a bit dry. I was expecting the cake itself to be mosit and fluffy. The white cake tasted eggy, but it's indeed moist. The best thing that they offered was, hats down, the deathcake royale. It's a decadent chocolate cake, with moist chocolate cake and ganache covering the cake. It's not overly sweet at all despite its richness. I love it, altough it's quite on the expensive side: $6 for a piece of cake.

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★★★★☆

I just checked this place out last Saturday. The place was packed full of cafe-goers and customers who were buying the good stuffs for to go. I loved the atmosphere of the cafe: old-school, funky, and energetic. I had a chocolate cupcake, a lavender cupcake, a vanilla cupcake. I also bought the Deathcake Royale for to go. I have to say that the frosting for all the cupcakes I tried was supreme. Not to sweet, but light and airy. I especially liked the lavender frosting, it's fragrant and unique. What I didn't like was how crumbly the chocolate cake was, and a bit dry. I was expecting the cake itself to be mosit and fluffy. The white cake tasted eggy, but it's indeed moist. The best thing that they offered was, hats down, the deathcake royale. It's a decadent chocolate cake, with moist chocolate cake and ganache covering the cake. It's not overly sweet at all despite its richness. I love it, altough it's quite on the expensive side: $6 for a piece of cake.

Pros: Good frosting, friendly staff and atmosphere

Cons: Eggy, crumbly cakes

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I have been to their Ballard location on four different occassions with four different individuals and every single time their cupcakes have been outstanding! We are planning on ordering their cupcakes for our daughter's wedding this summer and a small cake for cutting.

I have also been to two other businesses in the city, who specialize in cupcakes and they dont even come close. Their hot chocolate is to die for! This is just my opinion, but from the big crowds that are frequent to this location, I would say that they also agree

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★★★★★

I have been to their Ballard location on four different occassions with four different individuals and every single time their cupcakes have been outstanding! We are planning on ordering their cupcakes for our daughter's wedding this summer and a small cake for cutting.

I have also been to two other businesses in the city, who specialize in cupcakes and they dont even come close. Their hot chocolate is to die for! This is just my opinion, but from the big crowds that are frequent to this location, I would say that they also agree

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These cupcakes are fun and festive however there is a big difference about getting the cupcakes in the morning and in the afternoon. I went one morning with some friends and my red velvet with creamcheese frosting cupcake was so delicious, so moist and not extremely sweet. I wanted to come back for more, so I did. Unfortunately when I did I went one afternoon and got the same exact cupcake however, it was dry, not fresh and seem like it had been sitting in the case all day. These cupcakes are great but the quality is not always the same each time you come in. My advice: always come in the morning for fresher cupcakes.

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★★★★☆

These cupcakes are fun and festive however there is a big difference about getting the cupcakes in the morning and in the afternoon. I went one morning with some friends and my red velvet with creamcheese frosting cupcake was so delicious, so moist and not extremely sweet. I wanted to come back for more, so I did. Unfortunately when I did I went one afternoon and got the same exact cupcake however, it was dry, not fresh and seem like it had been sitting in the case all day. These cupcakes are great but the quality is not always the same each time you come in. My advice: always come in the morning for fresher cupcakes.

Pros: Cucpcake are festive, best when you get them in the morning

Cons: Parking, possiblity that some cupcakes have been sitting in case all day before they are bought

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Cupcake Royale is a must stop destination on your weekend Ballard outing. Don't even try to decide between the MoFro (white cupcake with coffee frosting) or the raspberry and GET BOTH!

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★★★★☆

Cupcake Royale is a must stop destination on your weekend Ballard outing. Don't even try to decide between the MoFro (white cupcake with coffee frosting) or the raspberry and GET BOTH!

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this place is a great place to read a book, a blind date, or meet a friend. i like the atmosphere a lot....open, high ceilings, friendly staff, cheap prices of coffee drinks...and of course...the cupcakes always deliver! always.

go as often as possible and live richly!

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★★★★☆

this place is a great place to read a book, a blind date, or meet a friend. i like the atmosphere a lot....open, high ceilings, friendly staff, cheap prices of coffee drinks...and of course...the cupcakes always deliver! always.

go as often as possible and live richly!

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This place is fantastic all around. I just moved here from NYC, and it's so cool to see a cupcake shop have fun with their cakes! No pre-fab, designer, froo-froo Manhattan cupcakes here. These beauties are frosted like mom did it. You can actually watch people lovingly spread the super tasty, colorful stuff on each delicious little cake. So great. I reccommend the MoFro, real coffee in chocolate butter cream frosting...very nice. And you have to get a delicious coffee to go with your cake. The baristas here are awesome, and the lattes are beautiful!

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★★★★★

This place is fantastic all around. I just moved here from NYC, and it's so cool to see a cupcake shop have fun with their cakes! No pre-fab, designer, froo-froo Manhattan cupcakes here. These beauties are frosted like mom did it. You can actually watch people lovingly spread the super tasty, colorful stuff on each delicious little cake. So great. I reccommend the MoFro, real coffee in chocolate butter cream frosting...very nice. And you have to get a delicious coffee to go with your cake. The baristas here are awesome, and the lattes are beautiful!

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I always enjoy visiting Verite Coffee and Cupcake Royale in Ballard. The staff is fun and personable and the cupcakes are DELICIOUS!

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★★★★★

I always enjoy visiting Verite Coffee and Cupcake Royale in Ballard. The staff is fun and personable and the cupcakes are DELICIOUS!

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I simply can not believe that Cupcake Royale has three locations. Their cupcakes are terrible! I am a cupcake lover. I have tried them on three different occasions and was disappointed every time. The cake is very dry and the frosting is disgusting--and isn't that supposed to be the best part?

The fact that they are a niche company in a smaller city (than, say, New York) is the only plausible reason for their success. They call themselves "Seattle's original specialty cupcake bakery." Well, Seattle is the key word there, as the idea is hardly original. There are many specialty cupcake bakeries in New York that have been doing it longer (and MUCH better, I might add) than Cupcake Royale.

I love Seattle, so I find it unfortunate that places like this can thrive here due to the novelty factor and sheer lack of competition. It seems as if Cupcake Royale has put more effort into their Starbucks-ish "cupcake as a lifestyle" theme than their actual product. I want a cupcake, not a bumper sticker. Although the latter might taste better at Cupcake Royale.

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★☆☆☆☆

I simply can not believe that Cupcake Royale has three locations. Their cupcakes are terrible! I am a cupcake lover. I have tried them on three different occasions and was disappointed every time. The cake is very dry and the frosting is disgusting--and isn't that supposed to be the best part?

The fact that they are a niche company in a smaller city (than, say, New York) is the only plausible reason for their success. They call themselves "Seattle's original specialty cupcake bakery." Well, Seattle is the key word there, as the idea is hardly original. There are many specialty cupcake bakeries in New York that have been doing it longer (and MUCH better, I might add) than Cupcake Royale.

I love Seattle, so I find it unfortunate that places like this can thrive here due to the novelty factor and sheer lack of competition. It seems as if Cupcake Royale has put more effort into their Starbucks-ish "cupcake as a lifestyle" theme than their actual product. I want a cupcake, not a bumper sticker. Although the latter might taste better at Cupcake Royale.

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