Saturday, December 18, 2010

Lehigh Valley Cupcake Watch

Seems like I have a lot of cupcake news to share lately.

Recently, I was working on the March Style column (on Bethlehem - FINALLY!) and wanted to talk about cupcakes in Bethlehem. In New York City, tourists and locals alike line up around the block for a cupcake from Magnolia Bakery. A visit to Washington, DC, isn’t complete without a visit to Cakelove on U Street with my friend Holly.
In the Lehigh Valley, Bethlehem’s quirky gift and furniture gallery Home and Planet (25 E. Third St.) now hosts to the region’s first cupcakery, Sugarmama’s Cupcakes. Visitors can pick up a ‘cake inside the store on weekends, and place special orders anytime. There are new flavors every weekend: recent flavors included peanut butter & jelly, chocolate candy cane, coconut snowball, chocolate orange, cinnamon pumpkin and chocolate butterfinger (YUM).

Bethlehem’s own Vegan Treats makes baked goods that will make a believer out of even the most serious carnivore – and their desserts are sold all over New York, Philadelphia and Washington, DC, too (ironically, even at Busboys and Poets, just around the corner from Cakelove!).


  1. I had no idea Home and Planet had a "cupcakery!" I wanted cupcakes the other day at work, so I went to Vegan Treats, but a run to H&P would have been much closer. Thanks for the tip!

  2. Yummy! I keep hearing wonderful things about Home and Planet. Guess I'll have to make a stop there soon! :)

  3. Anonymous10/03/2011

    Hey! Don't forget about Lehigh Valley Cupcakes! They've been around since 2009. You can find them at the PPL Grower's Market during the summer, or Martini's and Manicures at the Allentown Brew Works once a month. They do mostly catering right now but hopefully will be in a location soon!!!The woman who bakes the cupcakes is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, and a Lehigh Valley transplant! Check them out at