Have a sweet tooth? Planning a shower or birthday party soon? Cupcakes are a delicious treat, and you don't have to bake them yourself. Here are some of the Upstate's best options for store-bought cupcakes.

Cakehead Bakery  

Considered by many locals to have the best cupcake in Spartanburg, you’ll find Cakehead Baker inside The Little River Coffee bar in downtown Spartanburg. (Note: closed on Sundays.) 188 W. Main St., Spartanburg.

Gigi’s Cupcakes

Serving the Greer and Eastside, Gigi’s offers a wide variety of flavors daily with a mountain of frosting. 3730 Pelham Rd, Greenville.

Chocolate Moose Bakery & Café

Have a coffee and glance through a book by a local author at the Chocolate Moose located inside M. Judson Books in downtown Greenville. Other fun goodies include cake pops and pimiento cheese.


For decades, Strossner’s has been a favorite destination for cakes. In addition to cupcakes, Strossner’s features other baked goods such as full-sized cakes, pastries and bread. Grab a salad in the café for an outdoor lunch to offset the guilt of sweets. Or just go for it, and have the quiche! 21 Roper Mountain Road, Greenville.

The Bakery Off Augusta

Also commonly called the Swiss Bakery because of the Swiss flag on the sign, this cake shop has instantly established itself as a Greenville institution. (Of if you’re gluten-free, try their top-selling chewy chocolate cookie.) 11 Sevier St.

Bonus: Buttercream Bakehouse

Just outside of downtown, you can grab a cupcake, muffin or any of your favorite baked goods with a cup of coffee at Buttercream Bakehouse. 801 Buncombe St., Greenville.

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