The Peppered Cupcake
105 S Front St, Wilmington, NC 28401, United States
Review №1

Very light cupcakes of many flavors. Somewhat questionable storage methods as there didn't appear to be refrigeration for some frostings that might need it. But they taste good and aren't overly sweet or filling. Other tasty sweets are sold here.

Review №2

Amazing cupcakes Beautifully decorated and unique flavors. They have taro and avocado for vegans!!They make their cupcakes fresh every day!! My favorite is the Peppered Cupcake. It has a little kick. The coconut , all the coffee and keylime are amazing!

Review №3

The Peppered Cupcake was excellent! This small mom and pop store had a lot of unusual flavors to choose from... i chose the java as well as the mango chili. I have to say, the cake was amazing.... very moist with good flavor. The vanilla cake was lighter than the chocolate cake. Great flavors in the icing and not too sweet. The lady behind the counter was very nice too. I highly recommend!

Review №4

Great little bakery that makes homemade cupcakes. Stopped by to treat myself walking around the downtown area. Small shop with limited seating and no public restrooms but the cupcakes are delicious. Had the Mango-Chili Peppered cupcake; very moist and delicious. Mango flavor definitely there.

Review №5

If you are planning to visit Wilmington, you have to stop by The Peppered Cupcake and get the most fluffy and delicious cupcake in the entire nation (safe to say also the entire world). Thos cupcakes are made with love.This small business has variety of cupcakes, they make fresh frosting everyday. You won't regret it! Just come and enjoy happiness!

Review №6

This review is a bit late, but my girlfriend and I stopped in on New Year's day. This is a must visit establishment along the Wilmington waterfront! The cupcakes are absolutely amazing - you can tell that these are done with love and care. I got the Hot Chocolate one and my girlfriend got a coffee flavored one (Cappuccino maybe?) - both were amazing (but mine was better :-D)! The sitting area is small but insanely cozy and welcoming. Susanne was on duty when we were there - and she was awesome! Took the time to talk to us about each cupcake, the life of the owner, and how they make everything. She was great and so was our experience!

Review №7

Delicious. We took a dozen to a party. They were a big hit!

Review №8

The most moist cake of any I have tried. Most of the cupcakes have cream inside as well as the icing outside.

Review №9

The Pepper cupcake was amazing!Expected sickly sweet cake covered in sugar, reccueved an explosion of taste and flavor too damn good to share with the kids.

Review №10

Interesting flavors. The cupcake was good. I enjoyed the filling inside the cupcake more so than the actual cupcake. The cupcake I had tasted like the outer part was slightly starting to harden. Overall with the filling and customer service it was a nice experience....sorry I wasn't able to respond in a separate response but I had the classic chocolate vanilla cupcake. Overall I enjoyed the cupcake just the outer texture seemed it was slightly started to harden.

Review №11

The best cupcakes around! The! Best! Owner and staff are some of the nicest people you'll ever meet.

Review №12

Stopped in today for the first time. Shared a Creme Brulee and a Chocolate Revelation. Both were very tasty, but the Creme Brulee was my favorite! Limited seating inside and outside. If you are craving something sweet, check them out!

Review №13

Great cupcakes! The coconut is my favorite! Haven't had a bad one yet!

Review №14

These cupcakes were SO TASTY.

Review №15

With an attractive store front and interior, the establishment feels welcoming from the start. The service is friendly and helpful. We came on weekend with a friend and our children. Everyone tried something different and then we shared with each other. Hands down the best tasting cupcakes you will try.

Review №16

Family owned and operated. All their cupcakes are delicious and the owner his family are very sweet and friendly to talk. Makes you feel like your in grandma's kitchen. Smell amazing and very tasty.

Review №17

The cupcakes are phenomenal! Thought I was in heaven when I took the first bite of my bananas foster cupcake. Can't wait to try the rest of these babies.

Review №18

Amazing cupcakes! Never fails to disappoint. We love to stop in and grab a cupcake for a quick dessert. Susie is usually the one behind the counter that helps us out and she is always super friendly, knowledgeable and fast. Adds a touch to downtown Wilmington. They also offer large custom orders for pickup! Recommend TPC for sure! My fav is the cookie butter!

Review №19

THIS PLACE IS AMAZINGLY DELICIOUS . saw the peppered cupcake while walking. I love cupcakes and wanted to try it. I was not disappointed. Line was out the door, you know it's good. The lady behind the counter was so friendly and funny.... really good with kids . It was my birthday, and she put a candle on mine. We ordered taro, berry cream pie, & pecan pie. All of the cakes were different, complimentedeach topping. None of the frostings were hurt your teeth sweet. Perfectly made. I can't wait to come back!!

Review №20

Nice little shop. Yummy Cupcakes

Review №21

The almond joy cupcake was awesome. I'll definitely be going back again.

Review №22

Most amazing cupcakes ever! So glad we stumbled upon this place.

Review №23

Absurdly delicious cupcakes (Banana pudding cupcake?!?!! yum!!) and exceptional customer service. Lovely little shop! Worth the calories :)

Review №24

Amazing cupcakes, get the Banana Cream, a little spendy but so worth it as these are sinful and delicious. Small, quaint and super friendly. We will be going back literally every trip to Wilmington.

Review №25

Delicious cupcakes, friendly staff, awesome decor!

Review №26

The best gluten free cupcakes I've ever had in my life. Each one was like a delicate little masterpiece.

Review №27

Literally a life-changing experience! Mmmm never had a cupcake so good in my life. In town from Florida for two days, we even went to both locations. Taking 4 more home with us!

Review №28

Wow! Best cupcakes I have had in years!I had Taro and my husband had Creme Brûlée. Yum!

Review №29

We stumbled upon this place on our walk back to the hotel. BEST thing to happen to us all day! Since I consider myself a cupcake “snob,” I'll just say this...these were possibly the best cupcakes I've ever had! I'm truly humbled, but SAD they don't have a location in Nashville, TN! Try the banana pudding and the black velvet; they are perfection! Way to go, Peppered Cupcake! You've raised the bar for sure!

Review №30

This little bakery was amazing! The cupcakes are light, fluffy and the inside was perfect! We got 4 and wanted to go back the next day but ran out of time! I would definitely recommend the chocolate! It was really good! Thank you for an awesome cupcake experience!!

Review №31

Best cupcake shop we've ever ate at. The batter and frosting is not overly sweet and the staff service was prompt and courteous.

Review №32

OMG! What an amazing cupcake! The biggest issue is choosing the right cupcake, so the goal is to try them all! The cupcakes are unique, flavorful and fresh and the buttercream icing melts in your mouth!

Review №33

Honestly did not believe the cupcakes here would blow me away like they did. If you are visiting Wilmington or live here and haven't stopped by this place you should.

Review №34

Stopped in just to take a look and left with a bunch of assorted cupcakes. They were all delicious but the salted caramel and hot chocolate were outstanding!

Review №35

By far, the best cupcake if ever had!

Review №36

I have never had such a great cupcake. Stayed in Downtown Wilmington. Went by every day to try different kinds.

Review №37

Delicious cupcakes! Not too anything. Just perfect!

Review №38

Super nice little gourmet cupcake shop in the heart of historic Wilmington NC. The owner/ operator was super friendly and helpful. The cupcakes were incredible best I have ever had. I will be going back to this wonderful quaint shop time and time again. Little tip if you go everybody get something different and share great sampler for the whole family.

Review №39

Loved this place. I Emily don't eat frosting, but the frosting on the cupcakes was standing. The cupcakes were nice and moist I love the different varieties of cupcakes they offer. Look forward in visiting again.

Review №40

Friendly folks, creative and delicious cupcakes. I can't choose a favorite.Who can be sad while holding a cupcake? Happiness in a little paper wrapper. Worth every calorie!

Review №41

There were a few Gluten free options which made our visit a huge plus. Our group really enjoyed the fresh flavorful cupcakes. We will go back again

Review №42

Best cupcakes ever! Chocolate revelation is life changing!!

Review №43

Best cupcake I've ever tasted! It's hard to say which kind is my favorite, because they're all so yummy. We frequent both locations and have received excellent service each time. Tabitha, Shannon, and their friendly crew are very kind to us and treat us like family. We enjoy discovering new flavors and hearing the background of their creation. I would give them more stars if possible and recommend them to all cupcake lovers. They sure do know how to cupcake!

Review №44

What's not to love about high-speed cupcakes and nice people selling them??

Review №45

Omg! If I lived closer my diet would be in trouble! So so good!

Review №46

Yum! Our favorite cupcakes. I just don't believe that there are enough adjectives in the English language to describe the cupcakes. My best advice is to get all the flavors that you want, take a bite if each and enjoy the rest later. They are delicious!

Review №47

Best cupcakes. Unusual flavors, moist cake and not overly sweet icing!

Review №48

These cupcakes are some of the best we've ever had. We love cupcakes with icing in the middle!Try the Italian cream or the caramel macchiato, you'll be glad you did.

Review №49

Great place to satisfy your sweet tooth!

Review №50

Great cupcakes! The spicy/savory flavors are an interesting twist. They are not too expensive as far as cupcakes shops go. The owners are nice and friendly.There is very limited seating.

Review №51

Amazing! Thank you

Review №52

Friendly helpful service! Plus, gluten-free and vegan options on top of a decent line up of beautifully decorated, delicious cupcakes!! Will definitely be back!!

Review №53

My second time here, I really love these cupcakes

Review №54

Banana Pudding was excellent

Review №55

The motto doesn't lie, it IS an experience. Truly like nothing you have ever tasted!!

Review №56

Loved the personal experience. The cupcakes were wonderful! She also offers vegn type. Loved it!!!

Review №57

The peppered cupcake provided cupcakes for my wedding! They were absolutely delicious!

Review №58

Caramel Macchiato might have been the best cupcake I've ever had. I don't eat a lot of sweets, but I had a really rough week and swerved last minute into the parking lot on a whim. Sometimes, something really good makes everything a little better. Thank you! It was delicious!!

Review №59

The cupcakes are outstanding. Unfortunately the girl working there at the time was a bit of a drip.

Review №60

These ladies are simply amazing! The flavors are unique, interesting, and the cupcakes taste spectacular! They have a "no compromises" approach to baking their goodies and it shines through when you taste their little cakes of wonderfulness.

Review №61

Good cupcakes, fair prices considering these are hand-made upon ordering.

Review №62

I've been in the mood for a cupcake for a couple of weeks and just wanted one. I drove by the Racine location and noticed this place for the first time in the many years I have driven through. I turned around and stopped in, I'm so glad I did. The unique variety of flavors made it difficult for me to choose, needless to say I bought three different flavors. These cupcakes were amazing, they were not overly sweet. Yes, i did share! I am definitely going to make a return trip and try other flavors so long as I can stay with my workout routine so my figure doesn't suffer from these amazing cupcakes.

Review №63

What's not to like about a darn good cupcake.

Review №64

Simply put YUM. Not your run of the mill cupcakes.

Review №65

Best cupcakes in WILMINGTON, NC!! Cannot wait until my next visit!

Review №66

The Peppered Cupcake made our girls weekend that much sweeter!! Amazing cupcakes, amazing people.

Review №67

I am a cupcake fanatic and this place blew me away. Absolutely delicious!!! Perfect amount of sweetness, definitely not overbearing and the bread was so moist. So happy to be living in NC for a while so I can keep enjoying this place!

Review №68

Loved this little spot. I have a place in my heart for cupcakes and this place really gets that. Amazing flavors and such a personalized touch in every bite! If every traveling through Wilmington again, I will definitely be back!

Review №69

Cupcakes were good not great, but super expensive and when we asked server to put on clothes he said I washed my hands and then touched register and stick hand in bacon. Won't go back

Review №70

My wife & I found The Peppered Cupcake during our previous visit to Wilmington three years ago, & we loved it so much that it was our first stop when we got to town this year (even before The Fortunate Glass!). Noted reviews expressing concerns about the size of the cupcakes - not sure what would satisfy those individuals as these are just a bit smaller than a softball. During our three day stay, we "limited" ourselves to four visits, trying as many varieties as we could. Each & every one was fresh, delicious & artfully presented. The owner (Tabitha) truly enjoys what she does, & it comes through in her cupcakes. Highly recommended.

Review №71

These cupcakes are ok. They have three base cake flavors devils food (ok), brownie (bland and doughy) and yellow cake (dry). We tried all three bases and several different frostings (Tarro, salted caramel, key lime (the only one we ate most of) creme brûlée, and chocolate. None of them were great. Even my children wouldn't finish them. They have a bizarre board inside telling you just how much they are not trying to impress you (especially if you're a foodie lol) and why they are great. It's basically not great cupcakes served with an attitude. Skip it. There are better bakeries on Front St

Review №72

We stopped in Friday afternoon Memorial Day weekend. I had the strawberita cupcake (not nearly as pretty as the one they show on their website incidentally; definitely much less effort put in). Unfortunately the cupcake was dry and bland. The icing had really no flavor to it either but had a very lardy aftertaste. Definitely no way anybody folded any pureed strawberries into that icing. My friend ordered the crème brûlée cupcake and was not impressed either pointing out lack of much flavor. We really wanted to like these as this place came recommended by the waitstaff at the Fork & Cork (which I would definitely recommend). For $4.55 each I was definitely disappointed and cannot recommend. This was a bust.

Review №73

Definitely a must go to place

Review №74

Amazing cupcake!! So many delicious ones to choose from. Adorable shop and warm staff.

Review №75

They have great cupcakes and they even have vegan cupcakes.

Review №76

Delicious! Interesting flavors and fun options. The server cut 3 different cupcakes into pieces which our party of 6 enjoyed in the store. The frosting and cake are equally yummy!

Review №77

What can I say about this place? These are by far the most delectable cupcakes I have ever had the privilege of eatting. I mean WOW. The owners and staff are absolutely amazing and make the goods in house. I cannot say enough good things about these people and what they do. The only downside is that you should expect to gain 20lbs from overindulging. Other than that, top notch baked goods and staff. Great job.

Review №78

Delicious cupcakes and we'll worth a stop. Mine was warmed up and wonderful.

Review №79

Honestly one of the biggest reasons I chose Wilmington as a vacation spot. THE best cupcakes I've ever had, and it has been consistent for years.

Review №80

A cute, friendly shop filled with deliciousness! Can't wait to have another treat the next time I'm in town.

Review №81

Some of the best cupcakes, I've ever had. My daughter who is vegan feels the same.

Review №82

Pricey but Great cupcakes.

Review №83

So so so good!!! Got the blackberry and fennel cupcake - it was warm with a delicious filling inside. My boyfriend got the caramel macchiato... wish we had room for more!!!

Review №84

These folks know cupcakes. My wife and I ventured into their shop expecting to get another average, run of the mill cupcake. What we received was four of the finest cupcakes we have ever tasted. The flavors packed into each cake are sublime, tickling fond childhood memories as they ignite the tastebuds into a dance of joy. Maybe I'm getting carried away here, but not really. They are that good. We will be back, and we are bringing others with us.

Review №85

My son and I stumbled upon this place on accident and I am sure glad we did. This place has the best cupcakes I have ever tasted and the people are just as sweet. if you are over here on front street and craving something sweet I recommend you stop on by!

Review №86

The plum jalapeño cupcake really was great! Not really spicy, but a little bit of heat. We also tried the Taro, which had nice flavor. Overall a very cute bakery. A little cramped with multiple customers though.

Review №87

Great cupcakes. Creative choices. They finish the toppings when you order. Very fresh and unique.

Review №88

Wow! Great experience, great people, amazing cupcakes. A must!

Review №89

Excellent cupcake and friendly service! We will be back the next time we are in town! Yum!!

Review №90

To die for! OMG never dreamed a cupcake would taste this good

Review №91

First visit and will not be my last. A wide variety and each topped off with a special topping after you order. Trust the arrow. Ask when you get there.

Review №92

Visited this shop on a drizzly Sunday night. We brought home vanilla caramel and banana pudding cupcakes which were outstanding and made us wish we'd gotten six. Stop by this gem of a shop where your cupcake is frosted to order for a treat that will leave you wanting more!

Review №93

Good fresh made cupcakes, baked in the shop

Review №94

I am an event planner and I just love this place!!! Unbelievable customer service and hands down the very best cupcakes in this town and really that I've ever had. Not to sweet but certainly a decadent experience. My clients are always so happy with their product and I cant say enough about how easy they are to work with and how nice they are! You will love them also!

Review №95

Knowledgeable counter assistant. Cakes are beautiful and so delicious!

Review №96

Excellent cupcakes. Great service!

Review №97

Delicious specialty cupcakes. Unusual flavors but all are great! The staff (usually only one person working, two during busy times) are very interested in making sure that you have a great experience.

Review №98

I got the devil's vanilla cupcake and it was probably my the best cupcake I've ever had.

Review №99

Great place to take a break in town. Tasty pastry

Review №100

Best cupcakes in Wilmington.

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4.9 Rating
  • Address:105 S Front St, Wilmington, NC 28401, United States
  • Site:
  • Phone:+1 910-399-1088
  • Cupcake shop
  • Bakery
  • Cafe
  • Dessert shop
Working hours
  • Monday:11AM–7PM
  • Tuesday:11AM–7PM
  • Wednesday:11AM–7PM
  • Thursday:Closed
  • Friday:Closed
  • Saturday:11AM–7PM
  • Sunday:11AM–7PM
Service options
  • In-store pickup:Yes
  • Delivery:No
  • Dine-in:No
  • Wheelchair accessible entrance:Yes
  • Quick visit:Yes
  • NFC mobile payments:Yes
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