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Smallcakes of Destin

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Smallcakes of Destin: The Emerald Coast's Most Beautiful And Delicious Cupcakes
Local Expert's Rating:
4.5 / 5
The Bottom Line:

Smallcakes of Destin serves a variety of delicious cupcakes, as well as tasty cookies and brownies that will easily satisfy your sweet tooth. You'll be just as impressed by the appearance of your dessert as you are with its flavor; attention to detail is a big deal at this acclaimed cupcakery.

- The FloridaPanhandle.com Local Expert Team

Elevate your cupcake game at Smallcakes of Destin, which serves some of the Emerald Coast’s most memorable desserts. If the Smallcakes name is already familiar, it’s likely because you’ve spotted the cupcakery on the Food Network. Otherwise, its reputation extends beyond its television appearances, with locals and vacationers alike raving about the delicious treats found there.

Smallcakes offers a variety of custom options for those who order in advance. In a pinch, however, you can’t go wrong with the shop’s signature flavors, which are consistently available.

If you prefer simple but delicious cupcakes, you’ll enjoy the straightforward vanilla options topped with delectable buttercream frosting. If you’re feeling more adventurous, however, you’ll likely gravitate towards one of the cupcakery’s many ambitious flavors, which feature everything from peanut butter cream cheese to crushed pecans. This is your opportunity to go all out, so don’t hesitate to try something beyond your dessert comfort zone. You just might be surprised by how much you enjoy the cupcakes you’d ordinarily hesitate to order.

If gluten sensitivity tends to limit your access to delicious desserts, you’re in luck: Smallcakes offers several gluten-conscious options. These cost more than standard cupcakes and are best ordered in advance, but they should do the trick if you crave an indulgent dessert and hope to avoid gluten. 

Despite its status as a cupcakery, Smallcakes offers a small selection of other desserts. The shop creates custom cakes for weddings and other special events. When you visit, you may also encounter brownies, cookies, or even cookie sandwiches featuring layers of buttercream frosting or cream cheese. If you’re like most visitors, however, you’ll be instantly drawn to the cupcake selection, which will exceed all expectations.

A few of our favorite menu items include the following:

Pink Vanilla
Simple and aesthetically pleasing, this straightforward option provides everything you need in a cupcake. Its vanilla bean cake is perfectly sweet, as is the signature pink buttercream frosting. Pink sugar sprinkles complete the look. 

Chocoholic
If you love all things chocolate, you’ll be pleased by this cupcake, which will easily satisfy your most urgent cravings. It consists of chocolate cake with a drizzle of equally chocolatey buttercream. Abundant chocolate chips add both flair and flavor. 

Lemon Drop
Few cupcakes are as refreshing as this option, which features lemon filling, a lemon cake flavor, and lemon buttercream on top. If that’s somehow not enough lemon for you, don’t worry; this cupcake is also topped with a dollop of the delectable lemon filling that you’ll also find inside. 

Peanut Butter Cup
The ultimate in dessert decadence, this cupcake encourages you to indulge. Featuring chocolate cake and peanut butter cream cheese, it is topped with a mini peanut butter cup.

Wedding Cake
Relive the glory of your nuptials with a cupcake reminiscent of your big day’s most iconic dessert. This memorable cupcake features almond cake and almond buttercream, which are beautifully decorated with white sugar pearls. 

No matter your idea of the perfect cupcake, you’ll have no trouble finding it at Smallcakes of Destin. Stop in to indulge in a sweet treat that’s sure to put a smile on your face.

Insider Tips:
– In addition to its signature cupcakes, Smallcakes of Destin offers multiple flavors of the month. These are typically themed based on the current season, with the shop’s autumn and holiday cupcakes proving particularly impressive. Keep an eye on the Smallcakes website to determine each day’s special flavors; the cupcake you crave today may be gone tomorrow.
– If you plan on bringing cupcakes to a special event, be sure to order in advance. Pre-ordering is easy but should generally be completed at least one day prior to pickup. If you call to place your order, you will be patiently talked through the myriad of options.