For the latter part of this week, we had our own version of Cupcake Wars going on in a . After earlier in the week, five businesses were contending for the honor but two recently opened bakeries quickly jumped out in a race for first: and .
In the end, Sweetie's was able to pull ahead, garnering 92 of the 206 votes cast (44 percent). Little Sister's wasn't far behind, earning 75 votes (36 percent). Also nominated were (27 votes, 13 percent), (seven votes, three percent) and (five votes, two percent).
The pink-framed cafe on Bank Street opened last year and is hard to miss. Their website declares that the baked goods are made with butter and other quality ingredients and never any "preservatives or any of those weird ingredients listed on nutrition labels that you can't pronounce." They also offer sandwiches, salads, and Italian pasta dishes on Sunday like grandma used to make.
"Sweetie's on Bank Street is the best," commented reader Pat Sullivan. "I travel from the Hartford area to get cupcakes as well as macaroons. I have yet to have a cupcake from Sweetie's that was not 'Out of this world.'"
Congratulations to Sweetie's and all the nominees!