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ATLANTA, Ga. – This week, Dinners on a Dime features the best in local cupcake bakeries. Every Tuesday Where U Live chooses four favorite eats in your area for you to take your family and friends for a fabulous meal for a price that’s economically feasible in today’s economy.

Described as one of the premier cupcakery in Atlanta, CamiCakes “specializes in gourmet cupcakes for Atlantan’s to enjoy for every occasion. The bakery offers an array of cupcakes like the Lemon Drop, Sweet Potato, Strawberries and Cream and the CinnaSwirl. The shop isn’t open on Sunday’s and sometimes they offer half-price cupcakes on Saturday, in order to sellout. All cupcakes are baked fresh, daily. And this shop has locations in Jacksonville and Tinseltown, Florida. CamiCakes is located at 2221 Peachtree Road in Atlanta.

Tucked away in Milton, Jilly’s Cupcakery is a family owned cupcake bakery which offers cupcakes for every occasion. Baking is something owner Jill always did with her mother so when she decided to open Jilly’s, it was “all hands on deck”. The shop offers cupcake varieties like Hummingbird, Salted Caramel, Red Velvet and Carrot. Jilly’s is located at 12850 Highway 9 in Alpharetta.

Kelly Kakes is self-described as “a delightful custom cake experience” but past customers describe them as “just plain good”. The bakery, which is famous for “fun and funky” custom made cakes, offers cupcake flavors like peanut butter, caramel apple spice and vanilla. They ask for a three day notice however, sometimes there is the random dozen cupcakes hanging out in the bakery. The bakery is located 953 Canton Street in Roswell.

The Little Cake Bakery has the slogan “Let them eat cupcakes” and every visitor, to this bakery, almost always wants to do just that. The bakery bakes their cupcakes daily using top quality ingredients. They are modeled after a French patisserie and their treats will make you go “Viola!” The bakery is open Monday through Saturday and daily they offer their signature Marie Antoinette cupcake, some others are only available on certain days. The bakery is located at 3792 Roswell Road in Atlanta.

The so-called original cupcakery, Atlanta Cupcake Factory, is “a small, family owned and operated bakery dedicated to handcrafted, small batch wholesome baking”. The cupcakery is open every day except Monday and they stay open daily, until they sell out. The bakery offers flavors like Chocolate, Red Velvet, Key lime and Fresh Strawberry. The bakery is located at 624 North Highland Avenue in Atlanta.

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Gigi’s Cupcakes is a franchised cupcake restaurant which prides itself on baking the “most delicious cupcakes each day”. The bakery bakes wedding cakes, custom birthday cupcakes and cupcakes for parties. The cupcakery offers an array of different flavors of cupcakes and for icing lovers, they are chock full of it. There are a number of locations, visit them online at Gigi’s Cupcakes.

Gourmet cupcake company, Lenox Cupcakes is a retail bakery located on the second floor of Phipps Plaza in Buckhead. The cupcakes are baked fresh daily from scratch on site and bakers only use the “freshest of ingredients”. The bakery offers flavors like the Chocolate Whisper, Coco-Nut and Strawberry Swirl. The bakery is located at 3500 Peachtree Road in Atlanta.

Sugar Cakes Patisserie, has been “wowing” residents and visitors on the Marietta Square for years. The Sugar Cakes Patisserie is quickly making a name for itself; it offers a wide variety of specialties that include custom cakes, cupcakes and pastries. The restaurant is located 101 North Park Square in Marietta.

 Miss Mamie’s Cupcakes, Cakes and Such is located in Marietta and it routinely churns out exciting and tasty cupcakes daily. The restaurant offers moist and delicious cupcakes topped with smooth icing. The bakery features flavors like Carrot, Devil’s Food and S’more cupcake. The shop is located at 156 Roswell Street in Marietta.

The Silver Lining Cupcake Company in Athens is the conception of Haley Cabe and Patrick Harrigan who met in the spring of 2009 and loved to bake and decorate cakes during their spare time. The restaurants offer cupcakes with flavors like Peach Bellini, Pink Champagne and the Scarlett. The Silver Lining Cupcake Company is located at 1075 Baxter Street in Athens.

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Popular Cake Bites in Athens serves up mini cakes and tells their patrons to “live life to the sweetest…” They carry a number of cupcake varieties and only ask that customers order cupcakes, at least, 24 hours in advance. The bakery offers flavors like Plain Jane, Pretty in Pink and Almond Amaretto. This bakery also features Cake Pops, the newest version of cupcake offerings. They’re located at 147 Winter Hill Drive in Athens.

The Pink Pastry Parlor in Norcross is known for their hearty cupcakes like the Mississippi Mud, Banana Pudding and Butterfinger cupcakes. Guests really like their cupcakes; the bakery is described as having “no bad eggs in the bunch”. The cakes are pretty fresh considering they’re baked daily. The bakery is located at 6385 Spaulding Drive in Norcross.

The Belly General Store offers, a lot, more than cupcakes but their cupcakes deserve an honorable mention. Some think the cake can be a bit dry however most people are pretty pleased. The general store has pretty basic offerings. Check them out at 772 North Highland Avenue.

Could 9 Bakery in Roswell has a list of pretty basic offerings; however, they offer the goodness of home-cooked pastries which keep people coming back for more. This cupcakery which was opened with a grant from Google offers flavors like Key Lime, Pina Colada and Strawberry. Stop in to check out the offerings; they’re located at 1195 Woodstock Road in Roswell.

Be sure to log on next Tuesday, we’ll share our picks for “Best Korean BBQ”.