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Nashville's 3 best spots to score cupcakes on a budget

By Hoodline - Published on January 16, 2020.
The Cupcake Collection | Photo: Karri B./Yelp

Craving cupcakes?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable cupcake spots in Nashville, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to fulfill your urges.

1. The Cupcake Collection

Photo: jeremy c./Yelp

Topping the list is The Cupcake Collection. Located at 1213 Sixth Ave. North in Germantown, the bakery, which offers cupcakes and more, is the highest-rated cheap cupcake spot in Nashville, boasting 4.5 stars out of 303 reviews on Yelp. 

The site can tell you a thing or two more about The Cupcake Collection.

"The Cupcake Collection is operated from the Francois family home in Historic Germantown," according to the history section of the business's Yelp profile. "Using only fresh ingredients like real butter, cream, and sugar, we bake cupcakes fresh daily from scratch minus unnecessary artificiality."

Furthermore, we found this about the business's signature items: "Home of the Sweet Potato Cupcake, Ranked No. 8 Cupcake Shop in the US," it notes on Yelp in the section highlighting specialties. "At The Cupcake Collection, our cupcakes taste homemade because they are. For over 10 years we have been creating award-winning cupcakes like sweet potato, red velvet and blackout (just to name a few), as a family locally and nationally."

2. Sweet 16th Bakery

Photo: ann w./Yelp

Next up is Lockeland Springs's Sweet 16th Bakery, situated at 311 N. 16th St. With 4.5 stars out of 156 reviews on Yelp, the bakery and cafe, which offers cupcakes and more, has proven to be a local favorite for those looking for a low-priced option. 

We looked there for more about Sweet 16th Bakery.

"Sweet 16th - A Bakery features a wide variety of sweet and savory items baked fresh daily in East Nashville," it writes on Yelp in the section highlighting specialties. "We offer whole cakes, whole tarts, cupcakes and other items which are baked to order and require a minimum two full business day advance notice. All of our savory items are vegetarian."

3. Nashville Sweets

Photo: karen s./Yelp

Historic Edgefield's Nashville Sweets, located at 803 Woodland St., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the inexpensive bakery, which offers desserts, cupcakes and more, 4.5 stars out of 52 reviews. 

Regarding signature items, "Nashville Sweets is a local boutique bakery based in East Nashville specializing in hand crafted cake pops, cakes, cupcakes, cookies, French macarons and other mini desserts for weddings, special occasions, corporate gifts and custom orders," it notes on Yelp in the section highlighting specialties. "Irresistible dessert spreads and lots of smiles deck the shop daily awaiting your arrival."


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