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The Peppered Cupcake

105 S Front St, Wilmington, NC 28401-4453
+1 910-399-1088
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  • Excellent87%
  • Very good9%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“cupcakes” (326 reviews)
“banana pudding” (22 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 21:00 Hours
American, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
105 S Front St, Wilmington, NC 28401-4453
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Reviewed 6 days ago

After reading about The Peppered Cupcake in Southern Living, our book club had to make a stop! We each selected a cupcake, divided them and all 6 of us had bites. DELICIOUS!

Thank Susan P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went in and could not decide because there were so many choices..we tried four different ones and were not disappointed. We have several kinds of cupcake places here in Texas, but this one topped all of them..moistness was to perfection and the flavors were...More

Thank sulemaorr
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I got a jabañero cupcake and my friends got two other cupcakes which I tried. The frosting tastes old and the cake is oily. I've tried cheaper priced cupcakes at Georgetown Cupcake and Magnolia Bakery that tastes infinitely better. This is a garbage place.More

Thank KarlHQuin
Tabitha M, Owner at The Peppered Cupcake, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Karl! We didn't get to be featured in Southern Livings Magazine for "The Souths Best Bakeries" this October 2018 by being garbage. We didn't get to be the best bakery, cupcakes and desserts according to TripAdvisor, Yelp and Google by being garbage. I can...More

Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

We first came across the Peppered Cupcake in 2017 when we stopped in Wilmington on the way to an annual family beach trip to Ocean Isle (from Maryland). It is the cutest little shop and the owners are so friendly and welcoming. The cupcakes are...More

Thank Ericaivy
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

We sought out this place exclusively because they advertised “gluten free options”. After getting through the line that was almost out the door, the two women manning the counter told us that they had no gluten free options for purchase and that they are available...More

Thank agolfingtripper
Tabitha M, Owner at The Peppered Cupcake, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2018

Boy, you couldn't sleep after TripAdvisor removed your first posting. "Agolfingtripper", TripAdvisor removed your post the first time because you did not actually "experience" or "purchase" our product at either of our stores nor was it a rude experience. In my initial response to your...More

Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Very tasty and interesting cupcakes Some are not too sweet which we like Picked up two dozen for a company meeting and were a big hit. A bit pricey though

Thank BLD14
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Great tasting cupcakes with a very good selection. They are a bit on the pricey side but well worth it.

Thank jsimmonsrt
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

One of my favs when she was in Kinston. So glad to have found them again. So worth the money. Yummy recipes! Even if the description sounds different try it anyway. You will love it.

Thank TheTravelingKris
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Wish I could give this place higher than a 5 for review! Every cupcake is homemade! The icing is pure butter! Wow the taste gave me my ZING for cupcakes! I am in love ❤! You could tell they spared no expense on flavor or...More

Thank springflutterby
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

From the moment you walk in the door, the smell of freshly baked cupcakes let you know that you have made the right choice for your dessert. Many flavors yo choose from, best to get two, one for now and one for later.

Thank constrife
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3 July 2018|
Response from Juci65 | Reviewed this property |
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No it a gourmet cupcake spot.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$4
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 105 S Front St, Wilmington, NC 28401-4453
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Wilmington
  • Phone Number: +1 910-399-1088
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The Peppered Cupcake is a gourmet cupcakery with 2 locations in the Wilmington vicinity. 260 Racine Dr., Ste 7 & downtown 105 S. Front St. Our mission is to provide even the most sophisticated palette with creative, exciting, irresistible, gourmet cupcakes that will give a whole new twist to the cupcake concept. Each of our gourmet cupcake recipes are baked fresh & from scratch daily using fresh ingredients. Off the hook! Our slogan is what inspires us to think outside of the box when it comes to our next creation. We are constantly inventing and reinventing our recipes to please our sophisticated Foodies. Our cupcakes are unique combinations inspired by some of our favorite dishes. Some sweet, some savory, some a combination of both. Southern influences have also made an impact by incorporating a Southern flare into some of our cupcakes such as the Sweet Tater & Molasses with pork cracklings. We also use liquors and liqueurs & sometimes they make it into the cakes;) Need we say more?
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