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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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105 S Front St, Wilmington, NC 28401-4453
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So me and my family decided to roam around Wilmington with no real plans to go anywhere. My wife was craving something sweet and we just happened to be standing in front of this place. We got a few cupcakes for us and our family....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Billy P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by with a large group of friends after dinner at Rebellion. We headed to the Peppered Cupcake because we knew their other location keeps gluten free cupcakes in the freezer and then iced them for you when ordered. This location does not do...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 853maryfrancesm
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

While it’s not my favorite cupcake shop, it’s a cute little place.... More like a coffee shop where you can buy cupcakes & sit around & chit chat. I tried the salted caramel & the banana’s fosters one, while each of them were tasty in...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank lafondaw2015
Reviewed 7 November 2018

The very best! These cupcakes are delicious! They offer seasonal cupcakes and their trademark cupcakes year round. They do offer vegan as well. And the owners are good people too! Support them! Check their website for location and days for gluten free and vegan varieties....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank KAM83802
Reviewed 12 October 2018

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!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank L6817YRsusanp
Reviewed 8 October 2018

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

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank sulemaorr
Reviewed 7 October 2018 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

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank KarlHQuin
Tabitha M, Owner at The Peppered Cupcake, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2018

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

Date of visit: September 2018
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

Date of visit: August 2018
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

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank BLD14
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Restaurant Details

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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
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Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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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