Kara’s Cupcakes Walnt Creek / San Jose CA Cupcake Wars Contestants

One of the most popular Walnut Creek bakeries is Kara's Cupcakes, which has garnered fame not only throughout the city and state but the country. One thing that's quite appealing about the shop is its vibrant and upbeat interior, which is both modern and inviting. The attractive appearance of the shop carries over to the bakery's packaging, which gives it a truly professional look from a Walnut Creek CA Cupcake Wars contestant.

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Kara's Cupcakes Walnut Creek CA was founded by Kara Lind, who started the company with just one location. Now there are several Kara's Cupcake stores around the area as well as a fleet of cupcake vans. Part of the popularity of the shop is due to the charisma of the bakery chain's owner, which was put on display when she competed on the television program Cupcake Wars.


Kara's Cupcakes appeared on the Food Network show in 2010 on the episode titled "Good Cause Cupcakes". The bakery's team competed not only for the top cash prize, but to win the chance to have their cupcakes put on display at a prestigious charity event. Though the bakery didn't win the competition, that didn't stop it from going on to become hugely successful.

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Kara's Cupcakes menu has a wide variety of great flavors, and there are both regular flavors as well as seasonal ones that rotate out during the year. Depending on the holiday or special event coming up, sometimes Kara's Cupcakes debuts a limited edition flavor. Meyer Lemony Lemon is a standard flavor that's made of vanilla cake with lemon filling and lemon buttercream frosting. The combo of sweet vanilla sugar and tart lemon is a classic that this bakery does beautifully. Those who enjoy fruit flavored cupcakes should also try the banana, which has banana flavored cake with cream cheese frosting -- it's similar to the taste of carrot cake, just with banana and no nuts or raisins.

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Another excellent cupcake available at Kara's Cupcakes Walnut Creek CA is Sweet Smores, which is comprised of chocolate cake with a graham cracker "crust" and toasted marshmallow frosting. Eating this treat is like having a decadent smore in a convenient cupcake form -- it truly has all of the flavors of the traditional dessert. Those who want a more adventurous flavor should consider the Passionfruit cupcake from this bakery. It has vanilla cake, passion fruit flavored filling, and vanilla buttercream frosting. You wouldn't think that mixing vanilla and passionfruit would be so extraordinary, but it really is. The Java cupcake, with chocolate cake and espresso buttercream, is also a winner.


On the surface Kara's Cupcakes prices may seem a bit high, but they're in alignment with other gourmet Walnut Creek bakeries. The quality of ingredients makes Kara's Cupcakes prices well worth it, and cupcakes aren't the only awesome sweets sold there. Kara's Cupcakes menu also includes gluten free treats, cakes, ice cream, cookies, and drinks. Caramel sauce, hot cocoa mixes, handmade marshmallows, and caramel popcorn are just some of the other types of confections available at the shop and its website. 

Kara's Cupcakes

1388 N. Main St

Walnut Creek, California 94596
United States