At last! Cherry Bomb Bakery, located in the heart of Brighton Center, is the first dedicated cupcake bakery (cupcakery?) on my quest! As such, I plan on returning to get a better feel for the ambiance. On this trip, though, Joy was live-parked at a bus stop out front, so it was more of a run-in-run-out operation so as not to get honked at by the next MBTA bus to arrive.
This visit was a couple weeks ago, not long after Cherry Bomb opened up, so there were still a few kinks to work out. On a return visit, I'll let you know if things are better. When I went there, they didn't have $1s and either didn't have or had run out of proper cupcake packaging: my three cupcakes were unceremoniously dumped together in a brown paper lunch bag, falling into each other and mingling frosting a bit.
|Photo by Joy Uyeno. Though mostly unscathed, the cupcakes did swap a bit of frosting.|
The Verdict: Cherry Bomb Bakery definitely has potential. I'll update this post after a return visit. I'm planning on trying Double Chocolate with Chocolate-Covered Bacon, Lemon Snap, and Smores.