Serving Tampa, FL, St. Petersburg Hillsborough County And Surrounding Areas
“Some may say I am a cupcake addict, but I am an...extreme connoisseur and appreciate the fine art of cupcakes. I bake them, I decorate them, I eat them, I find new places to taste everywhere I go. After a big handful of cupcakeries, I have to say this is in the top 2 best. This is most certainly, the best in Tampa Bay, and beyond!
I have tried the Champagne Pear Bellini, the Cookie Dough, the Death By Chocolate, Tiramasu, Strawberry Shortcake and the Peanut Butter cupcake. I can say all of these are different, but all so wonderful. Elegantly decorated, thought provoking flavor combinations and impressive talent makes for a delicious experience.
The champagne pear bellini is quite a beauty, with a shimmery cream cheese frosting infused with light champagne topped with tiny edible pearls, and a very moist pink champagne and pear cake beneath.
The cookie dough cupcake is what dreams are made of. The icing is delicious, and like eating creamy (not overpowering or too sweet) icing heaven. The cake compliments well, and she uses tiny dark chocolate chips to create just enough bitterness to make the whole combination wonderful to the very last bite.
The Death by Chocolate is just that. Topped with dark chocolate shavings, it gives it a beautiful taste introduction and a sight to get your mouth watering. The icing is sweet, and chocolatey, but in no way overpowering. The cake, is just what you need, light and not too sweet. More you say? Yes, there is a chocolate fudge syrup hidden in the middle, to make a one-two punch to your heart and taste buds. It's like the bad boy we all want, but don't need.
If this isn't enough? This location is just the right size and houses cute cupcake themed items for sale, along with a mouth-watering display case, armed with a very informative and always pleasant gentleman.”
- Laura M.
“Two words: vegan cupcake.
Anytime an establishment has a dairy-free option for those of us lactose-intolerant folks, I give them a thumbs up.
Today, I went in and got their vegan cupcake (coconut flavor with blueberries on top).
It was the highlight of my week. I have been craving something sweet for days and finally I found somewhere that is allergy friendly!”
- Ashley M.
“Hands down the best cupcakes I have ever had! The difference between this cupcake shop and all the others in the area is that Frostings not only has homemade cupcakes, but they are made from scratch, and you can most definitely taste the difference. They don't have that overly sweet, sugary grit to them, they are just delicious. The owners are super helpful and they almost always give me free stuff (cookie dough or a couple of the day old cupcakes). I would highly recommend Frostings etc to any cupcake enthusiast!”
- Robin B.
“My now husband and I went into Frostings Etc. in late December trying to find a vendor for our wedding reception, which just took place this past weekend in Clearwater Beach, FL. We're from Brooklyn, and coming from NYC, we have pretty high cupcake standards. We read some reviews about Frostings and decided to give it a shot.
Joe, the owner, greeted us that December day and we enjoyed three cupcakes and a great conversation with him. He's from the Northeast and is our kind of guy. I read some other reviews on yelp about Joe's manner - c'mon people. Joe is the best.
For our wedding, we had the Pear Bellini, Cookie Dough, and dark chocolate guinness cupcake. All three flavors were delicious. The cupcakes here are heavier than other vendors, and the flavors are truly delicious.
Joe and Sharon were also willing to do some special things for our ceremony that Frostings doesn't normally do (we served muffins during our ceremony - it's an inside joke amongst friends). Joe and Sharon took on this project without question - now that's high quality customer service. Joe personally delivered the cupcakes and muffins the day of the wedding. Remember - we live in Brooklyn, so all of our interactions were via email or telephone, aside from that one day in December when we met. For anyone planning a DIY destination wedding, you know that it can be very nerve wracking. Joe's service was superb.
You should visit Frostings Etc. if you like cupcakes and good people because that's what you're going to find here.”
- Sara G.
“Ever since I move in St. Pete, first thing I looked for was cupcakes!!! And tadaa!!! Until we stumbled upon this lil place, don't be deceived by its outside look all the goodness are worth finding inside. ;) What I like so much about their cupcakes is that the cakes are made moist, just perfect for my palate (depends on how you like yours ;) and their frostings are ideally made with just enough sweetness to it! Champagne pear bellini is my all time favorite, I would also recommend the Guinness beer, Banana cream, Pina colada and Death by Chocolate.. these are by far my favorite choices. Every time I go home to visit my family in California, not a time did I go that I didn't bring home dozens or half a dozens the least of Frostings, Etc. It's always been a must to them. :D”
- Joys G.
“If there was such a thing, this place would win the Best Cupcakes in Tampa award. They can make any flavor cupcake you want and if you help them design something new, they will let u name it.
Without a doubt, the cookie dough cupcake is one of the best things I have ever tasted.
I'm not a big fan of gluten free things, but was there after Valentine's day and they hadn't quite restocked yet, so got a gluten free cookie dough cupcake. It still beat any other cupcake place around, though it wasn't as good as the "real" thing.”
- Lou M.
I hear Sharon made the most incredible lemon/raspberry cake and delivered it to my partner in St. Pete. I couldn't be there for her bday and wanted her to have a delicious surprise for her day. Sharon took such care and consideration and was so nice and friendly to deal with! Thank you Sharon for delivering a great experience all the way around!
- Vicki Rose. 5/5/2020
No competition, best cupcakes in Tampa Bay Area. Wish business was still in Tampa.
- Claudine Opinion. 0/13/2020
Went above and beyond for a last minute order I had after my plans fell through. Sharon and Joe were super responsive, even after business hours, more than accommodated my needs and even let me know my cupcakes were delivered safe and sound. Plus my sister ( the receiver of the cupcakes) said they were so delicious!! Love a great business like this one!
- Kristen Gilbert. 3/3/2019
- Paul Glass. 2/25/2019
Great community resource for LGBTQ+ and LGBTQ+ friendly people. Very comfy, positive environment.
- Debbie Richmond. 11/7/2018
Sharon and Joe did an amazing job on my wedding cake! It turned out perfect!
- Alissa Bergdale. 6/19/2018
This is my favorite cupcake creator. The champagne Bellini is amazing. I just wish ahe has a freestanding shop because sometimes I just want 1 or 2, not a dozen
- slp1999 dav. 2/12/2018
Joe and Sharon were a joy to work with from start to finish! So many wonderful flavors, it was hard to pick! They were always available and responded quickly when we had any questions, and were very communicative leading up in the last few weeks before the wedding. They arranged the beautiful towers and decorated them in line with our wedding theme. It was all so stunning and delicious. We got so many compliments from our guests on the cupcakes...taste and look! Even those that were skeptical of the untraditional wedding cupcakes. Engaged people... cupcakes are the way to go. And get them from Frostings Etc!!
- Amita C. 11/12/2017
I ordered a dozen of both the chocolate chip cookie dough and the s'more galor. They were excellent!
- Benjamin Bruchie. 7/25/2016
Every time we have a get together we use Frostings! Their cookie dough cupcakes are amazing and the owner is great to work with!
- Jessica Holland. 7/18/2015
OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!! These cupcakes are amazing...just had them for my girlfriends birthday party and the SEA SALT CARAMEL had me doing the happy dance....I am trying my best to stay away because I will be addicted and finding myself stopping in every week. KEY LIME AND CHAMPAGNE were amazing also but I have had them before. People were elbowing each other trying to gobble up your delicious treats. Please keep doing your magic and PLEASE DO NOT BELIEVE THE NEGATIVE COMMENTS...I have been supporting this business since it opened never I have never had bad experience in fact they have been most accommodating!!!!!!!!!!!! Sandy you will see me this week for another salted caramel...so glad we picked a dozen of those. May your business continue to thrive~
- Kim AGEE. 7/18/2015
I have been hunting cupcake shops for a while, including Cupcake Wars winners and competitors. This shop is hands down, The best specialty cupcake shop I have ever been to. Cake is delicious and moist, and the frosting is not cloying sweet or at all grainy like it usually found. Definitely worth the effort to get there
- Lisa Smith. 4/20/2015
Best. Cupcakes. Ever. Anywhere. I almost never leave with less than 4 of them. Both the cake and frosting are light and fluffy and aren't overwhelmingly sugary like most cupcakes. Sharon is truly a magician in the kitchen. Guinness, Strawberry Shortcake, Blueberry, Key Lime, Champagne Pear Bellini, Carrot Cake, Banana Cream Pie, Fluffernutter, Cookie Dough, Oreo, Red Velvet...yes, I've indulged in all of them and probably a few others that I've forgotten and all were to die for. If you're just visiting or live in the area and you're a cake fan you need to try Frostings.
- Marie Toze. 2/3/2015
Every cupcake is light and not too sweet. Its heaven when you catch a unique flavor like blueberry, strawberry shortcake or key lime pie! I finally got to meet Sharon, the magical baker and Joey is always welcoming. There is no other cupcake place in all of Tampa bay! Every single flavor is wonderful and you once you try one, it will spoil you! :)
- Sandra Wood. 6/18/2014
Best Cupcakes in the Tampa area!!! I cannot stress enough how good they are!! We found Frosting while my wife and I were looking for the cake we would use for our wedding. We did not consider cupcakes at all until we ate one of Frostings cupcakes! From that first bite on, we were convinced that we would be using them for our wedding. Nothing else even came close to their delicious flavor and moist cakes. Planning the cupcakes for the wedding could not have been easier either. Joe is the nicest guy you will meet, and he is very accommodating and extremely easy to work with. This helps take a lot of the stress off the process for the couples who have to worry about so many other things during that time. At the wedding our displays came out perfect! They looked amazing, and everyone was wowed at the presentation. And of course more importantly, they tasted amazing once again (I ended up having 3 different ones on the wedding night!). Everyone at the wedding loved them, and they have not stopped talking about them since! I would recommend Frosting Etc. for anyone looking for the perfect cupcakes for any occasion, or just for a little treat whenever you want one. In fact, anytime we are in the area we always make it a point to stop in and talk with Joe and have more of Frostings delicious cupcakes!
- Chris Haines. 3/16/2014
Where to begin? The quality is outstanding,the owners are wonderful and accommodating, the cakes are inventive, tasty, creative, and wildly delicious.
YUM YUM YUM. Frosting=to die for. And
I am not a frosting person, I prefer the cake. I consume every morsel of these cupcakes!
In the last year, I have made Frostings a regular stop. I'm always trying something new from them. Anytime I want to bring a sweet treat to someone, this is where I go. People always want to know where the cakes came from & vow to visit!
My favorites right now are chocolate chip cookie dough & salted caramel chocolate.
Thank you, Joe & Sharon!
- claire kelly. 2/31/2014
Frostings Etc has the best cupcakes! It is worth the drive from St. Pete just to get one! There is always a great variety and the customer service from the staff is wonderful. I love getting to introduce people to this place! No one has ever been disappointed!
- Caitlin Scanlan. 2/24/2014
Frostings, Etc… has the BEST cupcakes in the Tampa Bay Area. I’ve been coming here for the past 3 years and I’ve probably consumed enough of their cupcakes to know exactly what ingredients are used. The frosting on each of their cupcakes are so delicious that you’d more than likely regret eating a cupcake for the rest of your life, yet still leave with at least a dozen (guilty on both counts). It is never grainy, overly sweet or too rich… it’s ALWAYS just PERFECT. So perfect even my relatives half way across the world on Guam crave it. The cupcakes are so amazing and so are the owners!
- Vanessa Naputi. 2/18/2014
Amazing cupcakes, fabulous flavors, friendly service, I really cant say enough positive things about frostings.
- Katy Montoya. 1/27/2014
Whenever hubby and I make a dinner date trip to Hyde Park, we always go here for dessert. Best cupcakes in the area, hands down.
The shop is ran by amazing people.
Popular flavors sell like hot cakes. Having been there many times, I can't say there is a flavor I didn't like.
- Amanda Butler. 1/26/2014
These are the BEST cupcakes in Tampa Bay! Hands Down!!! And, I'm an avid cupcaker. ;)
- Tessa Atherton. 1/26/2014
Best cupcakes EVER!!! The owner Joe is a big teddy bear and wonderful to work with. The cupcakes were a HUGE hit at the reception - not only were they wonderful to eat, they were beautiful!!
- Lauren Bishop. 1/24/2014
Frostings Etc cupcakes are BY FAR the best cupcakes I've ever eaten!! No doubt - the best one is the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough cupcake. Every cupcake has it's own unique, absolutely delicious flavor and they're decorated to perfection. Once you try one of these cupcakes, you'll never want to go to another bakery or specialty cupcake shop again. Each time you go into Frostings, you'll also always be greeted with a friendly smile!
- Rebecca Scheuer. 1/21/2014
Love Frostings! Every time I am in the area I make a stop. Highly recommend the Red Velvet or the Maple Bacon. The best cupcakes in the Tampa Bay Area!
- Joy Robinson. 1/21/2014
This is my favorite cupcake place by far! I don't get my gourment cupcakes anywhere else! I love these people! The cupcakes are made fresh, from scratch, and I use them for all kinds of events and parties! My favorite is the Red Velvet! If I really want to make an impression on friends or clients, I use these cupcakes! They are amazing!