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Brown Betty Dessert Boutique

Brown Betty is located in the Northern Liberties section of Philadelphia and another location downtown at Liberty Place. This was my first visit to try the sweet potato cupcake with spiced vanilla buttercream and an extra one to share with my mom. My ladybug selected the red velvet cupcakes with the cream cheese buttercream. I also purchased a vanilla pound cake with chocolate buttercream for my #sweettooth accomplice.

The bakery is named after Elizabeth Ruth Hinton who is called Betty by friends and family.   Her love of baking inspired her daughter, Linda to continue sharing the baking tradition with friends and family.   In 2004, Linda decided to share their baked goods which is how the idea was born.   Linda with a team of bakers and decorators is now able to provide amazing desserts.   The other member of this baking tradition is Norrinda, granddaughter.   She is instrumental with encouraging her mother, Linda to bring their brand to the Philadelphia market.

On the day of my visit, there were cupcakes as well as an assortment of cookies available for purchase.   If you are in the looking for a one of a kind wedding cake or fancy desserts this is the place for you.   You can visit the website for some visual inspiration on why you should try this dessert boutique at  Brown Betty Dessert Boutique.   I also learned all of the cupcakes are based on poundcake recipes.

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I really enjoyed the sweet potato cupcake with the spiced vanilla buttercream. I assume everyone has their own way of eating a cupcake, some peel the wrapper off first, others dive right into the icing and then into the cake, some cut the cupcake in half and eat each piece.   Well I think this is the perfect way to eat a cupcake. I have provided my before and after pictures, tell me your thoughts!   How do you eat your cupcake?


My ladybug and her red velvet cupcake with cream cheese buttercream.

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