The Culture Trip

The Best Bakeries in Charleston, South Carolina


Cupcake DownSouth

Charleston’s cupcake mecca

Cupcake DownSouth’s summer feature – the ‘banana split’ cupcake – is elaborate and handcrafted, with banana icing, chocolate ganache, and a cherry on top. At ‘South Carolina’s Sweet Spot,’ as some call it, sweet cream butter and real vanilla beans go into these baked creations, all made from scratch. With plenty of samples and up to a dozen different flavors daily, variety is never an issue here. Cupcake DownSouth also specializes in event catering (weddings, especially!) and delivery, which you can investigate on their website.

Price: Budget

Opening hours: 10 am to 7 pm

Look out for: Chai tea-flavored cupcake

Address & telephone number: Cupcake Down South, 433 King Street, Charleston, SC, USA, + 1 843 853 8181