America's Best Bakeries
Courtesy of Sugar Bakeshop
Sugar Bakeshop, Charleston, SC
Owners Bill Bowick and David Bouffard showcase the desserts they ate growing up, such as a Lady Baltimore cupcake of almond cake with sherry-soaked golden raisins and a meringue frosting (a special treat sold only on Thursdays). The duo meticulously restored the 1940s-era stucco building’s concrete flooring and distressed painted walls. Customers will also appreciate the ivy-adorned walled garden, which provides a dose of tranquility on downtown’s Cannon Street.
Must-Try Item: The sweet and tart cupcakes with lemon buttercream frosting and homemade lemon curd filling. sugarbake.com