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America's Best Bakeries: Sugar Bakeshop

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

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