Belltown’s Yellow Leaf Cupcake Co. creates a brilliant bacon ’n’ pancakes cupcake, melding sweet syrup with salty, fatty hickory bacon in the cake and sprinkling sugared bacon bits atop the maple Italian buttercream frosting. The cupcakes here are perfectly moist, just sweet enough, and strike a fine balance between cake and frosting—that is to say, there’s a big pile of frosting to ensure you get some with every bite. Who said bacon was over?!
2209 Fourth Ave., 441-4240, theyellowleafcupcake.com
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