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WINNER Best of the East Bay 2010—Goods & Services; Best Cupcake in the East Bay Express


Berkeley's Love at First Bite Cupcakes featured on the Food Gal blog.


Cakespy Undercover: Love at First Bite featured on the CakeSpy blog.


But I don't wanna grow up, August 16 2006: Article by Jackie Burrell in Contra Costa Times
"People always think it's for kids," says Julie Vehorn ..." (read more)

Just Desserts, May 23 2006 episode of CBS Channel 5's "Eye on the Bay" hosted by Liam Mayclem. 
"These sweet indugences come in dozens of flavors ..." (watch the episode, we're in the first five minutes or read more)


WINNER Best of the East Bay 2006—Arts & Culture; Best Cupcake in the East Bay Express

"Our hearts just melt every time we splurge on Love at First Bite's 'Pretty in Pink.' It has an alpine summit of tangy strawberry frosting! It has moist, berrylicious cake! It has sprinkles! And most important of all, it's peeeeeeennnk." (read more)

Happiness is a Warm Cupcake, April 5 2006: Article by Mary Ann Buggs in East Bay Daily News
"Happiness can and often does come in the form of a pretty frosted cupcake or a freshly baked cookie!" (read more)


Crazy for Cupcakes, April 2006: Article by Dorothy Calimeris in Diablo Magazine
"The lemon cupcake is moist and topped with frosting that tastes of fresh lemon juice ..." (read more)


Cupcake cravings, March 2006: Article by Amanda Gold in the San Francisco Chronicle
"You just can't help but smile when you eat them," says Patricia Powell, owner of Berkeley's 8-month-old Love at First Bite Bakery. Although she offers a variety of baked goods, it's the cupcakes that sell out—nearly 300 cupcakes a day, in 25 varieties ... (read more)


A Sugary Hangover, January 2006: Article by Jonathan Kauffman in the East Bay Express
Of the nine my co-workers and I tasted, our favorites were the Pretty in Pink, with strawberry cake under a vortex of tangy, berry-pink frosting; the moist, dense Pumpkin Bliss, offset by tart cream-cheese frosting; and the Lemon Kiss, which is bright with citrus ... (read more)


Just Desserts, June 2005: Article by Daily Candy SF
Daily Candy SF raves "Indulgences like PB Affair (Reese's-topped chocolate cupcakes), Mud Pie (chocolate cupcakes with mocha frosting and Oreo bits), and Red Hot Love (red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting) are so good they should be illegal..." (read more)

Cupcakes Sweet as a Honey Bee, July 2005: Article by Brad Aldridge in the Daily Californian
Love at First Bite is a sophisticated cupcake-only cafe that does what it promises: make good cupcakes (read more)



"Lemon Kiss has a wonderfully tart buttercream, Pretty in Pink explodes in your mouth with the flavor of fresh crushed strawberries and Ultimate Chocolate is unbelievably moist and dark." 
—John Birdsall, Contra Costa Times Food Writer

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