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A true, gourmet cupcake shop with 2 locations in Wilmington, NC.

The Peppered Cupcake creates exciting cupcakes that are available everyday for walk-ins.

Voted #1 in best desserts according to Yelp, Google and Tripadviser since 2014. Featured in Southern Living, Our State Magazine and HGTV "Sweet Treat" segment.

Come see the unexpected in a cupcake!


The Peppered Cupcake is a gourmet cupcakery. My mission is to provide even the most sophisticated palette with creative, exciting, irresistible, gourmet cupcakes that will give a whole new twist to the cupcake concept.


Each of my gourmet cupcake recipes are baked fresh and from scratch daily using fresh ingredients. True buttercream makes all the difference. As you order your cupcake, last minute ingredients such as fresh fruit, warm compotes, fresh pepper jellies, home-made caramel and ganache, whipped creams and toasted nuts are added to finish your selection...a total game changer!

Now you know why, it's not just a dessert, it's an experience!