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Downtown Disney Cupcakes Too Pricey?

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The last remnants of a red velvet cupcake Photo by pink_fish13 via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr

The last remnants of a red velvet cupcake Photo by pink_fish13 via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr
If you need to your soothe your sweet tooth with a cupcake while shopping at Downtown Disney, it'll cost you $4.95. The OC Register concludes that "$4.95 for any regular-sized cupcake seems a bit extreme." They also note that the provider of Disney's cupcakes, The Cupcake Store, sells their non-Disney version for only $3.25. Is a one-dollar mark-up the price of access to millions of tourists each year? Perhaps. Yet, there are plenty of pricey cupcakes all over Los Angeles and Angelenos keep shelling out to quell their cravings.

Here's a rundown of LA's average cupcake costs:

- Lark - $2.50 per cupcake
- Frosted - $2.95 per cupcake
- Dots - $2.75 per cupcake
- Joan's on Third - $3.00 per cupcake
- SusieCakes - $3.00 per cupcake
- Sprinkles - $3.25 per cupcake
- Big Man Bakes - $3.25 per cupcake
- Vanilla Bake Shop - $3.25 per cupcake
- Babycakes NYC - $3.50 per cupcake ($4.50 for vegan)
- Crumbs - $4.50 per cupcake

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While none of the local shops top out at $4.95 per cupcake, two come close and many charge extra for special flavors and fillings. When you factor in the crazy high price of just about everything at a Disney property, have we lost our collective cupcake minds or is $4.95 what you'd expect to pay for a sweet treat at Disney?

Note: This piece posted with a price of $3.95 listed for the non-Disney version of The Cupcake Store cupcake. The correct price is $3.25 and the post has been updated to reflect this.