Speciality cupcakes can run pretty expensive, but The Cupcake Collection located in Germantown and Donelson is the perfect spot to grab a decadent dessert when you only have a $5 bill in your pocket. You can pick from a huge range of regular and premium cupcake flavors, but the highly addicting Campfire S'mores cupcake is the best premium flavor worth splurging for (calorie-wise, that is.) Also, there are many gluten-free and vegan options.
Mignon Francois opened her small bakery in the Germantown neighborhood in 2008, long before the area became a Nashville hotbed. Still, people from all over town flocked there for a taste of her cakes, particularly the addictive sweet potato cupcake topped with cream cheese buttercream frosting. She has also opened a second Cupcake Collection in her hometown of New Orleans and has become a popular inspirational speaker at events across the country.