The cupcake bakery trend has come to Hattiesburg. You may recall New York City’s boutique cupcake bakeries getting some attention a few years ago. Remember Magnolia Bakery featured in Sex and the City and Lazy Sunday on SNL? Since then, many cities have seen cupcake joints cropping up, and we now have a great one in Hattiesburg. Having been to the much-lauded Magnolia Bakery, I can say that ours takes the cake. The cupcakes at Cirque du Sweet Day are more moist and flavorful. Cirque du Sweet Day has a wide variety of cupcakes with enticing flavors like Cookies and Cream, Velvet Rouge, and Turtle. They also have chocolates, brownies, and cookies. There are over 30 variations of cupcakes in total of which about a dozen were available when I visited. They are the perfect size and, at $2.25 each, make an affordable and fun snack. The decor is super cute. Great place to end a movie date or to treat the kids after a special day at school. Hours are 12pm-10pm every day except Thursday and Sunday when they are closed. Cirque du Sweet Day is located at 3602 Hardy Street.