Everybody loves the sweet stuff. We can’t get enough of the delicious goodies, which is why we are thankful for cake and cupcake bakeries that allows us to try stuff beyond our imagination. Whether it’s a classic dessert with a twist, or two odd combinations that taste utterly delicious together, you have tried it all and if you haven’t, then you really should visit the top 4 cake and cupcake shops around the world.
The Hummingbird Bakery – London, United Kingdom
The infamous Hummingbird Bakery is a favourite in London. In fact, they’re so popular and admired by many that they even have their own cookbook published. As you step into the bakery, you will notice that their main theme is pink and white, giving the bakery a modern and vibrant look. You will be spoilt for choice as they sell cute, mini cupcakes with scrumptious, buttery and fluffy frosting, gooey chocolate brownies, macaroons, as well as cheesecakes and cakes. Don’t be surprised if there is a queue, as everyone is infatuated with the best seller; the red velvet cake.
Address: 155a Wardour Street, Soho, London, W1F 8WG
Opening times: Monday – Saturday: 9.30am – 8.00pm Sunday: 10.00am – 7.00pm
Van Ness Cupcake – Amsterdam, Netherlands
The Van Ness Cupcake bakery is known to make the best cupcakes in Amsterdam. Those who have a sweet tooth craving always stop by in order to give in to their temptations. Why? Because they’re so damn good! The bakery has a purple and white colour theme that conveys a classy style. ‘Van Ness’ is named after the founder, owner and cupcake designer Vanessa. With her experimenting, she has created extraordinary cupcakes. From Caribbean Cashew Nut to Banana Chocolate Chip cupcakes, you can’t help but to be intrigued and curious to try them all.
Address: Spuistraat 232, Amsterdam
Opening times: Wednesday-Saturday: 12pm-7pm Sunday: 12pm-5pm
Magnolia Bakery – New York, America
Magnolia Bakery is loved by many for two reasons; it was the first cupcake bakery in America to start the ‘cupcake trend’ and was referenced in Sex and the City. Not only that, but everyone simply can’t get enough of the incredibly cute cupcakes. Their cupcakes stands out from the others, as they have kept their own unique tradition of layering pastel coloured frosting with sprinkles on top of their cupcakes. If you want to try something new, go for the coconut cupcake.
Address: 200 Columbus Avenue at 69th Street, New York, NY
Opening times: Monday-Thursday: 7:30am-10pm Friday-Saturday: 7:30am-12am Sunday: 7:30am-10pm
CUPCAKE STHLM – Stockholm, Sweden
CUPCAKE STHLM is not only a hotspot in Stockholm, but it is the first cupcake shop that has been opened. The bakery has a traditional Swedish decor that makes it stand out and unique from the others. Even though they sell American style cupcakes, they have a classic Swedish twist. The creators Martin and Mikael were inspired by their great grandmother’s and grandmother’s recipe to create the most perfect cupcakes. From Rocky Road to Salty Caramel, there are a variety of flavours to choose from!
Address: Tunnelbanestation St: Eriksplan,113 32, Stockholm
Opening times: Monday-Friday: 11:00am to 6:00pm Saturday: 11:00am to 4:00pm Sunday: 11:00am to 4:00pm