Who doesn’t love a good cupcake? They look as good as they taste and they smell as good as they look. Not only can the process of making your own cupcakes be therapeutic, they also make for a lovely and thoughtful gift idea, or add a bit of colour and magic to any celebratory occasion. Before making your own, however, it might be a good idea (purely for research purposes, obviously) to go out and about and try some of the very best London has to offer.
Here are four stores where you will easily find cupcakes to, quite literally, go down a treat.
Crumbs and Dollies
Based in the heart of Soho, Crumbs and Dollies is a treat for all of the senses. From salted caramel, red velvet and Oreo to Mexican hot chocolate, eton mess and blueberry cheesecake. There is not a flavour that Crumbs and Dollies haven’t thought of. Hand decorated and made using the finest available ingredients, Crumbs and Dollies is a must visit on your adventure to find the world’s tastiest cupcakes.
You won’t have to go too far to track down the famous Hummingbird Bakery, you can find these cupcake havens in Soho, South Kensington, Notting Hill, Spitalfields and Islington. We recommend you try a red velvet cupcake – it’s their best seller for a reason. You can personalise your own cupcakes or choose one of their selection boxes if there are more mouths to feed.
If you fancy getting a group of friends together and having a good go at making some of the tastiest cupcakes you’ve ever had, then look no further. Sweet Things, based in Primrose Hill and Notting Hill, offer cupcake parties for anyone interested in bettering their baking skills. If you don’t feel like baking then you can always pop in for a sweet treat (or two) and just watch the world go by.
With one of the largest ranges and stores throughout London and beyond, Lola’s Cupcakes are a top choice for any sweet tooth. Catering for everyone their ‘free from’ cupcakes are suitable for vegans and themed or personalised cupcakes can be ordered online, too. Enjoy!