Best Cupcake Shops in London

Cupcakes are small sponge cakes wrapped in a thin paper container and are intended to be eaten by a single person. Their history stretches back to 1796, the time a recipe for cakes baked in small papers was written in American Cookeries. If we talk about the cupcakes, who can forget to mention London! Cupcakes are no doubt the only thing in London’s bakeries that differentiate them from the bakeries in rest of the world. A sweet combination of sugary icing and sponge is a great treat for tea, breakfast or special occasions. Cupcakes can be prepared with different types of ingredients and methods, but if we talk about English Cupcakes, they have a unique touch and can easily be differentiated from other cupcakes available. If you are a cupcake lover who is living in London or have plans to visit the city, then this guide is for you.


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    Violet is owned and managed by a legendry Pastry chef Clare Ptak. She opened her first cupcake shop in 2005 in Broadway Market, and later in 2010, she opened Violet Café in Wilton Way. The café offers mini bite sized beautiful cupcakes in a variety of flavours, including their very special coconut milk creation cupcakes.

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    Hummingbird Bakery

    The Hummingbird Bakery offers best US styled cupcakes in London. They have a huge range of cupcakes available in different flavours including strawberry cheesecakes, vanilla sponge with strawberries and many more. They have recently launched their new gluten free range called ‘Made Without’ range.

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    Crumbs & Doilies

    Situated in one of the iconic old London Markets, Partridges Fine Food Market situated near Duke of York Square, is this beautiful cupcake shop that offers best cupcake combinations. Their speciality is cupcakes prepared with salted caramel cupcakes, white chocolate and raspberry cupcakes and special Vegan cupcakes.

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    Bea's of Bloomsbury

    Bea's of Bloomsbury is known for its special cupcakes frosted with very light buttercream frostings. It is a fast growing café and is looking to open more branches in the city. The place offers great taste and a variety in cupcakes, and is surely one of the best cupcake shops in London.

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    Bake-a-boo is a small tea room situated in Northwest London and their cupcakes are best known for the texture and taste they hold. The cakes are also promoted and sold in Selfridges’ food hall. The place is designed in such a way that it gives you a feeling of entering in a 10 year old girl’s room with pink all around. The place also offers gluten free and Vegan cakes, which really makes it a unique place to visit.

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    Candy Cakes

    Candy cake is known for producing special cupcakes for kids. Whether it is your star’s birthday party, or you are celebrating his/her success in school year, candy cakes is the best place to cherish your kids with customised cupcakes.

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    LOLA’s Kitchen

    LOLA’s is a fine kitchen which produces unique hand crafted cupcakes every day, and it is one of the best places to enjoy flavoured cupcakes.

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    The Little Cupcake Company

    The Little Cupcake Company is known for its stylish handmade cupcakes with buttercream frosting. The company offers all types of chocolate, seasonal, weddings and anniversary cupcakes. They also offer personalised cupcakes with greetings and custom frostings.

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    Ms Cupcake

    Ms Cupcake is the winner of Baking Industry Award 2011, which is a proof of their quality and authenticity in cupcakes. Ms Cupcake offers a huge variety of cupcakes including Vegan cupcakes brownies, cookies, loaf and layer and tray bakes.

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    Soulcialize Cupcakes

    Soulcialize Cupcakes offers a tremendous variety of cupcakes that vary in style, colour taste and frostings including classic flavours like red Velvet, Choco Coconut, Lemon Meringue, Peanut Butter Nutter and Pecan Rocky Road.

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