Everybody loves a cupcake. Some may say the humble sweet has had its heyday, but judging by the sheer abundance of quality cupcakeries (that's a thing, right?) in our city, we think the cupcake is here to stay. So we've scoped out the best of the best and put them in a list to add a little sweetness to your day. Enjoy!
Here are our picks for where to find the best cupcakes in Sydney.
Black Velvet Sydney | Darlinghurst
Hands down one of our favourite dessert spots, Black Velvet Sydney is a designer concept store specialising in cupcakes and custom-make cakes for every occasion. With a collection of more than 100 flavours, choose from salted caramel, lemon vodka and bacon and cheese. There are even options for the vegan and gluten-free.
My Little Cupcake | Neutral Bay
Sticking to tradition, the team at My Little Cupcake are purists when it comes to their cupcakes. If you're looking for the best vanilla or chocolate cupcake in Sydney then this is the place to go, the My Little Cupcake guys have it down to a fine art. They also do a kick-ass giant piñata cupcake… Yep, you heard right, a giant cupcake that spills lollies when it's cut. We've died and gone to cupcake heaven.
Sparkle Cupcakery | Surry Hills
Skilled at creating exciting flavour combinations, Sparkle Cupcakery in Surry Hills certainly do some of the best cucpakes in Sydney. Maybe a lychee and rose cupcake with rose petal icing tickles your fancy? Or perhaps the pistachio and cardamom variety is more your speed? Either way, you'll be impressed with the bold flavours on hand. Friends of the four-legged variety need not miss out, either, with Sparkle home to the 'pupcake'- a totally dog-friendly sweet treat. Woof!
The Cupcake Factory | Drummoyne
Freshly made with only the best ingredients, a cupcake from The Cupcake Factory is a worthy indulgence. These guys specialise in event cupcakes for every occasion imaginable—from Valentine's Day to corporate conferences (they'll even print your logo on one of their tasty cakes). Don't miss the strawberry meringue cupcake, it's to die for!
The Cupcake Room | Leichhardt
The cupcakes from Leichardt's The Cupcake Room are almost too beautiful to eat. Almost. Their delicious butter cakes are topped with plain or flavoured buttercream icing and artful designs in dazzling colours. Once you manage to stop admiring how they look, you'll be amazed by how good they taste!
The Classic Cupcake Co. | Mosman
It's all about quality ingredients at this The Classic Cupcake Co., from Madagascan vanilla to Callebaut chocolate from Belgium. All of their sweet delights are lovingly baked onsite daily using free-range eggs and with nothing artificial added. With flavours like Posh Popcorn and Midnight Mint, it's no wonder this Mosman Cupcakery has earned their place on the list of Sydney's best cupcakes!
Cupcakes on Pitt | CBD
Last but certainly not least on this sweet list is Cupcakes on Pitt, smack bang in the middle of Sydney's CBD. A family owned-and-run business, this store has been satisfying Sydney cupcake cravings for over 20 years. Home to a range of tempting delights and a proud tradition, you'll know your cupcake has been made with nothing but love (and maybe some chocolate, too).
Image credit: The Cupcake Daily Blog