Crazy for cupcakes? 5 of the best cupcake cafes
Wednesday 15, December 2010
Made fashionable by the girls from Sex and the City, cupcakes are cool right now. So cool, in fact, that there is now even a National Cupcake Day (every December 15th). To celebrate this, Skyscanner reveals the best places to sample the world’s most chic eats.
Cox Cookies and Cake, London
Founded by Eric Lanlard, a French patissier, and Patrick Cox, a trained and renowned shoesmith, Cox Cookies and Cake based in London’s Soho has made a name for itself in the cupcake world. Classics include the mouth-watering ‘red velvet with cream cheese frosting’ and the legendary ‘Bling’ cupcake which includes sparkling sugar that resemble diamonds. For the edgy customer seeking a cupcake treat, the ‘Black Skull’ cupcake features Goth black frosting and a jewelled skull on top of dark chocolate.
Magnolia Bakery, New York
Sex and the City made cupcakes fashionable when Sarah Jessica Parker was seen eating one at Magnolia’s famous bakery. Located in the residential area of the West Village, Magnolia Bakery prides itself on the traditional cupcake and tourists from all over the world flock there. Due to the massive influx of customers following the SATC episode, walk-in customers are now limited to buying a maximum of twelve cupcakes at once!
Sprinkles, Los Angeles
A longtime favorite amongst Hollywood’s elite, Sprinkles is old-time European baking in a modern setting. Using only the freshest ingredients, including vanilla Bourbon from Madagascar, Sprinkles is known for its freshness; baked in small batches throughout the day, the cupcakes here are guaranteed to melt in your mouth.
Cake Love, Washington DC
Sprinkled throughout the metro Washington DC area, Cake Love is a local favourite among Washingtonians. Favorite cupcakes such as the Cherry Blosson, Toffee Crunch and Cynthia’s Sin offer cupcake lovers a wonderful delicacy while touring America’s museums and national monuments. Visitors to the nation’s capital will not be disappointed by the vast varieties of cupcakes Cake Love has to offer.
Cupcake Royale, Seattle
This long established cupcake company in Seattle bakes their batches of cakes every morning, using mostly local, organic and sustainable ingredients. Amongst the selection of classic flavours try the more unusual varieties such as Eggnog, Rumball and Salted Caramel. They also run an excellent cupcake blog called ‘Legalise Frostitution’ where you can keep up to date on all the latest in the cupcake world!
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