Hot pick: Top 4 cake and cupcake shops to visit around the world

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.

Hummingbird Bakery in London. Photographer: Irene./Flickr/Creative Commons
Hummingbird Bakery in London.
Photographer: Irene./Flickr/Creative Commons

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.

Website: https://hummingbirdbakery.com/

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.

Website: http://www.vannesscupcake.com/

Address: Spuistraat 232, Amsterdam

Opening times: Wednesday-Saturday: 12pm-7pm  Sunday: 12pm-5pm

Cupcakes from Magnolia Bakery in New York. Photographer: Dominic DeLuque/Flickr/Creative Commons
Cupcakes from Magnolia Bakery in New York.
Photographer: Dominic DeLuque/Flickr/Creative Commons

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.

Website: http://www.magnoliabakery.com/

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 in Stockholm. Photographer: Francisco Antunes/Flickr/Creative Commons
CUPCAKE STHLM in Stockholm.
Photographer: Francisco Antunes/Flickr/Creative Commons

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!

Website: http://www.cupcakesthlm.se/

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

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