Cupcakes seem to have been around forever, but in recent years, the humble kids’ treat has been elevated to an artform. Perhaps it was Sex and the City in which the girls would scoff down cupcakes at the now famed Magnolia Bakery in Manhatten, which has helped popularise this hybrid bakery treat. Madrid has no shortage of classy cupcakes, and no shortage of glitzy over the top (yet delicious) cupcakes either. Check out some of these most popular cupcake boutiques in this article from ShMadrid and marvel at the daring designs and fabulous flavors.
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Madrid, city of cupcakes
Judged by CondeNást Traveller Magazine to make Madrid’s very best cupcakes, Oh my Cup! has been supplying Madrid with high-end, boutique style cupcakes since 2012. Passionate owners Patricia and Norberto hand make everything in store, with three basic styles of cupcake: basic, premium and signature. Their fun designs and mouthwatering flavours will keep you coming back, and are an especially a hit with the kids. They take orders for bespoke cake designs for special occasions, and there are also cupcake making classes on offer.
For a touch of class and sophistication in your cupcake, you can’t go past Cream Bakery. The pastry chefs at cream bakery elevate the humble cupcake to a mixture of art, fashion and edible sculpture. These are cake designs which seem almost too good to eat, but one bite and you’ll be glad you did. Specialities include a luxurious red velvet cake, banana and chocolate, and coffee and vanilla. If you want to impress a loved one, a beautifully gift wrapped cupcake from Cream Bakery will surely delight. (Avenida del Ejército, 32, 28500)
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The drawcard of Happy Cupcakes to You is their fun and fabulous designs: perfect for outrageous kids’ parties, fun events, or even just a fun morning treat to go with your cup of coffee, these cupcakes are sure to make you smile. For parties, try themes cakes with your favourite cartoon character designs, or a fantasy mountain of cupcake fun. Happy Cupcakes to You are also known for their small cupcake treats – cakepops – bite-sized cupcakes on a stick! Consistently fantastic online reviews make another cupcake shop, Francis Bakery, a must-visit for cupcake lovers in Madrid. Huge fluffy cupcakes topped with a mountain of fresh butter cream icing are the basis of their popularity and success. Atop this base, the creative cake-makers go to town with designs from simple to lavish and glittering. Check out their entire range of bakery treats, and be sure to sit in their cosy traditional store with a cupcake and a freshly brewed coffee. (Calle de las Huertas 1, 28093)