It's surprising that Hummingbird made the list. To say they're on the sweeter side is an understatement. They make me gag they're so sweet. They use to be my favourite until I found the Kooky Bakes ones at Selfridges. Oh my gosh! Seriously these cakes are the best. I swear to god they do the best red velvet ever!!
London's best cupcakes
The National Cupcake Champions last year were Upsy Daisy Bakery from Stamford Brook, Hammersmith, West London and they are AMAZING!!! The Mojito cupcake is incredible and they do a great range of traditional English breakfast, brunch & lunch dishes freshly made to order. A beautiful place & a cracking cup of coffee too!!! Happy :)
After reading great reviews about Wraggamuffins I decided to try them for myself when I threw a birthday dinner party. These cupcakes are INSANE! Seriously, I've had good cupcakes here in London but these have this little something extra. Sponge, icing, customer service, everything was top notch! They're getting amazing reviews for a reason :-) One place I would steer clear of is Hummingbird, their cupcakes are dry and tasteless.
Read all the reviews and then picked the ones that seemed to get the best reviews for the sponge .. We ordered from Flavourtown and ladies let me say OMG. Thanks for the helpful reviews guys this is some amazing cake
@Ella G thanks for recommending Wraggamuffins. I ordered from them for my birthday and everyone was totally blown away! The cupcake sponge was so moist, and the fillings gorgeous! Honestly, we couldn't quite get over how much flavour they had, you can tell they're handmade and a lot of effort goes into to them. By far the best I've had, EVER! And I'm a New Yorker!
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Some tasty little numbers here but still very surprised that there was no measure of what makes these cupcake producers the best. People tend to look at hell of lot of variables when ordering cupcakes (price, quantity, type of cake, vegan, fairtrade, etc.) so the notion of the best seems a little misplaced.
These reviews are brilliant! I read them all and ordered my husbands 40th cupcakes from Flavourtown. . They do this thing based on a Reeses peanutbutter cup and I think my husband loves those cakes more than me. They call them gourmet cupcakes and now I see why. Outstanding
I thought I was starting to go off cupcakes until I found this stall in soho market called Molly Bakes. So much better than any other poor excuses for cakes I have tried in this city. Sponge was moist flavoursome not too sweet. Buttercream was pure heaven thick and creamy not grainy and cloying. I've been sending everyone in my office to try them. Some of the guys are hooked on their brownies too.
All of the reviews of Flavourtown Bakery here are true. We ordered cupcakes for my little girls birthday with one-off decorations and they were gorgeous. . Like little works of art AND they tasted even better. Someone on here said something about their frosting and OMG they were right.
Hello my name is Anne from Hungary. I would like to learn how to make cupcakes, but I don't know which bakery to choose, anybody can help me to choose the best workshop ( in London)???. I'm looking for the best in this job because I really want to learn from the best . Thank You.
Sophie .. Thank you so much for pointing me towards Flavourtown bakery. We order a few dozen for my daughters birthday last week and these are hands down the most amazing moist cakes I've ever had. If you get the chance check these guys out because the stuff they make is amazing. Friendly as well.
Wraggamuffins did my wedding cupcakes last year, they were absolutely divine! If I'm ordering lots then I'll get them from there, however if I want just one quick cupcake then it has to be Lola's cupcakes in Mayfair. Both are amazing!
Had the most incredible chocolate chip cookie dough and a red velvet by Kooky Bakes from Selfridges.
I have to say Flavourtown Bakery as well. I've had Red Velvet so many times but nothing is as soft and moist as theirs and OMG that frosting! These guys are at Spitalfields market on Saturday's and me and my besties go there at least twice a month.. I think you can order for delivery as well. Seriously blow the rest out of the water.. I want their frosting recipe YUM
By far the best around are Wraggamuffins! No question! I love cupcakes and they do the most amazing fluffy buttercream and the cakes have fillings inside them. GORGEOUS! I also like the Cat and the Cream, again they're amazing, especially as they're vegan, dairy free, gluten free... fab!
Milly and Grace bake the most delicious cupcakes and cakes you will ever taste! Beautifully decorated and as light as air. Made to order with organic butter and free range eggs, they can be boxed and delivered fresh to your door...or you can arrange to pick them up . With cupcakes for all occasions they are fast becoming the No 1 favourite with young mothers in London. And they deliver Nationwide too. Yummy! millyandgrace.co.uk
We ordered a birthday cake and cupcakes from Flavourtown Bakery... A Mazing! The best choccy cake and frosting I've ever had and the Red Velvet cupcakes were to die for. These his don't have a shop but bake to order I think.
I would recommend "The Outsider Tart" - an absolute gem! They have a stall at the southbank/royal festival hall at the weekends.. ...check it out :)
Kooky Bakes at Bricklane Markets is the BEST!!! He also does amazing whoopie pies. All amazing and quirky flavours.
She's back in April I believe, although I'm not sure that she's officially announced that yet. Whoops! Ha ha. I'm so excited I'm going to get to eat a Wraggamuffins cupcake again, especially as my birthday is in May so it's perfect timing! She did my birthday cupcakes last year and they were so delicious. We even had strangers who weren't part of my party coming up and nabbing them! For anyone who hasn't tried one yet you have to check them out, they're fantastic.
Oh my god, Wraggamuffins! YES! I found out this week that she's coming back too. I loved the peanut butter truffles she did, I know this is a thread about cake, but those were amazing. Does anyone know when she's reopening?
I was in Balham this week and had a some fantastic cupcakes at Bertie & Boo cafe. Great flavours ( rose, lavender, Apple, Chocolate & Orange among others ). Nice friendly staff on the high street.
Tried Hummingbird again this week as it was a colleague's birthday - they have gone really downhill. I remember when I first tried them about 5 years ago they were good, it seems once these cupcake places get big they forget to add any flavour to their cakes. The cakes were dry, the frosting was too sweet and had no vanilla, the chocolate sponge did not taste of anything (certainly not chocolate), the carrot cake was bland and dry, the vanilla cake was like cardboard. Total waste of money.
I was addicted to Wraggamuffins before she moved to the US, but I hear through Facebook that she's moving back next year (yay!). Her cupcakes were amazing because they weren't too sweet like most of the others, and you could actually taste the flavour without feeling like you've just had a mouthful of sugar. She did others bits and pieces too, so I'm really happy she's coming back.
I have to say I have tried many cupcakes in London and most have disappointed especially from the big bakeries such as Lolas, Hummingbird, Ella's et al. There's too many cupcakes now and most of them are not very good. I did quite like Cat & the Cream when I tried theirs and Violets is also good. I recently came across a stall called Molly Bakes near Broadway Market, I'd never heard of them before but later found out they are stocked in Selfridges and have quite the celebrity following. A brilliant find, the two cupcakes I tried were divine. Their flavours range from classic to unusual, I tried salted caramel, matcha green tea and carrot (seriously the best carrot cake I have ever had). If I lived in East London I'd go get some every week but then I'd be the size of a house!
Ms.Cupcake is also hosting a stall in Balham at the Sunday Fresh Food Market: http://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/news/article/10677/trio_of_food_markets_come_to_balham?utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=twitterfeed
Sweet Tooth make delicious cakes and cupcakes to order and deliver, if you cant catch them at one of their pop up market places! www.indulgemysweettooth.com
I highly recommend the shop 'Ms Cupcake' in Brixton. They sell the most delicious vegan cakes- but you can't even tell they're vegan! really lovely, beautifully presenting, shop is like a delightful 50s style shop/diner. they have a stall in greenwhich market too.
Rosie's cakery She dose not have a shop, but works from a kitchen in south London. I ordered some cupcakes for a friends baby shower and they were truly amazing www.rosiescakery.com/. you really must try them :)
Ella's cakes in Covent Garden. How can you pass by without having to go in to buy a cake?? Lovely shop, lovely cakes. It's a real shopping treat. Last time I was there I bought a cake each for friends I was having dinner with later that night - they were so chuffed. We cut them up after dinner for "petit fours"....delicious!!!
The most amazing cupcakes in London are made by a small boutique bakery company called Victoria's Kitchen. Literally divine! www.victorias-kitchen.com
Everyone should try the cupcake stall in the new part of Camden market! I think it's called Mimi's Cupcakes. She makes loads of different flavours, my personal faveourite being peanut butter and chocolate :-)
For me the best cupcakes I've tasted so far in London are the one from Ella's Bakehouse in Covent Garden.
My friend Amy is starting up her own cupcakery called YayCakes! She's fantastic, and you can find her on Facebook (cos that's where all the cool kids hang out these days.)
I haven't seen any mention of CAT AND THE CREAM. The company was featured in last years's article and I keep going back to Whole Foods in Camden to buy their cup cakes. I've yet to taste better. I believe it's run by the young girl I met on their stall at Borough Market some time back. I can't talk about ingredients, all I can say is that they taste natural and fantastic. I even got together with a close friend and we ordered her wedding through them. That's one of their strengths, cakes "made to measure".
Sweet Couture have the best cupcakes I've tasted in London!!!! I had an amazing carrot and red velvet the other day from their boutique which is the CUTEST little shop i've seen.
The best cupcakes ever are made at home in an aga with organic and locally sourced ingredients in a beautiful buckinghamshire village.....see website: www.scrummyyummycupcakes.com .........delicious, scrummy cakes I have ever bought!! :)
I agree Ms Cupcakes cakes are AMAZING, really original flavours, moist! I'm not vegan either. Hummingbird cupcakes are dry, have too much icing and look like mass produced rubbish.
Sprinkalicious bakery do the best cupcakes in London hands down. I used to buy at Hummingbirds but find the cupcakes way too expensive and very dissapointing, I've tried Lola's but found them too dry and they just look too artificial. Buttercup cupcakes are way too big, more like a muffin with some frosting. Sprinkalicious have really good flavours and the best thing is that they are fresh moist and sooooo good! www.sprinkaliciousbakery.co.uk