Where To Get The Best Cupcakes In Melbourne

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When you just need that sugary frosting fix without having to bake and ice 24 cupcakes yourself... Or perhaps it's your little one's birthday, but the thought of baking so many cupcakes is not floating your boat...

Don't worry, Melbourne absolutely outdoes itself when it comes to tiny baked cakes with perfect toppings. It's just the remedy for a spot of indulgence. We get it. And we are here for you. 

Allow us to roll you down a lane lined with cupcake dreams that you don't have to make yourself – these are six of the best spots to grab 'em!

Cupcake Central

Cupcake Central

Not just cupcakes, but mini cakes and babycakes too! Cupcake Central can be found in your local shopping centre, just there in the middle hanging out, waiting for you to walk by and have a hard time deciding which delicious one you want (lucky they do an assorted box!).

Think red velvet, salted caramel, Nutella truffle, cinnamon tart, peanut butter pretzel, and Irish Coffee flavours, plus they even have some gluten-free options!

Where: Hawthorn, Melbourne Central, Highpoint, Eastland and Fountain Gate

Mister Nice Guy's Bakeshop

For our vegan and/or dairy-free mates, Mister Nice Guy's has got you covered and then some, with Turkish Delight, Popcorn Mudslide, Blackberry Earl Grey, Zombie Brainz!, Passionfruit Lemon Pop, and the super-popular Sparkle Gutts: vanilla confetti cupcake topped with sprinkles, unicorn bark, glitter and purple frosting WITH a turquoise white chocolate embellishment. Phew!

They even have a sugar-and-gluten-free chocolate cupcake with chocolate frosting option that still is actually delicious! It's like magic.

Where: 151 Union Rd, Ascot Vale 

Little Cupcakes

Calling themselves "the best cupcakes in Melbourne", the Little Cupcakes store is usually pretty packed so they can't be too far off the mark!

You'd line up too for these handcrafted gourmet flavours: cherry ripe, peanut butter cookie crumbs, blueberry pistachio, raspberry white chocolate, salted caramel and even Tiny Teddy flavour! Of course, they also cater for gluten-free and vegan, with their mini and standard cupcakes, brownies, and cookies.

Where: 7 Degraves St, 118-126 Queen St and 181 William St

Cupcakes by Paolo

Do you want handcrafted cupcakes and cake pops made from locally sourced ingredients? Yes, please!

Cupcakes by Paolo stand out from the regular crowd because they say they make their products with love. Awww! We love flavours like Choc Malt Temptation, Cinfull Apple, Choconana Rama, Jam Doughnut and Lemon Meringue.

Where: 28C Ashley St, West Footscray

Runaway Cupcakes

Malvern has some of the best mini cakes in the city for birthdays, weddings, celebrations, or just because!

Grab a peanut butter and jam, Mr Hershey's Chocolate, fluffy vanilla, or cookies and cream at Runaway Cupcakes, and totally go to town.

Where: 255 Glenferrie Rd, Malvern and K221/1239 Nepean Hwy, Cheltenham

The Cupcake Queens

With mini, deluxe and giant cupcakes, plus cupcake bouquets and custom cupcakes, The Cupcake Queens have it all.

Their range is impeccably presented and their menu includes classic flavours like vanilla, chocolate and salted caramel, as well as more exotic creations including red sparkle, choc honeycomb and rocky road. If you can't decide, grab a box of daily favourites! 

Where: Melbourne CBD (Hardware Lane), Chadstone Shopping Centre, Frankston, Melbourne (St Kilda Rd), Moonee Ponds, Northland Shopping Centre, South Melbourne, Watergardens, Werribee and Williamstown.

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