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The Best Cupcakes in Canberra

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Cupcakes are a wonderful alternative when you’re not quite in the mood for a full cake. Small, delicious, and decorated to perfection, the versatile cupcake is a major crowd-pleaser. Whether for a birthday party, wedding, gift, or other special occasion, mouth-watering cupcakes that look almost too good to eat are a fantastic way to celebrate.

In this article, we’ll share with you the top three cupcake shops in Canberra, according to local feedback. These bakers produce some seriously delightful cakes, so get ready to feel hungry.

What makes a great cupcake shop in Canberra?

We know you want your cupcakes to taste absolutely, mind-bogglingly delicious – but what else should you look for when seeking out a batch of cupcakes? Here are some must-have traits to keep an eye out for.

  • An exciting range of flavours. Purchasing cupcakes from a professional baker gives you the opportunity to sample a new and exciting taste sensation. So, whether you’re after classic vanilla or something more exotic, look for a cupcake supplier with an exciting range of flavours to choose from.
  • Expertly decorated. We eat with our eyes, right? Make sure the cupcake baker you buy from can decorate your cakes to perfection.
  • Reliable. If you’re purchasing cupcakes for a special occasion, you need assurance that your dessert will arrive on time – guaranteed.
  • Well priced. A lot of work goes into baking, decorating, and delivering cupcakes, but this is still a competitive industry, and so they shouldn’t cost you an arm and a leg.
  • Can cater to any dietary restrictions. If you or your guests have any dietary restrictions, make sure the cupcake shop you work with can cater to these.

The top cupcake shops in Canberra according to you

RiotACT’s editorial team has combed through 19 years of on-site comments to compile a list of the most recommended businesses according to you.

To be listed in our Best of Canberra series, each business needs to have consistently received positive feedback on RiotACT and Facebook as well as maintaining a minimum average of 4/5 stars on Google.

After consulting your feedback and hearing about your experiences, it’s time to reveal the top cupcake shops in Canberra. Let’s jump right to it.

Sweet Tooth

Sweet Tooth is home to a whole collection of irresistible indulgences. The husband and wife team behind Sweet Tooth deliver impeccable cakes, cupcakes, cookies, and desserts for all occasions big and small. Finished to professional perfection, your cupcakes from Sweet Tooth will be the talk of your next event.

The Cake Lady

The Cake Lady is Canberra’s local supplier of delightful wedding and occasion cakes – all customised to suit your unique tastes and requirements. Committed to using only the highest quality ingredients, cupcakes by The Cake Lady not only look elegant but also taste absolutely delicious.

Cake Lovers

The team of experienced bakers at Cake Lovers create customised cakes according to your colour scheme, motif, favourite hobby, or even your business’s logo. All cupcakes are baked from scratch using the freshest ingredients, and make for some of the best tasting desserts in Canberra.

Who did you pick?

Thanks to our commenters who have provided insightful feedback on the best and worst Canberra Cupcakes.

If you believe we have got it wrong, please let us know.

Have your purchased cupcakes for a special occasion in Canberra? We’d love to know how it went. Share your feedback in the comments section below.


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jason_marsh 3:59 am 28 Jan 16

my aunt is one of the top sellers in our family !

Genie 3:50 pm 12 Feb 15

Mysteryman said :

Mess said :

Rollersk8r said :

Mess said :

Jazz Apple cupcakes are always good.

I was hoping someone would say Jazz Apple just so I could disagree!! It’s the single most overpriced place in Civic, with Raw Sugar also a very strong contender. The cupcakes are close to double the price of any pastry/cake/slice in Dobinsons. And if you buy 6 cupcakes ($5 or $6 each??) they’ll give you $1 off. Wow, that’s worth it!

and I like when people bring up Dobinsons so I can say how it is the most overrated bakery in Canberra!

Overrated, how? The food is well priced and enjoyable. Their menu is more than adequate for breakfast or lunch. Coffee isn’t too bad. And their sweets selection is consistent and tasty.

I have to agree with Rollersk8r regarding Jazz Apple. The last time I went there, the cupcakes were all the same flavours – plain vanilla or chocolate – and quite small. The only difference between them was the buttercream icing and I don’t feel that’s worth paying $5 a piece for.

Jazz Apple would have to be the worst cupcakes I’ve ever eaten. I recall taking my niece there once when she was 7 or 8 after a theatre show. After the first bite she wouldn’t even eat it and asked if we could go home and make some edible ones. They very stale, hard and way too sweet. (I have a massive sweet tooth)

I’ve grabbed a cupcake every now and then from Jazz Apple afterwards and same result. Stale tasting and way too sweet.

As for Dobinson’s they are overrated. Their sausage rolls are soooo greasy, their meat pies lack flavour and I’ve never really enjoyed a breakfast meal from there other than avo on toast. I only returned for breakfast on several occasions as we have a monthly work breakfast there.

The only “nice” food from Dobinsons is their flans and tarts.

dkNigs 9:15 pm 08 Feb 15

Not sure if it’s still there, but Cherry Seed in Gold Creek were the best I ever had in Canberra!

dundle 5:37 pm 08 Feb 15

I like Crafted3 and Veganarchy…both found at markets

Agree Jazz Apple overpriced/overrated…

I also like Sweet Bones but their icing is often melting…

To be honest though Canberra seems poorly-resourced for cupcakes compared to Melbourne/Sydney sadly…

rubaiyat 8:52 pm 05 Feb 15

To put this in perspective $8.50 is what Zumba charges for his genuinely master creations, which not only just look sophisticated but taste to match.

Must admit Zumba doesn’t have smiley faces/Dollar Sweet sprinkles, or an Aero rammed in a bland sponge mix. That must knock a few dollars off the price.

rubaiyat 8:32 pm 05 Feb 15

Jazz Apple: “As the skills involved in producing these couture cupcakes* are quite specialised and therefore we have limited number of staff who can produce these cupcakes. To this end we recommend that you order your Couture Cupcakes well in advance of your function to ensure that we can fulfill your order for you.”

* $8.50 a “couture” cupcake! Wonder how much the “Executive” or “Stockbroker” cupcakes cost? Basic principal of franchising or photo-franchising is sell something essentially near worthless but dress it up with marketing and offer a discount to the slightly less gullible.

rubaiyat 8:12 pm 05 Feb 15

These should be relabelled as American Icing (…with cake attached).

What I classify as food for the tasteless. All it is is pretty colors, kids designs, faces for the really intellectually challenged, and ridiculously sugary. Good food has an interesting balance of flavours and isn’t a super heavy dose of sugar, fat, salt and starch, mass-produced by monkeys on minimum wages.

This is basic marketing to infantile taste, but with an absurd price tag to make it look like it is special.

The consumer who falls for this has belatedly let go of their notion of chicken nuggets as haute cuisine.

Jarule 7:25 pm 05 Feb 15

I love the cupcakes sold at deli planet at the Fyshwick markets. I asked one day and they said they get them from Sammy Sprinkle a LOCAL small business. Good on them.

nicnacvb 9:34 am 05 Feb 15

Another vote for Crafted3. So many yummy and beautiful cupcakes!

Mess 9:03 am 05 Feb 15

Seems like this has become a ‘hating on Jazz Apple cupcakes’ thread.

I also stand by my Dobinsons comment. Every single time I have been there the food has been bland and uninspired.

Masquara 8:14 pm 03 Feb 15

Mess said :

Jazz Apple cupcakes are always good.

I disagree. Jazz Apple cupcakes are far too sweet.

Section44 7:56 pm 03 Feb 15

Crafted3 at the Epic farmers market has the best cupcakes. We used them for our wedding, because couldn’t find any better ones in canberra.
We had a few guests with allergies and that wasn’t a problem for Crafted3.

Mysteryman 5:33 pm 03 Feb 15

Mess said :

Rollersk8r said :

Mess said :

Jazz Apple cupcakes are always good.

I was hoping someone would say Jazz Apple just so I could disagree!! It’s the single most overpriced place in Civic, with Raw Sugar also a very strong contender. The cupcakes are close to double the price of any pastry/cake/slice in Dobinsons. And if you buy 6 cupcakes ($5 or $6 each??) they’ll give you $1 off. Wow, that’s worth it!

and I like when people bring up Dobinsons so I can say how it is the most overrated bakery in Canberra!

Overrated, how? The food is well priced and enjoyable. Their menu is more than adequate for breakfast or lunch. Coffee isn’t too bad. And their sweets selection is consistent and tasty.

I have to agree with Rollersk8r regarding Jazz Apple. The last time I went there, the cupcakes were all the same flavours – plain vanilla or chocolate – and quite small. The only difference between them was the buttercream icing and I don’t feel that’s worth paying $5 a piece for.

Mess 3:20 pm 03 Feb 15

Rollersk8r said :

Mess said :

Jazz Apple cupcakes are always good.

I was hoping someone would say Jazz Apple just so I could disagree!! It’s the single most overpriced place in Civic, with Raw Sugar also a very strong contender. The cupcakes are close to double the price of any pastry/cake/slice in Dobinsons. And if you buy 6 cupcakes ($5 or $6 each??) they’ll give you $1 off. Wow, that’s worth it!

and I like when people bring up Dobinsons so I can say how it is the most overrated bakery in Canberra!

Rollersk8r 1:14 pm 03 Feb 15

Ezy said :

I would have to give a vote to Stand By Me in Lyons. Not only do they dish up a new taste sensation each day, but they come with delicious puns! Having said that, they are more in the muffin territory.

Rules may need to define cupcake… is it simply the icing?

Yes! Stand By Me! I had a honeycomb muffin that was out of this world!

Rollersk8r 1:11 pm 03 Feb 15

Mess said :

Jazz Apple cupcakes are always good.

I was hoping someone would say Jazz Apple just so I could disagree!! It’s the single most overpriced place in Civic, with Raw Sugar also a very strong contender. The cupcakes are close to double the price of any pastry/cake/slice in Dobinsons. And if you buy 6 cupcakes ($5 or $6 each??) they’ll give you $1 off. Wow, that’s worth it!

Milly Withers 12:43 pm 03 Feb 15

I’ve had good cupcakes from Veganarchy. They’re vegan, but as a dedicated meat lover I still rate them – which I think says something about how good they are. While they don’t have a shopfront, I think they’re at the markets (I’ve had them at the Living Green Festival) and they also do online orders.

Little Miss Cupcake (also Canberra-based with online orders) does amazing-looking cupcakes, and fantastic cakes too.

I find that most shop-bought cupcakes are too dry and sickly sweet. Looking forward to hearing your verdict, Sophia!

BombaySapphire 11:34 am 03 Feb 15

I am yet to find anywhere in Canberra that makes cupcakes that taste even close to as good as baking my own. I don’t know why it is either!

Mess 10:57 am 03 Feb 15

Jazz Apple cupcakes are always good.

Maya123 10:32 am 03 Feb 15

I prefer patty cakes.

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