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Best of Canberra – Cupcakes

By Sophia Carlini - 3 February 2015 22

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According to Google, cupcakes are “small cakes designed to serve one person.” I think that description is incorrect. A more appropriate description would be: Cupcakes … a tiny piece of heaven so delicious and pretty, you will definitely want more than one.

This week I’m looking for Canberra’s best cupcakes and I’m a little nervous, because I’m a bit of a hard marker when it comes to things I know about, and l I know about cupcakes! Baking is a massive passion of mine and cupcakes are my specialty.

So Canberra, who sells the city’s best cupcakes?

What’s Your opinion?


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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

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Rollersk8r said :

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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.

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