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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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22 Responses to
Best of Canberra – Cupcakes
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.

Alexandra Craig 10:00 am 03 Feb 15

I make Canberra’s best cupcakes haha.

If you’re after the old school classic cupcake with smartie eyes and sprinkle hair – the bakery at Kingston. I think it’s called Kingston National Bakery. They’re about $2.50 or so and they’re exactly the type of cupcakes I grew up with. The ones where the icing has set and you can pull it all off in one go. Amazing.

Ezy 9:32 am 03 Feb 15

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?

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