These mini-wonders are just the right size for a bite-sized treat...
We’re all about healthy eating, sneaking veggies into our kids whenever we can and enjoying the odd meat-free dinner. But sometimes a sugar hit is what’s gonna get us through the day! Especially one where we’ve had a sleepless night with our toddlers, we’re enduring the witching hour, or parenting the teenager has been especially tough. Step forward a delicious little slice of heaven: the humble cupcake! Plus, though we already know where to pick up an awesome birthday cake, and we have customised cupcake creators on speed dial for our kid’s birthday parties, sometimes a small treat hits the spot. But where do we find an everyday cupcake that’s going to stabilise our sugar cravings? We’ve found Singapore’s great bakers and cupcake shops for when you need that fix…
The best cupcakes in Singapore
Swirls Bake Shop
The owners of Swirls went on a road trip around America on a mission to find the perfect cupcake formula. Afterwards, they came up with 101 flavours! Swirls only uses fresh ingredients (even extracting vanilla essence themselves), and its cupcake fans can get their fix in three different sizes: Gobble Gobbles (bite-sized), Regular or Colossal (a giant cupcake for a serious sweet tooth).
Where: Swirls Bake Shop, 8 Rodyk St, #01-08, Singapore 238216, p. 6634 4765
We can’t avoid being drawn in for a quick cupcake fix at the small boutique bakery, Oni Cupcakes. Choose from regular or large-sized cupcakes and plump for tastebud tingling flavours including Nutella, chocolate and salted caramel, chocolate orange with mango and carrot cake with cream cheese. If you’re getting a bit of baker’s envy, you can always sign up to one of its classes and brush up on your decorating skills.
Where: OniCupcakes, 108 Depot Road #02-09, Singapore 100108, p. 9069 5367
There’s nothing plain when it comes to the fluffy delights over at Plain Vanilla. These guys stick to traditional home-style baking and the results speak (or taste) for themselves. Our personal faves are the Milk Chocolate Chip, Earl Grey Lavender and we’re absolutely nuts for the Cinnamon Brown Sugar. Bliss!
Where: Plain Vanilla Bakery, locations at Tiong Bahru, Cluny Court, Ion Orchard and Telok Ayer
Little House of Dreams
Inspired by New York’s Magnolia Bakery, whether you want a rainbow sponge, an Elmo made from icing, or even a whole themed party table created, this team of talented bakers will make your fondant and buttercream dreams come true.
Where: Little House of Dreams, 58 Seng Poh Road #01-15, Tiong Bahru, Singapore 160058, p. 90304959, e. [email protected]
There’s barely a shopping mall in Singapore that doesn’t have a Twelve Cupcake store. Which is perfect for when you need a quick revival after too much shopping! Cakes come in a range of delish flavours (salted caramel, how we love thee) and the more you buy, the more money you save.
Where: Twelve Cupcakes, various locations
The Marmalade Pantry
The names of Marmalade Pantry’s cupcakes are as gastronomic as the real thing. Opt for one of their signature cupcakes the next time you visit! Psst: you can also order a box online, too! We also love this place for its afternoon teas for kids.
Where: The Marmalade Pantry, locations at Ion, Downtown and Novena
With dreamy cupcake flavours including delights such as pandan créme brûlée, chocolate melt fudge brownie (you heard us right) and salted caramel, these little goodies are not only delicious, but Fluff Bakery delivers too. Dangerous.
Where: Fluff Bakery, 4 Jalan Pisang, Singapore 199071, 8251 1353
We’ve been rescued in a cake emergency recently thanks to the Halal goodies served up daily by Butter Studio. With creations handcrafted using top-notch ingredients, head on over for bakes. And now that we’ve spent more time at home, you can decorate your own unicorn and dino cupcakes right in the comfort of your own home!
Where: Butter Studio, at Jalan Besar, Ngee Ann City and Tampines