People create art with pencils, paintbrushes, and clay. The Museum of Modern Art in New York City attracts upwards of 2.8 million visitors a year, and it’s said that purchasing the first piece of art makes a home. But art doesn’t only belong on a wall — think Broadway productions like Hamilton, operas like Le Nozze de Figaro, and intricate ice sculptures. These are all pieces of art that don’t last, and that’s part of their indelible beauty, which lasts long after the pieces themselves have gone.
Edible art fits into this category, whether it’s a Godiva chocolatier’s chocolate showpiece or a wedding cake personalized to a specific love story. Certain cupcakes fit into this category — small treats that are made with an artistic approach, individual attention, and, above all, commitment to detail. Here are nine cupcake shops around the world that exemplify an artist’s touch, with the added bonus of being a feast for both the eyes and the taste buds.