9 Cupcake Shops Around the World That Create Works of Art Slideshow

Bite into one of these artful creations on your next trip

These cupcake shops create feasts for the eyes and taste buds.

9 Cupcake Shops Around the World That Create Works of Art

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.

CamiCakes Cupcakes — Atlanta

Cupcakes celebrating a baby girl topped with smiling, stylized baby faces and pink booties; and mounds of creamy icing topped with a single berry and drizzles of chocolate fudge denote the design style of CamiCakes. Founder Andra Hall was originally inspired by her Easy-Bake Oven at a young age.

Cuppacakes — Whangarei, New Zealand

Pops of color and fun designs make Cuppacakes unique; the company even makes treats depicting elephants, pandas, monkeys, sailboats, and Hello Kitty. Besides cupcakes, Cuppacakes sells milkshakes, coffee, cakes, and other sweets.

Cuckoo’s Bakery — Edinburgh

Holiday-themed cupcakes at Cuckoo’s Bakery are legendary. Halloween creations with tentacled one-eyed monsters, Thanksgiving treats with pumpkins and American flags, and Christmas sweets topped with stars, gingerbread men, or holly leaves are all on offer.

Enrica’s Café — Westport, Ireland

It’s the mouth-watering toppings that set Enrica’s Café apart. Treats include cupcakes topped with M&M’s or chocolate bars, and candy crumbles line the mounds of icing atop each one.

Hello Naomi — New Castle, Australia

Specialty cupcakes at Hello Naomi can be any design you can imagine, and the decorations are often unique portrayals of different animals in a simplistic style seemingly inspired by Japanese animation. The shop also works with edible flowers.

Jilly’s Cupcake Bar & Café – St. Louis

A two-time winner of Cupcake Wars on Food Network, Jilly’s Cupcake Bar & Café’s November creations include cupcakes topped with miniature slices of pecan and sweet potato pie. The company uses each month as inspiration for new, singular creations.

My Delight CupCakery — Ontario, Calif.

My Delight CupCakery is a California shop with unique flavors, like the green tea KitKat cupcake that just went on offer this month. The Ferrero Rocher cupcake is also an artful creation, with a mountain of chocolate and a Ferrero Rocher treat at the peak.

Nadia Cakes – Woodbury, Minn.

Smiling lions, zebras, and giraffes. Jack Skellington. Rainbow creations with very real-looking grass. Nadia Cakes has a wide repertoire of cupcake creations, but some of the most impressive are fall-themed cupcakes with tiny replicas of cornucopias, pumpkins, and fruits.

Pink Cake Box – Denville, N.J.

Pink Cake Box’s cupcake designs include tiny roses, round baby faces with hats and pacifiers, and colored flower petals with chocolate centers. The bakery also creates specialty and wedding cakes.