Denver November 12, 2017
10 Denver Bakeries That Will Make You Think You Died And Went To Cupcake Heaven
While you can get a deliciously simple vanilla or chocolate cupcake at most bakeries in Denver, many true devotees have moved on to a new level of cupcake cuisine. What seems to be getting cupcake-craving customer’s attention these days are the out-of-the box (but not literally) flavors with detailed touches to top it all off. I’m about to let you in on 10 little cupcake treasures around town that will impress you with their unique flavors and quality ingredients. Don’t worry… your sweet tooth can thank me later.
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1. Buttercream Bakeshop (129 Adams St.)
You may recognize this small, family-run bakeshop by its original name, Big Fat Cupcake, from when it first opened in 2008. Located just two blocks east of Cherry Creek Mall, this gourmet cupcake shop is now appropriately named the Buttercream Bakeshop. Their oversized cupcakes are baked up from scratch daily in 18 irresistible flavors including salted caramel, key lime, and cookies and creme.
2. Cake Crumbs (2216 Kearney Street)
Stop into this quaint Park Hill neighborhood bakery and you will be drawn to their delicious cupcake selections including red velvet and chocolate fudge. They offer unique flavors through their daily specials and customers have the choice of mini, standard, or gluten free cupcakes. Go ahead and order a dozen cupcakes to go. The "baker's variety" will provide you with a mixture of flavors to share with others (or not... we won't judge).
3. Church of Cupcakes
The Church of Cupcakes has welcomed a whole congregation of fans who love their divine cupcakes that are baked fresh to order in small batches using only organic and locally sourced ingredients. While they no longer have a retail storefront (just call in or make an online order), you can book the original cupcake tricycle or the 1976 Volkswagen Bus for your next group function. You will love the assortment of heavenly gourmet treats including the "Devil's Food" cupcake (rich chocolate cake under chocolate buttercream) or the "Bee-titude" (lavender-blessed cake with honey-lemon buttercream). I don't know about you, but I kind of feel like shouting "Amen" after hearing their list of flavors.
4. Beet Box Bakery (1030 E. 22nd Ave.)
Don't drive right past the Beet Box Bakery (there's no sign on the front), because you don't want to miss their unbeatable vegan and gluten free options. With a delicious cupcake menu filled with such flavors as gluten free almond cake and expresso or chai frosting, this welcoming little shop in the Five Points neighborhood is one that will keep you coming back for more.
5. Happy Bakeshop (3434 W. 32nd Ave.)
Happy Bake Shop, found in the Highlands neighborhood, reminds us that every day is a good day for a cupcake. Especially if that particular cupcake comes in a uniquely delicious flavor such as Cherry Coke or Nutella Bacon. This hidden little cupcake joint changes up their flavors every day and also offers gluten free and vegan options.
6. Yours Truly Cupcake (3047 Larimer St.)
Stroll to the walk-up window at Yours Truly Cupcake and you will not be disappointed. The mini two-bite cupcakes may be small, but they pack a punch when it comes to flavor. This five points neighborhood must-stop spot specializes in liquor infused cupcakes such as the Bailey's and Cream or Cosmopolitan. There's also plenty of classic cupcakes to choose from as well (lemon, red velvet, etc.). If you're feeling a little more on the hungry side, then they also offer standard sized cupcakes.
7. Maggie and Molly's Sweet Life (2908 E. 6th Ave.)
You will love this little gem in the Congress Park neighborhood that offers made-from-scratch cupcakes piled high with rich, tasty frosting. Their varied selection will have something for everyone with such flavors as Butter Beer and Amaretto. And, if you need cupcakes delivered to a special someone, Maggie and Molly's Sweet Life will get the job done.
8. Mermaids Bakery (1543 Champa St.)
With fifteen different flavors on the menu daily, the hardest part will be deciding which beautiful and delicious cupcake to order from Mermaids Bakery, found in the heart of downtown Denver. Even the most discerning sweet tooth will taste the homemade quality of their delectable treats. Try the PBR, which contrary to what you might be thinking, is vanilla cake filled with raspberry preserves and topped with peanut butter fluff frosting.
9. Valhalla Cakes (4426 Tennyson)
The owner and artist at this Berkeley Neighborhood bakery, Sam Slade, executes both her creative talents and top-notch baking skills to create an unforgettable cupcake experience. At Valhalla Cupcakes, you can indulge on such cake flavors as funfetti or marble—topped with a variety of frostings, including cookies and cream or raspberry.
10. Mulberries Cake Shop (2027 E. Colfax)
The colorful storefront of this charming bakery on Colfax will welcome you in to choose from a multitude of flavors that are intricately decorated. Bonus: they taste as good as they look. With irresistible flavors from butter pecan to lemon poppy seed, your sweet cravings will be more than satisfied at Mulberries Cake Shop.
This is only a small “taste” of the many cupcakes bakeries in the Mile High City. Please share some of your favorites in the comments below.
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