Detroit February 06, 2019
9 Detroit Bakeries That Will Make You Think You Died And Went To Cupcake Heaven
If you’ve got a sweet tooth, you know that nothing beats the heavenly experience of indulging in a perfectly prepared cupcake. Whether you prefer chocolate, vanilla, or a combination of fruity flavors, there’s something magical about taking that first beautiful bite of these petite morsels. When your cupcake cravings peak, check out these nine awesome bakeries in and around the Motor City.
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1. Milano Bakery & Cafe (3500 Russell St.)
This charming spot offers friendly service, a welcoming atmosphere, and some of the tastiest eats you’ll ever experience. While Milano features plenty of hearty fare and lunch options, its baked goods - especially the cupcakes - truly steal the show. From custard cupcakes to chocolate-covered delights, there’s something here for everyone.
2. Good Cakes and Bakes (19363 Livernois Ave.)
You’ll appreciate the quirky, colorful vibe at this Detroit Bakery as soon as you set foot inside, but its decor isn’t the only thing worth admiring. Good Cakes and Bakes prides itself on serving gourmet, organic, and vegan sweets made with the finest ingredients, and this dedication to quality certainly shows. With cupcake flavors ranging from vanilla salted caramel to toasted coconut, there’s so much to love.
3. East Detroit Bakery & Deli (17530 E 9 Mile Rd., Eastpointe)
Venture to Eastpointe for a sweet treat at this fantastic spot, which serves up marvelous deli selections alongside its vast array of sugary options. The generously frosted cupcakes here, which include flavors like red velvet and salted caramel, will take your taste buds on an incredible journey. Is your mouth watering yet?
4. Iversen’s Bakery (22041 W Outer Dr., Dearborn)
It’s easy to see why Metro Detroiters adore this Dearborn bakery, which has served up deliciousness for over 50 years. Generations of Michiganders have appreciated the sizable cupcakes at Iversen’s, which are offered in varieties ranging from carrot cake to peanut butter cup to chocolate fudge raspberry. We dare you try eating just one!
5. Astoria Pastry Shop (541 Monroe St.)
You can’t call yourself a true Detroiter until you’ve stopped in at Astoria. This longtime locale in the heart of Greektown offers a broad selection of tasty treats - and its cupcakes are some of the best. The colorful creations here are enough to send your sweet tooth into overdrive, whether you opt for a simple vanilla sprinkle cupcake or something more adventurous.
6. Just Baked (27500 Novi Rd., Novi)
Just Baked features a handful of locations throughout the Metro Detroit area, but we recommend checking out the Novi shop inside Twelve Oaks Mall. Each and every creation here is made using real, all-natural ingredients, and this dedication to freshness certainly shows. Whether you dig into a lemon cupcake or mix it up with the intensely delicious "Chocolate Sin," you’ll soon be in a sugary paradise.
7. Cupcake Station (
This beloved bakery features several locations throughout Metro Detroit - and it’s nearly impossible to go wrong at any of its storefronts. The cupcakes here are huge, the service is friendly without fail, and the flavors are exceptional. It might be tough to choose between options like cookies and cream, chocolate cheesecake, and vanilla latte - so why not pick up one of each?
8. Peoples Brothers Bakery (2765 S Fort St.)
This unassuming bakery is a longtime staple in the Motor City, and you’ll feel like part of the family as soon as you set foot inside. Appreciate the vintage vibe as you peruse a wide selection of treats, including plenty of perfectly prepared cupcakes. The offerings here are straightforward and truly delicious, so you’ll be able to satisfy your cravings in a pinch!
9. Pink Elephant Cupcakes (23301 Jefferson Ave., St. Clair Shores)
When cupcake cravings strike, hop in the car and head to St. Clair Shores for a trip to Pink Elephant, where you’ll find some of Metro Detroit’s most amazing creations. The flavors here are inventive and range from tiramisu to champagne to raspberry chocolate chip. Whether you’re picking up a dozen for a special event or stopping by for a quick treat, there’s so much to adore about this charming bakery.
We’ve surely triggered your taste buds with these nine recommendations. Are there any other cupcakes shops in and around the Motor City that we should know about? Let us know in the comments!