10 Bakeries Serving the Best Cupcakes in Raleigh


Cupcakes may have hit full-blown mania a few years ago, but the little treats are still super popular at the best bakeries in Raleigh. Luckily, it’s not hard to find delicious cupcakes in Raleigh. When it comes to the art of cupcakes, we think these Raleigh bakeries really take the cake.


Heavenly Cakes by Tanya

This sweet-as-can-be little bakeshop is tops when it comes to cakes. Every treat is made with love at Heavenly Cakes by Tanya. You’ll find unique and decadent cupcake flavors like Cinnamon Maple Bacon Waffle and Cinco de Mayo-Rita. They also serve bite-sized cake pops that are perfect for parties.


Smallcakes Cupcakery and Creamery

Who says you have to decide between cake and ice cream? Smallcakes Cupcakery and Creamery has the best of both worlds. The chain has been taking the cupcakes world by storm with 12 signature flavors and 3 specialty flavors, all made fresh from scratch. The frozen yogurt bar has tons of fresh toppings and non-dairy options to crush any craving.


Premier Cakes

Premier Cakes is a full-fledged bakery specializing in made-from-scratch layer cakes. The shop also offers delicious cupcakes and other baked desserts, all made to order without preservatives or artificial ingredients. If you can’t decide on a flavor, the Red Velvet and Carrot Cake are both to die for!


Sweet Traditions by Leane

Sweet Traditions by Leane sells specialty cupcakes in Raleigh as well as cakes and pies. All of the bakery’s desserts are made from old family recipes, from the traditional cupcakes to the indulgent cheesecake cupcakes. Each month features a seasonal Cupcake of the Month flavor, but you can never go wrong with the tried-and-true Death by Chocolate. Nationwide shipping is available in case you want to send someone special something sweet!


The Cupcake Shoppe

The Best Cupcakes in Raleigh


Get your sugar fix and espresso fix all in one place at The Cupcake Shoppe. Be sure to have your smartphone ready because everything from the stylish decor to the meticulously-decorated cupcakes is perfect for Instagram. The cupcakes are baked from scratch every morning and come in unique flavors you won’t find anywhere else, for example, the Earl Grey Cupcake.


Gigi’s Cupcakes of Raleigh

Gigi’s Cupcakes offers 30 varieties of cupcakes each week, as well as adorable mini cupcakes. The bakery is also famous for its cheesecakes so you might consider grabbing one of the specialty cheesecake cupcakes like the Turtle Cheesecake Cupcake. Gigi’s offers nationwide shipping as well so you can share your favorites with friends and family wherever they are.


Sweetheart Treats

Indulge in boozy cupcakes and other delicious treats at Sweetheart Treats. The Drunken Cupcakes are the star of the show at this bakery, but you can also find a variety of cupcakes, including Gluten-free options. The Funnel Cake Cupcakes are out of this world!


Cake Couture Boutique

While Cake Couture Boutique specializes in wedding catering, the bakery also offers a wide variety of cupcake flavors, including weekly flavors that change with the season. We can’t get enough of the signature cupcake, Strawberries and Cream, with its strawberry cake and cream cheese and buttercream frosting.


Where do you like to get cupcakes in Raleigh? We’d love to hear your recommendations on bakeries and flavors to try! If you’re shopping for a new home in the area, we hope you’ll stop by Park Central Apartments and let us show you around. We’d love to introduce you to our high-rise apartment community in the Midtown District of North Hills.  Visit Park Central online at ParkCentralRaleigh.com to schedule a tour or call us directly at (919) 800-0619.


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