Cupcakes make for the perfect grab-and-go dessert for birthday parties, bridal showers, and graduation celebrations. If you’re looking to place a special order for an upcoming event or you simply want to drop in and grab a few for yourself — these Denver bakeries are serving up some of the sweetest treats in the city!
Top Cupcake Bakeries in Denver
Where? 6345 East Hampden Avenue #103
Whether you’re in the mood for a double scoop of ice cream or a gourmet cupcake — Milk & Cake has your back. The shop also serves a range of high-quality frozen yogurt, cake shakes, and custom cakes for your next event. The cupcakes feature minis and regulars and are paired perfectly with a glass of milk, a cup of hot chocolate, or even a French press coffee! A few of the shop’s “fan favorite” flavors include maple pecan, French toast, almond poppyseed with lavender, and caramel turtle. You can stick to the classics as well, with double chocolate, red velvet, funfetti, and even lemon making the long list of flavoring options.
PRO Tip: If you’re looking to have Milk & Cake help cater an upcoming celebration, there is a 24-hour notice required. Customers will have to fulfill the minimum order of 12 mini cupcakes or 6 regular. Gluten-free cupcakes are available daily and vegan cupcakes can be made available by special order.
Where? 214 East 13th Avenue
Hailing as Denver’s favorite vegan bakery, The Cake Bar has all kinds of delicious plant-based sweets and treats. Their Capitol Hill location is open throughout the week beginning at 10 AM, except for Monday when they’re closed. Selling a wide variety of signature cakes made without eggs, dairy butter, and dairy milk — even your non-vegan friends will be wowed at the richness. Those seeking an individually sized treat will enjoy the jumbo cupcake du jour! The bakery accepts custom cupcake orders, as well as single to double-tier wedding cakes. A dozen standard-sized cupcakes or two dozen mini cupcakes will run customers around $30. Try flavors such as coconut vanilla, red velvet, chocolate, or marble.
PRO Tip: The Cake Bar strives to provide Denverites with the most seamless ordering experience. There is an easy-to-use online ordering tool that allows you to place the order, write notes, and even schedule the pickup time.
Where? 3563 Larimer Street
Yours Truly Cupcake is dedicated to sweetening up all of your celebrations, whether it be birthdays, anniversaries, or “just because” parties. This full-service dessert catering company is conveniently located in Denver’s RiNo Arts District and provides services ranging from small orders to customized cakes for weddings. The menu changes with the season, so check out the front page of the website to see what’s available that day. Gluten-free and vegan cupcakes are available. There is a minimum per flavor for orders and for most items, the bakery asks for at least 72 hours’ notice to ensure that your baked goods are ready. Recent flavors have included pumpkin cream cheese, butterbeer, champagne pomegranate, and hot toddy!
PRO Tip: While Yours Truly Cupcake specializes in cupcakes, they also bake a range of delicious treats. Try the French macarons, cookies, cake pops, and even brownie bites, Rice Krispie treats, and edible cookie dough!
Where? 4897 North Oakland Street
While Phresh Baked Goods has no physical storefront, they provide appointment times for those looking to place an order. Their gourmet baked goods can be delivered throughout Denver and they specialize in customized cakes, cookies, and desserts perfectly decorated for your next event, including baby showers and weddings. Mini cupcakes begin at $30 for a dozen and require a minimum of two dozen per flavor. With so many flavor options, it’s difficult to choose! Try the graham cracker, chocolate, carrot, strawberry or lemon. Buttercream frosting flavors include peanut butter, maple bourbon, chai, coconut, black cherry, and all of the classics such as chocolate, vanilla, Oreo, and strawberry.
PRO Tip: Phresh Baked Goods asks customers to provide at least two weeks of notice and orders under $300 will require full payment upfront. Curbside pickup is available or there is a delivery fee of $2 per loaded mile throughout Denver and Boulder.
Where? 2908 East 6th Avenue
All of Maggie & Molly’s cupcakes can be prepared gluten-free for an additional charge. Flavors include almond with amaretto buttercream, black forest, chai with brown sugar buttercream, peanut butter with chocolate buttercream, and zucchini with lemon cream cheese. The bakery boasts a wide variety of unique flavor combos, ensuring that there’s always something new to sample when your sweet tooth strikes. Cupcakes can be specially ordered and if guests need some help deciding on a theme, the bakery provides inspiration such as their sunflower cupcakes, apple pie cupcakes, ice cream cone cupcakes, and even football cupcakes for your Super Bowl party.
PRO Tip: Aside from their impressive cupcake selection, Maggie & Molly’s Bakery also creates cookie boxes, pies, and holiday-inspired desserts. Try the assorted Christmas cupcakes or cookies, each with a variety of flavors, textures, and designs.
Where? 1160 Speer Boulevard
Gateaux is excited to announce its second location in Lowry Town Center. This popular Denver bakery serves up award-winning pastries and custom cakes. Whether you’re planning a wedding or a first birthday party, no event is too big or small for this bakery to tackle. Pastry chefs are culinary-school trained and understand the complexity of taste sensations and textures in all of the pastries they prepare fresh each day. Gateaux has been featured on Food Network, as well as won various awards and recognitions in 5280 Denver Magazine, such as Best Bakery! Pair your cupcake or breakfast pastry with a regular or decaf coffee, a latte, or a French press. All cake flavors can be translated into cupcake forms, such as almond, poppyseed, vegan chocolate, or cherry chip.
PRO Tip: The bakery is closed on Sundays and Mondays. Normal operating hours begin at 7:30 AM and run until 4:00 PM Saturdays and 5:00 PM Tuesday through Friday.
Where? 1543 Champa Street
If you’re looking for some of Denver’s best cupcakes, add Mermaids Bakery to your list. This bake shop has been in business for over a decade and has been baking up delectable and uniquely designed cupcakes for Denverites. All cupcakes are baked fresh from scratch each day, so you’re always getting a fresh bite. Large single cupcakes begin at $4.50 and a dozen small cupcakes can be ordered for under $30. On a daily basis, the bakery has 15 cupcake flavors available and customers can order from this selection. Special orders require at least one dozen per flavor. Recent flavors of the week include s’mores, chocolate salted caramel, red velvet, and raspberry almond poppyseed.
PRO Tip: While not a dedicated gluten-free bakery, gluten-free cupcakes can be made available in all flavors except a few such as carrot, cookies and cream, and New York cheesecake. For an additional charge, dairy-free chocolate can be used and nut allergies, egg allergies, and soy allergies can be accommodated.
Where? 2216 Kearney Street
If you haven’t already, check out Cake Crumbs Bakery & Cafe in Denver’s Park Hill neighborhood. This custom cake shop sells all of your favorites, and then some! Beautiful desserts are baked and decorated daily and you can even snag an espresso drink for an afternoon pick-me-up. Breakfast and lunch feature a rotating menu that changes with the seasons and includes sandwiches, waffles, burritos, and more. Cupcakes include flavors such as vanilla, chocolate cake, red velvet, lemon, and gluten-free variations. Sizes include regulars and minis, so you can enjoy whichever size strikes your fancy.
PRO Tip: If you are allergic to gluten or otherwise stay away from it, Cake Crumbs Bakery can provide gluten-free flavors in their regular-size cupcakes for an additional charge. Each gluten-free cupcake runs for $4, as opposed to $3.
Where? 1886 South Broadway
Azucar Bakery is an award-winning Denver bakery that whips up both breathtaking and delicious treats, from custom cakes, cupcakes, and even small desserts that will be perfect at your next special event. The team at Azucar Bakery wants to work with you to bring your cupcake dreams to life, whatever they may be. The bakery has remained family-owned, so if you’re looking to support local — look no further! Traditional cake flavors include chocolate cake with fillings such as raspberry, Bavarian cream, and dulce de leche. Specialty flavors feature exciting combinations, such as spice cake with apple filling, guava cake with guava whipped cream filling, and dark chocolate chip cake with ganache filling (this one has won awards!)
PRO Tip: Remember, it’s never too early to place an order! Azucar Bakery is a popular shop in Denver, so their order book can fill up quickly. At a minimum, online orders must be placed 7 days in advance.
Where? 2120 South Holly Street Unit #7
Cake Sugar World can whip up organic custom cakes and cupcakes for all of your events, including birthday parties, graduations, holidays, and weddings! Design services and catering services are available, as well as gluten-free and vegan options so all guests can enjoy the delicious treats on the table. Assorted cupcakes are available daily, beginning at $4.50. There is a cupcake of the day, so make sure to stop in and try the new flavors! Aside from tasty cupcakes, the bakery also makes strawberry tartlets, tres leches, and even savory baked goods.
PRO Tip: When supporting Cake Sugar World, customers are encouraged to heed the “Please Recycle” stickers on their packaged items. The bakery is dedicated to decreasing waste and appreciates your help in doing so!
Where? 3621 West 32nd Avenue
Happy Bakeshop has a variety of everyday flavors for their cupcakes, as well as a seasonal selection. Daily available cupcakes include carrot cake, snickerdoodle, black and white, and chocolate on chocolate. Holiday flavors begin at the beginning of December and last the entire month. These tasty flavors include pumpkin spice latte, chocolate mixed berry, dark chocolate orange, eggnog, and gluten-free peppermint candy cane. Mini cupcakes run for $2 per cupcake or $21 for a dozen. Regular and jumbo varieties are also available. Happy Bakeshop has been featured on the Today Show and word of mouth has quickly spread around Denver about how tasty the desserts are, including French macarons, cookies, pies, and more.
PRO Tip: While you can head to Happy Bakeshop any day of the week except Monday, Tuesday is when the pros go. $2 Tuesday allows you to get a great deal on your desserts, so you won’t feel guilty when you try one of every flavor!
Where? 300 East 6th Avenue #4
This well-loved Denver bakery is celebrating over four decades in business! Come check out why they’ve been so successful by sampling some of the fan-favorite cupcakes and treats. Their unique, wild designs are one of the many reasons that customers keep coming back for more. Whatever customized cake you need — they can make it. Cupcakes come in a wide range of options and can be designed to fit whatever theme you’re looking for, such as Thanksgiving, Sesame Street, dinosaurs, and more. Cake flavors include butter pecan, almond poppy, German chocolate, cinnamon swirl, orange creamsicle, blueberry and so many more. Choose from mocha icing, cream cheese, chocolate fudge, and a butter creme. If you have another combination in mind, chat with the team and they’ll be able to make recommendations and help you fulfill the request.
PRO Tip: This Denver bakery doesn’t offer gluten-free or vegan options at this time. If you can tolerate gluten and you enjoy all things dairy, then these cupcakes are sure to blow your mind!