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Guide to Austin Cupcake Shops

published on June 21, 2012

Austin has a few easily identifiable loves, including breakfast tacos, live music, and cupcakes. Bakeries thrive in Austin with help from the discerning sweet tooths of local residents. Below are most, but not quite all, of the delicious shops offering well-frosted treats for any occasion, including non-occasions, like any afternoon that merits a cupcake: 

The Cupcake Bar

The Cupcake Bar is the most customizable cupcake in Austin, setting up shop at any party where they are invited, so guests can select their flavor of cake, frosting, decorations, and even have extra treats, like caramel, injected into the middle.


Cupprimo offers 150 different flavors of cupcakes in any customized way that a customer can imagine, as well as gluten free options on Tuesdays. Located on Spicewood Springs, customers can pop in for a cupcake and stay for the coffee bar, lattes, and espressos. 


Located in Downtown Austin’s 2nd Street District, Delish caters to anyone working in an office all day or strolling the charming boutiques. Delish is also known for its dedication to delicious, contamination controlled gluten-free cupcakes.

Hey Cupcake

The business is iconic for its signature airstream trailers with rotating cupcakes. It’s also famous for its cream injected cupcake, known as the “Whipper Snapper,” which can be made from any flavor.

Hill Country Cupcakes

Hill Country Cupcakes are sold at the weekly Barton Creek Farmer’s Market. The bakery also does custom orders, and specializes in weddings, with the ability to tailor cupcakes to a bride and groom’s individual wedding celebration needs.

L’s Cupcake Delivery

L’s Cupcake Delivery delivers gourmet cupcakes for any occasion across the Austin metropolitan area, from the northern Falcon Pointe neighborhood to the southern homes in Legend Oaks. The delivery service was founded by Laura Lively, and she can tailor tastes and themes to match any request.

Lick It Bite It Or Both

This bakery serves customers a delightful cupcake & ice cream combination, perfect for a hot summer day. All of their desserts, including the ice cream, are homemade from scratch on site with quality, rich ingredients.


Located next to the University of Texas campus, Polkadots Cupcake Factory is perfect for students, professors, and residents needing a sweet break. The shop bakes cupcakes, custom cakes, and hand-iced cookies from scratch every morning.

Sugar Mama’s

Sugar Mama’s Bakeshop is located on South 1st Street, close to south Austin neighborhoods like Sendera, Olympic Heights, and Circle C. The from-scratch recipes are what make the bakery popular. Each one is created using only high quality ingredients, locally sourced, cage-free eggs, no preservatives, and no shortcuts to baking the most delicious variety of cupcakes possible.

Sweet Creations

Offering cupcakes, custom cakes, cookies, tres leches cake, cinnamon rolls, éclairs, flan, funnel cakes, and ice cream, Sweet Creations can make your favorite cupcake as well as your favorite dessert from south of the border.. The new shop is located close to the Milwood neighborhood and Lake Travis.

Sweetish Hill

This downtown bakery is known for preparing sweet favorites in the classic French method with quality ingredients, time-tested recipes and the utmost care. Cupcakes, pastries, cookies, lunch fare, and more are made at the bakery with all natural ingredients, preservative-free breads, and no trans fats.

Toot Sweet Cupcakes

Known for their elaborate decorating skills in addition to delicious treats, Toot Sweet offers oversize, gourmet cupcakes available as delightful snacks, for delivery anywhere in town. The skilled hands of the co-owners can create everything from perfect muppet likenesses to delicate flowers.

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