I heard a quote once that’s really stuck with me.
“Coffee makes it possible to get out of bed. Cupcakes make it worthwhile.” It doesn’t have an attribution, but I can only assume it was someone incredibly wise like the Dalai Lama or Oprah. Cupcakes are tiny treats that exist just to make human beings happy.
They’re a great way to celebrate the special occasions in your life, and they can turn you into a hero when you bring them to the work meeting no one wants to go to. Seriously, cupcakes make life worth living, and we’ve got some great cupcake spots around Columbus.
PolkaDot Cupcakery | Northwest Columbus
Address: 2926 Hayden Run Plaza, Columbus, OH 43235
Details: You can’t go wrong at PolkaDot Cupcakery with a Cookies & Cream cupcake. It’s a chocolate cupcake topped with cookies and cream buttercream icing and a mini Oreo.
Pattycake Bakery | Clintonville
Address: 3009 N High St, Columbus, OH 43202
Details: Want to lighten up your day? Grab a lemon cupcake from Pattycake Bakery. They’re simultaneously refreshing and filling and you won’t regret it.
Smallcakes Cupcakery & Creamery | Gahanna
Address: 1249 N Hamilton Rd, Gahanna, OH 43230
Details: Smallcakes Cupcakery & Creamery has a lot of sweet things to choose from on the menu. But I like to be unpredictable. So instead of suggesting something with tons of crazy flavors and toppings, I’m going to recommend their Wedding Cake cupcake. It’s sweet and simple, an almond cupcake with almond buttercream.
Kittie’s Cakes | Bexley & German Village
Address: 2424 E Main St, Bexley, OH 43209 and 495 S 3rd St, Columbus, OH 43215
Details: The cupcakes at Kittie’s are mini cupcakes, so I think it’s only fair that the Details is as many of them as you’d like to try.
Nothing Bundt Cakes | Various Locations
Address: Click here for various locations
Details: I know someone is going to say, “but bundt cakes aren’t cupcakes”. And you are right. But these individual-sized bundt cakes deserve some small cake recognition here. The Red Velvet, in particular, is velvety and rich.
Bake Me Happy | Merion Village
Address: 106 E Moler St, Columbus, OH 43207
Details: Bake Me Happy serves up an array of nostalgic sweets. You have to watch their social media, but if you ever see these cupcakes from your childhood pop up, don’t hesitate. Just go get one. You can thank me later.
Red Velvet Cafe | Downtown
Address: 246 S 4th St, Columbus, OH 43215
Details: Get your hands on their buckeye cupcake. A cupcake topped with a generous portion of icing and a buckeye candy? Yes, please.
Our Cupcakery | Dublin
Address: 16 N High St, Dublin, OH 43017
Details: At Our Cupcakery, they offer a Build Your Own Cupcake bar. You can choose your flavor and then top it with as many goodies as you’d like.
Resch’s Bakery | East Columbus
Address: 4061 E Livingston Ave, Columbus, OH 43227
Details: They say sharing is caring. If you want to show your friends just how much you care, order a dozen cupcakes from Resch’s Bakery. The bakery has been serving the Columbus area for generations for good reason: they’re cakes are incredibly moist and delicious.
Cakes and More | Graceland
Address: 4969 N High St, Columbus, OH 43214
Details: At Cakes and more, you can order several different flavors of cupcakes, including a couple of gluten-free options. When it comes to decorating the cupcakes, Cakes and More turns them into tiny works of art. If you’re looking for cupcakes that look as good as they taste, this is the spot.
Fate Cakes | Online Only
Details: Fate Cakes is a woman-owned business operating online in the Columbus area. This means you can hop on your computer, order a dozen cupcakes in your PJs, and then be the hero of the office party or Mom’s night. All without breaking a sweat. You can customize your box of cupcakes with different flavors, or choose from their pre-assorted options. Low effort, high reward.
Address: 3 S High St, Canal Winchester, OH 43110
Details: S’mores cupcake? Shut up and take my money. Seriously though, Fantasy Cupcake is a great place where you can stop in any day of the week and grab yourself a cupcake worth writing home about. They’re airy and moist and they have monthly special flavors, as well as a gluten-free dessert case!
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