Pet Lamb Patisserie, Newcastle
Nestled in the heart of Newcastle’s iconic but often overlooked Grainger Market, Pet Lamb Patisserie is every cupcake-lover’s dream. Aside from their expansive cupcake range (including the popular salted caramel cupcake), Pet Lamb also offer tray-bakes, such as decadent Oreo and cookie dough brownies and Nutella blondies.
Unit 19, Grainger Market, Newcastle, NE1 5QW
2. Be Tempted, Durham
Do as the name suggests and let yourself be swept up in a buttercream dream. This quaint little teashop is the perfect place to enjoy a cupcake and a cup of tea on your way up to Durham Cathedral. They also offer a large range of both savoury and sweet, gluten-free goodies, as well as an array of hot drinks – perfect for an autumn afternoon!
51 Saddler Street, Durham, DH1 3NU
3. Crumbs Cupcakery, York
This cute bakery has built up a reputation since its opening for its friendly service and mouth-watering selection of cupcakes. Every day they offer a new speciality cupcake, inspired by classic British treats like Custard Creams, Jaffa Cakes, and Snickers bars. You’ll have to pop in store to see what speciality they have that day.
10 College Street, York, YO1 7JF
4. Sunshine Bakery, Leeds
Enjoy a delectable afternoon tea at this charming little bakery in Leeds. Their cupcakes are often topped with fresh fruit and offer a refreshing alternative to chocolate-heavy cakes. Best of all, they are also vegetarian-friendly.
182 Harrogate Road, Leeds LS7 4NZ
5. S&G Fairy Cakes, Alnwick
If you’re lucky enough to be in Alnwick during one of their market days, then seek out the S&G Fairy Cakes stall for a tempting range of cupcakes, cheesecakes and homemade cakes. They also offer a personalised service through their Facebook page, where you can order bespoke creations in advance.
Market Place, Alnwick, NE66 1HS
6. Mama Doreen’s Cupcake Company, Harrogate
Mama Doreen’s is a family-run business that prides itself on producing bespoke cupcakes using only the freshest ingredients – and with over 45 flavours, there’s sure to be something for you. They also offer afternoon tea, and you can book their adorable café as a scrumptious setting for special occasions (where their centrepiece celebration cakes and cupcakes will steal the show).
31-33 Cold Bath Road, Harrogate, HG2 0NL