Best Cupcakes In Detroit

November 2, 2012 8:36 AM

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Indulge your craving for frosting and cake in a less guilty portion! Learn more about a few of the many skilled bakeries in the Detroit area including Pinwheel Bakery, Pink Elephant and more! – George Fox
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Cupcake Station

136 N Old Woodward
Birmingham, MI 48009
(248) 593-1903

I couldn’t resist their Cupcake Improv Contest. Suggest a cupcake for a chance to win free cupcakes. How awesome is that! A single cupcake is $2.75. Peanut butter cupcake featured here. Can’t help but mention that they offer shots of frosting on Fridays for a quarter.

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Townsend Hotel Bakery

175 W Merrill Street
Birmingham, MI 48009
(248) 644-6506

Tortes are their specialty, but cupcakes are a close runner up in popularity. It’s a full service bakery so don’t be surprised to see lunch and dinner fare on the menu. At $1.75, the last time I checked, these cupcakes are a steal.

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Pinwheel Bakery

220 W 9 Mile Rd
Ferndale, MI 48220
(248) 398-8018

Special order a dozen of any of their regular cake flavors for $24. Off the shelf cupcakes are $2 each. They’re closed Sunday and Monday. Make sure to give them a call before heading out as they have seasonal hours. Photo features Pink Lemonade flavor.

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Pink Elephant

(313) 499-8353
No storefront, delivery only

They’re not called Pink Elephant for nothin’! Their specialty is a vanilla cake with hot pink butter cream frosting. Don’t try to find their store, because it doesn’t exist. Like I said it’s delivery only. Put in your order and allow one week for the deliciousness to arrive. Get your fix for $2 each or $22 a dozen.

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Cake Nouveau

1924 Packard St.
Ann Arbor, MI
(734) 994-4033

Although we are focusing on the Detroit Metro area I can’t leave them out … They’ve been featured on Food Network’s Challenge series competing with other premiere bakers to create extreme cakes. They offer four flavors per week introducing a new flavor each Monday. Last time Jenny brought some home I loved the salted caramel variety.

Red Velvet

Red Velvet Cupcake from Just Baked (credit:

Just Baked

33309 7 Mile Rd
Livonia, MI 48152
(248) 255-1441

Just Baked was started in Livonia and has opened multiple locations in Metro Detroit. They’re also adding franchises across the state and beyond. $2.95 will score you one cupcake. They have an impressive variety on the menu including everything from Apple Pie with a shortbread cookie bottom and fresh apples to a decadent White Chocolate Raspberry with vanilla cake, raspberry drizzle and white chocolate chips. Look for a franchise near you, but for the original experience head to the Livonia shop.

George Fox is a Web Producer for CBS Detroit, a photographer, tech geek and cupcake lover. Follow me on Twitter.

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  • mc_detroit

    You left out the best cupcakes in metro Detroit – Just Baked. Drumstick, Grumpy Cake and Fat Elvis cupcakes…mmmm! :-)

  • Betty Samish

    Rockin’ Cupcakes in Rochester Hills has the BEST, most-moist cupcakes ever!! :) And all the names are rock ‘n roll theme, like “Yellow Submarine” and “Paint it Black” LOVE!

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