Monday, 6 June 2016

Cake shop exploration: Cupcake Cafe

202 High street, Prestatyn, LL19 9BP. Open Mon-Sat 10am-4pm |

Update September 2017 - Since this cake exploration Cupcake Cafe have unfortunately closed their doors.

Nestled along the Welsh coast is a little shop of cakey heaven.. home to an abundance of tasty cupcakes that have certainly made them a much loved favourite amongst the locals. One bite and you'll certainly be hooked!

Cupcake cafe has been gracing Prestatyn's busy High street for the past 3 years, a wonderful little shop run by bakers who certainly know their cakes. They've been busy concocting new cupcake flavours and creating jaw dropingly gorgeous cakes ever since they first opened their doors.

A delightful find along the high street their sweet window display of seasonal treats and the day's offerings will certainly draw you in. As you enter their cupcake counter lures you over with the day's specials, freshly baked and never the same selection of cupcake flavours, you really will have to beat the locals off to get your hands on their tasty cupcakes!

Their ever changing menu of cupcakes certainly keeps you guessing, a quick look at their facebook and twitter pages will show you some of the latest selections ranging from traditional flavours like chocolate, vanilla and lemon to more tantalizing and unique flavours like toffee nut latte, cookie dough and caramac. They also offer gluten free options to order.

On my visit I'd timed it a little late in the day for the really intriguing flavour combos, you really do need to line up at the crack of dawn to get the good stuff! But there was still a tasty selection to choose from, I went for a chocolate and a vanilla cupcake to take away. Adorned with plenty of buttercream and sprinkles these cupcakes look as delicious as they taste, very moist and flavoursome bakes, the chocolate cupcake was by far one of the best I've ever had, I may have eaten it in just 3 bites... the buttercream was sweet and delicate and finished the bake off perfectly. Definitely delicious and very moreish.

The selection is constantly changing for their daily offerings but you can order their cupcakes by the box to collect at the cafe also, so if you fancy a box of oreo cupcakes all to yourself you can pop by and make an order.

Certainly worth a visit, perfectly located just a short walk from the train station and with a car park just behind the shop, you could easily pop on by to pick up some cupcakes or order a cake. A most welcome sweet stop off along the Welsh coast that could easily become a daily habit...

Cake rating:
5/5 | Free from options also available.