Craving Cupcakes? Where to Find them in Beirut

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A cupcake is like baked heaven, a party for your mouth that comes packaged as beautifully-decorated bundles of sweetness. These dainty little treats melt lusciously as you savor them and they are guaranteed to brighten up your mood on any day. Want one? Beirut has no shortage of specialty bakeries and here are our favorite picks:

Magnolia Bakery

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photo: Magnolia Bakery

Magnolia is a classic American bakery and anyone with a sweet tooth worldwide knows about its famous cupcakes. The international chain was first made famous on the Sex & the City series, and is renowned for its frothy frosting and rich cupcakes, especially the specialty the Red Velvet. Try bite-sized minis and an array of other flavors, as well as mouthwatering cakes and desserts to find your favorite Magnolia treat!

Location: ABC Dbayeh and ABC Ashrafieh malls

Check them out on Facebook here.

Cupcake Box

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photo: Cupcake Box

Well this is a double treat! Not only are you satisfying sugar cravings with these gourmet cupcakes, you’re also doing a good deed. The Cupcake Box is actually a charity that chooses to help a different organization each month. They’ve helped Brave Heart Fund, One Wig Stand, Nasawiya, St. Jude’s, The Nawaya Network, and many many others. The bakery has no actual location but founder and cupcake-mastermind Randa Kabrit caters for occasions, holidays, and parties out of Hamra, from where you can pick up orders up or have them delivered. Definitely the most delicious way to give a helping hand in Lebanon!

Location: Contact them by phone, on Facebook or Twitter

Check them out on Facebook here.

The Cupcakery

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photo: The Cupcakery

The window display of this Hamra shop is usually half obstructed by hungry passers-by entranced with exquisite cupcakes and unable to walk away. Always beautifully decorated (and just as delicious) the cups of delight at The Cupcakery vary in design through the seasons but are consistent in flavor. Their giant cupcakes are sight to behold, as are the rest of their range of “regular” cupcakes (not regular at all), and specialty flavors. Indulge!

Location: Jean D’Arc Street, Hamra, Beirut

Check them out on Facebook here.

Sugar Daddy’s Bakery

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photo: Sugar Daddy’s

If sugar is what you want, this is the right place for you! Sugar Daddy’s Bakery was one of the first to bring cupcakes to the city and remains one of the most popular destinations of the delicious treat. Originally from Jordan, Sugar Daddy’s is now all over the Middle East and also in the US and serves cupcakes as well as fantastic cakes. There’s loads of delightful, playful and beautiful cupcakes to choose from, whatever your sweet tooth desires.

Location: Qoreitem, Beirut

Check them out on Facebook here.

Cocoa & Co.

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photo: Cocoa & Co.

Known not only for their cupcakes but for all their desserts, this delightful shop is a place where kids and adults can thoroughly enjoy a mouthwatering treat. Children get the additional fun of decorating their own desserts and learning too cook too! Meanwhile in the kitchen, the incredible yummies available at Cocoa & Co. are uniquely designed, hand decorated and remind us of our childhood.

Location: Rue de Liban, Ashrafieh, Beirut

Check them out on Facebook here.

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