5 of the Best Halloween Cupcakes in LondonBy Alicia Grimshaw
Wondering where to find the best Halloween cupcakes in London? We’re not sure if they are thing, but we are making them a thing, OK? Tried and tested, here’s our favourite Halloween cupcakes in London for all your spooky, cakey needs:
What: Halloween Cupcake Box (£20)
The 411: Get your hands on the scariest cupcakes in town complete with shards of sugar glass, syringes of raspberry blood, maggot sprinkles and mystery green slime from London bad boy bakers, Flavourtown. Unlike some other bakeries, Flavourtown never compromises on quality and uses only the finest ingredients available; creamy AOP Lescure butter from France, fresh organic free-range eggs, Valrhona and Callebeaut chocolate and premium organic flour. With incredible attention to detail, every decoration, sauce and compote is handmade in their North West London bakery, never bought off the shelf.
Where: Order online
What: Sugar Skull Pumpkin Cupcake (£7.95 for three)
The 411: OK, they may not be scary, but they are still one of our favourite Halloween cupcakes in London. Peggy Porschen is the cute bakery in Belgravia that everyone raves about. And rightly so. Where else can you sip on mugs of sugar plum tea served in tiny tea cups with accompanying almost-too-pretty-to-eat cupcakes. How quaint. As for the Halloween cupcakes, there’s not an eyeball or marzipan finger in sight, instead the bakery have whipped up a selection of pumpkin spiced cupcakes baked in a rose gold paper case, and topped with a cinnamon cream cheese frosting and decorated with a handcrafted rose gold sugar skull and sugar flower design.
Where: 116 Ebury St, Belgravia, London SW1W 9QQ
What: Chocolate Marshmallow Mini Ghost Cupcake (£1.95)
The 411: Really failing on the scary factor here, aren’t we? Let’s be honest, how scary can a cake ever be? Forget your synthetic bakery scents that are piped around supermarkets, the whiff of the freshly baked cakes at Primrose Bakery is the real deal. This chocolate-box cute bakery is where you’ll find a cabinet ladened with everything from gooey brownies, fluffy cakes to cookies and tarts. The sight will make your heart ache with desire, believe us. The new Halloween selection features these little beauties: mini chocolate cupcakes topped with a fluffy marshmallow icing ghost. And if you’re into pumpkin based goods, try the pumpkin cheesecake brownie. Oh my.
Where: Locations here
What: Halloween Cupcake Assortment (£24)
The 411: There is nothing stopping Bea Vo and her stella cake making. Bea is behind one of London’s latest opening, Butterscotch London. Think you’ve had one of the best pumpkin dishes in London? Think again. Try the epic pumpkin pecan cheesecake croissant; a hand made croissant stuffed with pumpkin cheesecake and topped with toasted pecans. And the Halloween cupcake assortment features the Cookie Monster cupcake – a vanilla sponge base with buttercream icing, sprinkled with coconut, and finished with a chocolate chip cookie.
What: Halloween Ring Cupcake (from 80p)
The 411: We love Greggs, there we said it. A beacon of hope on the high street, you’re always guaranteed a smile with your steak bake. If you’re wondering our usual order is a sausage and bean melt, and a pink ice bun for afters (and a triple chocolate brownie if we’re feeling crazy). Granted, Gregg’s ring Halloween cupcake may not be that great to look at, but you can’t argue with the fail safe combo of sprinkles and colourful fondant atop a mini cupcake. Best 80p you can spend this Halloween.
Where: Locations here