Little Cupcakes Melbourne, cupcake delivery review

Close-up shot of three Easter themed cupcakes

Delicious cupcakes straight to your door

There are few things more exciting than receiving an unexpected parcel, and surely nothing more delightful than that parcel being full of cupcakes. So you can only imagine my joy when I received a box full of baked goods from Little Cupcakes, Melbourne. My sister, all the way back in England, had them sent to me as a special Easter treat. I’ve been trying to eat more ‘healthily’ since I’ve been spending so much more time in doors, but had been eyeing up these cupcakes nonetheless. I’m very grateful that the decision to go for them was taken out of my hands!

Top down view of a box of 12 Easter themed cupcakes.

They are, unsurprisingly, delicious. The Easter trio of flavours is made up of carrot cake, red velvet, and chocolate. Surely a winning combination by anyone’s reckoning. They look adorable, each one perfectly decorated with a clever design. As you’d expect from a company that has earned a high reputation in this most foodie of cities, it is not just the decoration that is exquisite. The flavours are well-balanced and the textures light. Carrot cakes can be divisive – it’s all too easy for cloves to dominate – but this one hit the mark. Even my carrot cake disliking partner was won over!

Carrot cake cupcake decorated with chocolate and orange frosting arranged to look like a carrot coming out of soil, with a dusting of cookie crumbs on the chocolate.

The decoration is adorable, and achieves the desired ratio between cake and icing. You won’t be able to go back for a second – one dose of that icing will certainly suffice – but you’ll enjoy savouring that one cake. The little nest of desiccated coconut on the red velvet cake is equal parts charming and tasty. The lightest of the three, the red velvet is perhaps for that reason the most moreish.

Close up of a red velvet cupcake with yellow buttercream icing with three chocolate eggs and coconut arranged to look like a nest.

The chocolate is decorated more simply, but enlivened with glitter. It is deliciously rich, so who could really complained about being treated to that much chocolate frosting? This has got definite birthday cake potential, taking me right back to the tasty chocolate cakes my parents used to make at childhood birthdays.

Close up of a chocolate cupcake with chocolate icing, decorated with a yellow cut-out of a rabbit and edible glitter.

Little Cupcakes offer a huge selection of flavours, including vegan and gluten free offerings, as well as seasonal and custom designs, so you’re sure to find something to suit, whatever your palette or occasion. You can check out some of their delightful creations over at their Instagram.

Even if you’ve not got a special event coming up, now seems as good a time as any to treat yourself to some exciting new flavours and sink your teeth into the comfort of these perfect little cupcakes.

What are your favourite baked treats? I’m partial to an eclair myself, but these cupcakes definitely hit the spot. Have you baked anything yourself during the lockdown? I’d love to hear about your experiences in the comments!

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