Now to be fair, I had to do A LOT of research (and a lot of Pilates to make up for it!) to make my decision about the BEST cupcake in Scottsdale. There are quite a few delicious and beautiful contenders in our City but one bakery reins supreme. Enter 21 Cakes. Located on the northeast corner of Indian Bend and Scottsdale Rd. 21 Cakes produces the most decadent-handcrafted-baked with love cupcakes I’ve ever tasted. When I went by to take a few pictures to share with you, the owner had just finished whipping up a batch of her latest creation (S’mores dark chocolate) and so graciously offered me a cupcake to go (thank god I was wearing very stretchy leggings.) When I tell you this Marshmallow Frosting was incredible….that is an understatement. The cakes are all very moist (pardon my use of that awful word) but it’s true and the frosting is perfection- especially the cream cheese version. All the cupcakes are beautifully decorated, almost too pretty to eat (emphasis on ALMOST, don’t get it twisted I ate every crumb) and the flavors are classically unique. I recommend the coconut, dark chocolate and peanut butter too. I discovered 21 cakes when I tasted one of their creations at a friends baby shower- they make the perfect special occasion treat for your guests!
If you have a party or birthday coming up or want to surprise someone with a little treat to make their day a little sweeter, swing by 21 Cakes and see for yourself why I think this is the BEST cupcake in Scottsdale!