This full-blown cupcake fanaticism has yet to reach Sydney, if ever it does. But just the thought of going to a bakery and queueing for hours to buy something that could easily be made at home seems conflicting. For me most of the appeal comes out of making things myself, it feels more rewarding that way. But don't get me wrong I still enjoy the odd visit to Cupcakes on Pitt; and G can vouch for the sheer light-headedness I feel upon entering that shop and seeing the selection of cupcakes on offer.
In saying this is, I made a visit to another cute cupcake shop called My Little Cupcake in Neutral Bay. They first grabbed my attention at last year's Spring Picnic with their bright pastel stand and the intoxicating aroma of vanilla wafting from it.
The shop is nestled amongst the residences on Ben Boyd Rd, so it is easy to overlook. After driving by it several times, I decided to just park my car and continue my search on foot. Not long, I catch sight of a cute striped awning looming in the distance and I wondered if that was it. I was right, the striped awning led me into a charming vintage style shop filled with shabby chic furniture and homewares. Most of the ceramic wares were from the irresistible Robert Gordon collection.
Although the flavours at M.L.C. are limited (to one) I much prefer their cupcakes to the ones at C.O.P. The M.L.C cupcakes are different as that the cakes are a lot denser and buttery; and also their vanilla buttercream frosting is much thicker and sweeter. I think for me the appeal comes mostly from their cute and delicate appearance and their buttery vanilla taste. Iimagine these cupcakes to be somewhat similar to the Magnolia and Billy’s Bakery- Vanilla, Vanilla cupcakes. If Sydney were to have a cupcake craze to match that of New York City's these two niche establishments would be its frontrunners.