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by Gillian Ching (subscribe)
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Published February 25th 2021
Connection through cupcakes
The sweet delight of a cupcake is enough to warm any heart and Sweethearts Cupcakes in Paddington are ready to create some sugary magic.

Sweethearts Cupcakes is a bespoke cupcake bakery shop, situated among a group of speciality stores in the historic, inner-city area of Latrobe Terrace, Paddington.

I don't need to be asked twice to enjoy a cupcake, so stopping off at Sweethearts during a recent visit was an easy decision.

Putting the Icing on the Cake
Whether you know them as fairy cakes, patty cakes or cupcakes, their little morsels of frosted coated, baking beauties date back to 1796. While they have changed and developed over the decades, cupcakes remain a decadent, individual cake, small enough to sit in the palm of your hand.

This spongey morsel of yum also took its place in history when Marie-Antoinette, the queen of France during the French Revolution said, "Let Them Eat Cake," when she was told that her starving subjects had no bread-making her appear obliviousness to the conditions and daily lives of ordinary people.

Sweetheart Cupcakes was opened in February 2020 by Jo James and has bravely and boldly continued operating during what must have been a difficult first year.

What's On the Menu

Stepping into the Sweethearts shop, you are immediately met by a selection of ready to go cupcakes in the display cabinet. The first cakes to grab my attention were the classic, butterfly cakes with smooth whipped cream, delicate cakes wings and a bright dollop of raspberry jam in the centre. They looked delicious but that was just the start of the delirious temptation.

But that was only the beginning of the choices. The flavours are quite extensive to suit a range of tastes including

Chocolate Biscoff
Lemon Meringue
- Chocolate and Salted Caramel
- Chocolate
- Red Velvet
- Lemon Meringue and more

Most cakes are $5.50 each and gluten-free and vegan options are available.

Cakes can be ordered for life's special occasions like birthday parties, baby showers, weddings, or corporate events and personalised depending on your requirements. A full cake menu and booking request form can be found on their website.

Photo courtesy Sweethearts Cupcakes

Oh, and there are also biscuits if you would prefer something crunchy.

What Else
The shop has a warm, feminine charm. While it is only petite and is predominantly takeaway, there is one window table that looks out onto La Trobe Terrace which can be booked in advance.

Take a seat by the wondow

Sweethearts Cupcakes are open 5 days (closed on Sundays and Mondays) and Paddington can be found 3.4kms from the Brisbane Central Business District What did I end up selecting? I walked away with the orange and almond cupcake, trying to kid myself that I was being just a little bit good.

My Orange and Almond cake
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Why? Delectable sweet treats
When: Tuesday: 10:00 - 16:30 Wednesday: 10:00 - 16:30 Thursday: 10:00 - 16:30 Friday: 10:00 - 16:30 Saturday: 09:00 - 14:00 Sunday and Monday : CLOSED
Phone: 0468 849 888
Where: 153 Latrobe Terrace, Paddington
Cost: From $5.50
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