Mumbai Goes Crazy for Cupcakes

Posted by Kayo Homma-Komori & filed under Food.

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It’s been a hot baking minute since cupcakes became the trending topic across North American households. These delightful treats have popped up everywhere, from shops dedicated solely to cupcakes (Cupcakes by Heather & Lori and Big City Cupcakes to name a few), to local coffee shops (even Starbucks and Blenz offer their take on gourmet cupcakes). The Food Network has capitalized on the trend as well, with the show Cupcake Wars, where the country’s top bakers compete for cupcake royalty.

It seems as though cupcakes are finding popularity on the other side of the world as well. Mumbai boasts a swarm of shops specializing in homemade designer cupcakes. From seasoned chefs like Malika-Rahat Khan of Sugar Rush, who trained at Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Institute, to former Channel V VJ and Miss India 2007 Sarah Jane Dias of Butterfly, it looks as though everyone has caught the cupcake bug.

Showing meticulous attention to detail in taste and design, two vital aspects to any award-winning cupcake, these Mumbai bakers have really got a hold on what makes a cupcake “to-die-for”. For a little taste of what Mumbai has to offer the cupcake world, check out this article from CNN International.

Personally, I’m ready to jump on the next plane to Mumbai to try out Crazy for Cupcakes’ tequila cupcakes. You had me at “tequila”…

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