A cookie bakery that delivers their warm, delicious treats TO you puts Tiff's Treats at the top of this list. There's really no arguing with the winning combination of childhood nostalgia, delcious indulgence and home delivery. Your day is instantly better every time you see one of their ribbon-tied boxes with their promise of melf-in-your-mouth goodness.
Known most widely for the Airstream trailer on SoCo, the revolving pink cupcake of Hey Cupcake serves as a beacon of great taste and happiness for the people of Austin. With clever names like the 24 Carrot and the Michael Jackson (we'll let you figure that one out), the Hey Cupcake formula has been revolutionized by the invention of the Whipper Snapper: a shot of whip cream in the center of your favorite cupcake.
Offering a tremendous supply of vegan and non-vegan cupcakes every day, Sugar Mama's Bakeshop is keeping South Austin smiling with their authentically Austin charm. After all, tattoos are as prominent as aprons in this kitchen, and the cupcakes and special occasion cakes are as sexy as they are decadent. The Marilyn Monroe is a vanilla cupcake with bourbon vanilla buttercream frosting, and the Dreamsicle is a vegan vanilla cupcake with a refreshing orange frosting.
Located in West Campus and poised to keep UT's students on a perpetual sugar high, Polkadots Cupcake Factory is pumping out some of the prettiest and flavorful treats in town. Their emphasis is on cupcakes -- with exciting flavors like dulce de leche and boston cream pie -- but they bake up some phenomenal cookies and happily custom-design wedding and special occasion cakes. Plus, a Tuesday afternoon happy hour on cupcakes from 5 - 8pm.
Second Street's resident sweetheart is Delish Bakery, the sparkling white kitchen offering cupcakes, cookies, brownies, and lemon squares to the good folks working and living downtown. These experts of catering opened up a brick and mortar location to expand their business, and now they're delivering their sweets a dozen at a time all over town.
If it's candy you're looking for, then it's South Congress you must aim for. Big Top Candy Shop is a dream come true for those with an aversion to the dentist's chair, a circus-themed smorgasbord of classic and current candies of every color, texture, flavor and consistency. You'll also find a classic soda jerk happy to make anachronistic concoctions like egg creams, malteds and sarsparillas.