La Cava Cakery opened one year later with a prominent pink indoor neon sign asking “Cupcakes Baby?!”
The shop has a distinctive pale pink wood-paneled window front. Although I hadn’t been convinced a cupcake shop was needed in Barcelona before I saw it, one glance at the at the window made it abundantly clear.
Barcelona might not need another generic cupcake shop but it needed this one.
First off – La Cava Cakery’s focus is 100% cupcakes. No sandwiches for lunch or chia pots for breakfast. Not even cakes. It’s cupcakes. A ratio of 50:50 for cake and tufted frosting. Red Velvet, Chocolate Vanilla, Raspberry, Oreo (all 3€). The cake tender the icing fluffy and airy.
They’ve got an App on which to order their cupcakes but I think the shop is a must visit. The thought that went into the different aspects of the shop is delightful. From the bespoke copper lights made to look like abstract cupcakes over the bar seating area to the pineapple-shaped smoked glass lights over the cupcake counter.
Cupcakes are nestled securely into pink boxes with cardboard pockets. There are three different coloured ribbons to choose from and they are fed through holes in the marble counter.
The box, with its interlinking CC’s and pretty ribbon, comes with a flyer that outlines how to best care for the cupcakes within. They must be kept at room temperature and are best eaten within 24 hours.
Pft. As if they are likely to be around in 24 hours. I ate one of my 4 in the car parked around the corner. I only have 3 kids after all. Mama needed a pick me up.
For more places like this in Barcelona, have a look at my Best Eats page. Or decide on a place according to the location with the Map page. Or if you want it all in your pocket, easily accessible – download the Foodie BCN APP.