The 5 Best Cupcake Shops in Nashville

When you think of Nashville, Tennessee, perhaps you think of country music, the talented Nashville Predators hockey team, the famous Bluebird Cafe, or the AT&T Building, which used to be known as the Batman Building because of its likeness of a certain caped crusader. However, in the midst of being the most populated and busiest city in the state, Nashville is also a wonderful place to find some of the most delicious cupcakes you’ll ever experience while checking out what all this great city has to offer! So come and join us as we take a look at the five best cupcake shops that Nashville has to offer.

The Cupcake Collection

This sweet, cheerful little bakery specializes in cupcakes that come in a variety of flavors, plus cakes for all types of celebrations. You can of course get your cupcakes in the standard flavors such as chocolate, vanilla, and so on, but The Cupcake Collection has a few more unique flavor choices for those who like to try new things such as Sweet Potato. They also offer vegan and gluten free selections, variety boxes that hold a mix of flavors, mini cupcakes, and even doggy cupcakes, called Pupcakes, for your furry friend!

The Cupcake Collection is owned and operated by the Francois family, who make it their mission to make every single customer feel like they’re a welcomed guest, which they are seeing as their bakery is housed in their living room. They take pride in making all of their cupcakes from scratch so they have that authentic, homemade quality that so many have come to love.

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Customers say that the cupcakes at The Cupcake Collection are the perfect texture with just the right amount of frosting. Fan favorite flavors include their signature Blackout, the Red Velvet, and their Italian Wedding cupcakes.

The Painted Cupcake

The Painted Cupcake goes beyond your typical cupcake shop with their bright, cheerful bakery and dine-in area that features original artwork, black chandeliers, and rainbow colored walls. The entire staff wears unique aprons and they play well-known classic tunes from the 1930’s and 40’s as they make beautifully decorated, delicious cupcakes all day every day along with mini cupcakes, macarons, and full-sized cakes. The normal cupcake flavors can be found here along with other more unique flavors such as their signature Rockin’ Turtle Cupcake. Any kind of customization you want, they can do it!

The Painted Cupcake was established by the owner, Tracey, in 2009 at its first location in Nashville’s historic downtown Arcade. Then in 2011 they moved to Green Hills, one of Nashville’s trendiest shopping areas. The Painted Cupcake makes sure to go above and beyond what you could ever imagine for a great experience both visually as well as when you take that first bite.

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Loyal fans say that each of the cupcakes made at The Painted Cupcake are a work of art, and they talk about artistic touches such as handmade icing roses. Fan favorite flavors include the lemon, German Chocolate, and coconut cupcakes.

Nashville Sweets

Just down the street from Titans Stadium, this eclectic little bakery and cafe specializes in custom cupcakes, cakes, cake pops, and dessert bars. Whether you opt for having cupcakes specially made for an occasion or you just want to enjoy one of their freshly-made, decadent cupcakes nestled in their cafe, you won’t be disappointed in these exquisite, tasty works of art that come in a variety of regular and more unique flavors.

The bakers at Nashville Sweets put their hearts and souls into creating not only yummy, but also beautiful cupcakes and other sweets to celebrate all occasions as well as just every day life. They take pride in making everything from scratch and paying attention to even the most minute details to make amazing cupcakes and more!

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Customers love how well-made the cupcakes are here, as well as the unique flavors they offer. Fan favorite cupcakes include the Almond Raspberry, the Red Velvet, and the Oreo and Cream cupcakes.

Sweet 16th Bakery

Located on 16th Street, this small, yet airy neighborhood bakery offers cupcakes and cakes as well as coffee, pastries, and even some savory nibbles. Cupcakes are sold by the dozen here at Sweet 16th and come in your standard chocolate and vanilla, but they also offer more unique flavors like Sweet Potato Tart, Pecan Tart, and Apple Cheesecake Crumble Tart.

Sweet 16th Bakery was established in 2004 and makes its goods in small batches fresh all day, every day. If you want to order special, customized cupcakes, then just give them a couple of days’ notice along with your special requests and they will work to accommodate you!

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According to faithful patrons, you won’t find anything here you won’t like! However, when it comes to their cupcakes, the top flavors include their Snickerdoodle, the Red Velvet, and their Little Elvis cupcakes.

HomeStyle Bakery

This cozy little neighborhood bakery serves up regular and custom cupcakes, cakes, and other baked goods on the daily. Whatever kind of cupcake creation you can dream up, the team at HomeStyle Bakery can make it happen and then some with their impeccable attention to detail! Plus they offer a rotation of great flavors each week like their Almond Joy, Cafe Mocha, and Carmel Apple cupcakes so that you have a chance to try out everything!

Family owned and operated since 1975, HomeStyle Bakery was started by Mike and Beverly Edwards; they used only the freshest and highest quality ingredients, a tradition their family keeps alive today in their third generation of family ownership and management.

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Local patrons all seem to agree that this Nashville staple is one of the best bakeries in the city. Their best cupcakes according to customers are their Funfetti Pinata, the Lemon Raspberry, and their Key Lime cupcakes.

So whether you’re visiting the capital of the Volunteer state or if you reside in the city itself, these five cupcake shops are our favorite ones for grabbing a cupcake (or a dozen!) and we hope they will become your favorites, too.