It’s taken me over a month to get to The Cupcake Room, after much drooling over their web site. Looking at the beautiful designs, it was hard to believe that they would look just as good in real life.

cupcakeroom1I was due to visit some friends for afternoon tea and knew I wouldn’t have the time to make my own batch of cupcakes and it worked out perfectly for me to get to The Cupcake Room before they closed for the day.

Parking in the local area can be tricky, but not overly difficult with lots of side streets to choose from. The shop is very simply decorated, allowing the cupcakes to really speak for themselves.The cupcakes are colourful and the varying designs were stunning — I dare you to walk into this shop and NOT be inspired.

The girls behind the counter are friendly and happy to answer my questions before I put in my order. Unfortunately, because I arrived an hour before closing time, I only had the vanilla flavour to choose from, but there was no shortage of designs. My selections are piled onto a platter and taken to the back counter to be packaged up.

Other staff were icing special-order cupcakes just behind the counter and I got to ogle at their supplies and try to work out their techniques. I like that I could see the bowls of coloured icing and the piping bags and little drawers filled with decorations — definitely no factory production lines here.


Cupcakes are $2.50 each and I consider the price to be a dead-set bargain. Other cupcakeries focus on flavours and have simple decorations. These cupcakes, while not as adventurous in the flavour department, are beautifully decorated with a mixture of royal icing and buttercream icing shapes. All my friends who saw my purchases were in awe of them!cupcakeroom3

The flavour of the vanilla cupcake and the buttercream icing was tasty enough, fresh and a nice size — not too big or small.

If another time comes when I need some cupcakes and I don’ t have time to whip up a batch myself, I’ll definitely be going back to The Cupcake Room!

The Cupcake Room
131 Balmain Road
9564 2642

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7 thoughts on “The Cupcake Room, Leichhardt

  1. OMG they look sssssssoooooooooo yummy… wish we had a cupcake shop close to here…. *drool*

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    Posted on 28 February 2009 at 12:03 pm
  2. Wow impressive cupcakes I’d be in heaven..they almost look too good to eat.

    Posted on 28 February 2009 at 4:31 pm
  3. Ooo, so pretty! There’s a cupcake place in Wentworth Falls which is one in your ‘focusing on flavour’ category. The most exciting thing was that they had some gluten free cupcakes made from almond meal. I love it when I get to join in on the cake eating! Were there any gf ones here?

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    Posted on 2 March 2009 at 1:12 pm
  4. Arwen, I don’t think they offer gluten-free there. Definitely something Sydney is lacking!

    Posted on 2 March 2009 at 7:13 pm
  5. Oh my God – I had no idea there was a cupcake shop in Leichhardt, I will have to check it out. My Little Cupcake in Neutral Bay is good too.

    Posted on 5 March 2009 at 1:27 pm
  6. I’ve been to The Cupcake Room a few times now, not only are the cupcakes tasty and fresh, their decorations never fail to impress anyone I share them with. I am definitely a fan!

    Posted on 13 March 2009 at 12:08 pm