Search for the perfect cupcake - Couture Cupcakes

With its pretty Parisian pink decor, Couture Cupcakes at Bardon is a popular spot to enjoy the small, fine things of life like cupcakes.

Owner Deborah Doyle has a good selection of cupcakes and also offers coffee, tea, milkshakes and cold drinks. Prices range between $4 for a classic cupcake up to $5 for a gourmet version.

We tried two - Cookies and Cream has an Oreo bicsuit on top and lovely crunchy bits of biscuit throughout the icing. The chocolate cake  was rich and dense and the icing smooth and creamy.

Our second choice was also a chocolate cake but this one had a slightly tangy cream cheese icing which was an interesting contrast to the rich chocolate cake.  Very easy to eat!

Couture Cupcakes is becoming increasingly popular with a wide range of customers including mums giving their children a special after school treat - wish they were open when I was school age!

Bottom line:  Well worth a stop! Great cupcakes.

Find Cupcake Couture at 9/65 Macgregor Terrace, Bardon. p 3367 2600.

We also tried a cupcake from Brumbies. At $2.50 these appear to be a bargain but they are not for cupcake lovers. Children who just want a sweet fix might like them but I was not impressed by the slightly oily after taste - nasty thoughts of trans fats were brought to mind.