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Cupcake {Berlin}

December 13, 2007

How sweet it is! I have to introduce you to Cupcake in Berlin, I hope that if you’re ever there you’ll seek it out and support this small business because though it may have nothing to do with shopping for interior products, cupcakes are quite delicious to eat and this shop makes a great resting place while you’re out and about. Plus Cupcake is darling inside and no one likes breaking in well designed places more than me. Okay, you too. :)

Cupcake {Berlin}
And Berlin isn’t America – a cupcake is a hard little delight to find in northern Germany, you just can’t find them dotted around there as you can here. They aren’t in bakeries, or grocery stores, and they don’t have dedicated little cupcake shops all over as some American cities do – until now. That’s what makes this shop in Berlin so very sweet – they’re truly unique as they are Berlin’s first! I asked the owners, American Dawn Nelson and her boyfriend Daniel Baderif (who runs his record label out of the office in the shop) if they could send over some photos for your enjoyment, so here’s a peek into a very tasty place. Cupcake is located in the heart of Friedrichshain, a short stroll away from the last remaining section of the Berlin Wall.

Cupcake {Berlin}
In regards to the design of the shop, Dawn said that they started out with “All these ideas for the decor. first it was vintage 50’s funiture, then streamlined 70’s, and then finally this is what we came up with”. They wanted something minimal, clean and fresh with the focus on the cupcakes, so this is the result. I think it reminds me of a cupcake shop Audrey Hepburn would have rested her tired feet after a day of shopping at Tiffany’s. If Tiffany’s were in Stockholm. It really reminds me of a Swedish bakery for some reason with a touch of classic Hollywood. And the light fixtures are 2 Die 4, aren’t they?

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Cupcake, Krossener Str. 12, Friedrichshain, Berlin

If you’d like to know more about Dawn and her background, click here to read a great interview that I Heart Berlin had with her – it’s in English – and there’s a video as well. It was there that I learned Katie Holmes frequented Cupcake while she was with Tom Cruise in Berlin filming. Too cute.

(images from cupcake)


  • Reply Julieann December 13, 2007 at 8:29 pm

    Holly, The temptation is too great! On a snowy day like today all I want is a big pot of tea and one of these delicious looking creations. YUM!
    Good luck Dawn, your store is so sweet & very inviting

  • Reply Anonymous December 13, 2007 at 8:37 pm

    Oh, this looks like such a great place! The cupcakes look so nice, I’d love to go there if only I lived in Berlin (I live in the Netherlands, much closer to Berlin then people from the US, but still an 8-hour-drive…)


  • Reply cupcake December 13, 2007 at 10:27 pm

    holly, thanx so much for supporting our shop on your amazing website! we really appreciate it and look forward to meeting you if you ever come to berlin… cupcakes on the house of course! cheers.

    dawn & daniel

  • Reply Emily December 14, 2007 at 3:22 am

    i love this shop, its beautiful I could live here.

  • Reply Kim December 14, 2007 at 5:30 am

    what’s more, it has an iamx connection.

  • Reply cupcake December 14, 2007 at 12:51 pm

    haha… that’s funny. iamx members can often be found eating cupcakes & grilled cheese at the shop. small world aye!


  • Reply Christina | December 14, 2007 at 12:57 pm

    Thats amazing! I want to go there!

  • Reply Uncle Beefy December 14, 2007 at 2:55 pm

    What a lovely shop! I only have one complaint…is it really fair to be that pretty AND have gorgeous cupcake shop?! (Love that wallpaper!)

  • Reply Anonymous December 14, 2007 at 6:55 pm

    I love the wallpaper! What is it/where is it from? Suddenly I’m craving a cupcake. Beautiful!
    – adrianne

  • Reply Kelly December 14, 2007 at 8:42 pm

    i’m loving the clean, airy feel of the space. and the cupcakes don’t look too shabby either!

  • Reply cupcake December 15, 2007 at 7:57 pm

    the wallpaper is actually from this little hole in the wall place on the outskirts of the city… here’s the website:

    they have great prices if you can find something you like… but it’s like finding a needle in a haystack!

  • Reply puglyfeet August 2, 2008 at 10:22 am

    You’ve just inspired me to visit Berlin. Thanks cupcake shop!

  • Reply Stylish Eve December 2, 2009 at 4:52 pm

    i love this shop, its beautiful
    .-= Stylish Eve´s last blog ..interior painting techniques [] =-.

  • Reply Roxy Reynolds July 10, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    Looks like a very nice place. I am going to visit it on my holiday!

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