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Cupcake {Berlin}

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. :)

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.

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?

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)

Posted by decor8 in Shop Tours, shopping, small business, travel on December 13, 2007

Your comments...

  1. Julieann commented
    December 13th, 2007 at 8:29pm

    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

  2. Anonymous commented
    December 13th, 2007 at 8:37pm

    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…)


  3. cupcake commented
    December 13th, 2007 at 10:27pm

    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

  4. Emily commented
    December 14th, 2007 at 3:22am

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

  5. Kim commented
    December 14th, 2007 at 5:30am

    what’s more, it has an iamx connection.

  6. cupcake commented
    December 14th, 2007 at 12:51pm

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


  7. Christina | commented
    December 14th, 2007 at 12:57pm

    Thats amazing! I want to go there!

  8. Uncle Beefy commented
    December 14th, 2007 at 2:55pm

    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!)

  9. Anonymous commented
    December 14th, 2007 at 6:55pm

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

  10. Kelly commented
    December 14th, 2007 at 8:42pm

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

  11. cupcake commented
    December 15th, 2007 at 7:57pm

    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!

  12. puglyfeet commented
    August 2nd, 2008 at 10:22am

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

  13. Stylish Eve commented
    December 2nd, 2009 at 4:52pm

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

  14. Roxy Reynolds commented
    July 10th, 2011 at 2:32pm

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

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