Cupcakes in Amsterdam #1

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There are several companies in Amsterdam (all named very originally like Cupcake Heaven, Nina Lucia’s Cupcakes, Shirleys Cupcakes or Super Cupcakes ha-ha) that make cupcakes for companies. Though when I like to order some of their cupcakes, I can only buy a big amount of them (most of the time at least 12). I know, that doesn’t sound like a real problem to me, but you get the point. 

            So I started looking for places like restaurants and cafés where it's possible to just sit down with girlfriends and have a cup of tea and a cupcake or shops where I can buy just a few of them to take home with me. I already mentioned one a while ago here, but there are still more (to discover). So this a start of a set of blog posts about those cupcake places in Amsterdam. I’ll start with one of my favorite ones, the American Bakery. There are still more to come, but if you do happen to know a fine place for cupcakes, I’d really like to know!

Alright, about the American Bakery. This tiny bakery is located at the Eggertstraat 1, next to lunchroom De Drie Graeffjes (a good spot for lunch where you can also order treats from the bakery to eat inside). When you walk in to the bakery, you immediately smell the delicious scent of freshly baked cookies and cakes. Whenever you’re there, they’re always baking. Putting pies in the oven and pulling batches filled with cookies out of it. The owner, or as they call him Dan the Cookieman, comes from Minnesota and he sure did a good job bringing America to Amsterdam. He has a delicious range of cheesecake, carrotcake, red velvet cake, chocolate chipcookies, brownies with dark of white chocolate glazing, muffins with pieces of chocolate, fruits or nuts and of course cupcakes. And not just one flavor, there’s always way too much to choose from. Last time I was there I had a vanilla cupcake with soft and sweet butter cream, topped off with colored sparkles. The texture of the cake was very good, nice and spongy and the cream.. hmm!
            As you can see, my photos are taken from the outside. Not without a reason, I was just sure that I couldn’t go in without buying a cupcake (and I already had one today …)!


1 comment:

  1. I get my cupcakes at you can order online for pick up or delivery and they are delicious. They are great.. Reminds me of home...