As humans, I'm pretty sure we're programmed to love mini versions of everything. Puppies, kittens, babies, doughnut holes (Timbits, anyone?), personal pan pizza, mini golf (it's easier) and CUPCAKES.

I mean, who doesn't love cake? With so many different flavors and unique designs, the only thing that's better than cake is cupcakes. They're the perfect portion size that you don't really have to feel guilty about (that's what I tell myself, at least).

If you're looking for a spot to satisfy your sweet tooth, or want to impress your guests at your next party, look no further. We've compiled a list of bakeries and cupcakeries in the Western New York area that take the cake. If we missed any, drop us a comment with its info!


Bon Bon's Gluten Free Bakery

1298 Orchard Park Rd., West Seneca
Hours: Tuesday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Sunday and Monday, Closed.

Butterwood Desserts

Hotel Lafayette, 391 Washington St., Buffalo
716-652-0131 ext. 7
Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.

Carriage Trade Pastries

1654 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo
Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday and Monday, Closed.

Cold Stone Creamery

Visit Cold Stone's website for list of store locations and hours.

The Courtney Bake Shop

727 Oliver St., North Tonawanda
No public hours. Cupcakes by order only.

Chrusciki Bakery

80 West Drullard Ave., Lancaster
Hours: Sunday, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; Monday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tuesday-Friday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

999 Broadway St., Buffalo (Inside the Broadway Market)
Hours: Monday-Saturday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, Closed.

Canine Cupcakes


Canine Cupcakes offers a variety of healthy "pupcakes" for dogs! Available at Fetch n' Catch (6517 Transit Rd., Bowmansville; 716-901-7618); Firefly Cupcakes (700 Main St., East Aurora; 716-655-4949); and Canine Capers (5310 Southwestern Blvd.; 716-646-9588).

Dessert Deli

716 Maple Rd., Williamsville
Hours: Monday-Wednesday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Thursday and Friday, 8 p.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Dolci Dessert Bakery and Gelateria

808 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo
Hours: Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday, 7 a.m. - 10 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

Elm Street Bakery & Cafe

72 Elm St., East Aurora
Hours: Monday and Saturday, Closed; Tuesday-Thursday, 7 a.m.-7 p.m.; Friday 7 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Eileen's Centerview Bakery

465 Center Road West, West Seneca
Hours: Monday-Friday, 5 a.m.-7 p.m.; Saturday, 5 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, 5 a.m.-2 p.m.

Fairy Cakes Cupcakery

289 Parkside Ave., Buffalo
Hours: Monday and Tuesday, Closed; Wednesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Firefly Cupcakes

700 Main St., East Aurora
Hours: Monday and Tuesday, 4 p.m.-9 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Gluten Free Baked Goods

2178 Kensington Ave., Amherst
Hours: Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Wednesday and Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday and Monday, Closed.


956 Abbott Rd., Buffalo
Hours: Sunday, 12 p.m.-4 p.m.; Monday-Saturday, Closed.

Muscoreil's Fine Desserts & Gourmet Cakes

3960 Niagara Falls Blvd., North Tonawanda
Hours: Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 8 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Mazurek's Bakery

543 South Park Ave., Buffalo
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; Sunday, Closed.

Melanie's Sweets Unlimited

999 Broadway, Buffalo

Mary Claire's

243 Buffalo St., Hamburg
Hours: Tuesday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Monday, Closed.

Ohlson's Bakery & Cafe

8500 Sheridan Dr., Williamsville
Hours: Monday, 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; Tuesday and Wednesday, 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; Thursday and Friday, 6:30 a.m.-7 p.m.; Saturday, 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday, Closed.

Simply Gourmet

5 Lake St., Hamburg
Hours: Monday-Saturday, 7 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, Closed.

Sweet Beginnings Bakery

3759 Delaware Ave., Tonawanda
Hours: Monday, Closed; Tuesday-Friday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m.-12 p.m.

Sweet Pea's Cupcakery Cafe

23 Jackson St., Batavia
Hours: Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 8 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, Closed.

Sweet Sixteen Cafe

16 West Main St., Lockport
Hours: Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, Closed.

Unique Sweets Cake Shop

58 North Main St., Angola
Hours: Monday-Friday, 12 p.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; Sunday, Closed.

The Village Bake Shoppe

417 Center St., Lewiston
Hours: Sunday, Monday and Wednesday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m.; Tuesday, 7 a.m.-7 p.m.; Thursday, 7 a.m.-8 p.m.; Friday, 7 a.m.-9 p.m; Saturday, 7 a.m.-8:30 p.m.


Visit Wegmans' website for a list of store locations and bakery hours.

Contributed by Katie Swaine