Cupcakes are my kind of thing, and when a new cupcake store is in town, I take notice. Sugar Daddy Cupcakes in the Northern Quarter is the pop-up shop that has quickly gathered a cult following. Having only been open three months they are already the popular 'go-to' shop for midday/after-work/anytime treats in the city.
You can imagine my joy and surprise, when on a night out I noticed the little sign above the stairs as I passed in ready-to-party mode. Standing still in 5-inch heels, and realising I'd left my girlfriends; I memorised the name and promised myself I'd pay them a visit.
Thank goodness I was sober, because remembering where Sugar Daddy Cupcakes is, if I was drinking, would have been a bit tricky. They're parallel to Black Dog Ballroom, down the same side road as Vevue bar. If you don't know Northern Quarter very well Google Map it, because it's worth finding.
Onto the rather saucily named cupcakes:
Bang Tidy: An ode to celebrity Keith Lemon and host of Celebrity Juice Bang Tidy is a ginger based sponge with lemony frosting and a moustache, basically Keith Lemon in a cupcake. Oh and it's tasty too.
Miss Scarlet: A very good attempt at the infamous red velvet cupcake that rivals the classic hummingbird bakery ones.
PB-J: Peanut butter anything makes me weak at the knees, and Sugar Daddy Cupcakes have nailed it. Try the vanilla sponge (with surprise strawberry jam inside) topped with a peanut butter frosting and crushed nuts, and see if you're a PB convert.
The Pornstar: Unfortunately not as naughty as the name suggests. If you're a raspberry fan, however this cupcake is for you. The vanilla sponge is topped with soft raspberry frosting that isn't overpowering, and (not enough) white chocolate flakes.
If you're thinking the cupcake names are a little odd, just like the shop name Sugar Daddy, the owners aren't eccentric weirdos, but created Sugar Daddy with the street's history in mind. Tib Street during the 1970's-90's used to be lined with sex shops, and thus Sugar Daddy Cupcakes thought it only fitting to name their bakery provocatively.
Catch a cupcake while you can; the pop-up shop sadly closes on the 1st of April, and you wouldn't like to miss out on a Sugar Daddy while you've got the chance.