While it’s hard to pinpoint the exact origins of the cupcake craze that first swept the US some years ago, it’s easy to track the path of diet-ruining global domination these bite-sized frosted delights embarked on over the following years. Having taken the States and parts of Europe by storm, onwards to Asia the sugary winds blew – and after well and truly saturating both Bangkok
, the forecast is focused next on China.
The cult Beijing-based Lollipop Bakery began in 2009 when founder Lexie Morris moved from London to discover a lack of adequate cupcakes in the city, and so chose instead to start her own business with a tried-and-true recipe, priding herself on both the moist, buttery cake base and whipped, fluffy frosting. In four short years, she had developed a loyal clientele of both sweet-toothed expats and curious locals, and expanded with a branch in Shanghai. Following swift success, Lollipop moves this month to a brand new shop, with both the classic (chocolate, vanilla, red velvet) and the kooky (earl grey, spiced carrot, black sesame) flavours on offer, plus exciting limited edition and ‘flavour of the month’ varieties also available. And for special occasions, Lexie bakes bespoke too – the only limits are your imagination and your waistline!