Cleveland’s cupcake scene is booming, and so are these local businesses that specialize in the tiny sweets. – LeeAnn Mullen

A Cookie and a Cupcake

2173 Professor Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44113
(216) 344-09433

Located in the eclectic Tremont neighborhood, A Cookie and a Cupcake is a quaint cupcake boutique where all cakes are baked fresh on-site daily. Daily flavors like German chocolate, strawberry, carrot, peanut butter and lemon are available. The store’s signature cupcake features colored vanilla buttercream over chocolate cake with icing eyes and a chocolate chip cookie for a mouth. A Cookie and a Cupcake is open Tuesday and Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is closed Mondays.

Main Street Cupcakes

19265 Detroit Road
Rocky River, OH 44116
(440) 331-3661

Located in the heart of Rocky River, Main Street Cupcakes is a quintessential cupcakery with a modern twist. The interior is brightly-lit, putting all emphasis on the colorful cupcakes in the shiny display case that wait patiently to be purchased and enjoyed. Signature flavors include wedding cake, bubblegum, honey almond, pomegranate punch and raspberry lemonade. Main Street Cupcakes is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., or until all cupcakes are sold out.

White Flower Cake Shoppe

21010 Richmond Road
Beachwood, OH 44122
(216) 514-2253

White Flower Cake Shoppe, which is located in the La Place shopping center in Beachwood near Legacy Village, is a full-service cake boutique and bakery that is well-known for its elaborate custom cakes and cute cupcakes. Flavored buttercreams and cream cheese icings sit fluffily atop cakes of all kinds. Popular varieties include red velvet, Oreo, vanilla buttercream, double chocolate and cinnamon swirl, among nearly a dozen others. The White Flower Cake Shoppe is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Its kiosk in Beachwood Place is open during mall operating hours.

Grandma Freda’s Fresh Bake

1979 West 25th Street, No. A-9
Cleveland, OH 44113
(216) 574-2899

Located in Cleveland’s iconic Westside Market, Grandma Freda’s Fresh Bake is a bakery kiosk that is small in size, but offers nearly two dozen varieties of cupcakes to suit all palates. Flavors like Andes Mint, chocolate cherry, chai, cookies and cream, chocolate espresso, and peanut butter and jelly appear on Grandma Freda’s menu, as do seasonal favorites like apple and pumpkin spice. Grandma Freda’s Fresh Bake is open Monday and Wednesday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. It is closed on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday.