DENVER
12/15/2010 02:31 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Denver-Area's Best Cupcake Shops

Denver must be attracting the best cupcake chefs around because the competition out here is sweet.
We've got well over 20 cupcake shops in the Denver-Metro area that make for some delicious exploring and prove that Colorado's frosting isn't just for the ski bums.

In honor of National Cupcake Day, we've put together our list of our favorite cupcake shops to take advantage of.

Happy Cakes Bakeshop:

Happy Cakes won Denver 7's best cupcake and has ranked top cupcake for 3 years on 5280. That's happiness.

3434 West 32nd Avenue, Denver

Open Mon 10-2 p.m. and Tues-Sat 10-6 p.m.

(303) 477-3556

Gateaux

Gateaux was started by 2 pastry chefs from the Brown Palace Hotel 15 years ago and won the 2008 Share Our Strength Competition for BEST cupcake citywide.

1160 Speer Blvd., Denver

Open Tues-Fri 6:30-5 p.m. and Sat 7-4 p.m.

(303) 376-0070

Nomelie Cupcakes

Every morning every cupcake is baked from scratch at Nomelie, so we recommend getting there early. Who doesn't want to start their day with sprinkles?

The Parker Station Building
19751 E. Main Street R5, Parker

Open Mon-Sat 10-6 p.m. (or until they sell out, they say)

(303) 805-2607

Cake Crumbs

Cake Crumbs is the neighborhood bakery in Park Hill that specializes in candy-inspired cupcakes like their chocolate peanut butter bliss and cookies and cream. We bet you won't even leave crumbs'.

2216 Kearney Street, Denver

Open Sun-Monday 7-3 p.m. and Tues-Sat 7-7 p.m.

303-861-4912

Gigi's Cupcakes

Gigi's creates some boldly delicious-sounding cupcakes like the Boston Cream Pie, Candied Sweet Potato, and Kentucky Bourbon Pie, to name a few.

550 South Grant Street, Denver
(303) 777-0698
Open Mon-Fri 9-7 p.m.; Sat 10-7 p.m. and Sun 11-4 p.m.

Aspen Grove
7301 S. Sante Fe Drive, Littleton
(303) 797-2253
Open Mon-Sat 10-7 p.m. and Sun 11-6 p.m.

Maggie & Molly's Bakery

All the cupcakes at Maggie & Molly's are made available in 3 sizes: mini, regular and jumbo AND they can make their cupcakes in layers.

2908 East 6th Avenue, Denver
(720) 328-4073

Tee & Cakes

All the cupcakes at Maggie & Molly's are made available in 3 sizes: mini, regular and jumbo AND they can make their cupcakes in layers.

2908 East 6th Avenue, Denver
(720) 328-4073