When I saw a post on Cupcakes Take the Cake announcing a cupcake store, Wir Machen Cupcakes (translation: We Make Cupcakes) had opened in Munich, I put it at the top of my list for my next visit there.
Just so happens on the weekend I stopped by, Wir Machen Cupcakes was participating in Cakes for Japan.
The owners had designed and created four special Japanese themed designs for the event with proceeds going to the Red Cross for disaster relief. Here they are: Sushi, a Geisha, a Cherry Blossom Tree and Green Tea Black Sesame cupcakes
The store itself is a darling little cupcake oasis on a lovely side street tucked between two of the most popular neighborhoods in Munich.
The decor is sweet with a few places to sit if you want to eat your cupcake in house along with coffee.
They also have cool cupcake related items for purchase.
Like wrappers and sprinkles for Müncheners who want to try their hands at making cupcakes at home.
Other items fall on the novelty side, like hand cream in a cupcake shaped container,
cupcake bath products,
and this fun cupcake recycled material bag.
Just a really cute mix of merch.
|Passionfruit and Dead Elvis Cupcakes|
Ok so now onto the cupcakes. To start, I supported the cause and purchased all four Japan themed cupcakes.
The Geisha was a vanilla, vanilla combo, the sushi a chocolate vanilla combo. The cherry blossom was a vanilla cupcake glazed with white chocolate ganache and the green tea black sesame was a wonderful combination of flavors. All were excellent.
I wanted to try a wider variety of flavors so with the help of friends we tried Strawberry Kiss, Amalfi Dream, Cookies and Cream and the special of the day which was chocolate caramel pomegranate as well.
|Vanilla Cupcake with Strawberry Preserves Topped with Vanilla Strawberry Buttercream|
|Lemon Cupcake with Lemon Curs Topping, Candied Orange and Lemon Buttercream|
|Cookies and Cream Cupcake|
|Chocolate Caramel Cupcake Topped with Vanilla Buttercream, Caramel Drizzle and Pomegranate Seeds|
Each cupcake had it's own unique delicate flavor. My favorite is a toss up between the Chocolate caramel pomegranate and the strawberry but all tasted light, deliciously fresh and homemade.
The cupcake flavors and decoration are mainly created by Sydney transplant Sheloian Tonedo.
His partner Iris, a Munich native, runs the front of house as well as contributes creative ideas. Both have backgrounds in marketing and Sheloian attended culinary school in Australia, studying to be a dessert/pastry chef. He told me his creative influences are a cross between what looks great on display and what is relevant in the world at the moment. Mostly he say he lets the day inspire him.
Sheloian has a wonderful eye for design and a real flair for balancing flavors. The frosting is his secret recipe. He told me it is based on Swiss buttercream. It's very light, smooth and not too sweet, the later an important taste element for Germans. Desserts in general contain much less sugar in Germany than in the States.
|Black Forest Cherry Cupcake|
Wir Machen Cupcakes is on it's way to being a runaway success. The cupcakes were flying out of the display case almost faster than they could replenish them.
Iris told me that on the rare occasions when they over bake, at the end of the day she gathers up the leftover cupcakes and takes them down to Munich's main train station. She donates them to the Mission there where they provide food for the city's destitute and homeless.
On Sundays, they put out a little decorate your own cupcake bar for children.
This is what the 6 year old girl with our group created.
This little place has a big heart. I wish them much continued success and they can now count me in as a loyal customer whenever I am in Munich.
|Black Forest Cupcake|
If you are in Munich, treat yourself to a visit. This is a great place to sit down, order a coffee and a cupcake and enjoy...
The best little cupcake store in Munich...
Wir Machen Cupcakes
Tel: +49 (0) 17666855258
They also take special orders for parties and events.