Mad Hatter Cupcakes
4195 South Grand Canyon Parkway, Suite 105
Las Vegas, NV 89147
Satisfy both your hunger and your creative urges at Mad Hatter Cupcakes, where guests can mix and match from 10 different flavors of cupcake, filling and frosting to make their own unique masterpiece. You also can’t go wrong by picking one of the shop’s signature offerings like Peanut Butter Fudge, Strawberry Lemonade or Mocha Latte. Hours: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.
7785 North Durango Drive, No. 130
Las Vegas, NV 89131
Cupcakes rank high on the priority list at Retro Bakery, where you’ll find more than two dozen flavors on the menu each day. Alongside old favorites like chocolate and vanilla, you’ll find newfangled offerings such as Cotton Candy, Cinnamon Toast and — for dessert-loving daredevils — the smoky/sweet Maple Bacon. Retro Bakery is nearly half an hour from the Strip, but for a $20 fee, fresh cupcakes can be delivered right to your door anywhere in Las Vegas. Hours: Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; closed Sunday.
6640 North Durango Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89149
For more than 20 years, Just Cupcake’s has been serving up mouth-watering flavors like Coconut Cream Cheese, Chocolate Cherry Pie and Bailey’s & Cream. Simple d馗or and casual atmosphere make it the perfect spot for a sweet midday snack. It’s also a family-owned place with an animal-friendly attitude — all tips are donated to the ASPCA — so you can help out our furry friends while helping yourself to a cupcake or two. Hours: Sunday and Tuesday through Thursday, 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; closed Monday.
The Palazzo Las Vegas
3325 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
If you’ve ever wondered what a $750 cupcake might look like, just head to Sweet Surrender, a posh little cupcake and candy shop located inside the swank Palazzo hotel. There you can treat yourself to the Decadence D’Or, heralded as the world’s most expensive cupcake. Packed with rare ingredients like Palmira Single Estate Chocolate, Tahita Gold Vanilla Caviar and 100-year old cognac, this pricey little snack looks more like a work of art than a dessert. Those who splurge might want to keep the napkin they use to wipe their mouths afterward — after all, that’s real gold flake you’re dabbing away. Hours: Sunday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to midnight.