Treat Yourself: 3 Tasty Cupcake Shops in Lincoln

Did you know Americans eat approximately 770,000,000 cupcakes every year? Enjoy this sweet treat when you stop by the best bakeries near our downtown Lincoln apartments.


Whether you want an afternoon treat or a stunning wedding cake, the bakers at Cupcakes & More can help. It's the only specialty cupcake shop in Lincoln that offers three sizes: miniature, regular, and jumbo. The cupcakes are topped with delicious icings and fillings. The bakery is open daily, and the owner, Regina Henson, uses a portion of the proceeds to support local and national charities. Vegan and gluten-free options are available, and flavors include lemon, red velvet, and German chocolate.


Yvonne Loy and Maria Applegarth began in the baking business as competitors. When Maria could no longer keep up with the demand, Yvonne offered her a job. Today, Maria is the sole owner of Le Cupcake, which fulfills her life-long dream. She recently moved to a new location that offers freshly baked pastries and weekend specials in a cozy atmosphere.

Daily cupcake flavors include double chocolate cheesecake, cream cheese red velvet, and white almond wedding cake. They can be enjoyed with hot tea or French press coffee.


After studying the art of baking in Paris and Montreal, John Quiring returned to Lincoln to start Le Quartier. He began by selling to restaurants and later grew his business at farmers' markets. In 2006, John was able to open his current brick and mortar location that offers fresh-baked goods every day. The menu includes a moist chocolate cupcake, as well as free samples of the newest desserts.

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