The closest good cupcake bakery that I have found is in Brussels. It is a 2 hour drive that I am happy to do just to get my 'fix'. Also, it does not hurt, that the place looks lovely, the cupcakes are delicious and the waiters sweet (see photo below ;)).
The place is called Lilicup and you can check out their website here. I recommend checking the website before going to the bakery as I have driven (twice!) to Brussels, to find out that they have closed for the day for xyz reason.
Here are some photos (done in 2010) to give you some flavour of the place:
|Doesn't this just make your mouth water?|