CLOSED: Niia's Cupcakes

Overall rating: 4.5 stars 8 Reviews
A 50's style vegan cupcake stand at Forum shopping center. Made-in-house at a Finnish bakery. All cupcakes contain whole wheat flours, vegetable margarine, Masarang Arenga palm sugar, soy milk and powdered sugar. Caters for parties, events and other functions. Also sells natural extracts for baking. NOV 2013 REPORTED CLOSED. more-less
Vegan, International, Take-out
Mannerheimintie 14-20, Forum Kauppakeskus
Helsinki, Finland

Open Mon-Fri 9am-9pm, Sat 9am-6pm, Sun 12-6pm.

  • Accepts credit cards


First Review by Lapa
  • vegan

mmmm. cupcakes.

5 Posted on 08 / 03 / 2013

Delicious. In Helsinki? Go to the Forum shopping center, go to Mik Mak (clothing store) and Niia's is right in front. All vegan, all the time!

Pros: vegan, cupcakes, delicious
  • vegan

Lovely cupcakes

5 Posted on 07 / 10 / 2013

These glittery cupcakes are not only cute as can be but also very tasty. Big cupcakes are quite a big but you can share it with a friend or spare the other half in fridge... But in my experience it won't last until the next day, not that these wouldn't be good next day but it's deliciousness most probably will be too tempting to hold it until next day ;)

For a price you must remember the ingredients,the work and that the city is Helsinki and country Finland. So for that I would say the price is good, not cheap nor too expensive.

The only con is that it's a stand not a cafe but then again in Helsinki it's super expensive to have a business premises especially in the hearth of the city.

Pros: Quality, Taste , Cuteness
Cons: only con is that it's stand, not a cafe
  • vegan

Heavenly cupcakes in the city center

5 Posted on 07 / 04 / 2013

This small cute stall sells wonderful vegan cupcakes in a very central shopping mall called Forum.

Pros: Delicious vegan cupcakes, Cute style, All flavors are good
Cons: No seating, Limited selection

  • vegan


4 Posted on 05 / 13 / 2013

So sweet and beautiful cupcakes. A good way to promote veganism is to sit down and eat these in front of omnivores.

Pros: Friendly staff, Free tasters, Location
Cons: Friable consistency (in progress), "too sweet, too glittery"
  • vegan

Niia's Cupcakes

4 Posted on 01 / 10 / 2013

Nothing cheers you up amidst a day of shopping like a glitter cupcake. The central location is good, easy to pick up on the way to the bus. My favourite is the strawberrry.

Pros: Flavour, Location, Appearance
Cons: No seating

Best cupcakes I've ever had...

4 Posted on 11 / 03 / 2012

...and I don't even like cupcakes. These are, however, irresistably sweet and creamy. My favourites are chocolate dream and coconut healer, but I'm still waiting for mint chocolate flavour.

I like the fact that veganism isn't shoved down your throat here. If you didn't know better, you could never tell you're eating a vegan cupcake.

Pros: Supercute design
Cons: No mint chocolate flavour!
  • vegan

If you like a lot of icing on your ca-ake....

3 Posted on 10 / 28 / 2012

..... join this club!

I visited Niia's cupcake stand in the Forum shopping centre earlier this week. I chose a blueberry cupcake but there were also chocolate, vanilla and chocolate orange available. They look pretty impressive, with edible glitter sparkling in the icing.

Personally, I didn't really enjoy this cake. The whole cake overall wasn't overly sweet, which for me was a good thing but the cupcake itself was tiny, almost sunk in the middle and absolutely full of icing. So much icing. The icing was unlike anything I'd tasted before in the UK - it wasn't sugary and sweet, but had the texture of whipped cream from a spray can.

I thought the selection was a bit limited, all the cakes looked the same but in different flavours.

Pros: open until 9pm - pop by for dessert!, unusual icing texture, cupcakes look pretty
Cons: too much icing, and not enough cake!, 4 euros is a bit steep
  • vegan


4 Posted on 10 / 05 / 2012

There are two sizes of cupcakes small ones cost 2,90e and biger ones 3,90e. They have vanilla cupcake with coconut or strawberry or blueberry icing. There are chocolate cupcakes with chocolate or orange icing. All flavours are in both sizes. All vegan, thoug tehy are not wery clearly advertising it as vegan (it might scare some costumers off).

I ate an chocolateorange cupcake and got to taste one bite of blueberryvanilla cupcake. Both were good and not excessively sweet. They use wholegrain flour and the cupcake base and has a pleasant dark and rich taste to it. It is difficult to eat the larger cupcake cleanly, but the small looks esy to eat. They give out a napkin with every cupcake. The place is only a stand, so they don't have any seats and there are no seats nearby at the mall so you might have to walk a bit to eat the cake while seated.

Updated from previous review on Wednesday October 03, 2012

Pros: vegan cupcakes!, nice visuals, boxes to take cakes home in
Cons: difficult to eat cleanly, no seating, edible glitter on cupcakes


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Added: 2012/09/11


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