Cuckoo’s Bakery was taken over by new owners Thomas and Joanna Partridge back in June this year. The husband and wife duo have just launched a retro summer cupcake range, celebrating classic ice lollies and ice cream such as The Fab, Solero, Twister and Ninety-Nine.

Cuckoo’s Bakery first launched on Valentine’s Day in 2011 with its cake shop and tea room on Dundas Street. They then opened a second shop in Bruntsfield in April 2015. All cakes are freshly baked daily, by hand, with up to a whopping 1,000 cakes produced each day!

The full summer cupcake range includes The Fab, Double Caramel Magnum, Solero Exotic, Raspberry and White Chocolate Ripple, Ninety-Nine and the Twister. The cupcakes are based on the classic ice lollies and ice creams, with the innovative Cuckoo’s Bakery twist on flavours. Individual cupcakes are available in the Dundas Street and Bruntsfield Place store for £3.00, and boxes can be bought in store or online for £18.

Unsurprisingly Cuckoo’s have been the winner of ‘Best Cake in Scotland’ for four years running, specialising in uniquely designed cupcakes and celebration layer cakes, with only the highest quality, locally sourced ingredients used to craft the freshest most flavoursome cakes.

Thomas Partridge, owner of Cuckoo’s Bakery, says: “We are really excited to launch our first range of seasonal cupcakes as the new owners of Cuckoo’s Bakery. There’s nothing that celebrates British summer quite like the classic iced treats we all know and love, and we’ve re-created them with our summer cupcake range. It’s been great fun working with the bakery team, testing various flavours and ideas to come up with these fantastic designs.”

Joanna Partridge, owner of Cuckoo’s Bakery, says: “We’re delighted to carry on the legacy of Cuckoo’s Bakery working with the highest quality local suppliers to produce the most innovative and exciting cupcakes in town. We are looking forward to developing lots of new ideas and putting our own stamp on Cuckoo’s Bakery. Watch this space!”

Cuckoo’s Bakery is open from 9am – 5.30pm Monday to Thursday, 9am-6pm Friday and Saturday and 10am – 5pm on Sunday.

I wish the new owners the best of luck with whatever is next for Edinburgh’s famous bakery. You can follow their journey at or on social media; Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.