I am happy to have found a local cupcake shop in my city that comes close to USA style cupcakes. It’s not exact, it’s just the closest I’ve had here in Daejeon, South Korea. At Ari’s Cupcakes I always get the Lemon Tree cupcake. It’s my favorite there. I love lemon flavored things. The other cupcakes are good too. The Cookies and cream is my second favorite topped with an Oreo cookie.
The cupcakes cost between ₩3,500-5,000. They aren’t always open during their opening hours. Don’t worry, it’s like this with most places in South Korea to close without notice. Typically, I go between the hours of 4pm-7pm Monday-Saturday and they’ve been open. Sundays closed.
Ari’s Cupcakes is located diagonally across the street from NC Department Store on the southwest corner. Jungang-no station exit 5, walk straight for about 50 feet and you should see it on your left.