Had the perfect niche for busy moms.


At only 20 years of age, Milena was cutting the ribbon for Polkatots Cupcakes in 2008

At that time, cupcakes were becoming a trend, lots of cupcake shops were opening but Milena had a different concept than the competitions out there. Had the perfect niche for busy moms. Who would rather be enjoying the party with their guests than listening to children squabble over who got which piece of cake? Milena's business plan was to cheer people up at difficult times, something fun and happy with a good sense of humor. A business that she can put her culinary artistic and business oriented skills together.


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  • Yummy as ever - hidden lil gem of a cupcake place :) I was craving cupcakes and remembered this place when I first went there. Located in a small plaza next to Julie Kakish Hair Salon, stopped by and got two mini cupcakes and one big freebie cupcake with Yelp check in, woohoo! Total cost was $3. I got: Bunny Hop and Red Diva and the Dalmatian for the big one. The Bunny Hop was a carrot cake flavor with cream cheese icing. Rich and heavy, this lil cupcake packed an enormous flavor punch and the icing was delicious. The Red Diva is a red velvet flavoring with cream cheese icing. Light and fluffy, this lil cupcake was creamy, smooth and moist. The frosting was also delicious and rich. The Dalmatian - vanilla chocolate marble cake with Vanilla buttercup am - rich and heavy and the vanilla chocolate cake did not disappoint - it was good, moist and rich. Such a cute metaphor like a dalmatian pup, lol! This place is awesome :)
    Kim T.
  • First time customer will not be my last time. I have a almond allergy and the lady behind the counter was so helpful making sure I would be okay. She explained to us about every cupcake it was pretty great. Was the perfect midnight snack
    Stephanie A.
  • Hands down, THE best cupcakes I have ever had in my life...and this is coming from a guy who has a SERIOUS sweet tooth. Last year, I searched for cupcakes to take into the office; made a great decision to stop by here. You absolutely have to try the Dulce de Leche cupcake (Cookie Monster is a close runner-up for me). Heaven in the form of a cupcake; seriously. Yes, they are pricey($3 for a big, forgot how much the little ones are), but worth absolutely every penny. The owners have been behind the counter each time I go and they're very nice. So moist, sweet, and a perfect treat. Definitely want to order a cake with them in the future. I'm craving one right now as I write this review; jeez.
    AJ R.
  • Best cupcakes I've ever had-- hands down! They made my nursing school graduation cupcake cake last year and everyone was blown away. Not only do they have awesome cake designs, the cupcakes truly are freakin' delicious. They are so moist with great flavors. My husband and I both agree we have never tasted such great cupcakes. We compare everyone else to theirs and always end up saying, Polkatots is way better!
    Joyce S.
  • I love this place. With so many options in Pasadena is always hard to decide for one bakery but since the first time I tried them out in a birthday party, I keep coming back. The cupcakes are so creamy and tasty. I love all the flavors they have and sometimes you'll find more variety of flavors depending of the season. It's a better deal if you get the groupon especially if you are buying a dozen or more. For checking in yelp you get one cupcake for free, beggie size :) they have two sizes and it comes with a menu so your friends or family can know which one is which.....the girls working there are super nice and friendly. My only concern is the parking lot.....kinda limited so try not to visit during rush hours. But trust me, every calorie is worthy ;)
    Aura M.
  • If you are looking for both delicious cup cakes and excellent service...this is the bakery for you! I recently ordered for my daughters Second birthday a cupcake tower, Rice-Krispies and chocolate covered pretzels...and as picky as I am I was VERY satisfied with the results. The decoration was exactly what I asked for. The vanilla and red velvet cupcakes were DELICIOUS along with everything else. I got soooo many compliments from my guests. THANK-YOU Polka Tots for making my daughters birthday extra special and for your consistent excellent customer service!!!
    Ms Alicia V.
  • I absolutely love the cupcakes here! The Groupon deal always ends up working the best for me...
    Vee J.
  • Love this cupcake store, the same girl always attends me when I go in she's really nice & quick. Now their cupcakes are the best and everyone I have given some too love them. I went in to order cupcakes for my baby's gender reveal party the day before it and they were able to make them, when I picked them up she gave me a dozen on the house it was really sweet! That day I also found out that my step dad is thier gardener after 6 years of me being a customer lol Well people I definitely recommend this place for cupcakes and cupcake cakes they are great check them out on Instagram and you'll see their designs
    Nicole U.
  • Anyone who knows me, knows I am a sucker for sweets....I proudly claim to eat paleo but I will gladly cave in (cave in) hehe, for dessert. My brother and his wife were having a baby shower and I offered to pick up some cupcakes. I wanted to find a well reviewed place, which was open on Sunday. I found Polkatots, called arranged the order and picked it up. I ordered 3 dozen mixed of the dolce, strawberry and lemon....There was not one left over, they were all devoured. Excellent customer service, delicious cupcakes and reasonable prices.
    Kimi L.
  • The cupcakes are always so fresh here. We had polka tots cupcakes at our wedding in lieu of a cake and it was the best decision ever. I believe the lady that works the counter is the owner as she is always there. She is really young and I love supporting young thriving businesses. Make sure to take advantage is the free biggie check in offer on Yelp while it last.
    Ellebelle B.

At Polkatots we’re crazy about our CUPCAKES and you will be too!