As humans, I'm pretty sure we're programmed to love mini versions of everything. Puppies, kittens, babies, doughnut holes (Timbits, anyone?), personal pan pizza, mini golf (it's easier) and CUPCAKES.

I mean, who doesn't love cake? With so many different flavors and unique designs, the only thing that's better than cake is cupcakes. They're the perfect portion size that you don't really have to feel guilty about (that's what I tell myself, at least).

If you're looking for a spot to satisfy your sweet tooth, or want to impress your guests at your next party, look no further. We've compiled a list of bakeries and cupcakeries in the Western New York area that take the cake. If we missed any, drop us a comment with its info!

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1298 Orchard Park Rd., West Seneca
716-704-5993
Hours: Tuesday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Sunday and Monday, Closed.

Hotel Lafayette, 391 Washington St., Buffalo
716-652-0131 ext. 7
Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.

1654 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo
716-881-2326
Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday and Monday, Closed.

Visit Cold Stone's website for list of store locations and hours.

727 Oliver St., North Tonawanda
716-390-7492
No public hours. Cupcakes by order only.

80 West Drullard Ave., Lancaster
716-681-9866
Hours: Sunday, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; Monday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tuesday-Friday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

999 Broadway St., Buffalo (Inside the Broadway Market)
716-893-1464
Hours: Monday-Saturday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, Closed.

855-GOCANINE

Canine Cupcakes offers a variety of healthy "pupcakes" for dogs! Available at Fetch n' Catch (6517 Transit Rd., Bowmansville; 716-901-7618); Firefly Cupcakes (700 Main St., East Aurora; 716-655-4949); and Canine Capers (5310 Southwestern Blvd.; 716-646-9588).

716 Maple Rd., Williamsville
716-689-2115
Hours: Monday-Wednesday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Thursday and Friday, 8 p.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

808 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo
716-882-5956
Hours: Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday, 7 a.m. - 10 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

72 Elm St., East Aurora
716-652-4720
Hours: Monday and Saturday, Closed; Tuesday-Thursday, 7 a.m.-7 p.m.; Friday 7 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

465 Center Road West, West Seneca
716-674-8586
Hours: Monday-Friday, 5 a.m.-7 p.m.; Saturday, 5 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, 5 a.m.-2 p.m.

289 Parkside Ave., Buffalo
716-688-0361
Hours: Monday and Tuesday, Closed; Wednesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

700 Main St., East Aurora
716-655-4949
Hours: Monday and Tuesday, 4 p.m.-9 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

2178 Kensington Ave., Amherst
716-839-0871
Hours: Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Wednesday and Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday and Monday, Closed.

956 Abbott Rd., Buffalo
716-828-2282
Hours: Sunday, 12 p.m.-4 p.m.; Monday-Saturday, Closed.

3960 Niagara Falls Blvd., North Tonawanda
716-692-9081
Hours: Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 8 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

543 South Park Ave., Buffalo
716-853-7833
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; Sunday, Closed.

Melanie's Sweets Unlimited

999 Broadway, Buffalo
716-895-1959

Mary Claire's

243 Buffalo St., Hamburg
716-646-8020
Hours: Tuesday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Monday, Closed.

8500 Sheridan Dr., Williamsville
716-626-7783
Hours: Monday, 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; Tuesday and Wednesday, 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; Thursday and Friday, 6:30 a.m.-7 p.m.; Saturday, 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday, Closed.

5 Lake St., Hamburg
716-648-2828
Hours: Monday-Saturday, 7 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, Closed.

3759 Delaware Ave., Tonawanda
716-875-1431
Hours: Monday, Closed; Tuesday-Friday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m.-12 p.m.

23 Jackson St., Batavia
585-344-5627
Hours: Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 8 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, Closed.

16 West Main St., Lockport
716-439-1616
Hours: Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, Closed.

58 North Main St., Angola
716-319-8363
Hours: Monday-Friday, 12 p.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; Sunday, Closed.

417 Center St., Lewiston
716-754-0066
Hours: Sunday, Monday and Wednesday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m.; Tuesday, 7 a.m.-7 p.m.; Thursday, 7 a.m.-8 p.m.; Friday, 7 a.m.-9 p.m; Saturday, 7 a.m.-8:30 p.m.

Visit Wegmans' website for a list of store locations and bakery hours.

Contributed by Katie Swaine