Wednesday, March 17, 2010

The Cupcake Shoppe

This Saturday I ventured to The Cupcake Shoppe (yes with two P's and an E!), even though it was raining cats and dogs, to purchase a cupcake for my friend's birthday. The cupcakes sold by The Cupcake Shoppe is considered somewhat of a novelty in Toronto because of their variety and delicious flavors. They make nut-free cupcakes and are popular for their butter cream toppings. 

 
(credits: thecupcakeshoppe.ca)

These are 16 of their different flavored cupcakes available. I've never been to the Cupcake Shoppe, so I was very intrigued by all these flavors, as well as the additional personalized cupcakes on their website gallary. However when I went on Saturday, there were probably only 5 flavors available - that didn't put me off one bit because I was curious about the cupcakes and would have purchased any one. 

 I purchased Curious George and Pretty n' Pink. Curious George was the birthday cupcake and I believe it is chocolate cake with banana butter cream. I treated myself to the Pretty n' Pink, a chocolate cake with raspberry buttercream.

 
However, what was disappointing was the service and the actual cupcake. The fact that I broke TWO umbrellas and spent $2.50/cupcake plus tax, my expectations were much higher. Reviews online were correct that service is medicore because the girls working behind the counters were unfriendly. Also, even though the butter cream topping has a very buttery texture (and not put on sloppily like some other places), the cupcake itself was not moist. I thought by going earlier in the morning I could score myself some moist cupcakes, but they were slightly disappointing. Even my sister could make more moist cupcakes!


To be honest, I think sometimes cupcakes can be a hit-or-miss, given the time of the day or on a certain batch made. So I think I will give The Cupcake Shoppe another go, on a.... sunnier day.

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If you are interested, The Cupcake Shoppe is located at: 2417 Yonge Street, two blocks north of Eglinton Ave, or check out the website for custom orders.

17 comments:

Stephanie said...

that sucks you had a disappointing cupcake experience. the flavors sounded intriguing but a dry cupcake is a bad cupcake. I've bought a couple specialty cupcakes before and I honestly don't remember if they were good or not.

Yumeko said...

awww sad that it wasnt good

anna. said...

The pictures looks so yummy! Aaww sucks, that it wasn't that good. I personally don't really go into stores like these since I hate wasting my money hahas.

Anita (*swtexcape*) said...

aww these cupcakes look delish! too bad they didn't taste as good as they look :(

xx

Ceecile ~Priscilla Clara~ ^^ said...

Oooohhh.. cupcake! Love how they look, it's very cute.. ;)

Krystal said...

The cupcakes looks amazing! such a shame that they didn't taste as nice as they looked.

Blair said...

It looks very good though, pity that it wasn't so tasty :(

What! The vendors take the GWPs!? That's so unfair! The only bookstore that sells these Japanese magazines is way too far from my house. But it's a good thing, it forces me to save money hahaha :D

Shop N' Chomp said...

Sorry to hear about your cupcake experience. =(

Yep, there's a matching Mickey pack there too...hehe. You are too cute! =)

Eva said...

Yeah i agree with you cupcakes are a hit or miss...i find the icing too sweet most of the time but like the cake part..they are cute to look at tho hehe. Yeah the jay thing is crazy!

Post Grad Hair Cut said...

I find cupcake stores can be hit or miss. I mean cupcakes always look delightful but quite often they are too sweet or too dry. They look nice though!

Kym said...

oh my goodness, i want me some curious george right now!!! reminds me of a cupcake shop we have in town as well but i dont know... theres a lotta buzz around them but i havn't been blown away just yet. I HAVE tried "Sprinkles" in LA though and i must say their Red Velvet cupcakes are AWESOME. I like how this Cupcake Shoppe has creative names though! nice touch! :)

lisa (Makeupandlife*) said...

I love these cupcakes, they look so stylish too.

I tried making some cupcakes the other day but I added too much sugar and tasted too sweet.

Mary said...

yummm...cupcakes! too bad they weren't as moist! but they look o so good!

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ChinkyGirLMeL said...

Awww I guess that's when the saying it's the inside that counts really really does count. It's too bad that they didn't end up being as good as they looked.

Nic Nic said...

wowwww everything looks so yummy and cute!

Natalie Nguyen said...

Wow, they look really good! Too bad they weren't as good.. maybe it was just that one day? XD Haha, let's just say I want to check out that place and experience it for myself too! Hopefully next time you go it'd be better!

 


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