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Aug 22, 2006 02:29 PM

Gourmet Cupcakes?

Anyone know of gourmet cupcake purveyors (other than The Cupcake Shoppe)? I heard that there are a couple of great websites that do online orders.

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  1. Again, I'm goin to recomend 'Sweet Tooth' on the Danforth at Logan. They even just LOOK too good and cute to eat.


      I got this on my sweetspot newsletter today.

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      1. re: LissyDee

        We ordered a sample batch a couple of weeks ago as we're looking for cupcakes for our wedding. Theirs were terrible, the icing tasted like shortening with a little bit of sugar added and left such a greasy feel in your mouth when you were done. They were gross,

      2. Sweet tooth is not that great - we had their cupcakes and the cake was dry and dense with little flavour and the icing was very high in vegetable shortening and not butter. I truly want to love the place as it's so cute and their products look great but I've been disappointed several times.

        Has anyone tried the babycakes from Kubo Radio? Are they any good?

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        1. re: shana

          I have tried Kubo's cupcakes a number of times and, alas, the icing is tooth-tinglingly grainy with undissolved sugar. Also, they refrigerate the cupcakes after they're made, making the icing and the cake hard. Too bad; I really wanted to like them.

          1. re: Full tummy

            damn, how disapointing, I wanted to try it too. and really really wanted to like it.

            1. re: Full tummy

              I was eating there one day and some cupcakes came out fresh, so I grabbed a couple chocolate peanut butter ones before they were sentenced to the fridge. So so good!

              1. re: NovoCuisine

                what did you eat there? was the food good?

                1. re: hungryabbey

                  I've been to Kubo Radio many times, and when it was just Kubo on Bay Street before then. Never had bad food or bad service at either.

              2. re: Full tummy

                Good to know, thanks! Sounds worse than a Loblaws cupcake.

              3. re: shana

                I have enjoyed a number of Sweet Tooth's items, including their cupcakes, which, in my opinion, are pretty good. I must say I am surprised at your report of vegetable shortening in the icing. I have one of their vanilla 'n vanilla "pan cakes", which is, I think, the same base and icing as the vanilla cupcakes. The ingredients read: cream cheese, sugar, butter, soy oil, unbleached flour, icing sugar, eggs, vanilla, baking powder, cream of tartar, confetti sugar candy, and tender loving care.

                That, to me, is about as good an ingredient list as you can ask for.

                Did you ask if there was vegetable shortening in the icing? How do you know this?

                1. re: Full tummy

                  Just in follow up to the discussion and my own post. I dropped in at Sweet Tooth Bakery on the Danforth, and things look very different than they did last summer. There were maybe three cakes in the refrigerated display, which was, instead, full of packages of almond bark seemingly to fill space. The refrigerator at the rear which used to be packed with cakes and squares in foil pans for take-out was pretty much bare, and their cupcakes are from a different supplier; they are no longer frosted with a cooked buttercream, and they were not so good. I asked one of the staff if the place had changed hands, and she said yes, about eight months ago. Maybe I haven't been since before that? Anyway, things don't look or taste as good as they used to when they first opened.

                2. re: shana

                  went to kubo and really liked the crowd and atmosphere. very nice place and the service was pretty good.
                  the table order 3 babycakes and they werne't very good. one was strawberry and it was yuck. dry and sacchrine. the icing was disgusting. we wiped it off with a knife.

                  they all came out of the refrigerator - i think it's stupid to put them there in the first place but whatever. the best one they had there was red velvet. nothing outstanding but the best out of the vanilla, and strawberry ones that i had.


                  They are not cheap, and I can't vouch for how they taste, but they are the most beautiful cupcakes I have ever seen...

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                  1. re: fortheloveoffood

                    Oh YES! My friend received a delivery of these at work last year - they were absolutely gorgeous, you are right - and delicious!

                    1. re: fortheloveoffood

                      And proceeds go to Out of the Cold. The gift that gives twice.

                      1. re: fortheloveoffood

                        We recived these at christmas at work...oh my god. excelletn cupcakes and the presentation was gorgeous hand made sugar flowers & teddy bears. they were FABULOUS

                      2. They sell them at kubo radio at Queen and Logan...