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life is sweet cupcake house - now open

Hello all,

Has anyone else visited/tried the new cupcake house on queen st east in the beaches - very east, almost at the street car loop on the north side. I just went there today, they had their grand opening last night. Very cute cakes and cupcakes. Basically same price as the cupcake shoppe at yonge/eglinton. This place has a very spacious front with a nice big bench, and they serve fair trade coffee and tea. The cupcakes themselves seem slightly smaller than cupcake shoppe, but tasted more "homemade". Overall a more "homey" kind of place. I would love to hear other impressions!

-cord

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  1. cord, the one and only time I went to the Cupcake Shoppe, I found the cupcakes to be adorable but tastewise, to be overly sweet and lacking depth. Are the cupcakes at this new place more flavourful and less sweet, perhaps?

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    1. re: FlavoursGal

      Hi FlavoursGal -
      I think the best way to describe them at life is sweet, is that they tasted more "real". Yes I think slightly less sweet - although I did have a chocolate one, and it was very chocolatey! :)

      1. re: cord

        The Cupcake Shoppe on Yonge has the most gorgeous storefront and is so charming inside. But their cupcakes are, in my little opinion, awful and synthetic tasting. And as I recall in the $2 area - ridiculous for what you get.

      2. re: FlavoursGal

        Agreed, sort of. I was very much looking forward to the Cupcake Shoppe and while the cupcakes were beautiful, they were virtually tasteless (and definitely lacking in sugar, unlike how you found 'em). I could have had better from a boxed mix.

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        1. Do you know the website? Another great cupcake shop is Kubo cupcakes. They are way better than the cupcake shoppe.

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          1. re: mtampoya

            Have never been happy with Kubo. The cupcakes are stored in the refrigerator, which means they never taste just baked, and their icing is hard and grainy.

          2. You can tell that cupcakes are pretty popular right now. Just north of Life is Sweet on another cupcake shop actually opened up right inside Gazebo called Sugar Plum (the store is now offers garden accessories and baking...fun combo). The shop is on Kingston Road just west of Victoria Park. I went in there on Thursday and thier cakes look beautiful!

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            1. re: Otonabee

              Thanks for the suggestion. I find Kubo's cupcakes insanely expensive. What is the price point for Life is Sweet? I wouldn't mind checking out what they have for upcoming Valentine's Day.

              1. re: enviro_123

                Checked out Life is Sweet yesterday....icing on the white chocolate cupcake was insanely good. Price point is $2.25 each -- sorry, I didn't notice how much a dozen were, I believe it was $12. Brought their chocolate cupcake w/ me to work for a coffee snack! They've got a Valentine's special if you're still interested in them for Valentine's Day.

                Someone else mentioned a nice vibe in here....definitely, and their service was super nice.

            2. The icing is too sweet on Kubo babycakes.

              Also, is there any place in the city that makes a good cake part of the cupcake?

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              1. re: Negaduck

                I had a delicious red velvet cupcake from Sweet Bliss Baking Company yesterday. Cake and icing were superb.

                1. re: Full tummy

                  Whoa, a red velvet cupcake. Great idea. Where is Sweet Bliss located, please?

                  1. re: bogie

                    It's at 1304 Queen Street East. Keep in mind that I wrote about it a year ago now; there have been some mixed reviews since then. However, I stand by my initial appraisal. Unfortunately, red velvet is different things to different people. I didn't grow up with such a thing, so had no preconceived notions of what it should be. I only know that I liked it very much. It was moist and dense, though not overly so, with a delicious buttercream icing. (I have an instant dislike of grainy, metallic, uncooked icings.) And I prefer Sweet Bliss's red velvet to LaRocca's raspberry red velvet cake any day. To check hours and cupcakes, you may want to call them: (416) 916-7895