"cupcake" b-day cake
Hey guys, I was wondering if anyone knows of a bakery that makes those birthday cakes that are made like a really large cupcake?
well, most bakeries that make cakes can make cupcake cakes. these are so trendy now, that you shouldn't have any trouble finding something. my only recommendation as far as cupcakes go is the cupcake shoppe on yonge (at eglinton). they make some of the best cupcakes. can be pricey.
2417 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4P, CA
I will chime in and say I was really disappointed last time I tried the Cupcake shoppe (in the fall) -- they are $$$ and the icing was oily and the cake was kind of dry. They used to be very good a few years ago. If you're looking for a cupcake place there have been reviews of others on this board -- I really like the Cupcakery at St. Clair and Oakwood - fresh ingregients and lots of selection in terms of flavours. I think there's another place on Queen that's had some decent reviews.
Both the Cupcake Shoppe and The Cupcakery were disappointments. I tried Yummy Stuff''s mini cupcakes and liked the cake part. The icing, though, is American buttercream. Not really a fan of gritty sugary frosting. Dessert Lady's good, too. They use Swiss (or is Italian?) buttercream so no discernible sugar granules there. Other people think that it has a tendency to get a wee bit too "oily", though.
The BEST cupcakes I've had in the city are from The Wedding Cake Shoppe. The cake base is moist and flavorful but not excessively dense. And the frosting, OMG, the frosting. I tried the chocolate, mocha, raspberry, toffee (vanilla with toffee bits, I think) and lemon buttercream and each one was excellent. The dulce de leche was outstanding, too. The chocolate ganache was good but pales in comparison with the rest of them.