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"cupcake" b-day cake

mwalton11 May 19, 2009 12:50 PM

Hey guys, I was wondering if anyone knows of a bakery that makes those birthday cakes that are made like a really large cupcake?

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    perogy RE: mwalton11 May 20, 2009 06:39 AM

    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.

    Cupcake Shoppe
    2417 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4P, CA

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      mwalton11 RE: perogy May 20, 2009 06:42 AM

      thanks, looks good, gonna give them a call!

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        Arcadiaseeker RE: perogy May 21, 2009 05:53 AM

        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.

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        hautecocoa RE: mwalton11 May 22, 2009 07:46 PM

        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.

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          millygirl RE: hautecocoa May 23, 2009 07:50 AM

          I second the recommendation for The Cupcakery. I thought they tasted pretty damn good, and looked fantastic too!!!

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            kwass RE: millygirl Feb 1, 2011 11:03 AM

            I've been to the Cupcake Shoppe, and have to say that they are probably the worst cupcakes that I've ever had!

            Cupcake Shoppe
            2417 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4P, CA

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              tygrr_lily RE: kwass Feb 1, 2011 11:41 AM

              agreed - Cupcake Shoppe are bland and the frosting all tastes the same.

              i agree w/ the recommendation the Wedding Cake Shoppe... soo good! i always really like the ones at Flour Studio at Bathurst and Eglinton. I've ordered a custom cake here and they did a fantastic job w/ it

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