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Jan 29, 2010 06:02 AM

Short and Sweet Cupcakes

I finally found this cupcake store after going up and down avenue road looking for it.
Its on a side street - across from the esso station, on the east side of avenue road.
(hope this info helps!!)
399 Old Orchard Grove to be exact.
The owner was just lovely and working hard as I talked to her about her cupcakes.
I had one and it was indeed delcious. The icing is made with butter cream and I'm sure
I will be back to buy more. They are hard to resist!!

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  1. Yeah, it's hard to find -- I had the same issue, as I was expecting it to be visible from Avenue Rd.

    I'm glad your experience was better than mine. I found 2 of the flavours I tried to be a bit dry and uninteresting. I also don't like the frosting. I did rather like the oreo cupcake, though.

    Here's the other thread on this place:

    I finally made it to the Wedding Cake Shoppe to try their cupcakes. And they definitely had the best cupcakes I've eaten in Toronto so far.

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    1. re: TorontoJo

      My experience was not good either. Not flavourful and very dry and expensive for the portion. Although I suspect a lot has to do w/the fancy packaging. I think I will continue to buy my cupcakes at the Cupcake Shoppe at Yonge/Eglinton. Oh so good!

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

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      1. The shop opposite Global Cheese in Kensington market makes remarkably good cupcakes on the premises

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        1. re: AzulH

          Thanks for posting about Short & Sweet. I was trying to find information about them.

          Sweet Tooth - I still don't understand how the Cupcake Shoppe is able to have such a following when I find their cupcakes absolutely tasteless (especially the cake) and their "buttercream" leaves an oily film on the tongue suggesting that it isn't a true buttercream. Maybe I am just pickier than most!

          1. re: bonnebouche

            I tried Short & Sweet again recently, and unfortunately, the quality hasn't improved. The cake is still too dense and firm, with a coarse crumb. And the frosting is very stiff and not terribly creamy.

            I'll reiterate that the best I've found in the city so far are from the Wedding Cake Shoppe.

            1. re: TorontoJo

              I assume this is raw icing--similar to Yummy Stuff? The cake description sounds unappealing but if it's the icing I love, I might risk a try...

              Yummy Stuff
              1660 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6R, CA

              1. re: Ediblethoughts

                I don't know whether it's cooked or raw. But the owner said they use butter, so I assume it's a buttercream of some sort. Cupcakes are always worth a try! But I don't think you'll be happy, so fair warning. :)

                1. re: TorontoJo

                  Warning taken! I might just buy one to try it if I get around there.

            2. re: bonnebouche

              Bonnebouche, you are right! They look prettier than they taste!! I was given a box of cupcakes from Swirls and they were pretty good. Very light, creamy . Mmmm! I've heard Eat my Words is amazing ( i think that is the name....something odd like that). Cupcake Shoppe... uh uh!

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

          2. Does anyone know if this is the same shortandsweet that made those delicious shortbread cookies?

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            1. re: derz

              Um...what delicious shortbread cookies? Can you be more specific? And as far as I know, this Short and Sweet only makes cupcakes.

              1. re: TorontoJo

                Short and Sweet was the name of the company that made the delicious shortbread. It was sold in beautiful packages at Indigo. I miss them, they melted in your mouth.

                1. re: derz

                  Nope, sorry. Different company.

            2. I tried this place yesterday. I needed a dozen cupcakes so got a selection. Of the ones that I tried, they were fanstastic! And all of my guests were raving about them. The staff were lovely too and I will certainly be back. And yes, I've had other cupcakes and these were fresh and delicious. Icing is buttercream I believe.
              Definitely give this place a try, it is wonderful!

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              1. re: ddelicious

                What kind of buttercream? Is it an American-style (uncooked) buttercream or a European-style (cooked) buttercream? The former tends to be somewhat grainy and sweet; the latter usually is smoother and has a very buttery flavour and texture.

                1. re: Full tummy

                  I don't know.... It wasn't overly sweet, and it did seem quite buttery. Really yummy.