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expensivetaste_tightbelt Mar 16, 2011 06:31 AM

I've noticed that Starbucks recently introduced their version of adorable little cake pops - a hybrid of cake and lollipops. I've read about them being a hot trend, but I can't seem to find info on whether any bake shops in Toronto sell them. Of course I had to try Starbuck's version because they were new to me and adorable (I tried the tiramisu flavour. it was fine - a coating of semi-hard chocolate and what felt like un-fully cooked cake dough on the inside), but I want to try a version from a real bake shop! Does anyone know of a place that makes them in Toronto?

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    Rain077 Aug 14, 2012 07:29 AM

    I had the cake pops at starbucks and I have to say I was a bit disapointed. I don't like writting negative reviews but... I just wasnt too impressed.

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      derz Aug 15, 2012 04:45 PM

      I ordered cake pops from Swee-T Candy creations in Richmond Hill. Great!!

    2. atomeyes Dec 12, 2011 05:22 AM

      www.Dessertdivas.ca

      I had them at an engagement party. the best ones I've had to date. not oily (like some of the ones available). it was hard to stop at eating at 2 or 3, so be warned. they're REALLY good! and they're a newish small business, so its nice to support an up and comer.

      1. Food Tourist Jul 22, 2011 09:06 AM

        Dolled Up Cupcakes Inc. has a booth at this weekend's T&T night market and is selling 3 flavours of cake pops for $2.50 each. I had the chocolate one and it was perfect! (They keep them in a cooler, thank goodness).

        1. Crispier Crouton Jul 13, 2011 12:15 PM

          Sweet Sushi by Jessica had a groupon recently. She makes cake pops and cake balls. They're a bit sweet for my taste, but that might just be me.

          http://sweetsushi.ca/gallery.html

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            Food Tourist Jul 16, 2011 06:27 AM

            What gorgeous photos! Thanks for the link. Has anyone tried "sweet sushi"? Does it taste uber-sweet and look better than it tastes?

          2. Food Tourist Apr 11, 2011 10:13 AM

            Yes, I got a dozen for my birthday, in 4 flavours, from a "lady from Woodbridge who sells them in North York"...I will investigate the actual name and address. They were good, indeed like not-fully-cooked cake, but not too sweet.

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              Food Tourist Jul 13, 2011 10:52 AM

              Reporting back finally! http://www.lavishcupcakes.com/index2.php Lavish Cupcakes makes the cake pops I received for my birthday. 8611 Weston Road unit 34B

              I am also curious to try these: http://www.ccpops.ca/toronto-cake-pops.html

              I bought the Bakerella cake pop cookbook when it was 20% off at Chapters...so gorgeous.

              Here's an explanatory article by Jennifer Bain: http://www.thestar.com/living/food/ar...

            2. Bobby Wham Apr 11, 2011 09:29 AM

              They have em at the Big Chill on College, I didn't really like it though

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                cheesymama Mar 26, 2011 07:37 AM

                Groupon has a deal today for cake ball from Fro the Love of Cake in Liberty Village. I think it's $11 for 10 or 12 cake balls.

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                  80fts Mar 16, 2011 08:38 PM

                  Petite thuet sells cake balls. Cake pops without the stick.

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                    FrenchSoda Mar 16, 2011 07:16 AM

                    The unfully-cooked mouth feel is likely from the way they are made. Essentially you bake a cake, then reduce it to crumbs and mush the crumbs together with some sort of binder such as icing to create the balls. So it has a much softer, more moist feel.
                    I can't think of any bakeries that I have seen though, which is a bit surprising now that I think of it. It's quite a trend, people are the office are always bringing them in.

                    http://www.bakerella.com/dont-lick-bi...

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                      expensivetaste_tightbelt Mar 16, 2011 08:25 AM

                      So when you say people at the office are always bringing them in, does that mean they bake the cake pops themselves? This whole curiosity about cake pops started at our office too! We'll have to start doing the same!

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                        FrenchSoda Mar 16, 2011 09:08 AM

                        Oh, sorry, I should have been more clear! Yes, they are making the cake pops themselves. They aren't too hard to make if you don't plan to go crazy on the decorating.

                        I suspect some are from a cake mix and jarred icing rather than from scratch, ;) but it's still nice of them to share the treats.

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                          EarlyDrive Mar 16, 2011 01:52 PM

                          Starbucks was giving them away free at the airport on Friday. Inedible and disgusting, I thought.

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                            expensivetaste_tightbelt Mar 16, 2011 03:16 PM

                            Great! Well, if there are none but Starbucks available in Toronto right now, I guess we'll have to learn how to make them! I wouldn't call Starbucks' version inedible, but I know they've got so much potential in the right hands!! I'm sure it's only a matter time before the cupcake shops around the city start to make them...

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                              table4onthefly Mar 16, 2011 04:29 PM

                              The Cookbook Store sells a book on Cake Pops. I've been twiddling around in my head with the idea of a savory "cake pop".

                              Think cornbread instead of cake, pommes puree (or grits) instead of icing, and then wrap the whole thing in chicken skin and deep fry. It's like a fried chicken dinner in your mouth!

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                            FrenchSoda Mar 25, 2011 10:23 AM

                            If you do decide you want to make them, apparently now there's a gadget!

                            http://thebabycakesshop.com/products/...

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                              canmark Apr 9, 2011 08:37 AM

                              I like the idea of this gadget--making a round ball of cake rather than mixing crumbs with icing. It seems like you could also make takoyaki or Timbits with that device.

                              I tried the Starbucks cake pop (vanilla) yesterday ($1.68 including tax). It did seem (and taste) like undercooked cake--which makes me think that it would be better if you just used a round ball of cake rather than using the crumb/icing mixture.

                              I have not tried a cake pop anywhere else, so don't know if a bakery version would be any better than Starbucks.

                              Here's a video I found on how to make cake pops. Seems pretty simple. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpIifr...

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