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Best Cupcakes in Toronto?

Taking into consideration both tastes and aesthetic appeal...

Cupcake Shoppe looks very nice, but I'm not sure about taste

Where can i get some good cupcakes!

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

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  1. I really dislike the taste of the cupcakes at The Cupcake Shoppe. The cake is dry and I prefer a traditional icing to their whipped buttercream, which I find tasteless. I recently discovered Short and Sweet, on Old Orchard (just east off Avenue Rd, north of Lawrence). I had the red velvet and chocolate/chocolate cupcakes and they were delicious. I also really like Flour, on Eglinton just west of Bathurst.

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

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    1. re: kasey j miller

      I am not fond of the Cupcake Shoppe either as I found the flavouring of the cupcakes don't taste like what they're supposed to taste like (i.e. chocolate raspberry didn't taste very raspberry-y). The Short and Sweet cupcakes I also find to be better and are very tasty with unique flavours. I love their red velvet and Bugs Bunny (carrot). The chocolate mint one is good too.

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

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      1. I've tried a few places and so far my favourite is Life is Sweet in the beach.

        1. Flour at Eglinton/Bathurst has excellent cupcakes - fleur de sel chocolate (with caramel in the middle) is excellent. I've also tasted Dlish newly opened on Queen West (near trinity bellwoods) and they're good.

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            1. re: torontofoodiegirl

              Agreed w/ the Flour recommendation - their cupcakes are very moist and flavourful, and they're very pretty as well

              The baker often does special holiday cupcakes that are pretty cute - these are some i got for xmas and vday

               
               
              1. re: torontofoodiegirl

                Addendum:

                Just tried cupcakes from Desmond and Beatrice on the weekend, and they were delicious. Very moist and flavourful. A somewhat more dense/less light and fluffy cake than some cupcakes out there, which some people might not be as keen on but I really liked. Tried (and loved) the vanilla, double chocoate, and lemon.

                RIght now they're by special order only, but I gather they're opening a shop really soon at Queen and Broadview:

                http://desmondandbeatrice.com/

                1. re: torontofoodiegirl

                  I tried out one today and it was very good. (I wasn't keen on the cookies--too sweet and they go hard very fast.)

                  I got some bars too so I'll be interested to see how they are....

            2. Hear good things about Wedding Cake Shoppe, anyone wiilling to vouch ?

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              The Wedding Cake Shoppe
              859 College St, Toronto, ON M6H, CA

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                1. re: .alias

                  Yep. My favourite cupcakes in the city!

                    1. re: .alias

                      Second that! We had our wedding cake tasting there a couple of months ago.. they had us try every flavour in a cupcake... Moist and fluffy, light frosting on top. Too bad they don't deliver, I could go for a couple right now....

                      1. re: .alias

                        Yes!! we went to a wedding last month and they had a cupcake tree. Had to wait for the newlyweds to come home as we were dying to find out where these yummy, moist and tasty cupcake came from. The Wedding Cake Shoppe!

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                        The Wedding Cake Shoppe
                        859 College St, Toronto, ON M6H, CA

                        1. re: .alias

                          Haven't posted in a while, but have been on a big-time cupcake tasting recently and tried a few from The WCS and they really fell short. Honestly, it felt like a ton of bricks in my stomach afterwards. Icing is little too rich and buttery for my liking. Right now, my TOP cupcake in the city is from Prairie Girl Bakery.