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Jun 7, 2011 01:01 PM

Looking for a Good Birthday Cake near Yonge & Eglington

Looking for a Bakery that makes good birthday cakes or cupcakes.

I've tried The Cupcake Shop but was underwhelmed by the dry cupcakes and ambivalent service. Any suggestions? Thank You.

Any in this area or Mt. Pleasant?

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  1. Dufflet's, up a couple of blocks from the Cupcake Shoppe.

    1. Lollicakes on Mt Pleasant does cupcakes, haven't tried them. Also, Flaky Tart on Mt Pleasant, I have had their apple pie, very good, but have not tried their cakes.

      Flaky Tart
      711 Mt Pleasant Rd, Toronto, ON M4S, CA

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      1. re: nuggieg

        Ooh, good suggestion. Flaky Tart's cakes are WAY better than Dufflet's.

        787 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J, CA

        Flaky Tart
        711 Mt Pleasant Rd, Toronto, ON M4S, CA

        1. re: TorontoJo

          Dufflets has some great cakes too. Lemon Coconut is a recent discovery in our house.

        2. re: nuggieg

          At least some of Lollicakes's offerings are dairy free, which is good if you have allergies, but not if you like butter.

          1. re: julesrules

            I've had Lollicake's cupcakes -- they were gross.

            1. re: TorontoJo

              I've had them too. Wouldn't go so far as to say they were gross, but they were far from my favourite. Moist, but lacking in flavour and the icing wasn't too good (I suppose due to the lack of butter).

              I haven't had Flaky Tart's cakes, but their other offerings are delicious, so I imagine they'd be good. Make sure you order in advance because you can't just walk in and buy one (I've tried). There's also Half-Baked Ideas (nut-free bakery) on Mt. Pleasant, though I haven't tried their cakes so can't comment on whether they're good.

              If you want to venture a bit farther afield, Phipps on Eglinton west of Avenue has really great cakes.

              Even farther is Flour (past Bathurst), which makes really delicious cupcakes, if it turns out it's cupcakes you're after.

              Flaky Tart
              711 Mt Pleasant Rd, Toronto, ON M4S, CA

              1. re: torontofoodiegirl

                OK, gross may have been an exaggeration. :) But the frosting was really bad -- a gritty, greasy mess. During that same trip, I also picked up a cupcake from Half-Baked Ideas. It was expensive, small and at least 2 days old. Dry, shriveled, awful.

                Half-Baked Ideas
                516 Mt Pleasant Rd, Toronto, ON M4S, CA

                1. re: TorontoJo

                  I'm not a fan of Lollicakes. I bought a cupcake once and threw out half of it, which is telling since I have a high threshold.

                  My vote is for Flaky Tart.


                  Flaky Tart
                  711 Mt Pleasant Rd, Toronto, ON M4S, CA

                  1. re: wontonfm

                    yeah I think it's amazing that they have managed to make a virtue of /entire business model around $3, butter-free cupcakes. I can only understand it for people with actual dairy allergies, who can't bake at all. Even then the price is too high.

                    I love La Bamboche for macarons in interesting flavours and the pastries look very pretty, but I don't think of them as a birthday cake/cupcake place.

        3. La Bamboche - It's just off Yonge going towards Davisville. Next to Coquine.

          Also, there is Rahier and Patisserie La Cigogne on Bayview

          1586 Bayview Ave, Toronto, ON M4G, CA

          1626 Bayview Ave, Toronto, ON M4G, CA

          2075 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4S2A4, CA

          La Bamboche
          4 Manor Rd E, Toronto, ON M4S, CA