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Looking for a Good Birthday Cake near Yonge & Eglington

letrell Jun 7, 2011 01:01 PM

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. TorontoJo RE: letrell Jun 7, 2011 01:06 PM

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

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      nuggieg RE: letrell Jun 7, 2011 01:13 PM

      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
        TorontoJo RE: nuggieg Jun 7, 2011 01:18 PM

        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
          taterbrandy RE: TorontoJo Jun 7, 2011 03:03 PM

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

        2. re: nuggieg
          julesrules RE: nuggieg Jun 7, 2011 01:21 PM

          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
            TorontoJo RE: julesrules Jun 7, 2011 01:27 PM

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

            1. re: TorontoJo
              torontofoodiegirl RE: TorontoJo Jun 7, 2011 04:11 PM

              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
                TorontoJo RE: torontofoodiegirl Jun 7, 2011 05:16 PM

                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
                  wontonfm RE: TorontoJo Jun 7, 2011 07:55 PM

                  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
                    julesrules RE: wontonfm Jun 8, 2011 05:49 AM

                    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. meatnveg RE: letrell Jun 7, 2011 08:02 PM

          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

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