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Buttercream Icing Cakes - Bakery

I am looking for a bakery which sells American-style cakes, with very sweet buttercream icing, in the GTA. There are a lot of delicious European-style bakeries in the area which are amazing, but I am looking for that authentic buttercream taste. I am hoping someone can point me in the right direction! Thanks!

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  1. "That authentic buttercream taste?"

    I never thought of American-style "buttercream" as being the "authentic buttercream"... In my experience it's much easier to find cake with an American-style buttercream than a European-style buttercream.

    In what area of the city are you hoping to buy the cake?

      1. re: wano

        Dufflet has a lot of European-style buttercream. Do you have a particular cake in mind, as I can't say I've ever had one of theirs that was frosted with the American-style buttercream.

      2. Not cakes but cupcakes, at Prairie Girl bakery. If you are looking for a homemade-tasting icing of butter, icing sugar and flavours, hers are exactly that. I prefer the chocolate to the vanilla cake which is bland to me.

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        1. re: julesrules

          Oh and fwiw it's rare I buy a cake or cupcake and think, that icing tastes exactly like mine. PG's does down to the grittiness on the tongue. It's not fancy or difficult but the cheap places don't use pure butter or real vanilla and more expensive places aren't generally making this style. If that is what you are looking for! It also is of course very simple to make yourself...

        2. Coffeejess, I don't have any suggestions, but I would *love* to know where you end up ordering from - I'm looking for the same thing myself!

          I would not recommend the Cupcake Shoppe - their cake is decent but their buttercream is a major letdown - not sweet enough at all.

          1. My favourite sweet american-style iced cake in Toronto is still at Yummy Stuff on Queen W. I am more familiar with their chocolate buttercream (which I love) but they sell cupcakes as well if you wanted to take a test drive.

            I also love PG but as mentioned they don't do full cakes.