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LexiFirefly Mar 7, 2013 04:26 AM

To pick up cupcakes for my birthday. What are everyone's favorites, I'm not a fan of their red velvet (I just want plain cream cheese frosting on those) but love proper butter cream otherwise! What should I get?

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    autopi RE: LexiFirefly Mar 7, 2013 04:46 AM

    i would pick up a slice of one of their cakes. their cupcakes are fine, but their cakes are really great.

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      LexiFirefly RE: autopi Mar 7, 2013 04:49 AM

      Oooh that could be good, thanks for the tip!

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      julesrules RE: LexiFirefly Mar 7, 2013 05:28 AM

      On the cupcakes thread I believe there is a comment that some of their cupcakes now use "American" icing, so perhaps ask them about that since you prefer Euro :)

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        LexiFirefly RE: julesrules Mar 7, 2013 05:32 AM

        Thanks! That's a great tip, maybe they use American style cream cheese icing for their red velvet now, which would make them much yummier to me!! That is however the only time I like american style :)

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          Truffles RE: julesrules Mar 7, 2013 07:05 AM

          Picked up some of these on the weekend for the first time - the lemon is definitely American buttercream...

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            LexiFirefly RE: Truffles Mar 7, 2013 07:14 AM

            Nuts, I guess I'll have to make lemon ones myself. But not today!

        2. kwass RE: LexiFirefly Mar 7, 2013 05:28 AM

          Vanilla Bean Cupcake
          Cookies and Cream Cupcake

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            Full tummy RE: kwass Mar 7, 2013 11:20 AM

            Kwass, the vanilla bean cupcake is now American style frosting. Have to find myself a new favourite!

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              kwass RE: Full tummy Mar 7, 2013 11:34 AM

              You're kidding? Why would they mess with a good thing? It makes no sense @ all!!

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                Full tummy RE: kwass Mar 7, 2013 11:57 AM

                I know! So disappointed!! Now if you want the vanilla with Real buttercream, you need to order them and the minimum special order is something like three dozen. I posted this on the other thread.

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                  LexiFirefly RE: Full tummy Mar 7, 2013 12:19 PM

                  I was wondering how they were going to keep up with the swiss buttercream at their prices. It's pretty labour intensive and most pastry chefs hate making it. I guess supply couldn't keep up with demand. Sad.

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                    kwass RE: LexiFirefly Mar 7, 2013 12:20 PM

                    So you think it was just too expensive to make cupcakes with swiss buttercream?

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                      LexiFirefly RE: kwass Mar 7, 2013 02:24 PM

                      I think the staff cost probably got to be too much. You can't hire someone with the knowledge to do that well for cheap. Training someone would also be very expensive in waste. So my guess would be they have just the owners making the swiss now. Just an educated guess based on friends (and experiences) in the baking world.

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                        kwass RE: LexiFirefly Mar 7, 2013 04:21 PM

                        Really is a shame!!

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                          Full tummy RE: LexiFirefly Mar 7, 2013 07:00 PM

                          To be absolutely clear, they have more flavours now, most of which still have the buttercream. Just a few frosting options, I was told, to satisfy those who like this kind of frosting. So, if you like proper buttercream B and B are still doing it.

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                        Full tummy RE: LexiFirefly Mar 7, 2013 12:40 PM

                        What they told me is they have more kinds of cupcakes now, but only a small number of them have the frosting. It just so happens that my favourite vanilla was one that now has the frosting instead of the buttercream.

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                          kwass RE: Full tummy Mar 7, 2013 12:56 PM

                          I have, or I should say had, now that they've made the change, 2 favourites: vanilla and cookies and cream. But if they've changed their frosting, I won't be going back. Such a shame!

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                            Full tummy RE: kwass Mar 7, 2013 07:01 PM

                            The cookies and cream cupcake may be the same as before. Only a few cupcakes have changed, one of which is the vanilla.

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                        kwass RE: Full tummy Mar 7, 2013 12:20 PM

                        That's ridiculous! Who ever orders 3 dozen cupcakes?

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                          LexiFirefly RE: kwass Mar 7, 2013 02:26 PM

                          They do a lot of custom/special events.

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                  LemonLauren RE: LexiFirefly Mar 7, 2013 06:32 AM

                  +1 on the cake - carrot cake.

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                    LexiFirefly RE: LexiFirefly Mar 7, 2013 12:16 PM

                    So I got salted caramel (swiss buttercream,) chocolate fudge (ganache,) and raspberries and cream (American) 2 of each and A selection that should please all, including the 4 year old! Also after every other restaurant on the strip being closed QMP was open. Happy birthday to me!!!

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                      Full tummy RE: LexiFirefly Mar 7, 2013 12:18 PM

                      Yay! Let us know how you like the cupcakes!

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                        LexiFirefly RE: Full tummy Mar 7, 2013 06:36 PM

                        They were great! And the raspberry was swiss not american so even better! Salted caramel was perfect, we haven't tried the chocolate ones yet so I'll report back tomorrow.

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                          hungryabbey RE: LexiFirefly Mar 7, 2013 06:51 PM

                          Their salted caramel is my favourite :)

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