By Diti Dumas and Morgan Dumas
When it’s not hot enough for ice cream but you crave the sugar and icing of something sweet, what better to satisfy the craving than a moist and delicious cupcake. Toronto is home to some of the best Cupcake shops.
1.All the Best Foods-Nestled in the heart of Rosedale and steps from Yorkville, this spot not only offers amazing food items and catering services, but best of all an elaborate bakery. Although, many of the treats are one of a kind, the true find is the vanilla home-style cupcakes-with their swirled icing and sprinkled sugar they are simply a delight for any occasion!
2.Dufflets –With three flagship bakeries across the city, Dufflets is a well-respected and enjoyed name amongst the sweet-tooth community and is a great stop for a treat while walking along Yonge St., or to order for a larger function. With many different flavours and options of cupcakes to choose from, you surely won’t be short of choice when you decide to stop in.
3.Babycake Cupcakes– Located at 892 Queen St. E, this great establishment takes a spin on the traditional cupcake flavours with quirky names such as “Punkd” –a pumpkin cupcake with cream cheese frosting and Ebony and Ivory for their chocolate cupcake with vanilla icing. If you are looking for character, this is the place for you!
4.Lollicakes –Located at 559 Mount Pleasant Road. Not only are these cupcakes as aesthetically pleasing as a piece of art, but they are also prepared in a kitchen that is completely peanut and tree nut free as well as being kosher, allowing all children and adults to enjoy these delicious creations. Upon request, cupcakes can be made lactose free, dairy free, gluten free, wheat free, egg free, soya free and sesame free. No matter what the occasion, Lollicakes has the ideal treat that will appeal to your senses in more ways than one.
5.Sweet Bliss Bakery Company—Located in the heart of Leslieville at 1304 Queen Street East, this picture perfect bakery is framed by a pretty pink awning. Step inside to be greeted by an elaborate display of baked goods. But best of all, the cupcakes are one of a kind. Although there are only five different flavours, they are the perfect 5. The cake is moist and the icing is delicious! Flavours include; Vanilla with butter cream icing, carrot with cream cheese icing, banana chocolate, double chocolate and chocolate with strawberry icing.
Don’t fight the urge, drop into any of these fine bakeries for a cupcake treat and you will not be disappointed!!
Diti Dumas is a Sales Representative with Royal LePage R.E.S. Ltd./JOHNSTON & DANIEL DIVISION, Brokerage. Diti is a regular contributor to the Muddy York Blog. Diti’s website is located at www.ditidumas.com.
Morgan Dumas is an aspiring writer and journalism student from Ryerson University in Toronto.