Our friends purchased half a dozen cupcakes for dessert from The Cupcake Shoppe, located in the Yonge and Eglinton area. I loved the little booklet included with the cupcakes and the colourful photos inside, but that's about it.
This is going to be an honest review and I'm not holding back.
For a shop that charges $2.85 per cupcake, $15.50 for a half dozen and $29.50 for a dozen, I expected better. Sure they're nice to look at, but holy cow are they totally lacking. You'll notice that I'll be using the words, dense, dry, flavourless and waxy repetitively and that's because they are. I wasn't the only one at the table sharing these opinions.
|Just a few flavours offered at The Cupcake Shoppe.|
Would I suggest you spend your hard earned money at The Cupcake Shoppe? The answer is clearly, no. The cupcakes were a bit of a disappointment, especially coming from a store that is apparently "Toronto’s first and finest cupcake bakery". I certainly expected better tasting products, so I cry foul. Their swirls are cute, but it stops there. If you like pretty looking cakes, which no one will be eating, this is the place for you. Either Suzanne Cooper (owner) enjoys horribly textured and flavourless cupcakes or she needs to do some quality control at her shop! They say that their cupcakes are baked fresh daily, but are they left to sit out all day? Perhaps this is why their once fresh products are no longer fresh by the afternoon. Ick. Until then, I'd rather eat a slice of toast instead. At least it's supposed to be dry and I can butter it with real butter. Saves me on calories too.