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Bite Me Bakery

Posted by Robyn Urback / Posted on December 23, 2012

Bite Me BakeryBite Me Bakery pegs itself as "Toronto's first cupcake shop with attitude."

"That's not to say we're like the Soup Nazi or anything," says Dayna Richardson, the woman behind the new St. Clair West bakery. "But there are some cupcake shops for kids — this is a shop for adults."

Bite Me BakeryNot that kids wouldn't like Bite Me Bakery's banana caramel or vanilla bubblegum cupcakes, mind you. But they probably wouldn't need to know that the shop calls them its Bi-Curious George and Blow Me cupcakes. That's alongside its Tight Buns (vanilla cake and cinnamon bun buttercream), Pop My Cherry (chocolate cherry cake with vanilla buttercream), and Blue Balls (blueberry cake with cream cheese frosting) cupcakes. I'm guessing the latter isn't too popular among male customers.

Bite Me BakeryThe, uh, "unconventional" names for the shop's 40 or so cupcake flavours are definitely indicative of Dayna's personality. Within a few minutes of chatting, it's clear that Dayna has a mouth that could rival that of Debra Morgan's, coming off as a little eccentric but with a dedicated passion for baking.

Bite Me Bakery"Up until recently, my parents still kept asking me when I was going to get a real job," she says, adding that Bite Me Bakery has been operating out of a catering facility for the last two years. "But my passion has always been food."

Bite Me BakeryWith a cupcake tattoo on her calf and "350ยบ" on her wrist, Dayna tells me her baking has been mostly self-taught, though she has undergone a bit of formal training. She grew her catering business mostly though word of mouth and social media, and decided to seize this space when The Cupcakery went out of business.

"One of my big motivations for opening a retail space is education," says Dayna, who notes that she has also worked in the fitness industry. "Education in dessert moderation."

Bite Me BakeryBite Me Bakery only offers bite-sized cupcakes (AKA mini cupcakes), usually in about six different flavours per day. Cupcakes are priced at $1.50 each and kept wrapped up to preserve freshness (display cupcakes are pretty much just for show).

"What happens when you go into another cupcake shop, and you want to try the red velvet and the chocolate and the peanut butter cupcake?" Dayna says. "Well, you want to satisfy three different palettes, and you end up buying all of them and eating them all. But how many calories did you just consume? There goes your New Year's dress..."

Bite Me BakeryThe idea at Bite Me Bakery is to allow customers to indulge in a variety of different cakes, while removing the temptation of a massive cupcake (or three).

"People will ask me, 'Are these cupcakes good for you?' And I'll say, 'No, but dessert in moderation is OK.'"

Bite Me BakeryI take "moderation" to mean I can try the peanut butter (Buttercup), coffee (La Vida Mocha), and chocolate (Flirty Girl) cupcakes, and definitely find the peanut butter to be my favourite. The cake part is gone in a bite or two (making the flavour somewhat tough to discern) but the super-smooth buttercream lingers with peanut butter goodness and just moderate (and thus, appropriate) sweetness. It's clear that buttercream is the stan-out element for these cupcakes.

Dayna says she hopes to expand her daily offerings to include up to a dozen flavours per day sometime in the new year. Which is to say, if you drop by with kids sometime in January, best to prepare an explanation ahead of time for the "Strawberry Striptease" and "Hot Mess Mango" you might find on the menu.

Bite Me BakeryPhotos by Hannah Jor

Discussion

63 Comments

Alexander / December 23, 2012 at 12:53 pm
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Yay another cupcake shop! Hint to business owners, opening at the tail end of a fad is not terribly smart.
Bob / December 23, 2012 at 01:01 pm
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I thought it was erotic cakes. Lame.
Cassandra / December 24, 2012 at 11:41 am
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Dear Alex and Bob,
We value your opinion but strongly encourage you to drop by our shoppe- it is our guarantee that nothing this small has ever been so satisfying.
xxx

~Manager of Bite Me Bakery
777 / December 24, 2012 at 12:01 pm
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18 bucks for 12 mini cupcakes??? yikes
Connie / December 25, 2012 at 12:04 pm
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I bought a couple of cupcakes last week and I was not impressed. The icing was so sugary even grainy and the cake had no flavour. I'm not a fan of food colouring so it was hard to choose because most had bright pink, purple or green frosting. The cupcakes look and taste like the kind you buy and your local grocer only these are presented in a cute shop with an inflated price. Just smoke and mirrors in my opinion.
Alicia / December 25, 2012 at 12:26 pm
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Dayna the owner said ""People will ask me, 'Are these cupcakes good for you?' And I'll say, 'No, but dessert in moderation is OK.'" she should practice what she preaches. Her photo on her website is so airbrushed it doesn't look anything like her. It appears she's been over indulging because she gained 20+ pounds! http://www.bitemebakery.ca/about/

This is not meant to take a swipe at the owner but everything about her and the branding is just so fake.

And yes, I have tried her cupcakes when she had a Groupon deal and even then they weren't worth the money. All I could taste was the icing which was greasy.
Jasmina Mirkovic / December 25, 2012 at 12:58 pm
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You people should be embarrassed. Taking stabs at a person who is working hard at something she loves, believes in and makes people happy is just downright shameful. What are YOU doing with your life? Do you have no heart? Do you have nothing better going on for you in your life that you have to attack someone like this? Is your self confidence that low? F@** ***!

That is all.
Celia / December 25, 2012 at 01:03 pm
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Wow. Bitter Party of 5. As a person who reads restaurant reviews quite earnestly I would have to discard the nasty comments above for the following reasons:

Alexander - This is their first brick and mortar location but if you've gone to the Underground Market you would know that this shoppe has been around for awhile. So you're comments about the end of a fad are sadly ignorant.

Bob - all food is erotic when it is presented and enjoyed properly. Lame may be a freudian slip on your part.

777 - clearly you've never bought a macaron from a shoppe before.

Connie - I've had these cupcakes before and I couldn't disagree with you more. The icing is in no way grainy in the slightest nor is it overly sweet. If you've ever tried Loblaws cupcakes then you would know what greasy icing in too great a quantity is on top of a dry cake. They look beautiful on display at the big store in Maple Leaf Gardens but are barely edible. BMB's cupcakes are moist and the flavours are unique. Maybe you shouldn't eat the box next time and think it is a cupcake.

Alicia - you win the comment FAIL of the year. Let's see a picture of you and open it up for general discussion shall we? Your lack of meaningful comment reflects more negatively on you than it does Dayna. Perhaps you should go and work at a foodbank this holiday instead of taking your personal vendetta out on someone who is trying to make something of herself and build something. Your pot shots are a sign of your own failure at life. Good luck to you.

Sam / December 25, 2012 at 01:12 pm
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I bought cupcakes last week. Omg!!! They sucked do bad. Better buy them at sobey's
Sam / December 25, 2012 at 01:13 pm
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I would never go again or spend one more dollar there!! U need a new pastry chef.
Grace / December 25, 2012 at 01:17 pm
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Funny but this is all true!! I was there with my little one. Bought 12 for $18.00. I felt like I got ripped off. Please get a new manager and chef!!
Grace / December 25, 2012 at 01:22 pm
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All we are doing is telling the truth!!! Just cause ur friends with her does not mean we should feel good about getting ripped off!!!! Sorry
Lucas / December 25, 2012 at 02:35 pm
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Ironic that the negative comments came from people on Christmas Day. Celia good job on your post, was a pleasure to read from someone who can spell, your comments were spot on. Oh as far as Alicia goes, I would love to see a picture of you, and show me any advertising or a photo shoot that does not get touched up.
On a positive note, Merry Christmas everyone!! Just wish I had some cupcakes to snack on right now! Yum
Becs / December 25, 2012 at 03:41 pm
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I have been an avid supporter of Dayna for years, she is the owner of the shop. Her cupcakes are amazing, I won't eat calories if they aren't worth it. Why bother? They are gourmet, hence the price. If you can't afford quality go to sobey's. This is a new shop, and will have growing pains. Support, encouragement and positive feedback would be more helpful.

Dayna and bite me bakery, I will be visiting you again soon.

xo
JW / December 25, 2012 at 04:47 pm
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Had these at a wedding before. They were a big hit! A lot of these haters need more things to fill their day, especially on Christmas. Must be feeling bas for binge eating alone.
Deb / December 25, 2012 at 06:07 pm
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I got in on a groupon deal they had and it was a waste of money. First of all, it took forever to redeem my coupon and the cupcakes were ok nothing to write home about. It had more frosting that anything else plus they looked like they were topped with cheap items bought at The Bulk Barn.
Franka / December 25, 2012 at 06:29 pm
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I thought I'd buy some cupcakes since I live in the hood and like to support local businesses. The cupcakes and the shop look pretty enough but the cupcakes themselves were not very good. They were very dry, I believe from being over cooked? I also didn't like the fact the girl behind the counter was talking loudly with some other employees all the while serving me. It didn't make for a very good customer experience. I'll stick to prairie girl cupcakes, thank you very much.
Tina / December 25, 2012 at 07:38 pm
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I also think there dry. Sorry only speaking the truth
AD / December 25, 2012 at 09:12 pm
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Place is cute enough but the cupcakes are dry, flavourless and very sweet. They use way too much food colouring to the point that the cupcake had a weird after-taste. I also felt the name for some the cupcakes such as "pop my cherry" & "blow me" were in poor taste. If they were trying to come off across as cheeky, they failed big time. The end result was this place comes across as not only gimmicky but with no substance in regards to quality.
Will / December 26, 2012 at 01:35 am
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We ordered cupcakes for an event and they were not fresh at all. We think they were baked the day or days before and then frozen because when they arrived they were cold to the touch. We didn't get any positive feedback either. I wouldn't do business with them again.
Tim / December 26, 2012 at 08:59 am
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Don't waste your time or money going to buy cupcakes from this place. All the good vibes in this blog are all from her friends. The cupcakes are dry and taste old. I give this place 6 months.
Sandy / December 26, 2012 at 09:03 am
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This place sucks. Close the door's cause all the woman that work there are so loud and angry. Won't see my money ever again
Jessica replying to a comment from Becs / December 26, 2012 at 11:20 am
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You said the cupcakes are gourmet? Nothing is mentioned about quality ingredients. All that is talked about is the portion size which is mute considering the owner herself has gained considerable weight. Yes, her weight is up for discussion because her unique selling point is a lower calorie & smaller portion product.
Lima / December 26, 2012 at 04:38 pm
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Don't worry people. This place will close down really fast!! The owner has no idea how to run this place and her staff are just as bad
Lima replying to a comment from Becs / December 26, 2012 at 04:40 pm
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Your her friend and she put u up to saying good things on here. Cause the truth of the matter is the cupcakes suck
Monique / December 26, 2012 at 04:57 pm
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I didn't care for her when she was on Dragon's Den (she tried to come off as sassy but she had no clue what she was talking about)and they obviously didn't like her or her cupcakes either because they turned her down flat. And I have to agree with the previous poster, she shouldn't be promoting smaller portion's and calories because that photo on her website looks like someone completely different than the person I saw on TV.
KT / December 26, 2012 at 08:13 pm
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I'm not a cupcake expert like the rest of you seem to be, but I love BMB cupcakes! They're delicious, creative and visually appealing. Stop hating and support a small business owner!

P.S Dayna may have gained weight in the past but if you've seen her recently she is back on track and making she'll be making her return to the fitness industry in 2013!
TMB / December 27, 2012 at 09:48 am
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We've been ordering cupcakes weekly from BMB for the past several months for our cafe. They've always arrived fresh and moist. If there was ever a quality control problem we'd be the first to let Dayna know and so far so good. As for Dayna, yep she's a little different, not your idea of a typical female baker especially one who specializes in cupcakes, but that's her shtick so you like it or you don't. It's not easy starting a business in this city and you're bound to have growing pains until you find your footing. The measure of BMB's success - like any small business - will be whether or not the neighbourhood embraces her and her products. I sincerely hope they do and wish her the best of luck.
Sophie / December 27, 2012 at 11:18 pm
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Bought half a dozen and they were alright. I wouldn't say they were worth the money and I can't say I'd buy from them again. The packaging was tacky and cheap, even Loblaws has more attractive packaging. I wouldn't bring these to a dinner party they look like something you'd pick up at No Frills. If you are going to charge top dollar it better include attractive packaging. Rating 3 out of 10
Miss V / December 28, 2012 at 10:56 am
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I ordered cupcakes from Bite Me Bakery upon tasting their fabulously delicious creations at an event 3 months prior. Boy did Bite Me Bakery did NOT disappoint!! I had Bite Me Bakery special deliver an assortment of mini cupcakes for my Husband's birthday early December & he absolutely LOVED THEM!! Not to mention, so did his work colleagues at the office!! One colleague actually replied "yeah, these cupcakes are definitely worth drving downtown for..." And they have since ventured twice there!! From Mississauga!!

Amongst the ordered flavours were, Mint Condition (Mint Chocolate-a classic favourite!), Strawberry Striptease (with Strawberry buttercream & a Fresh sliced strawberry), Canadians do it better (Maple Buttercream with Candied Bacon-oooooh yes!!) & Get Lei'd (Coconut Buttercream-Super Yummy & Tropical!!)

I have been travelling around the world at a very young age & have eaten an assortment of cupcakes & desserts both high end & low end. I LOVE DESSERTS. I also love to cook & often cater as well. I can honestly say that Bite Me Bakery has shockingly proven to me to be one of the best New & Up and Coming bakeries Toronto has to offer. They use real premium quality ingredients that you can actually taste. Up until this bakery opened, I was losing faith in our city as we are chocked full of beautifully, over priced cupcakes that taste, dry, awful, and completely Artificial-not to mention expensive. There is no heart & soul in many of these "Fancy" Bakery establishments. You can actually taste Bite Me Bakery's "Love & Heart" in all their baked goods!

I am completely shocked by what previous people have commented regarding grocery store baked goods being far more superior???!!! This leads me to believe that you all have palates that have been babied and bombarded with artificial flavour enhancers, hydrogenated oils, & chemically produced suger substitutes!! No wonder you all will be picking the cheap mass produced cupcakes that by the way, lasts on the shelf 4 times longer due to all the preservatives they have packed in them!! Unbelievable!

Toronto, give Bite Me Bakery a chance. I sincerely believe in them. As an established actress in the city, I will not think twice about using them in all my catering events both personal & professional.

They are Truly Fun, Beautiful and Utterly Delicious!! :D

Michael / December 30, 2012 at 12:18 pm
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This girl is fat, not overweight. She is fat, (looks like she has a body fat percentage of no less then 40%). I am not trying to make fun of fat people but when you talk about fitness and portion control and look the way she does, it's just not right. My major problem with her and her business is that she is fat and marketing portion control and how you can keep fit and trim and she looks the way she does. The pics, like everyone has already said are SUPER PHOTOSHOPPED.

Let me dig a little deeper into her dilusional fraud world that she is trying to sell. She is super short and pretty fat yet claims to be a fitness expert and regular fitness competition competitor (are you kidding me, she is in no way shape or form anything close to being not just fit but even normal size). Now lets get to the cup cakes, they are not the worst in the world but there is nothing special about them to justify paying $18 for 12 tiny bite size cupcakes. The margins are high in her business and thats the only way she is still open although I AM willing to bet Dayna or any of her friends that she will be closed before June 2013.

This girl had a bf for a couple of weeks recently folks, and all she was doing was bragging about it all over facebook and abour how strong the love and feelings etc are. They take a trip for the weekend and he ends up dumping her. Dayna's a pathological liar, she can be very successful as a lawyer, sales person or maybe we should find another 10 people like you and make a reality show so the whole country would be onto you instead of just people who have met you.

lastly should we feel bad about all the negative things going on with this person and her so called business??? NO, is the correct answer and I will elaborate on this. Dayna is a small business and new to the game so we should support her right??? NO. This girl has trashed numerous other small businesses with her snobby comments about what is this person or business thinking, they have no marketing sense, they should not be open for business etc. She is known for trashing other small business owners like HERSELF.

The following is right from her Facebook. Now you will be able to see how pathetic this girl is. ( any positive review is from her friends that she asked to say good things about her and her business.) Dayna your business is the same thing as when Dr Phil wrote a weigh loss book. IT'S JUST SIMPLY WRONG.

"Dayna Richardson shared a link.
December 25 near Toronto
Dear God ~ I guess some people don't understand what Christmas spirit is all about !!! Some of the latest comments on my blog are just darn right rude - but I guess that's what you get for trying to make something of yourself! LOL ♥ to all my friends, fans, & family if you LOVE what I do please check out this blog and shed some light to some of these Scrooges !!!
http://www.blogto.com/bakery/bite-me-bakery-toronto
The following below is straight from Dayna's Facebook. "This girl and her business are both a major fraud.

Hayes replying to a comment from Michael / December 30, 2012 at 05:41 pm
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Dear Michael

Why would you attack someone in such a manner,is it ignorance or stupidity that drives you to write such trash ? Taking an attack on someones weight or appearance is absurd & Juvenile.You say your "major problem with her is she's fat" is it possible you have Cataracts or some sort of taste disorder ? because none of the things you have thrown out there are remotely true,maybe you should find yourself something constructive to do with your time other than trash people whom have worked very hard to be where they are.
Nina / December 30, 2012 at 08:21 pm
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Thank you again Dayna for making all the desserts for my daughters 3rd birthday!! The display of desserts was incredible!! I had tasted these desserts at another birthday party (a pro fitness friend of mine) and I HAD to get your number!!
I couldnt have been more happy! ALL the desserts I ordered were AMAZING!! I had sooo many people asking who made these desserts as they LOVED them all!! I will DEFINITELY be getting you to make all the desserts for every special occasion/party I have.
I have to say that even my dad (who does NOT like sugary, sweet desserts.....and he's VERY vocal about it lol) LOVED the cupcakes!!!

Thanks again! You have a GREAT thing going!!
Nina Luchka

ps. I seen a previous comment (Micheal) saying about Dayna's weight and that theres NO way she competes......Then he CLEARLY hasnt known enough competitors in their off-season!!! Everyone is different in their off-season! Dont bother commenting on this issue when you dont know....and if you want to leave a comment regarding this then do so on my FB page!
SSJ replying to a comment from Jessica / December 30, 2012 at 09:12 pm
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people gain weight from different reasons, plus everyone here wants to talk about Dayna gaining weight, when in fact she has lost a large amount since before opening her storefront. you dont get to take peoples personal lives and exploit them because you hide behind a computer screen, i would love to see what you look like so i could judge you for whatever unplestries i chose to point out.the point of bite me is that it is dessert in moderation, that all depends on if a person is going to sit there and eat 12 cupcakes or 1, the portion is controlled, its what the person so chooses to do with it. i am studying baking and pastry arts management at george brown, and have had to do a cake comparison project, let me tell you that Bite Me's cupcakes are some of the moist cakes ive ever had. the fact that they dont have to douse thier product in simple syrup to make it edible should stop you in your tracks.the places ive had to do a formal cake study on were praire girl and dufflet, i had to compare flavor, texture,and apperance on these cupcakes, and i can tell you that although praire girl has a tasty icing it is so heavy and there is so much that when i eat one i scrape half the icing off just to beable to slightly enjoy it. dufflet cupcakes which were recommended to me by people living in toronto , were the most dry cakes ive ever had, they were inproperly cooked and were full of what we call "tunnels". i would say the product dayna offers a much better quality and more options then most. the price for one cupcake is 1.50. one mini cucpake at praire girl is 1.75, so for those saying that she is over priced, have you seen the price of others?
Michael / December 31, 2012 at 12:23 am
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Dear Hayes,

I clearly explained what my problem was with her and the business. You clearly missed it due to either ignorance or stupidity.
If you are promoting something related to sexy and portion control type of marketing and/or lifestyle and you take pics to project the image of someone who is in shape and all about fitness etc, you have no business being THAT out of shape. I don't want this to come off as an attack, I simply stated facts. You can't get mad at me for that. My question to you Hayes is, would you hire a personal trainer who is overweight? would you go to a lawyer who is not licensed?

Nina,

I do know that competitors and many other athletes gain a lot of weight in the off season. I have seen Dayna competition time ans she still looks like off season. Sorry, I am just stating the truth. You think your helping her by blowing smoke up her ass? Where will you be when she is out of business in a few months? Oh that's right, you will order some for your daughters 4th birthday.

Oh and about commenting on your facebook? Why do you need friends? What could you possibly do? That comment showed the maturity level of a grade 6.

Lastly SSJ,

It's over priced based on the quality of the product. You can get a slice of cheesecake at store A for $10 but if its rich and tastes good then it's not overpriced. You can also buy a slice at store B for $4 but it might still be overprices based on the quality of the product. You want facts, take the cupcakes from the businesses you mentioned and do a taste test.

The only people who said anything positive about this business are her friends or people who have some invested interest in the business or people who just feel sorry for her. I didn't intend for my review to be insulting, I was simply stating the facts and the obvious, if that makes me a bad guy then it also makes you s liar.

P.S. Dayna you're welcome for the sympathy orders.

SSJ replying to a comment from Michael / December 31, 2012 at 12:03 pm
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Michael , do you know what a clinically overweight person looks like? Or an obese person? Dayna is a healthy weight, she's even on the smaller size of a healthy weight. Unless you consider completely anorexic women to be of a healthy size , you are dead wrong about Dayna. The fact that you posted what she wrote on fb for fan and others to post comments, was just stupid. IF you had a business and wanted those who supported it to know there's a blog on it, then you would have posted too. You have to be one of the most idiotic people I've met. You want to talk about delusional worlds, well lets look at yours. This blog is supposed to be reviews on the product, although daynas appearance is a part f the brand. She does not promote being unhealthy by how she looks. And I have done a taste test on the cupcakes I've posted about, hence why I posted about them. I am far from a liar, I have morals unlike you. But please by all mean if your self esteem is so low that you have to take it out on others then go ahead.(everyone would prefer that you take your "little" issues elsewhere) But everyone can see by the way you talk about Dayna, you have personal quarrels with her. Don't use this Internet persona to talk shit. Just so you know, I'm not stating that in skinny here, in fact according to the doctor I am just slightly overweight. If I were to lose 10 lbs I would be back in a healthy weight. Dayna is maybe 1inch shorter then me and definitely weights a lot less . So if you want to get technical in her weight she is healthy and fit. You can judge being for by the amount of muscle you have but being lean is still fit. She doesn't need bulging muscles for that. And the fact that Dayna is a business owner and has had a large clientele for years shows that she will not be going anywhere anytime soon. Her clientele base is raising, and soon people like you will be but a blip on her radar. Maybe that's the problem though, you need all the attention she's not giving you?
Michael / December 31, 2012 at 05:32 pm
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SSJ,

Regarding your comment "You have to be one of the most idiotic people I've met. "

We have never met, it just goes to show your credibility about the things you talk about.

Regarding your comment "IF you had a business and wanted those who supported it to know there's a blog on it, then you would have posted too."

I own 4 tattoo studios in the GTA, I have also never asked any of my friends or family to respond to a negative review from "Scrooges? regarding any of my shops. Oh btw the people Dayna is calling stooges are HER OWN CUSTOMERS who simply did not enjoy the PRODUCT.
What we do is if we receive negative feedback we address it and resolve it to keep our customers who pay our bills happy, hence all 4 shops are doing well and I have been in business over 9 years now. So before you make empty statements about people whom you have never met, you should think again.

Regarding your comment "This blog is supposed to be reviews on the product"

SSJ, you must not read well, if you actually read the reviews, instead of being a paid puppet and just yapping, you would notice plenty of reviews regarding the product. Also when reviewing a business you're supposed to look at a business as a whole to get the full clear picture. Bottom line the product, owner, lack of qualified bakers on staff, etc have all been reviewed poorly by not just me but by everyone who has experienced it with the exception of her friends, family and people on her payroll. If you can't see the problem with that then your clueless.

Regarding your comment "do you know what a clinically overweight person looks like? Or an obese person? Dayna is a healthy weight, she's even on the smaller size of a healthy weight."

Listen, two questions for you.

1) Have you seen the heavily photoshopped photo's of her to promote the business?
2) Have you seen her in person?

If so then you would never make that comment or maybe your larger then her and got offended, either way it screams out fake and false image. In many professions one may be sued for such misrepresentation. I suggest you go take some classes or read some books and further educate and develop yourself. If she were 300 pounds ands selling cupcakes no one would have a problem with it, if she was in shape or not overweight and marketing the product the way she is; we would have NO problem with it. The problem is she is not either of these two stating circumstances, she is overweight and promoting sex, and portion control. If you cant see the problem with that then you should never open a business.



This is my last comment on her and her business. I stand by what I have stated, I do believe that potential customers in the market place have a right to know how this business is reviewed, however the best way to find out sometimes is to simply go yourself and try it out.

Victor / January 1, 2013 at 07:21 am
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Wow, all these deliciously negative reviews. Now I've got to go see what it's all about. You know what they used to say - any review is a good review as long as they spell the name right.
Anna / January 2, 2013 at 11:28 am
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I had hired Dayna to cater for 3 different events in November and the cupcakes were a HIT!!!!! EVERYONE LOVED THEM!!! (including me...had a few too many. addictive.) She went above and beyond to help me with the catering and was a pleasure to work with. If you need event catering this is the place to call!! The mini cupcakes are brilliant and adorable. LOVE THESE CUPCAKES!!

And to all those who are writing bad reviews..... any press is good press!!
Amanda replying to a comment from Anna / January 2, 2013 at 03:28 pm
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Was beating up Rihanna good for Chris Brown? He got a lot of press for it.

What about about a restaurant which you visited in the past and the food and service were just horrible, and you told your friends and family about the negative experience there. Is that something you would consider good press?

Any press is good press is a thing of the past and applies to certain businesses. I will go to a movie which has received bad press, but i will not go to a restaurant, Hair Dresser, Doctor, Dentist, lawyer, Sushi restaurant etc which has received an overwhelming amount of bad press. There usually is a reason for it.
emma / January 4, 2013 at 02:03 pm
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To put this debate to rest, she may have competed (which i wasn't able to track ANY INFO ON -- which is very unusual as comp results are always posted online) way back when, but that doesn't mean she placed. ANYONE CAN COMPETE.

Based on these photos, I have no idea what category she would have competed in, to be honest. She's not nearly lean enough to step on stage!

Here's her modeling 'portfolio' -http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/1197796/viewall


IMHO, she's tasteless and TACKY.


Jonelle / January 11, 2013 at 06:07 pm
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I bought a six pack of cupcakes and all I could taste was the icing which was very sweet and grainy in texture. The cake part had no flavour. The service could be better, there were what appeared to be friends hanging out in the store and it didn't come off as being professional.
JJ / January 12, 2013 at 10:05 pm
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Hello All!

I have had a few encounters with Bite Me Bakery and in regards to the hurtful comments above my experience was complete cupcake bliss! I'm almost thinking that some of the comments above are not actual comments but a personal beef?

Whatever the case, the first time I sampled these lovely cupcakes was in the summer at a girlfriends beauty launch party and they were AMAZING. So, I got wind last week that Dayna had opened shop so I headed down and bought a couple of trays for a family event and they were a BIG hit! They weren't dry but moist and they were just the right amount of sweet.

I'm so happy with the service and I will definitely use BMB again, it was fantastic.

Dayna and the Bite Me Bakery team I'm sending you good vibe and all the best wishes moving forward you're doing a fabulous job!!

Keep up the good work ;)



alessmara / January 13, 2013 at 01:43 am
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I was in today and bought 18 cupcakes...they were the perfect size and delicious...I could actually taste the unique flavours and great ingredients (which only a few cupcake shops manage to do well). I will go back.
Jenn / January 13, 2013 at 08:00 am
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I have known Dayna for several years now. I have been an avid supporter of Bite Me Bakery until now. I recently found out from a very reliable source close to Dayna, that she has been manipulating the reviews regarding this blog. She has been coming on and posting positive reviews to counter the negative reviews under various different names. I do not support public/consumer manipulation or fraud. How did I receive this info? Dayna, one of your workers in the shop was telling me, my bf and our mutual friends about it last night.
Matt / January 13, 2013 at 09:12 am
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Jenn, you could have just called Dayna and told her instead of exposing it to everyone. Btw what would you do if your business was blasted by negative reviews? easy to judge when its not you.
Sarah / January 13, 2013 at 01:32 pm
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Jenn, You're not much of a friend to expose her like that and would you not do the same thing if people were saying bad things about you and your business? To the people who are hating on her touched up photo's, show me one model who doesn't have their photo's touched up.
Britney replying to a comment from Sarah / January 14, 2013 at 01:08 am
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Sarah, the difference is Dayna is not a model. The photo is beyond "touched up" it's major air brushed, so much so, it doesn't even look like the same person. I really could care less what the girl looks like but let's call a spade a spade or in this case a fake a fake.

Listen, I stopped by the shop last week and the girl behind the counter was painting her nails. That turned me right off. Sure hope she washed her hands while handling the cupcakes.

Nadi / February 4, 2013 at 09:00 pm
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Was not impressed with the cupcakes I bought over the weekend. I took advantage of buy one dozen get one free. Icing was loaded with food coloring and sugar. Even if they gave away the cupcakes for free I still wouldn't want them.
Theresa / February 5, 2013 at 01:00 pm
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I also took part of the weekend promo buy 1 get 1 dozen free. I am sad to say that i have used Bite Me Bakery before (a while back) the store was opened for a party and the cupcakes were fantastic. But the most recent ones did not have the same appeal. I found there was too much icing and not really great flavour. One of my friends actually spit out half of hers... this saddens me a lot but sometimes this can happen going from small to large scale production. Maybe i'll try them again in a few months when they have figured the store kinks out.
Kristie / February 9, 2013 at 11:45 pm
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Bought 1 dozen got 1 dozen for free last week. Not worth the money even at that deep discount price. Half the cupcake is icing the other half is flavourless cake.
Darrin / February 13, 2013 at 07:20 pm
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Today two 12 year old girls went into the store and they person working in the store referred to the cupcakes they selected by name - Blue Balls, I Like It Raw, Blow Me and Pop My Cherry - 12 year old girls - does this seem appropriate behaviour for a business serving kids? Cause to me it seems like maybe they are majorly crossing some kind of moral boundary here - apart from the fact that the kids then went to their parents to ask what the meaning of the cupcake names were - sorry your "idea" is so not funny or appropriate - if you want to sell smutcakes then don't let kids in the store.
Rebecca replying to a comment from Darrin / February 14, 2013 at 09:11 pm
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I agree with you. The names of the cupcakes are vulgar. The store sells cupcakes not adult video or sex toys. With all that, the cupcakes are gross. What is with the overkill in harmful food colouring? Bright blue, green and neon cupcakes.
Ashley / February 14, 2013 at 11:35 pm
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Please WOMEN people DO NOT support this business. When you have to resort to walking around in skimpy aprons and making suggestive overly sexual videos to to sell cupcakes you know they are desperate for business. It doesn't give us hard working respectable career women a good rap. Never mind the fact they always discount their cupcakes because they can't schelp them at full price. What next? Sexual favours in the kitchen?
Lee replying to a comment from Ashley / February 15, 2013 at 09:58 am
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This is direct from their FB page:

"LOL some older gentleman walked into Bite Me Bakery - saw all the girls wearing lingerie for our 'Get Intimate with Bite Me Bakery day' turned to our door and suggested we rename our store to HEAVEN"

Reminds me of Hooters because people go for the amazing food.
G989 / April 10, 2013 at 04:34 pm
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I have had ALL positive experiences with BMB anddd Dayna! She is phenomenal! I love her ideas and she is HUSTLING! Which we all do when we start a new business! I give her props to not shy away from Sex and food! we all love it, so why not? I wish her continued success in this amazing business :)
Brandon / April 14, 2013 at 10:37 pm
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I just want to let the owner or manager know that these attacking comments from people that you know, regarding someones weight... they can all be removed on blog. This is a review page for customers to write about their experiences, not a page where you can insult and bash business owners. Just awful behavior. That is all.
Corey / April 28, 2013 at 09:59 pm
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For those attacking Dayna on anything other then the quality of her baked goods you need to get a life...seriously...and truth be told all us real mean want the meat, the dogs can have the bones, Dayna is super sexy!
Nadia / May 27, 2013 at 02:27 pm
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Really dry cupcakes for my Wedding shower, they must have been baked the day before because all my guests kept commenting on how the cupcakes were bad. Really felt horrible. Contacted the shop and was told someone would get back to me but have not heard back and it's been 4 days.
Celia / June 9, 2013 at 12:29 pm
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Bought some for my sisters birthday and they were nothing special especially when you consider the price. Packaging is cheap the same used for mini cupcakes sold at Shopper's Drug Mart.
Johnny / June 21, 2013 at 01:28 pm
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Dayna is a hard worker, motivated, creative, strong and smart. Negative comments equal jealousy, it's really that simple.
Marissa / June 22, 2013 at 11:33 pm
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Oh why oh why is this shop selling cupcakes with blue frosting? Really? Haven't we moved beyond that?
Lilo / August 2, 2013 at 04:29 am
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Blah cupcakes with pretty colored icing. My sister bought me some for my Bday and they were blah. bland. boring. Told her not to buy from here again.

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