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5 places to order cupcakes without leaving your home

Posted by Lauren Souch / November 29, 2011

Cupcakes Toronto order onlineEveryone loves cupcakes these days (myself included) — it seems the little cakes have become a trendy, decadent work of art as opposed to simply a dessert. In Toronto alone, there's a multitude of specialized cupcake shops offering everything from big cupcakes to little cupcakes and vanilla cupcakes to wild chocolate chili cupcakes.

But what about when you just want to mow down on a dozen gourmet cupcakes in your flannel PJ's, without having to leave your warm, cozy home to get them? Never fear, there's options for that too. Here's a list of online-only cupcake shops serving Toronto and the GTA — all one has to do is pick one, place your order, sit back, and wait (impatiently).

Cutie Pie Cupcakes
CutiePie Cupcakes offers a wide variety of creative cupcake flavours, something that's crucial in my books. They'll whip you up a batch of Ya-Ya Yogurt cupcakes (featuring yogurt frosting), citrus-y Key Lime ones, or PB&J Banana Slam cupcakes — a.k.a. a throwback to childhood lunches with a banana topped with peanut butter icing and strawberry drizzle. Yum. CutiePie Cupcakes start at $55 for 30 cupcakes of the same flavour.

Cupcake Factory
Cupcake Factory is an Oakville-based business, but delivers cupcakes all over the GTA. Again there's flavours and toppings galore: S'mores, Neapolitan, and Pineapple & Brown Sugar, to name a few. They'll even bake you cupcakes in ice cream cones (they look just like ice cream cones only not a drippy, sticky mess in summer). Cupcake Factory prices their goodies per cupcake, starting at around $2 each, but you have to order a minimum of 24.

Cupcake World
Cupcake World is like the Walmart of online cupcake shops, and is a division of eCakes, a Toronto based, online cake and treats store. Like most of these online stores, Cupcake World offers mini and regular sized cupcakes in both traditional and fancy flavors, and they specialize in creating custom designs and recipes, so you can get those 12 dozen cupcakes modeled after your childhood dog Snuffy here. Cupcake World is probably the easiest and fastest ordering system — you simply place your order via their online system, pick a delivery time, and (voila!) they arrive.

Eat My Words
Eat My Words offers cupcakes in pre-determined packages, making an edible gift for that special someone easier than ever to order, and they're delivered in really cute hat boxes. Eat My Words has been around since 2001, and while their cupcakes are considerably more expensive than some of these other stores (10 for $69), they donate a portion of their proceeds to the Stephen Lewis Foundation. Eat My Words just moved into a new "home" in the city. While they still don't have a store front, you now have the option of making an appointment to pick up your cupcakes instead of having them delivered — and, presumably, to taste test or go over customized orders.

Sugar Baking
Sugar Baking is the side business of Catherine Chen, a 20-something Torontonian, who spent a summer interning at The Bonnie Gordon School before launching her online-only business. An aficionado of all things cute, tasty, and baked; Chen started up Sugar Baking in 2009 and it's taken off since then. The company offers all sorts of tasty treats — in staple flavours like Vanilla Bean, Chocolate, Chocolate and Vanilla — as well as some more exotic cupcakes, including Pina Coloda, Cookies & Cream, and her self-professed most popular: the Ferrero Rocher cupcake. The best part? If you really, really want an oddball ketchup mustard cupcake with cream cheese icing, Sugar Baking takes custom orders. Prices start at $25 for a dozen and go up from there, depending on your specifications.

Do you know of an online-only cupcake shop I missed? Add your suggestions to the comments below.

Photo by Kim Yokota in the blogTO Flickr pool

Discussion

31 Comments

Mike / November 29, 2011 at 11:35 am
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Victoria's Baked Goods from Toronto is the BEST cupcakes I have ever tried!
Mike / November 29, 2011 at 11:38 am
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www.victoriasbakedgoods.com
Mike / November 29, 2011 at 12:02 pm
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Wish Cupcakes is also very good. I won't eat any other cupcake!

wishcupcakes.com
Connie Cupcakes / November 29, 2011 at 12:28 pm
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Amazing artistic and decadent creations! You have to check out the website!
Connie Cupcakes / November 29, 2011 at 12:29 pm
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Amazing artistic and decadent creations! You have to check out the website!
Jaime / November 29, 2011 at 01:03 pm
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In business about 2 years, The Sassy Lamb does cupcakes, cakes, cookies and cake pops. Delivery is available and custom orders are welcomed. Most delicious vegan cupcakes and gluten free options as well. http://www.thesassylamb.com/slsite/The_Sassy_Lamb/Sweets.html
M / November 29, 2011 at 01:57 pm
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I am cupcake obsessed! By far the best cupcakes are from Connie Cupcake. They are the prettiest works of art and taste amazing!!!

http://www.facebook.com/#!/conniecupcakefanpage
Connie Cupcake replying to a comment from Connie Cupcakes / November 29, 2011 at 02:05 pm
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Thanks for the sweet words! You can check us out at conniecupcake.com or visit us on facebook. :)
http://www.facebook.com/#!/conniecupcakefanpage
Jen / November 29, 2011 at 02:30 pm
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http://www.facebook.com/LaCadeauxBakery

La Cadeaux is my mom's bakery that she just opened.. she is extra generous to new customers so take a look :)
Greg / November 29, 2011 at 03:00 pm
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:) Connie makes great cupcakes but I found a tooth in mine last time.
Sameer Vasta / November 29, 2011 at 03:26 pm
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I can't say enough good things about Sugar Baking. Not only are the cupcakes divine (and custom-tailored exactly how you'd want them!), but the whole experience and customer service is a pleasure. I'm a repeat customer, and will be for a long time.
david / November 29, 2011 at 03:31 pm
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how could you miss the newest and best one?
http://prairiegirlbakery.com/
org / November 29, 2011 at 04:04 pm
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I have never truly been impressed by any cupcake places in town. The trend is dying, people want something new. Cupcakes are very 2005. The self advertising on here is pretty funny.
Nisha / November 29, 2011 at 04:07 pm
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They're smaller than regular cupcakes, and have some great holiday packs for gifts. There is also delivery. www.bitebar.ca.
C / November 29, 2011 at 04:18 pm
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My friend owns cutiepie cupcakes! They're bleepin' delish!!
prince / November 29, 2011 at 05:29 pm
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What about Bunners? Gluten Free, Vegan Cupcakes :

http://www.bunners.ca/shop/shop/gluten-free-cupcakes.html
Optimus / November 29, 2011 at 07:53 pm
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Step 1: See what is trending in NYC and LA
Step 2: Wait 5 years
Step 3: Accept trend in Toronto

Can't we start something new and exciting on our own? We are a fantastic city, full of super creative people!
Rui / November 29, 2011 at 08:16 pm
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Why does dessert have to be trendy? Whatever happened to rejoicing in something that looks beautiful and tastes amazing? Good stuff defies trends. Forget NY and LA, just eat!
There ARE a ton a super creative people here... Open a WedLuxe magazine... Our desserts can compete anywhere, anytime cupcakes included!
belvedere / November 29, 2011 at 09:09 pm
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what's so great abt cupcakes?? if i want sugar i'll have some spirit of sugar cane...rum direct from the islands, not via lcbo. or maybe creme brûlée if i'm feeling upscale. cupcakes r for fat introverts and sissies.
Cupcake lover / November 29, 2011 at 10:15 pm
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The Wedding Cake Shoppe at College and Ossington does online orders and, along with Bobbette and Belle, have the best cupcakes in the city by far. I've only ordered from them online once but it went smoothly and the cupcakes were incredible as always.
Jordan / November 30, 2011 at 12:13 am
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Dlish Cupcakes on Queen West has the best gourmet cupcakes and they deliver. www.dlishcupcakes.com
org replying to a comment from Rui / November 30, 2011 at 12:48 am
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Agreed, a dessert doesn't have to be trendy. But in a city with 50 places that make dull boring dry bland cupcakes, and barely any that make great french pastries or let alone fresh fried donuts, you must admit, the cupcake thing has gotten out of hand. I refuse to buy them anymore.

"Our desserts can compete anywhere, anytime cupcakes included!" - I don't think you have travelled outside of Canada much have you? This is a laughable statement. Its not that there is something in the water here, we just don't have a huge fascination with good desserts in Toronto. Wedluxe is for people spending 150 grand on a wedding and businesses that can afford 10,000 to place a little ad.
M / November 30, 2011 at 09:16 am
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Eat My Words are by far the best cupcakes I've ever had. It's like an orgasm in your mouth. Except they're so damn expensive and awkward to buy, it's nearly not worth it to bother.
Jenny replying to a comment from david / November 30, 2011 at 04:56 pm
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Sorry but Praire Girl cupcakes are gross. They look like a muffin topped with icing. They have the lowest rating on BlogTo for cupcakes and read the many bad reviews about them.
D / December 7, 2011 at 10:41 am
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Conniecupcake is the most delicious and artistic dessert you will ever find. Hands down the best cupcakes bar none!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
celine replying to a comment from Rui / December 12, 2011 at 01:32 pm
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Sorry Rui, what the fudge does this post have to do with weluxe magazine? I know, absolutely nothing. You must be one of the privileged few wedding vendors to be featured in that joke of a magazine. I like you work in the wedding industry, and we both know that the majority of wedding do not have that budget to work with. Every issue is the same as the last.. boring.
Cyril Sneer / December 12, 2011 at 02:31 pm
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I've never had a cupcake that tasted anything more than your typical bland, over-sugared kids party treat. Being impressed by a cupcake is like being impressed with a bowl of cereal.
Daniel replying to a comment from Cyril Sneer / March 11, 2013 at 04:49 am
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I agreed with you until I tried TorontoCupcake.com . Adult flavours, just the right amount of frosting to cake and awesome service. If you believe the ingredients (madagascar bourbon vanilla, Valrhona chocolate, etc) they don't seem to skimp. I have ordered them with custom logos for work and to a person they were a big hit. They have kids stuff too but haven't tried it.
wicked / April 18, 2013 at 05:53 am
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I have several question to you personally, publish to individuals I don't e-mail
Bernie / February 4, 2014 at 09:45 pm
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Prairie Girl Cupcakes. Yummy! Carrot cake with cream cheese icing is the best!!!:)
sra / February 12, 2014 at 02:25 pm
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None of the cupcake places in Toronto can compete with Craves.

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