10 under the radar cupcake shops in Toronto
The cupcake supply in Toronto goes above and beyond the usual suspects. These bakeshops might not deal exclusively in cupcakes, but they certainly excel when it comes to moist cake and swirls of buttercream.
Here are 10 cupcake shops in Toronto you may not have heard of.
Part bakeshop, part florist, this Eglinton West retail outlet is a one-stop shop for celebrations. The studio doesn't do walk-ins, but custom orders (24 hours in advance) are a welcome. A dozen cupcakes cost $28 and come in twelve flavours including fleur de sel caramel, dark chocolate ganache, and, cookies and cream.
The vegan sandwich shop with locations in Kensington Market, College St. and The Eaton Centre stocks gluten-free, dairy-free, cupcakes priced between $2.66 and $3.54. Expect to find decadent flavours including banana split, Black Forest, snowball, red velvet, carrot cake, pink lemonade, vanilla and more.
With locations on Roncesvalles and West Queen West, Mabel's is a source for homestyle baked goods that include nostalgic favourites like cupcakes in flavours like chocolate buttercream, lemon, red velvet. Vegan versions include options like banana with chocolate frosting and chocolate with raspberry icing.
This sweet shop on The Danforth is home to popular cupcake flavours like carrot topped with silky cream cheese frosting, peanut butter with chocolate frosting, and seasonal faves like pumpkin spice latte. Regular cupcakes sell for $2.50 each, or six at a time for $13.
Sweet Escape Patisserie
This bakeshop in the Distillery District offers an ever-changing daily selection of cupcake flavours like lemon drop and pancake topped with maple butter cream. Regular cupcakes sell for $2.62 each while a dozen sell for $29. Special orders are welcome for gluten-free, vegan cupcakes priced at $37 per dozen.
So Into Cupcakes
Located on Ellesmere Rd. in Scarborough, this cupcake-focused bakeshop offers a roster of flavours such as chocolate, coconut, cookies and cream, lemon, mocha, chocolate peanut butter, red velvet, rocky road, s'mores, salted caramel, strawberry and classic vanilla. Single cupcakes sell for $2.50.
Port Union Bakery
This Scarborough bakery is an economical source for a no frills selection of cupcakes. Expect to find classic vanilla or chocolate flavours available by the half dozen for a mere $5.50.
Etobicoke's Cakestar sells its signature buttercream cupcakes individually for $2.75 or $30 per dozen, while cream cheese cupcakes are $2.95 each ($32/dozen), and gluten free cupcakes cost $3.50 each. Special requests are welcome, but standard flavours include strawberry milkshake, birthday cake Nutella and caramel toffee.
This bakery in Markham offers a half dozen different varieties of cupcakes including a triple chocolate featuring moist chocolate cake stuffed with Belgian chocolate ganache, and topped with malt chocolate frosting.
A daily assortment of cupcakes in staple flavours like vanilla tres leche and red velvet grace the pastry case at this Queen and Coxwell bakeshop. Look forward to creative features like the recent maple drizzled, bacon and pancake cupcake - you could almost call it breakfast.
What did I miss? Let us know in the comments. Photo via So into Cupcakes on Facebook.
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