Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Review: Cupid's Gourmet Cupcakes

I was super excited when Diana introduced me to Cupid's Gourmet Cupcakes. This adorable shop carries fun flavours like The Princess (Vanilla cake with strawberry buttercream frosting), Pucker Up (Lemon yogurt cake with freshly squeezed lemon juice and zest and lemon buttercream frosting), Chai High (Chai tea buttermilk cake with chai tea cream cheese frosting) and my favorite, the Red Velvet.

What makes Cupid's so great are the recipes. The cakes are soft, moist and subtly sweet. The light creamy frostings perfectly complement their paired cakes. Bonus for those with nut allergies, Cupid's prides themselves on being nut-free.

Personally, I love that Cupid's cupcakes aren't greasy. Have you ever had a greasy cupcake? It spoils the whole experience. Just a few months ago, I ordered a red velvet cupcake from a restaurant that was so oily, it left pools of grease on my plate and hands. Not to worry, that won't happen at Cupid's.

With clean decor of white tiles and accessories, Cupid's is warm and inviting. Their Daily Flavours are beautifully displayed as soon as you walk in. The open back area gives you a peak at the busy bakers in the kitchen working on orders for showers and special occasions.

As mentioned, Cupid's rotates flavours. Check out their
website for the schedule. Full Cupcakes are priced at $2.50 each, $12.90 for half a dozen and $24.96 for a dozen. Mini cupcakes are priced at $1.15 each, $6.50 for half a dozen and $12.90 for a dozen.

Make sure you go early because they typically sell out well before days end. The shop is open Tues - Fri 10am - 7pm, Sat 10am - 6pm, Sun 11am - 5pm and is closed Mondays. Be sure to stop by, these cakes are guaranteed to put a smile on your face.

::: Nathalie

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