Low and behold I see a crowd of people exiting this bakery with boxes in hand. So I figured why not go and pick up some dessert for dinner. When I opened the door, my senses were taken over by the sweet aromas of freshly baked cupcakes. They had actually just baked 1,000 for a special order. So of course, I bought one. My favourite are red velvet, but not everyone does them right.
When I gave them my business card telling them I was a writer and would love to do a review on them, the girl who was serving me also gave me a carrot cupcake to try out. Needless to say I was in heaven with each bite I took from each cupcake. This was back in September.
Since my schedule has calmed down a bit, I decided to go back to this wonderful place and do a review. I made an appointment with the owners, Mandy Kan and Lori Monteiro (There's also a silent partner, but these girls are the front-runners), and went by Thursday late afternoon.
All of a sudden I'm taking a bit of a lemon cupcake with real, zesty, homemade lemon curd in the centre topped with raspberry/lemon icing and a raspberry. Wow, the burst of flavours in my mouth were so intense. I couldn't believe how moist the cupcake was, or how amazing all those ingredients worked together. Next they gave me a variety of things to taste which included white/lemon chocolate truffles, dark chocolate truffles, lemon cookies, rice pudding and a new line of jams they're working on. Well, I was pleasantly surprised and completely satisfied with everything they gave me to sample. And they gave me some delicious goodies to bring home to my hubby and boys. How good do these look?