I was at the Baking and Sweets Show in Toronto today (I won’t go back, it has really gone down hill. I was quite disappointed!). As soon as I walked in the doors I see Cupcakes! They were the cupcakes from the T.V. Show, The Cupcake Girls. I assume they are not well known in the States. Cupcakes by Heather and Lori is a Vancouver based bakery. They made a T.V. show on the Food Network, following them from the beginning though their ups and downs of starting the bakery and opening a franchise. I personally can’t stand the show, but the cupcakes were here, how could I not try them!
They had a large booth. They were selling aprons, shirts etc with their logo as well as the cupcakes. When I was there, they only had 4 flavours available. I went with chocolate, it was $4.00. Most were astounded with the price. I thought it was reasonable. Baking is not cheap! Most people expect to pay very little for something tasty, it rarely happens. I was fine with paying $4.00, I figured if they are on T.V. and have all these franchises they must be good.
Came in a fancy box with their logo
The bag was even covered in their signature cupcake
Excuse the look of the cupcake, I made it all the way home, only to drop the box on the kitchen counter.
The two bites I took were plenty – very disappointed! There was virtually no flavour in the cupcake itself or he icing. If blindfolded I am convinced no one would be able to detect chocolate. They claim “Cupcakes bakes their products from scratch and use preservative-free, basic ingredients, offering customers fresh batches of yummy goodness daily“, well if this cupcake was fresh baked today, I’ll eat the box! Yuck! I was really hoping it was going to be good. I think the $4.00 was for the fancy box.
Why do bakeries have such boring cupcakes? Honestly, mine are better!
Dose anyone know where to get a good, moist, flavourful cupcake??