Prairie Girl Bakery 416-504-CAKE (2253) www.prairiegirlbakery.com
It’s all white – stark almost sterile looking but terribly cute at the same time. Wide eyed employees are eager to help me choose my flavours, they have 14 available daily including a “treat of the week”. Many choices of small and large cupcakes leaves me staring blankly at the wall, finally I decide on a dozen large cupcakes one of each flavour. As I look up I notice a sign informing me that cream cheese is used in the icing. Almost ready to cancel the order until I’m informed that it is a very small amount and I wouldn’t be able to taste it unless I try the Red Velvet or Carrot Cupcakes which contain a larger amount of cream cheese. I can’t understand why someone would use such a strong cheese flavour in a delicate little cake. After trying several flavours I will say that I can still taste the cream cheese and am not a fan. And they use is a generous amount of icing. I love icing but they are bordering on a ludicrous, a top heavy chocolate cupcake actually dropped out of my hand, I lament. On another note the strawberry and peanut butter icings are delightful and true to taste. The cake itself is moist and fluffy but nothing extraordinary. I’m happy I finally tried this much talked about bakery, but these cupcakes did not strike a chord with my heart.