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Cupcake Crazy (flour girls, swirls, bake sale)

Suresh | Mar 3, 200810:00 AM     58

During the weekend, I hopped in the car and drove to all the little cupcake joints out of the city to finish part 2 of my cupcake roundup. Here's the very short version;

Flour girls;
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Basically just outside of downtown milton in what looks like an office building from the street. The ladies are very nice, there is a small lounge area for you to wait if you have put custom orders or waiting for cakes.

The cupcakes are dressed with heavy buttercream. Can't have more than one, because they're quite rich. The cakes themselves are fairly moist, but i noticed 2 were oily. Service was pleasant.
$2.50 each

Swirls;
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In cozy streetsville, chuck is a phenomenal host there. Besides cupcakes, he also served us the best damn chocolate chip cookies and brownies i have had in a very long time.

The cakes had a very soft and bouncy texture and were not too heavy. The mangolicious cupcake had infused mango in the cake which you could smell even before eating.

The icing at swirls has to be the best i have tasted thus far anywhere. The consistency is very similiar to buttercream, but the taste is very light and creamy like whipped cream. It's incredibly light, giving maximum exposure to the flavour rather than any heaviness. The red velvet, mangolicious, chocoholic were the best. Red velvet was my favourite (red chocolate cake with cream cheese topping).
Chuck hails from Manhattan and has followed the magnolia craze to toronto...He probably has the largest variety of cupcakes.
$1.75 each

Bake sale;
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The attitude is pretty abrasive at this place. I basically had to force the staff to sell me some cupcakes here, along with some lemon squares, a brownies (I spent over $40 and couldn't even get a smile)...service aside..

The cupcakes are good, i don't like the cake as much as they were too dense that particular day. Most of my friends that sampled it love it but mentioned that the icing was a bit too heavy. It's not buttercream but still quite a bit oily.
They only make 2 varieties here, and 2 different cakes (choc-vanilla)

Now on to all these "online only" cupcake vendors, as I think i've pretty much covered all the retail shops (currently open).

I tried about 4-6 varieties from each place, and most tasted great even after a day of sitting around.

Anyone know if cupcake boutique has a retail store yet?

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