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Desmond & Beatrice

JennaBean | Jun 28, 2011 08:40 AM

I live at Queen and Broadview so I was tres happy when I read that Desmond and Beatrice was opening a hop, skip and a jump away!

On Sunday I stopped in to get some treats for a dinner I was hosting that night. I ended up with four cupcakes and two whoopie pies. The red velvet cupcake was moist and delicious with the prefect ratio of cream cheese icing to cake. The other two cupcakes where the peanut butter and chocolate. They cake was dry and stale in flavour a total disappointment. I'm afraid while the cream in the whoopie pie was minty and lovely, the cookie/cake part was also dry and had that stale flavour.

As well, the product is left out on the service counter with no guard of any sort. People are leaning over pointing at what they want. I feel like it really needs some sort of a barrier but I'm totally germ crazy so maybe it isn't that big of a deal for other people.

I will give the other flavours a try as I really want to enjoy this local shop and their product!

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