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Artsy Baker's team of confectionery wizards crafts customized baked goods for all occasions, from chocolate-skull cakes for Halloween to Muppet cupcakes for kids’ birthday parties. Working with more than 25 cupcake and 10 cake varieties, bakers frost their housemade designs with icings including caramel buttercream and cream cheese.

While Artsy Baker can easily make enough lemon or red velvet cakes to feed as few as 5 and as many as 100 people, the company also supplies customers with ingredients to make their own cakes at home. These cake and cupcake mixes are nut-free, gluten-free, sugar-free, and vegan. Homemade treats can be topped with ready-to-use fondant, which helps aspiring cake artists to make cakes more legit than a CPA’s notarized tax return. In addition, Lil' Artsy Baker birthday parties impart decorating tips to kids, letting them haul their masterpieces away in take-home boxes.

225 Industrial Parkway South
Aurora,
ON
CA

The warm aroma of freshly baked waffle cones envelops every nook and cranny of Marble Slab Creamery, revving up guests' senses with the promise of impending decadence. As the hand-rolled cones tan in their ovens, the store's staff bustles about the premises whipping up fresh batches of super-premium ice cream in the onsite creamery and helping patrons select a flavour from a list of more than 50 options. This chef-driven dedication to gourmet ice cream began in 1983 with the company's founding in Houston, Texas, when two French chefs were enlisted to create a recipe for Marble Slab Creamery's signature sweet-cream ice cream. Today, staffers utilize the frozen-slab technique of ice-cream architecture, scooping each customer's choice of ice cream and mixins onto a chilled marble slab to mix the separate elements into one customized mélange.

Though specializing in cone-based ice-cream treats, Marble Slab Creamery also offers other scream-worthy confections including cakes, shakes, and ice cream cupcakes. Catering is available at many locations.

636 Yonge St
Barrie,
ON
CA

Sigrid's Café & Fine Bakery fashions fine ingredients into belly-warming baked goods such as breads, torts, cookies, and cake. Experienced European dough punchers bake healthy versions of sweet treats from scratch daily, using minimal salt, unbleached flour, and real whole grain. Allow loaves of rye bread ($5.95 each) and herb-onion bread ($4.95 each) to invade olfactory systems with intoxicating aromas before plunging into them teeth-first. Taste buds are playfully tickled by the flaky texture of florentiners ($3.15) or with the luxurious touch of a vanilla custard-infused Bienenstich ($9.95), which comes crowned with crumbly almond, glistening honey, and an innate sense of superiority. Whole cakes, such as an eight-inch Black Forest ($28.95) and strawberry mousse ($33) star during birth-week celebrations, and the traditional chocolate cake ($11.95+) delivers linearly sound shots of time-tested flavour. Customers can complete bakery bundles with a wide selection of buns, bretzel, and baguettes, as well as a variety of gluten-free goodies and sweets for diabetics.

10 Ross St
Barrie,
ON
CA