Entirely unhelpful in hiding bachelor-party entertainment, cupcakes have had to instead settle for just being delicious desserts. Discover the cupcake goodness waiting to spring out and yell, "Surprise!" with today's Groupon: for $7, you get six cupcakes from For the Love of Cake (a $16 value), located in Liberty Village. The $2.50 value listed for each cupcake on For the Love of Cake's website is only for orders of at least a dozen cupcakes.
For the Love of Cake, helmed by cupcake countess Genevieve Griffin, offers dessert desirers freshly baked cupcakes made with quality ingredients. The bakery's 4-dimensional cupcake particularly stands out, with its multi-layered melding of cake, filling, topping, and garnish. The decadent treats come in 25 different flavours, and the bakery offers at least nine of those flavours each day. (Check the sweet spot's Twitter feed for daily offerings.) The Strawberry Shortcake cupcake injects juicy strawberry puree into its angel-food-cake fluff and tops it off with whipped cream and a strawberry slice, and the Crazy Carrot cupcake puts a pit of pineapple filling under a crowd of cream-cheese frosting and a candied carrot. Suffocate your sweet tooth with the chocolate overload of the Death by Chocolate cupcake, or freshen up your frosted feast with the mint overtones and moist chocolate of the Grasshopper.
For barrel-chested circus strongmen who equate cupcakes with Danielle Steele romance novels, For the Love of Cake also serves up Mancakes. These macho-minded munchies pull from guy-friendly ingredients, such as beer, bacon, and more beer, to forge sweet sustenance—the Maple Bacon cupcake, for example, tops its maple-and-bacon-flavoured cake with bacon bits, otherwise known as “dude candy.”
For the Love of Cake received a mouth-watering rave from blogTO:
- In an effort to set her product apart from the gooey pack she's created, wait for it, the Four Dimensional Cupcake (!) No, cupcakes aren't expanding into alternate dimensions, they just now come with filling. Griffin stuffs her cupcakes with homemade custards, preserves, creams and ganaches. I'm now officially peckish - I want to believe. […] It's an icy winter night and the Guinness Chocolate seems like a good place to renew my faith. The mancake is a chocolate base flavored with the famous stout, filled with an Irish whiskey ganache and topped with cream cheese frosting. Phew! As I take my first bite into the fourth dimension I know this is no ordinary cupcake. – Daniel Kuseta
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