Deprived of nourishment in the womb by stronger, full-size cakes, cupcakes have overcome their physical shortcomings by maintaining dignity, even when covered in sprinkles. Give a high-five to the little guy with today’s Groupon: for $8, you get a dozen mini cupcakes (a $16 value) at The Cupcake Corner on Stradbrook Avenue. Seventeen different varieties of cupcakes, plus special daily flavours, call this cakery home. Each moistened morsel is made from scratch daily with no artificial flavouring or preservatives and hand-iced to resemble the domes of St. Basil's Cathedral, sans mecha-Lenins. For your batch of mini cupcakes, scoop up the vanilla cakes with peanut butter frosting, or try the chocolate cakes with lemon icing to shake up classical tastes. Cupcake connoisseurs may buy up to ten Groupons, ensuring there'll be tiny pastries in the fridge at least until next week.
The Cupcake Corner
After testing hundreds of cupcake recipes, The Cupcake Corner's owners finally found their perfect blueprint. Today, they bake their scratch-made mixes into light and airy treats each day, then ice them by hand with freshly whipped buttercream flavours such as lemon, peppermint, and peanut butter. In addition to standard flavours, which all feature a chocolate or vanilla base, they've also come up with specialty creations such as maple bacon and strawberry cheesecake.
The cupcakes come in eco-friendly packaging and, because they have no preservatives, last two days when kept in airtight containers. For each wedding or other catering order, the staff bakes the cupcakes the morning of the event. They'll work with hosts and hostesses to tailor special-event cupcakes to clients’ satisfaction, whether it's adding custom logos, creating new flavours, or matching the icing's color to ring-bearers’ shoelaces.