Few things in life are better than the smell of fresh baked cupcakes. Whether you like to lick the icing off first, split the cupcake in two and make a cupcake sandwich, or don’t mind getting a nose full of frosting when you bite into it whole, there’s no denying that cupcakes make the perfect little treat.
Brampton has a handful of hidden gems that make the perfect cupcake. Whether you’re looking to celebrate a birthday, have a girls night, or just want to treat yourself to one after a long week at the office, we know you won’t be disappointed with these spots.
Here are the top 5 cupcakes spots in Brampton
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La Cakery is every sweet tooth’s slice of heaven. With a pastry case full of cookies, cannoli and custard tarts, it was hard to focus my attention on the cupcakes. But I did, and I am sure glad I did! Choosing between cupcakes topped with strawberries, sprinkles, and cookies was tough, but I settled on a classic red velvet one. I opted to eat this cupcake as a sandwich, because I wanted to get the cream cheese to cake ratio as perfect as possible. The cake itself was fluffy and light, but my favourite part was the rich cream cheese frosting. Top that with the extremely patient staff as I asked a few times for recommendations, this is definitely a spot worth checking out.
Located at 230 Sandalwood Parkway East, you won’t find Kraving’s unless you are looking it. Though their cupcake selection is small — they only had chocolate, vanilla, and red velvet available during my visit — the taste is worth the visit. I chose the vanilla one because I am a sucker for fondant flowers and edible glitter, and this cupcake had both! The cake was perfectly moist and had subtle notes of vanilla. The frosting was super sweet and despite being vanilla flavoured, had an almost fruity taste to it. The shop is small, but the staff was friendly and helpful in offering me recommendations of what they like the most. Kravings also specializes in eggless offerings, and you can pop in their shop for cookies, cake pops and cakes at any time.
Tucked in between a tattoo shop and a smoke shop is the cutest bake shop in downtown Brampton. Just follow your nose and it’ll lead you right through the doors of this bakery. We’re not joking. Among the red velvet, vanilla, chocolate raspberry, and carrot cupcakes to choose from, I chose classic chocolate. The cake itself was fluffy and not overly sweet, which balanced out the sweetness of the icing perfectly. If you’re looking for a cute shop to pop in and grab a cupcake (or six, who’s judging?) this is the spot. However, they don’t only carry cupcakes. Pop into Dolcezza Custom Cakes for cookies, holiday themed cake pops, or have them design the cake of your dreams for your special occasion.
Let me be honest with you: I don’t like chocolate cupcakes. Call me crazy, but I don’t understand the hype. That is until I tried one of Cristina Tortina’s chocolate cookie dough cupcakes. Stepping foot into the cupcakery, I was met with bright pink walls, friendly smiles and because it was my first time in the shop, I had every flavour explained to me. I chose the shop’s newest cupcake flavour — which actually doesn’t have an official name yet. It was perfectly moist, had a rich chocolate flavour to it, and there was even cookie dough baked into the bottom of the cupcake! Topped off with a buttercream frosting and a mini chocolate chip cookie, it was not overly sweet and made for the perfect treat. Cristina’s Tortina Shop is a unique cupcakery that showcases the capabilities and creates equal employment opportunities for individuals with down syndrome, autism, and other special needs. The shop’s delicious treats, friendly staff and philosophy, are all reasons why it should be your next stop for cupcakes!
If you’re looking for funky flavoured cupcakes, Occassions is the place to be! This nut-free bakery is located at 33 McMurchy Ave. North and with its bright blue walls and delicious scents, stepping foot into the colourful shop will have you feeling like a kid in a candy shop. Their cupcakes are called “cubecakes” because unlike traditional round cupcakes, they are cubed in shape. They also come in a variety of flavours, such as Just a “Mint,” Chocolate Monkey, You Had Me At Caramel, and Orange Creamsicle. “Sin” namon Heart was their most recent holiday themed flavour and if you like cinnamon hearts, this is the cupcake for you! The cupcake was made of cinnamon heart flavoured cake and topped off with cinnamon buttercream. The cinnamon hearts made the cupcake with a fun, light pink colour, which left a subtle spicy taste to the sweet cake. And with six cubecakes for only $12, my only regret was that I didn’t get the whole half-dozen for myself.
Editor’s Note: We originally said that Dolcezza does not use buttercream icing, but they do in fact use Italian meringue buttercream. We regret the error.