Whether for birthdays, special occasions, or simply because it’s a Monday – we strongly believe any day calls for a celebratory cupcake. For the perfectly sized treat, from both popular and more under-the-radar bake shops, be sure to check out this guide for the top 10 cupcake spots in Toronto.
Dessert Lady is located in the heart of Yorkville, and is a one-stop shop for many of the reputable businesses in the area. With an easily navigable online shop and delivery throughout the GTA, Dessert Lady is an easy event choice. An honourable mention of the shop is its impressive hazelnut crunch cupcake: a double chocolate cake, filled with a Gianjuda chocolate ganache, hazelnut buttercream, and topped with a toasted hazelnut and slice of hazelnut crunch.
Dessert Lady, 12 Cumberland St, Toronto, ON, Canada, + 1 416 924 3223
Bite Me Bakery specializes in petite, custom order delicacies, with its private catering bakery located in Markham. In addition to its bite-sized, regular sized cupcakes as well as wedding cupcakes, the bakery has experience with corporate branding goods, as well as more unique requests such as the ‘promposal’ below. Stand out cupcake flavours consist of salted caramel, red velvet, vanilla bean, mint chocolate chip, and we can’t forget – cookies ‘n cream (a must).
Bake Sale is everything you’d expect from a bakeshop: wholesome ingredients made from scratch where quality reigns superior. The presentation of treats is always exceptional, and with three locations across the city (they’re even available on Uber Eats) emergency cravings can be satisfied. Staple flavours include salted caramel, carrot cake, lemon, nutella, and more, as well as a feature cupcake flavour of the month.
Bake Sale, Six Points Plaza, 5230 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON, Canada, + 1 416 792 6167
Bake Sale, Kingsway, 3076 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON, Canada, + 1 416 232 2253
Bake Sale, Bloor West Village, 2300 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON, Canada, + 1 416 763 1818
On Avenue Rd just between Wilson and Lawrence, Short and Sweet bakeshop brings a unique twist to the cupcake landscape of the city. With different cupcakes each day of the week (check out their cupcake schedule online), and fitting names like Bugs Bunny, Lemon Drop, The Sprinkler, and Caramela Soprana, Short & Sweet does not disappoint. Aside from the various everyday cupcakes you’ll be sure to find in store year round, seasonal cupcakes include Blueberry Yum Yum the month of May, Tropic Thunder for June, and Eggnog, Gingerbread, and Pumpkin Spice in the cooler months.
Short & Sweet Cupcakes, 1945 Avenue Road, Toronto, ON, Canada, + 1 416 519 6633
A great option for those in the East, situated on Danforth near Coxwell, Sweet Serendipity is a friendly neighbourhood staple. Keeping it straight-forward with a focus on pure taste, Sweet Serendipity has three permanent flavours (chocolate, vanilla bean and red velvet) with a small but sweet selection of special order flavours such as banana, gingerbread spice, pumpkin spice latte, spicy red velvet, and more.
Sweet Serendipity, 1335 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON, Canada, + 1 416 837 3254