Last week, Blee was in New York City on business and picked up a half dozen Cupcake Cafe cupcakes to go head-to-head with Toronto’s Cupcake Shoppe ones. Now, taking into consideration the NYC cupcakes ended up a day old (as Blee’s flight was canceled out of New York due to weather on Thurs night), the overall winner was Toronto’s own Cupcake Shoppe.
The cupcakes made at the Cupcake Shoppe were larger, moister, and tastier with a hefty glob of buttercream. They also won in the price comparison factor at CAD$12.50 vs. US$13.50/half dozen.
The NYC cupcakes, while taking the edge in pure artistry – the intricate buttercream flowers on each were a testament to the art – were no match for those made here. Yay Toronto!
In other news, I’m just presently back – my ears still ringing – from seeing the Queen-inspired stage show, We Will Rock You. I LOVED this show despite its stupid story line which must have Freddie Mercury turning in his grave. That aside, it showcases the music of Queen and, best of all, pays homage to one of music’s greatest rock composers, Freddie Mercury, may he rest in peace. If the show stops in your town, buy a glow stick and get out to see it!