Who doesn’t love a good cupcake? No seriously – who? Because if you don’t, you may want to skip this post.
The Cupcake Junkie Bakery & Café is located in Whitby, and they serve all kinds of desserts – ice cream, cookies, squares, cinnamon buns, and most importantly, cupcakes!
Every day of the week there are 12 or more flavours of cupcakes available, and they range from Sticky Toffee, Maple Bacon, and Kit Kat to name a few. Cupcakes are $3.00 each, and $3.50 for cupcakes with filling. They start their baking at 5am (that is dedication!) so their cupcakes are as fresh as possible.
I couldn’t decide which cupcake I wanted to try, and I ended up settling on a vanilla cupcake. I shouldn’t’t say settle – it was so good! Like the next time I have a party I’m ordering a dozen – that is how good it was. To be totally honest I was surprised because they had so many options for cupcakes, and to me when there are a lot of choices there may not have been a lot of care going into the creation of each one. My cupcake tasted like it was made with a lot of care, and did I mention how tasty it was? I think it was a smart move to have the word “junkie” in their name, because this place could become slightly addictive.
They specialize in custom cakes as well, and they had a few on display to showcase some of their work with fondant. They take special orders, and they advertise that if you are looking for something specific, just ask because they can probably make it happen!
They have lots of gluten free options, which I think is hard to find when it comes to cupcakes and cakes. They are also a nut free kitchen as well.
The Cupcake Junkie Bakery & Café have a lot to offer besides cupcakes. The space to eat at the café is quite large so it would be great for a lunch with friends, and they boast their own home-smoked salmon, their meats are roasted on site, their coffee is locally roasted and environmentally friendly, they even pickle their own jalapenos. I don’t do or offer any of those things, so I was pretty impressed!
Even though it’s in a downtown location they have lots of parking. If you have any sort of cupcake emergency (surprise baby shower, a large birthday party, or a break-up where you need sugar to make you feel better) you can call their cupcake hotline at 905-430-3200.
The Cupcake Junkie Bakery & Café is located at 404 Brock Street South, in Whitby. For more information visit their website – www.cupcakejunkiecafe.ca. You can also follow them on Facebook here.