Prairie Girl Bakery

Friday, August 30, 2013

If I were stranded on a deserted island and had to pick one type of dessert to eat for the rest of my solitary life it would be cupcakes hands down! I make cupcakes quite often but can never make them as good as some of the wonderful bakeries out there.  I remember visiting NYC and acting like a kid when I walked into Magnolia Bakery.  I think I went to the one on Bleeker Street and it was tiny, the air-con was broken and the line-up was out of the door but I still stood there patiently waiting to try their famous cupcakes.  I bought 4 different flavours and chowed down on the curb outside of the store.  They were delicious at the time but definitely overrated, I have had way better cupcakes.  My city of Toronto is actually a Mecca for bakeries and specialty cupcake shops and lately I've found myself testing out many of the varieties out there.

Last week I tried out the very famous Prairie Girl Bakery located at 18 King Street East.  This location is their main location but they also have locations in Yorkville and First Canadian Place.  Prairie Girl Bakery first opened on April 1, 2011 by owner Jean Blacklock from Saskatoon.  To this day, Prairie Girl Bakery makes their cupcakes fresh everyday using the best all-natural ingredients like creamery butter, real eggs, and 70% Belgian chocolate. Prairie Girl Bakery never uses mixes, artificial preservatives, shortening or lard, nor do they sell “day old” cupcakes. Any leftover cupcakes at the end of the day are graciously donated to Toronto’s Second Harvest for distribution to agencies supporting people in need.

Prairie Girl Bakery takes pride in providing some of the very best cupcakes in the GTA but also stays true to a great philosophy of providing customers with friendly and enthusiastic customer service. The staff is truly dedicated to every cupcake order and if you are not fully satisfied they will happily refund your money or replace your order.

When I arrived at the very cute cupcake shop I was immediately overwhelmed by the scent of fresh cupcakes and my focus was drawn to the trays behind the counter that displayed all of the very perfect cupcakes in an array of flavours and size. The layout of the store is very sleek and to the point.  You walk in and you buy cupcakes, it is simple and effective! The list of flavours available is long and can be troublesome for the indecisive types. Every week there are ‘treats of the week’ flavours and Prairie Girl also carries gluten-free AND vegan cupcakes.

I tried the mini cupcakes which were the perfect bite-sized cupcake! I didn't feel as guilty eating the mini’s as their regular size cupcake is quite big and loaded with delicious icing. I tried the vanilla strawberry, chocolate vanilla, red velvet cream cheese, vanilla coconut, chocolate chocolate and their feature flavour mocha chocolate.  I can’t even say that one of these tasted a bit off.  All were very delicious little morsels of happiness.  Their icing is not overly sweet and the actual cupcake itself is so light and fluffy. My favourite was the chocolate vanilla, I'm a simple girl so this was just perfection to me!

If you’re a Toronto native or ever plan on visiting the city, be sure to check out the amazing cupcakes over at Prairie Girl Bakery.

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  1. Banana peanut butter would be my favourite :-)

  2. Wow so many options, cupcakes are awesome. I<ll have to check it out next time I am in TO.

  3. such an array of delicious cupcakes,we would have loved to try out each and every one of them,look so addictive :-)

  4. If I were on a desert island I'd want bakery too! Looks terrific - lucky you!

  5. This bakery is already on my "what to visit in Toronto" list.
    The cupcakes look so in. redibly tempting, I would love to try them all :))

  6. Yum! I need this bakery to come to my right now :D

    Choc Chip Uru

  7. I love the wide varieties of selections. I'll definitely recommend my best friend who lives in the area to give this place a try. Hope I can visit soon to give this place a try. :) thank you so much for recommending.

  8. Wow, I would love to try them all :)
    Hope you are having a great week Natalie!

  9. so many cupcakes.. i love to try all of them


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