I have SO much to share with you all for the next Cupcake Connection post but, first things first: a photo spolight of the cute and sweet summer window display and seasonal Lime n’ Licious cupcake from The Cupcake Shoppe! This time around the ever-changing storefront display carried a giant picnic basket equipped with all the wine glass and grape bunch fixings with a pretty mountain of Frost Me cupcakes in shades of baby blue and bright cherry red! Given the ridiculous heat in the city though, I really wouldn’t recommend grabbing cupcakes for an outdoor picnic unless you decided to bring an ice pack along; just think of the melted, mushy mess! And I speak from heartbroken experience. I love me my picnics, but for the time being, I’m more than happy just taking the cupcke and stuffing my face on the way out the bake shop door.
If you can believe it, this post marks the 10th Cupcake Shoppe post on Ate by Ate and are there ever so many delicious cake and frosting memories since the beginnings of the blog where I first featured the James Brown and Red Velvet in my second day of blogging and posting. And to think that I’m still nowhere near showing off all their best flavours!
After many months of patient waiting though, I finally caught the juicy, sweet and sour Lime n’ Licious cupcake with lemon-lime frosting swirled over top vanilla cake with a cute little lime jaw crusher candy to decorate. I’ve wanted to try this cupcake for what feels like eternity and it was every bit as delightful as the my beloved Lemon Drop. Vanilla cake is truly the best flavour to go with the frosting because the sweetness of the vanilla doesn’t compete with or muddy the bright citrus flavours in the frosting and sort of acts like a blank cupcake canvas for the thick, creamy frosting. The juicy flavour is incredible in this one and it tastes exactly what limeade would taste like if it were made into a cupcake frosting. The Cupcake Shoppe makes some of my favourite vanilla cupcakes and combined with lemon-lime frosting, this one is a total winner and I love that the frosting is the thick, creamy, juicy sweet kind.
So many cupcake shops are dishing out summer flavours and it’s so exciting to see (and taste!) all the new and creative flavours that are available along with the exisitng summer favourites. I’m working on the next Cupcake Connection post as we speak and this is just the beginning of all the yummy stuff we can take advantage of this season and beyond!
The Cupcake Shoppe is located in the Yonge and Eglinton neighbourhood at 2417 Yonge St., north of Eglinton on the east side of Yonge St. They JUST opened up their second location in Vaughan last week on Bathurst St. and Rutherford Road at 9340 Bathurst! Hurray for more cupcake options in York Region!
They have a rotating menu of cupcake flavours each day and each cupcake is priced at $2.85. For more Cupcake Shoppe goodness on Ate by Ate, click HERE! There are write-ups, scrapbook layouts, and tons of photos on The Cupcake Shoppe’s following flavours: Cookie Dough, Eh? (maple), Lemon Drop & Lov’n Lemon (the first one is one of the most amazing lemon cupcakes you will ever eat and the latter, not so much), Red Velvet, Naughty n’ Spice (fall seasonal), After Ate (mint chocolate), and most recently, Pretty in Pink (raspberry cupcake with raspberry buttercream).