I am still on such a high from my amazing, wonderfully memorable day yesterday. And yes, in part because of all the amazing goodies I was able to go yummy-yum-yum over! 😀 My boyfriend and I managed to snag some sweet treats from both The Cupcake Shoppe and Chocolatease Chocolates and Pastries by Yonge & Eglinton on Valentine’s of all days! I was so excited to pick up a few Valentine’s themed cupcakes, and sugar andshortbread cookies. It’s the novelty of it that I love and I bask in the hustle and bustle. After working in a flower shop for 3 years a number of years ago, I know the nuttiness that is Valentine’s Day better than anybody! The Cupcake Shoppe was offering all their cupcakes in special Valentine’s outfits; some were adorned with red and pink hearts and sprinkles, others with a spicy cinnamon heart (rawr!), and others had a red jube jube candy or gummy bear lounging out, waiting to be seduced by a cupcake lover. Like me. I chose a double chocolate sweetheart (aka. James Brown) for my sweetheart of a boyfriend, and a vanilla temptress (aka. Yonge & Eligible) for me.
Sharing a Read My Lips tea at David’s Tea, my boyfriend and I lost ourselves in cupcake amour. The Cupcake Shoppe was totally on their A-game! My Yonge & Eligible vanilla cupcake was even more delicious than usual, with the fluffy vanilla buttercream sitting atop the golden brown and lightly toasted cupcake. It was the embodiment of yummy golden brown, vanilla fluffy goodness *hugs cupcake box*. Ahh, to be in love. And those two heart shaped sugar cookies you see are courtesy of Chocolatease, a sweet chocolate and pastry shop 2 blocks north of The Cupcake Shoppe, offering beautifully crafted Belgian chocolates, fudge, cupcakes, cookies, and macarons among many other sweet nibbles. Cupcakes are $2.50, sugar cookies (like the ones pictured) are $1.40, and macarons are $2. After perusing their selection after a recent trek from Lawrence station down to Eglinton, I knew I had to get my tooshie back soon. I was a lean, mean cookie monster with a craving and a mission!
And might I add, the sugar cookies were so lovely. Sugar cookies can sometimes be too dry and crumby, with the taste of dough stuck to the roof of your mouth, and not in a pleasant way. These sweet cookies were so perfect. Keep in mind that sugar cookies aren’t meant to be chewy, so you will get a bit of that crumbiness flavour and texture, which may or may not be everyone’s preference. But let it be known that these wonderful cookies were not overly sweet in the least and so soft and moist. I am so looking forward to coming back for more sweets in the future because I was really happy with my cookies from yesterday! Not to mention the girl who served us was very sweet to me. Me: “I have an odd request. May I take a picture of the display of sweets?” Girl: “oh, sure!” A+ in my book, baby 😉
EDIT: Chocolatease has changed locations! It is no longer present in the Yonge & Eglinton neighbourhood and is now located at 2700 Dufferin St. You can view their website here.
Chocolatease is located at 2489 Yonge St., just south of Keewatin Ave. The nearest main intersection is Yonge St. and Eglinton Ave. and the shop is about 4 blocks north of Eglinton. The Cupcake Shoppe is located at 2417 Yonge St., north of Eglinton Ave. Photos taken at the nearby David’s Tea on Yonge.