Cupcake minis topped with creamy frosting surrounded by orange and yellow lilies on the brink of bursting open, and vibrant, fragrant hyacinths dripping in jewel tones. Nope, these photos weren’t taken in a pretty park or in a magical floral oasis (but mind you, the flowers that did surround me were absolutely charming!). These photos were taken in a little gem of a hideaway just steps away from Prairie Girl’s flagship store between King and Adelaide East, providing a respite from the noise of honking horns and the hustle and bustle of foot traffic. Leave it to me to pose my cupcakes like mini models on a wooden runway. THEY’RE TOO CUTE!
I may not have any photos just yet of Prairie Girl’s newest location in Yorkville by Bloor and Avenue, but I do have some of their Treats of the Week (minis priced at $1.75) to show off here: the sassy Blueberries & Cream on Golden Buttermilk with blueberry and cream cheese frosting and blueberry Jelly Belly, and the fudgy, decadent Toffee on Dark Cocoa with caramel-toffee frosting and sticky crumbled toffee bits.
The Blueberries & Cream was a fun, tart cupcake but if you can believe it, the Toffee was the nicest surprise for me! I didn’t anticipate enjoying the Toffee as much as I did. Toffee and caramel flavours have always been hit or miss for me. Even though I don’t eat them much, I have a weakness for Caramilk chocolate bars but on the flip side, I had the worst experience with caramel corn when I was little (um, a lot of trips to the toilet vomiting) and even the sight and smell of it now makes me want to hurl. And desserts like sticky toffee pudding and creme caramel are ones that still need a bit of exploration on my part. Despite these reservations, I gave the Toffee a try and my was this little cupcake ever yummy! I didn’t expect the flavour to be as rich and creamy as it was and it had this wonderful buttery warmth to it characteristic of great toffee and caramel things.
The adventures at Prairie Girl Bakery continue!
Prairie Girl Bakery’s flagship is located at Suite 106, 18 King St. East off King St. E and Victoria St. The cupcake shop itself actually faces Victoria St., so it’s just a smidge north of King on Victoria St. They are open 6 days a week from 10am-6pm from Monday-Saturday. They are closed on Sundays and statutory holidays. Their 2nd location is located in the underground PATH in First Canadian Place in the Marketplace food concourse. The FCP location is open from 8am-6pm, Monday-Friday. And their *NEW* Yorkville location is situated by Bloor St. West and Avenue Road at 150 Bloor Street West. They are open 10am-6pm Monday – Saturday; they are closed on Sundays and stat holidays.