I received an e-mail from Little BabyCakes in Fall 2014 that they were looking for bloggers to do a review on their product. I have never heard of Little BabyCakes but after talking to them, I’ve learned that they’re actually brand new and are now offering catering services. Their cupcakes are freshly baked each day and of course, they are local. I had no idea what to expect since they’ve been very low key and there was nothing on Google about them.
My cupcakes arrived in December and I was very happy to receive boxes of cute cupcakes that look so tiny and pretty that they didn’t look like they were edible. The cupcakes were so petite that they are toonie-sized. For those who don’t know what a toonie is, it’s basically the 2 dollar coin in Canada. We call “toonies” for two dollar coins and “loonies” for one dollar coins.
Just a hint, these cupcakes would be really great for kid birthday parties, baby showers, and bridal showers.
The packaging was simple and clean cut. I like how it isn’t bright pink like Cupcakes.
When I opened it, the cupcakes were so cute and small to eat. They really looked like cupcakes you would eat at childhood tea parties with your stuffed animals.
Surprisingly, there wasn’t too much coconut because the only part that was very coconuty were the flakes sprinkled on top. Remove the flakes and it’s quite like an ordinary cupcake with blue frosting. Regardless, the cream wasn’t dull and it had a slight hint of coconut.
This was indeed salted caramel because you could really taste the salty after taste! Salt on desserts is good if you know how to balance the sweet and salt components. You don’t really taste it at first but once you’re done with the cupcake, the salt really hits your taste buds.
There were small crunch bits in the cream and again, there was a good balance of cream and cake.
There’s seriously nothing to not love about this cupcake because it’s a bite size chocolate cupcake. For those who don’t want to feel too fat by eating a giant chocolate cupcake, get a few of these.
The dark chocolate cream was heavier and richer than all of the other cupcakes and it tasted like I was literally taking a piece of chocolate from a chocolate bar.
Topped with shiny sugar balls on top, the cream cheese frosting was super creamy and cheesy with a hint of sourness to it – like cheesecake.
To me, red velvet tastes more doughy than normal cake so yes, I did find this more doughy than the others.
There might be nothing special about the original, but this was my second favourite cupcake because the vanilla cream overpowered the cake and it was very milky and creamy. To add onto that, the light pink sugars gave the cupcake a crunch texture.
Lastly, for those who want a natural essence and less sugar on your cupcake, this would be a great option.
Rocking fifty shades of earl grey, the earl grey cupcake was earthy and floral making it distinct from its sweeter brothers and sisters in the box.
Get your cupcake game on! They have a pop up location at Holt Renfrew coming up on March 28 – April 4, so do go check them out. The prices of these one-bite indulgence cupcakes are $7 for 6, and $13 for 12.
*This post was sponsored by Little BabyCakes