Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Eat: More blathering on about cupcakes

In honour of my nephew's 7th birthday, I give you: cupcakes!

These particular cupcakes are from Cho'Cola. These are not the cupcakes that my nephew will be enjoying tonight; we have discovered that four dollar cupcakes are wasted on children. Or maybe just my nephews... the way they decimate a cupcake with their fingers and then leave most of it to be thrown in the trash makes me want to shed a tear. My family has unanimously agreed that for the time being, the cupcake destroying kiddies will get grocery store or equivalent cupcakes. As long as there is neon icing and tons of sprinkles they don't seem to know the difference. Cupcake Plebes!!

I've heard much debate over which cupcakes are the best in Montreal. There are some polar opposite opinions out there, especially with regards to Cho'Cola. I recognize that Cho'cola cupcakes tend to be on the drier side, and the cupcakes are a bit top heavy with icing but I like my cupcakes buxom! Their stupendous carrot cupcakes would be nothing without that massive dollop of cream cheese frosting. These haters are icing wimps; come on, who whines about too much icing? Boo hoo, I have too much delicious butter cream, what will I do? Duh!? Share it with me!

I get it though, to each their own. I personally haven't fallen in love with Itsi Bitsi on Notre Dame, and many people sing their praises. I'm a bit of a cupcake virgin with regards to any of the other specialty shops in town. Not for lack of interest, it's just that I have allocated myself a cupcake budget and with Cho'cola so close to home it's hard to justify going across town for an unknown variable. I don't like gambling with's way too dangerous a game! I'd like to say there is no such thing as a bad cupcake, but I've had enough cupcakes to know that is just not true. So I'll just have another Cho'cola carrot cupcake with cream cheese frosting and smile stupidly from my neck of the woods. Ahhhh.


  1. I will bring Baking Sweet cupcakes to Carmela's for the next book club and we can do a test :D all scientific like.

  2. Yes PLEASE!!! Cupcakes at all book club meetings!! ;-)