Cupcakes (Metrotown)

I pass by the Metrotown location quite frequently during my (usually) weekly grocery shopping at Superstore, and have developed a somewhat love/hate relationship with that shop. On one hand, I don’t think that their cakes are that good (they’re fine, but nothing to write home about). Yet, their cakes are so pretty and have such tasty-sounding names that I always forget that they are usually not that great, and that I’ll likely find myself disappointed. While pasing by the shop again this week, I noticed that they had several new seasonal flavours on display. I just could not help myself and ended up picking up an Aloha and a Tiramisu cupcake. I could not help but notice that they seem to have decreased the sizes of their cakes, and they are seriously now quite small.

Cannot resist!!!
Tiramisu (left) and Aloha (right)

Aloha Cupcake ($3.50):

Pineapple coconut cake with cream cheese frosting.
The cake itself was quite soft and moist, with a few small pieces of pineapple and coconut inside. The frosting was quite sweet, maybe a bit too much for some, but also had a nice tang and fragrance from the toasted coconut. I did find the texture to be a bit stiff however, and not creamy enough.

Tiramisu Cupcake ($3.50):

Vanilla coffee marble cake with cream cheese frosting.
The cake was once again soft and moist, and had a nice coffee flavour. Surprisingly, the frosting was considerably better on this cake; it was a bit less sweet and was creamier. While the flavours of the cake didn’t remind me of a tiramisu, it is surprisingly tasty.

I’ve got to admit, I was a bit pleasantly surprised by my latest visit to Cupcakes; their cupcakes (in partiuclar the Tiramisu) was certainly much better than I had expected. The staff was also super friendly and provided me with a free sample of their Banana Split cupakek. This isn’t a shop that I’d go out of my way to visit, but I’m certainly not going to stop dropping by from time to time to taste some of their new creations.

Food: 3.5/5
Price: 3.5/5
Service: N/A
Overall: 3.5/5
Recommendations: N/A (I would say Tiramisu, but it’s seasonal)
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