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.
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.