Who are the Prairie Girl?
If you live around the Greater Toronto Area, you have to know who the Prairie Girl are. Just in-case you don't know, they specialize in cupcakes. Very good and tasty cupcakes.
They have two cupcake stores around the downtown core of Toronto, soon opening in Yorkville in the Spring 2013. However, if you are not close to their store locations they will deliver in the City of Toronto.
The original Prairie Girl was Jean Blacklock, who has a passion for baking. She dreamt big so she joined forces with Pastry Chef Andrea Ascione and started the Prairie Girl. They started off with two bakers, and have grown to twenty-five and counting.
Want to know how good their cupcakes are? Let's just say, I work close by to one of their locations and they are very busy, especially Friday afternoons, and they have huge line ups to get their cupcakes. No joke, it happens every Friday afternoon they put up line-up boarder lanes. When you see people are lining up at their door, you know it is good.
They have a strict quality control policy to deliver the best quality cupcakes to each customer they serve. Each cupcakes is baked daily and any leftovers are donated to Toronto's Second Harvest at the end of each day. I believe each restaurant owner should adopt the same policy to fight the hunger that is happening in our own city.
They have the Golden Buttermilk cupcakes with different icing like vanilla, chocolate, lemon, or strawberry.
They also have the Dark Coco cupcakes with different icing like vanilla, chocolate, perppermint, or peanut butter.
Then they have the Specialty cupcakes that consist of red velvet, banana, and carrot cake with delicious icings.
Finally, they have Treats of the Week which is only available during the week. Here today, gone tomorrow, might come back at another time.
It is hard to let you know which cupcake I liked the most. I know that I have heard from people that their red velvet cupcakes are the best or the strawberry icing on chocolate. If I were to order again, I would chose the coconut icing on buttermilk cupcake or the chocolate icing on red velvet cupcakes.
My husband - "an extra note of love goes to their carrot cake muffin with cream cheese icing. Not only was the muffin itself moist and delicious, but the cream cheese icing achieved new levels of amazing."
As the Prairie Girl Bakery will say..."Live Life One Cupcake at a Time".