Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Prairie Girl Bakery ~ #Review

Who does not like cupcakes?  Sometimes instead of a birthday cakes we pick up a few cupcakes from the grocery store.  They were boring cupcakes.  It was the only place I knew where to purchase cupcakes.  Then came the infamous Prairie Girl Bakery.

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.

The Menu:
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.

Prairie Girl offered me a $25 giftcard to try out their cupcakes.  I have chosen 15 mini cupcakes so I could sample a good selection with my family.  I can't believe how amazing they taste.  You can tell they are not store bought.  You can taste the quality in these cupcakes.  The best part is the icing and it is almost the same size as the cupcake.  They don't skimp on the deliciousness.

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."

If you are around the downtown core, don't forget to drop by into their store and order to your hearts content.  There are 15 choices you can choose from and you will leave very satisfied.

As the Prairie Girl Bakery will say..."Live Life One Cupcake at a Time".

*Disclosure - This product in this review was provided to me free of cost (with $25 gift card) of the purpose of conducting this review. All opinions expressed in this review are my own and are not influenced by monetary compensation.


  1. I tried these during the summer and they're AMAZING! I especially love the icings... my faces are strawberry chocolate and carrot cream cheese! Definitely the best cupcake shop in the Toronto area :D

  2. I've never heard of these before, but I'll definitely have to give it a try! How could I not, with your husband's review haha

  3. This is the first I have heard of this place I will definitely give it a try and now I have a craving for delicious cupcakes.

    1. Yes, you have to at least try it once, you will not regret it.

  4. Wow, wasn't aware of this...will have to make the trip to Toronto!

  5. They look really good, will have to check them out next time I am in Toronto

  6. I want them all..yummy !!!!!!

  7. Omosh I need a cupcake! These all look delicious!

    Anne Taylor

  8. I'm in T.O all the time, I will have to try this!

  9. They look and sound delicious! Love your husband's add in as well lol Wish I had found this a bit ago I would have totally ordered these for my daughter's birthday. Ah well :) Saved for future use! Thanks for letting me know about them!

    Cheyenne P

  10. Mmmmmm these look wonderfully delicious

  11. Omg my mouth is watering!!!!! These look amazing

  12. I think I will be looking for this bakery on my road trip from southern Ontario to southern Quebec! I love bakeries!!

  13. They look really tasty for sure!

  14. I live Alberta so obviously I've not heard of these before, they do sound darn right tasty though. I thought it was a splendid idea to donate the leftovers at the end of the day to Toronto's Second Harvest. I agree that all restaurants should do this, I assume there are similar places in all major towns so the hungry could be fed well. It's such a shame just to throw the food out, there might be a law against it I suppose but as far as I'm concerned it beats them having to scavenge amongst the garbage cans for a bit of food.

  15. Oh my they look and sound so yummy!! I must check them out next time I am in the area :)

  16. stumbled here from way in the future - but they are, by far, my favourite. I am so happy they now have smaller sizes :) same great taste - WAY less guilt.

  17. Never heard of this place.