Even before stepping into Kelly’s Bake Shoppe, the overall appearance of the trendy bake shoppe called for my attention! With a little chalk board with cupcake quotes and Barbie pink accents, I was positive that the treats inside would be just as nice.
When I walked in, the small store was packed with customers picking up boxes of treats and trying to choose just one cupcake from the array of different flavours. Although the store was overwhelmed with customers trying to get their share of the yummy treats, the staff welcomed every customer with a warm smile and made it easy to wait patiently for a cupcake.
For a coffee lover like myself, I was recommended the coffee break cupcake (although what I really did want was to try all flavours). When I finally sat down to try my cupcake on a little white plate, I was pleasantly surprised with the flavours and texture of the cupcake. The cake was moist and light. The frosting was creamy and had a subtle coffee flavour. Of course, the mini donut on top was my favourite part, presentation wise and taste wise! I could tell with every bite that the cupcake was hand-made with only the best ingredients and care. The moist cake batter and light frosting made for a scrumptious afternoon bite during my walk downtown.
My sister’s choice was a chocolate-vanilla swirl ice cream. Her specialized diet has limited her food choices, but Kelly’s Ice Cream was one treat she finally could have! The ice cream is nut-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, and vegan. She enjoyed the ice cream, especially the chocolate, and visits every weekend for her new favourite treat.
As if the cupcake could be any better, all of the treats are gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, butter-free, casein-free, vegan, peanut free and deliciously guilt free. The use of all organic ingredients and natural colouring and flavours puts these cupcakes on the pricier side, but are surely worth it with every bite.
We are huge supporters of healthy eating at “My Grandma’s Garden”, which puts Kelly’s Bake Shoppe at the top of our list for local bakeries. I’ve been back countless times, and have yet to be disappointed with my choice, whether it was for a quick afternoon snack or a special birthday cupcake order. From chocolate-dipped donuts to ice cream, Kelly’s treats have never failed to accommodate to my sister’s gluten intolerance, brother’s peanut allergy and my sweet tooth!
For more information about Kelly’s Bake Shoppe, visit their website: www.kellysbakeshoppe.com