Emma Suschkov and Emily Power
Right in time for Valentine’s Day, a couple of McMaster’s students by day and cupcake connoisseurs by night (or just all the time) have scoured Hamilton’s cupcake scene. Here they delivering some honest reviews before you spend your precious money on someone (hopefully) more precious.
1.Weil’s of Westdale, 981 King St. W.
Type: Red velvet
What we chose: Red velvet cake with vanilla icing.
What we thought: Had a lot of icing, which can be lovely but it tasted kind of generic. The cake was indeed moist but not very flavourful.
2.Cupcakes of Westdale Village, 1050 King St. W.
Price: $2.50 ($2.00 on Tuesdays)
Type: Lemon drop
What we chose: Vanilla cake with lemon icing and lemon curd filling.
What we thought: The cake was very moist. The lemon curd was very sour, and the icing very sweet and excessively loaded on. All in all, the flavours were a little overwhelming.
3.Bitten on Locke, 219 Locke St. S.
Type: Mint chocolate
What we chose: Mint icing on chocolate cake with a bit of mint Aero bar on top and chocolate drizzle.
What we thought: Just the right amount of icing (perfect cake-to-icing ratio, a delicate matter). Moist and delicious cake. And the metaphorical cherry on top was the adorable presentation!