The only thing better than one dessert is two desserts!

We think our Cookies ‘n’ Cream Cupcake is pretty great on its own – a moist chocolate and vanilla cupcake, with light, whipped vanilla “buttercream” icing swirled with decadent double chocolate chip cookies pieces. But the bonus is there’s a mini double chocolate chip cookie that sits on top! (YUM). We place each of these bonus cookies on top of every Cookies ‘n’ Cream Cupcake by hand, with love.nf-cupcake-cookiesncream2

All of our cupcakes are baked in our nut-free bakery, and, of course, are also free of eggs, dairy, preservatives, artificial colour, and refined sugars.

You can find our cupcakes at many amazing retailers, including Loblaws Maple Leaf Gardens, Metro in Liberty Village, The Big Carrot, Tsaa Tea Shop, and Nature’s Emporium, or order directly from us and pick up at our office at 234 Canarctic Drive.


These trendy bite-sized sweet treats on a stick have been popping up on dessert tables across the nation. They make a great afternoon treat, perfect for your kid’s birthday party, for your next corporate event, or even your wedding.

Cake-Pop

Although word is still out on who put the first cake ball on a stick, no one can argue that it was baker blogger Bakerella who took them to a whole other level! Her creativity and artistry had everyone sharing, pinning, and posting pictures of her beautiful cake pops across the web and across the world. The good news is you don’t actually have to be a master baker to whip up these treats yourself!

The secret recipe:

  1. Choose your cupcakes. Pick your favourite flavour, anything goes!
  2. Roll into balls. Scrape off the icing, and leave to the side. Squish the cupcakes in your hands and roll into tight balls.
  3. Stick them in the fridge or freezer. Best to let them chill and harden a bit before icing.
  4. Pop a stick in it. Stick lollipop sticks into your chilled cake balls.
  5. Ice your pops. Roll your cake pop into the icing that you saved from your cupcake. Stir up the icing to soften it – it works best when the icing is at room temperature.
  6. Enjoy!

Tips + tricks:

  • Take your cake pops to the next level with sprinkles, swirls, and decorative designs. Find tons of inspiration on Pinterest!

Mix it Up is a series we created to share new and creative ways to enjoy our sinfully delicious sweets! Take a picture of the cake pops you make with our cupcakes, and post and tag us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest so we can see your delicious creations, try them ourselves, and share with others too.


From the outside, it just looks like a delicious Chocolate Cupcake. But bite into it and experience the creamy vanilla surprise!

People have been wondering how we get the fillings inside our cupcakes, and we’re finally sharing our sweet secret. Our incredible team scoops out the middles of the cupcakes, and pipes in the fillings into each cupcake by hand (that’s a LOT of scooping and piping!). But no one complains – in fact it’s everyone’s favourite thing to do, because after we scoop all the delicious cupcake cores, we eat them! Most enjoy them plain, some enjoy them with icing, and others love them with fruit.

Cupcakes

Photo by RAINA + WILSON

 

Our Cream Filled Cupcake, our Coconut Cream Cupcake, and our S’mores Cupcake are all filled.

All of our cupcakes are made in our own dedicated peanut and nut-free, vegan facility in Toronto. (Gluten free cupcakes are available upon request with advance notice!)

Sweet Secrets is a series we created to share fun and quirky unknown facts about our sinfully delicious desserts. You can find our cupcakes at many amazing retailers, including Loblaws Maple Leaf Gardens, Metro in Liberty Village, The Big Carrot, Tsaa Tea Shop, and Nature’s Emporium, or order directly from us and pick up at our office at 234 Canarctic Drive.

 


The blue skies and warmer weather we’ve been enjoying signal that spring is finally on its way, and it’s time to celebrate, with cupcakes, of course! These delicious pastel beauties are perfect to bring to a gathering with family or friends or to surprise a loved one. They will be available for special order beginning March 23rd, and will also be available in many Fortino’s locations around the GTA.

Easter-Lineup

From left to right: Chocolate cupcake with strawberry cream cheese icing, vanilla cupcake with green vanilla bean icing, chocolate cupcake with lavender icing, and vanilla cupcake with yellow vanilla bean icing

If you’d like to place an order, please contact us by phone or email to make arrangements. 4-pack boxes are $12+HST, or 6 for $15.

Our cupcakes are baked in our nut-free bakery, and, of course, are also free of eggs, dairy, preservatives, artificial colour, and refined sugars. Read about all of the other great qualities of our desserts by clicking here.


Our feature flavour of the month is… S’mores!

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The last full month of summer means that it’s time to enjoy a few more summer parties, beach days, and evenings gathered around the campfire before the colder weather creeps in. We’re shining a spotlight on our favourite late-summer treat, the S’mores Cupcake, which blends the classic elements of a spelt graham base, a rich chocolate cake, marshmallow cream filling and topping, and a drizzle of chocolate.

Pick up some S’mores Cupcakes at Noah’s Yonge and Charles, The Big CarrotNature’s Emporium NewmarketOne Love VegetarianGoodness Me Mississauga, and elsewhere!

Our feature cupcakes are baked in our nut-free bakery, and of course are also free of eggs, dairy, preservatives, and refined sugars. Read about all of the other great qualities of our desserts here.

This cupcake is available year-round at select locations and, as always, by direct order.

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Our February Cupcake of the Month is… Strawberry Marshmallow!

We combined our classic vanilla cupcake with a pillowy strawberry marshmallow cream and topped it off with a sweet little “buttercream” heart. The cupcake even has a heart of its own – you’ll find strawberry filling in the centre! Treat yourself this month, or give some of these sweet cupcakes to that special someone.

Our feature cupcakes are baked in our nut-free bakery, and of course are also free of eggs, dairy, preservatives, and refined sugars. Read about all of the other great qualities of our desserts by clicking here.

These are available starting February 1st at select locations and, as always, by direct order.


Our cupcake of the month is…Spring “Cream Egg” Cupcake!

This rich, moist chocolate cupcake is filled with a smooth vanilla “cream” and topped with bittersweet chocolate eggs snuggled into a pastel coloured vanilla “buttercream” nest.

Try eating them the way we do around here! Remove the eggs from the top and break open the cupcake. Then, take the chocolate eggs and dip them in the cupcake filling. Then eat the rest of the cupcake with the frosting. No matter how you decide to enjoy them, these cupcakes are sure to put a “spring” in your step!

Our feature cupcakes are baked in our nut-free bakery, and of course are also free of eggs, dairy, preservatives, and refined sugars. The beautiful colours in the “buttercream” frosting are naturally made with plant and vegetable extracts.  Read about all of the other great qualities of our desserts by clicking here.

These are available starting April1st at select locations and, as always, by direct order.