If you're a frequent visitor of my blog, you know that I LOVE cupcakes. (Especially red velvet ones with cream cheese frosting.) The cupcake lover in me is SO excited for the latest entrant to the Toronto cupcake market, Le Petit Cupcakery! Le Petit Cupcakery is the sweet brainchild of Margarita, better known in the blog-o-sphere as the Fab Brunette. Today, Margarita graciously allowed me to feature her and her yummy cupcakes.
What was the inspiration behind starting Le Petit Cupcakery?
Le Petit Cupcakery started as a very small side project for me. I'm a wedding and events coordinator, so it's no surprise that I love entertaining as well. I began making cupcakes for every occasion, for friends and family, and eventually people started paying me to make them! I also have a huge love of all things French, and so voilà, Le Petit Cupcakery was born!
Have you always loved baking?
Baking is a new found love for me. I’ve always played around in the kitchen, but last year was when I really started learning about the baking process and what goes into each step.
Which cupcake is your best seller?
Right now I'm tied with Red Velvet Cupcakes and Chocolate Salted-Caramel Cupcakes. People can't get enough of these!
Which cupcake is your personal favourite?
I'm a big fan of a French vanilla cupcake with a mocha buttercream frosting. I think I'm drooling!
Tell us the truth. Is there such thing as ‘healthy’ cupcake?
I wouldn't go as far as 'healthy', but you can definitely cut calories and unnecessary fats. There are vegan cupcakes, cupcakes with real fruits and vegetables added, and mini-cupcakes usually come in at around 100-150 calories, which isn't too bad to indulge in every once in awhile!
How often do you indulge in cupcakes? And where do you go?
About once or twice a month I'll really indulge in a cupcake or two. I will usually eat ones that I’ve made, but for truly yummy desserts I love heading into Dufflet Pastries on Queen West!
Chocolate Cupcakes with Strawberry Buttercream Frosting
Are you hungry yet? In additional to more 'traditional' cupcake flavours, Le Petit Cupcakery also carries specialty flavours such as Meringue Bouquet Cupcake and Buttercream Rose Cupcakes. These would be perfect for special occasion such as weddings, bridal showers and birthdays. Have visions of customized cupcakes dancing through your head? Don't fret. Le Petit Cupcakery will help you create your perfect cupcake. For more information, visit Le Petit Cupcakery's website. A huge thank you to Margarita for letting me interview her. I also highly recommend you visit her personal blog, Ramblings of a Fab Brunette.