Sofia Vergara famously eats a little bit of cake every day to keep her famous figure. It doesn't sound like a bad plan.
If you decide to take this route to achieving the body of your dreams, then consider making For The Love Of Cake in Toronto your go-to spot, located in Toronto's Liberty Village. Chef and artist Genevieve Finlay makes baked goods that are almost too delicious to eat. Note the word almost.
Having more maple in your life just makes you more Canadian — Photo courtesy of For The Love Of Cake Creations
It took only one cake design class for Genevieve to realize that she had found her niche. It certainly looks nothing like what comes out of Betty Crocker's boxes. (No offense, Betty.)
Cupcakes are lavishly dolloped with icing, and there are 20 flavors to choose from. One includes the black and white cupcake, for the person who is always torn in the debate between chocolate and vanilla.
Inventive offerings don't always remain in the traditional flavor categories. Take the maple bacon, which is a cupcake made from (you guessed it) maple and bacon, dotted with blueberries and topped with maple frosting and bacon bits. Although you may not want to make it a habit, it might be an ideal breakfast accompaniment to your cup of coffee.
Ebony and Ivory, together in perfect harmony — Photo courtesy of For The Love Of Cake Creations
The red velvet cupcakes, however, are the flavor you want to get up early for, as they sell out fast every day.
Genevieve admits that even with cake as a driving force in her life, "We definitely still have a love of cake. We are always thinking up what new designs we can create and checking out cool designs online."
This includes their cakeballs, which, according to Genevieve are "rich, moist truffle-like balls of cake and frosting that have been dipped in chocolate."
They're perfect for those people who get to the end of their cupcakes, icingless, and are left with profound disappointment. If cake is only a vehicle for your icing, just stop pretending already.
The CN Tower never looked so delicious — Photo courtesy of For The Love Of Cake Creations
Of course, when a small-scale project becomes impressive, just imagine what will happen on the large-scale version. Cake is an entity unto itself, with limitless possibilities.
Perhaps you don't have the funds for your dream apartment, or the yacht you assumed you would have by now. But, at the very least, you can build your dreams into cake.
Bagel with cream cheese, or buttercream? — Photo courtesy of For The Love of Cake Creations
Interesting concepts that Genevieve has worked on in the past include "a large cake replica of Toronto's CN Tower and Roger's Centre, a Boston terrier dog and a giant bagel."
No judgment on the bagel. We all have different dreams.
If you dream in buttercream, For The Love Of Cake is a Toronto shopping experience that won't disappoint.