I had the pleasure of meeting the dedicated owner, Claudia Arizmendi, from Monterrey, Mexico. She began her small business many years ago when she cooked pastries, cupcakes and other delicious treats at home for her children. Her friends would often tell her she had a true talent for making a delicious cupcake and to that, I can attest! Finally, when her children were all grown up and moved out, she decided to pursue her talent by taking the Baking and Pastry Arts course at Algonquin College to hone in on her cupcake creativity and leaving us with an incredible eatery in the heart of the market.
Claudia swears by the Key Lime cakes, but (just like the mobs) I was partial to the fan favourite : Red Velvet. This tiny treat brought a smile to my face as I sat in the park with a cup of Swiss coffee that Mrs. Arizmendi so happily brewed for me. Red Velvet is a light chocolate cake with red colouring so the inside has a beautiful, ruby hue. The icing is an absolutely fabulous cream cheese, which literally is “the icing on the cake”. So wander down and chow down one of these little puppies, selling for $3.25 a pop. After all, it’s the small things that count!