Whether it’s for a wedding, baby shower, birthday, or any other special occasion, cupcake towers are a super trendy and glam way to showcase your treats. Many people are opting for the cupcake tower instead of an actual cake; it allows for easy serving, multiple flavours, and a great display.
Below you’ll find three bakeries in Ottawa that sell incredibly decadent and absolutely stunning cupcake towers.
Here are the best cupcake towers in Ottawa, Gatineau, and Kanata:
An industry expert, ThimbleCakes specializes in gorgeous, understated, elegant tiered wedding cakes and cupcakes in Ottawa.
If you’re looking for a show-stopping cupcake tower for your big day, or simply some gorgeous and tasty handcrafted cupcakes on a pedestal for a birthday or party, ThimbleCakes is a perfect choice. Not only do they do delivery and set-up, they can provide large pedestals and tiers as needed for that incredible cupcake display of your dreams.
ThimbleCakes doesn’t do in house consultations. Instead, they send you a box of mini cupcakes of all different flavours to let you sample and discuss as you choose. What a great way to turn an evening in into a cupcake-planning party with your closest friends.
ThimbleCakes offers an incredible selection of flavours, which can be mixed & matched from cupcake to cupcake.
Cupcake flavour choices are vanilla bean, rich chocolate, marbled vanilla and chocolate, chocolate chip or lemon. Filling choices are housemade fudge, housemade lemon curd, raspberry puree, cookie dough or simply vanilla bean frosting.
They specialize in gorgeous gluten-free custom cakes, and offer a gift card guarantee that you can’t taste the difference between their gluten-free and gluten cakes.
More info and photos of their creations can be found on their website.
The Cupcake Lounge
This list wouldn’t be complete without mentioning the Byward Market’s bestselling cupcakes from The Cupcake Lounge. These decadent and rich cupcakes are a treat, and you simply haven’t experienced cupcakes in Ottawa if you haven’t tried one. Expertly iced and oversized, these cupcakes make the perfect tower toppers.
The Cupcake Lounge specializes in cupcakes first, and we’re definitely glad they do. They offer “all-natural, gourmet cupcakes baked fresh daily, made from the finest ingredients; no artificial flavours, lard, preservatives, or transfats, and iced by hand.”
They have two locations – one in the Byward Market and one in Westboro – and both are open 7 days a week.
Artistic Cake Design
Artistic Cake Design is a family business in Ottawa that is run by three generations of cake designers. They do incredible work with fondant and deco. They can work with any inspiration and colour scheme. The family does all of their baking on-site, and their years of experience can bring any theme or inspiration to life. If you’re looking for anything from superhero themed cupcakes to a more corporate appeal, you can’t go wrong with this team.
Carla’s Cakes does everything from custom cakes, cake-pops to cupcakes. They are an incredibly versatile company that can provide nut free, gluten free, sugar free, vegan and halal cakes for any order. They also offers customizable options on their website for both the inside and outside of the cupcake, making it super easy to order online. All their work is done by hand. Custom wedding cupcake towers, anyone?
Custom CupCake Tower Costs
How much should you expect to pay for custom cupcakes in Ottawa? Most times, you’ll be paying for the cupcakes and only renting the pedestals. You should expect to pay anywhere from $2.50 per cupcake to 20 cupcakes for $50.00. The price will vary depending on flavours and restrictions.
Things To Decide
Before ordering your cupcakes, here’s some things you should know:
- How many people you’re looking to serve. This will determine the size of your order.
- Any allergies or dietary requirements from your guest list.
- Cake flavours and colours. The bakery will have a list of flavours for inside the cupcakes as well as for the icing. You may be able to choose multiple flavours in one order, but that depends on the bakery.
- Icing Flavour. Do you know if you want a fondant icing or regular icing, or a mixture of both? While fondant is what gives designer cakes and cupcakes their clean cut look and intricate designs, the consistency and flavour can sometimes be not sweet enough for kids to really enjoy.
- Photos Help. There are a plethora of photos on the internet to get inspiration from for your custom cupcakes, and this can help bakeries to understand what you’re looking for and exceed your expectations. If you can have photos of cupcakes you like when ordering, this will make the process that much easier (and the cupcakes that much better).
Inspiration – The Best In Photos
Need help finding inspiration for your custom cupcakes? Here’s some of our favourites.
These floral cupcakes are so crisp and elegant.