The Cupcake Lounge
The Cupcake Lounge
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2011 Oct 28
shared a pumpkin cupcake here today. the pumpkin cake was light and moist. the icing was cream cheese and had a true cream cheese tang to it. was a good cupcake, but at $3.41 (including tax), it is a very pricey treat for such a small cake.

2011 Aug 29
I tried the Red Velvet cupcake.. too much icing, if that's possible, and the icing didn't taste unique, it tasted like butter and cream cheese smushed together.
The cupcake itself was dry and dense with little flavour of its own; it feels as though the excess of icing is to hide that.

I could make better cupcakes at home.

2011 Aug 9
I have tried cupcakes across North America, in Ottawa, and recently a couple at The Cupcake Lounge. They had a lot of different flavours. We took the key lime and the red velvet for a test drive.

The key lime had a delectable cream cheese icing, just the right combination of sour and sweet, and the cake was pretty moist...

The red velvet was very good and I have tried a lot of red velvet cupcakes in my days. The cream cheese icing in my opinion was not too sweet at all, had a great taste to it, and the cake was not dry either but moist... in fact I would have to say these were better than any cupcakery that I have gone to in LA, Washington or NYC.

They didn't cheat on neither icing nor cake so we feel we got our money's worth.

I heard they only opened a month or two ago.

2011 Jul 7
girlfriend surprised me with cupcakes tonight.
pictured are: chocolate with vanilla icing (right) and cherry (left).

Both cakes were nice and moist but not too moist. icing was very sweet but i like that. cherry flavour wasn't obvious, but the chocolate was nice and rich.

2011 Jul 6
I've been here a few times in the past couple of weeks and I have to say, they're definitely the best cupcake in Ottawa! I've been to all the others and this one has the best presentation, the best cake to icing ratio, and the best array of flavours. I also like the ambiance, the location, and the owner, a very nice lady from the north of Mexico who grew up with cupcakes herself and is more than happy to chat with customers and get their feedback.

So far I have tried chocolate on chocolate, chocolate on vanilla, mango and strawberry. They make different flavours on different days of the week - wanted to try dulce de leche one time but they were sold out. I do like chocolate on chocolate the best - it's like a delectable slice of moist chocolate cake, the kind you crave with a tall glass of cold milk. I personally feel that the best cupcakes come in the traditional flavours - chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, etc. - and the mango definitely fell short for me. I will be back to try other flavours. Really good cupcakes and beats out the competition in Ottawa by far.

2011 Jun 3
Their new shop is open at 6 Byward Market Square, beside the Blue Cactus. I think they've been open a week or two.

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2011 Sep 13
I've tasted a variety of cupcakes from The Cupcake Lounge, and I can definitely give them a big thumbs up on texture, quality of ingredients, size, and icing:cake ratio, but as far as the very important category of flavour goes, they fall seriously flat. And I was really excited for a delicious Strawberry cupcake, at last! Sigh.

While the majority of their flavour combinations sound absolutely delectable on first sight, such as Key Lime or Ginger-Orange, they are only a barely-there sensation for the tastebuds. Disappointing, given that the cupcake itself, flavour aside, is very good.

I continue to visit, however, for their vanilla cupcake, which is always my go-to at any cupcake shop. The subtlety of flavour actually compliments this particular cupcake quite well and is definitely my favourite vanilla cupcake in all of Ottawa. Vanilla die-hards beware, however, there is also a taste of white-chocolate mingling in there, so it's not 100% vanilla in my opinion - but delicious nonetheless.


2011 Aug 31
After dinner boyfriend and I were looking for desert when we came across the Cupcake Lounge.

I've been here once before and tried their key lime cupcakes and enjoyed them.

This time I decided to try their Strawberry cupcakes. I use to make cupcakes all the time, so I was a little disappointed when they didn't have chunks of strawberry pieces in the cake. Which means they use some strawberry puree since the batter did have a light pink hue, with some strawberry flavouring.

The big plus is that they use butter, you can taste it in their icing which is a huge plus for me since I don't eat shortening.

Would I go back?? Maybe, the cake was moist, the icing perfect. Will probably go back if I'm in the area and in the mood for something sweet.

2011 Aug 23
I have tried cupcakes across North America, in Ottawa, and recently a couple at The Cupcake Lounge. They had a lot of different flavours. We took the key lime and the red velvet for a test drive.

The key lime had a delectable cream cheese icing, just the right combination of sour and sweet, and the cake was pretty moist...

The red velvet was very good and I have tried a lot of red velvet cupcakes in my days. The cream cheese icing in my opinion was not too sweet at all, had a great taste to it, and the cake was not dry either but moist... in fact I would have to say these were better than any cupcakery that I have gone to in LA, Washington or NYC.

They didn't cheat on neither icing nor cake so we feel we got our money's worth.

I heard they only opened a month or two ago.

2011 Jun 25
I was excited seeing the coming soon sign on the door and the butcher paper in the windows. Watched them as they moved in and eventually open but decided to be patient and waited a while after opening to make sure they were set.

Today I had a my first cupcake from The Cupcake Lounge! I opted for a favorite - The red velvet cake because I was so happy to see it on a menu. (Admittedly it is probably not the best choice as it is usually done quite poorly or really well. Not much in between.)

(Background: My first red velvet cake was years ago and was a killer example of just how good they can be. It was at Jacques-Imo's Cafe with a bunch of New Orleans locals/friends for my birthday. It was unexpected and lovely and left such a food memory.)

I really wanted to love their stuff but was greatly disappointed. (I suppose I still might if I opt to try something else?) We shared one and had waited till we got home to slice it down the centre.

I tried a bit of the cake itself (bottom) before diving into the icing top. *sigh* It was moist enough (my guy was critical of its texture, I thought it was fine) but sadly it was mostly flavourless. Skipped over to the top and tried the icing. The sweet cream cheese frosting was a bit on the too sweet for me side. Then tried the whole thing together,( as intended for a cupcake) thinking that the whole would be greater than the sum of its parts. All I tasted was icing but a bit better than before. I think the cake helped dilute the sweetness a bit and then I did taste a bit of the cream cheese tang.

I feel that saying it was mediocre would be generous and it was definitely not worth the price (or calories). If you have a better experience with another flavour please let us know. I may try again.

2011 Jun 3
Where is the shop? I thought you could only get them at the candy shop on weekends.

2011 Jun 2
Wanted to try the new cupcake shop in my work 'hood this week, so I picked up a carrot cupcake at lunch on Tuesday. I liked how they actually spread the icing out so it wasn't just a pretty and inedible pile in the middle of the cake. Good cake-to-icing ratio also - and awesome carrot cake goodness with nuts! And good cream cheese icing, not too sweet. Overall - a hit! The ladies behind the counter were super nice there too. Time will tell if there is enough business in the market for two cupcakeries, but I think this will be my go-to cupcake shop!