Crave

Crave cookies and cupcakes

1107 Kensington rd NW -or- 815 17th Ave SW, Calgary AB

403.270.2728

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Okay, okay — THE best cupcake store I’ve ever been to. For serious. Yes, I’ve been to Cupcakes on Denman… Crave is the best. From their signature, the Crave-O-Licious (pictured above) to their flavor of the month – everything here is spectacularly moist and rich without being overly sugary.

Oooohhhhh yeah, for a mere $2.65 any one of their 11 amazing flavors could be yours – their flavor catalogue includes…among others:

Vanilla (vanilla cake with pink vanilla buttercream icing), Nutty Over Chocolate (chocolate cake with peanut butter icing), Peppy Pattie (chocolate peppermint cake with white peppermint butter icing), A Lovely Bunch of Coconuts (chocolate or vanilla cake  with coconut topping), the Princess (vanilla cake with real strawberry puree), the Crave-O-Licious (chocolate cake with blue vanilla butter cream icing and chocolate shavings)… and my favorite Lemon-Lime Twist (lemon cake with green lime butter icing).

Mini cupcake versions of the flavors are also available for $1.55 each. Crave also stocks cookies (6 yummy flavors) and cakes (same delicious recipe and flavors as the cupcakes). Crave will do up the cakes as specialty orders with the prices ranging from $30 for a 6inch to $100 for a 14inch.

What I recommend to all my friends is that you go in near closing time to score a deal (they sometimes offer 2 for 1 to avoid wastage) or arrange a meeting to discuss a special order. I did this to go over pricing for the cupcake tree I ordered for my wedding. The meeting was a mere 15 minutes – we went over different prices for amounts, the deposit, and any custom designs I wanted. Afterwards they gave me 6 free cupcakes to try out some different flavors (even though I knew all along I was getting the lemon-lime, crave-o-licious, and the princess). Yeah! Nothing beats free cupcakes!

I L.O.V.E. the cupcakes from this place and I try to hit it up every time I’m in town. High fives all around for not having diabetes yet!

Hours: Tues-Fri 10-6, Sat 10-5, closed Mondays.

Parking: Impossible

Deliveries: Available

Allergy alert: All the goods come in contact with nut stuff – so take your pesky allergies elsewhere.

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