MTL Blog continues its search for the city's best baked good, and now we come to one of Montreal's most reputable cupcake vendors, Les Glaceurs. For the last five years across Montreal, Les Glaceurs has built a reputation as the premiere cupcake-ery, satisfying sweet teeth with cups of cakey goodness. Les Glaceurs is definitely well known and established in the Montreal's baking scene, but do Les Glaceurs cupcakes live up to the hype?
With over 32 flavours, and changing flavours of the month, Les Glaceurs has a solid amount of variety. Fresh and local ingredients are a mandate at Les Glaceurs, which is reflected in its seasonal flavours like blueberry-chocolate. Rather than get too crazy with flavour combinations, Les Glaceurs sticks to traditional recipes and what is known to work.
Each of Les Glaceurs flavours are unique, with some superior to others. One thing I noticed across the cupcakes is the sugary icing. Sweeter than I personally enjoy, the icing doesn't seem to be a major focus of most of Les Glaceurs flavours, unlike many other cupcake places. Offsetting the sweet icing is the very dense, moist, and delicious cake base that runs across all varieties. A perfect ratio of moist and crumbly, the cake aspect of Les Glaceurs cupcakes is definitely their strong suit.
A top seller at Les Glaceurs is the Red Velvet Cupcake, and for good reason. The tartness of the cream cheese in the icing countered the sugar very well. Smooth, or velvety if I may, the icing paired perfectly with the red velvet base that had light hints of cocoa. Arguably better than the cake itself, Les Glaceur's Red Velvet cupcake is sure to be a crowd pleaser.
Another ode to the classic, the Peanut Butter and Chocolate cupcake is another must try. Almost like a very fancy Reese's cup, the PB&C cupcake has a moist chocolate base and topped with a creamy peanut butter icing. Here is one cupcake where the icing is as good as the base. Using classic smooth peanut butter, the icing is creamy and rich in flavour, a great pairing with the moist chocolate cake.
Nearly all of the chocolate base varieties are delicious for the cake aspect, and the Smore's cupcake is a close second to the PB&C.Not just serving cupcakes, Les Glaceurs also does cake pops, macarons, special cakes, and serves Bilboquet ice cream in many locations. Special ice cream and cupcake deals exist for the indecisive, and hungry, customer, as well as custom requests on all cupcake and cake decorations. Great with classic flavours, and with many locations across Montreal, Les Glaceurs earned its cupcake reputation for good reason.
Whether you've made it through another work week, aced an exam, or managed to cook every meal at home this week, it's important to remember to take a moment to savour the little things.
The good news is, whenever you feel like life has picked up speed and you need to find time to focus on you, there are plenty of simple things you can do to hit "do not disturb" on life and take a much-needed breather.
From indulging in your favourite dessert to curling up with your go-to Netflix show, the opportunities are almost endless. There are no limits to self-care and it really depends on what makes you happy. If you're unsure of where to start, try these six ways to chill out and cater to your well-being. Think of it as a nice little recharge!
Get Lost In A Good Book
First thing's first: reading on your phone doesn't count, so turn all devices off and dedicate some time to diving into a physical book that sparks your interest. Whether it's fantasy, self-help, poetry, or a classic romance novel, there are tons of genres you can discover and get lost in.
Besides, sometimes it's nice to escape your reality for a little while. It's like taking your mind on a vacation without actually going anywhere.
Dig Into Your Favourite Dessert
Is there anything better than taking time for yourself to sit on the couch, put your feet up and indulge in your favourite chocolaty dessert? You can make the moment even more enjoyable by making sure you're always stocked with treats like Deep'n Delicious Cakes, which come ready to eat right out of the freezer. It doesn't get much simpler than that.
Chocolate lovers looking to hit "do not disturb" on their day can satisfy their sweet cravings with a moist, rich cake topped with decadent icing. When it comes to convenient and luxurious ways to treat yourself, tucking into a Deep'n Delicious cake is highly underrated — especially when they come in delicious flavours like Cookies & Cream and Coconut Vanilla.
Have Some Fun With Game Night
Playing games is often underrated. There's a lot of fun — and several health benefits — to be had from making time for play in your life. Whether it's a game of Uno, an online co-op like Among Us, or some time alone with the latest Legend of Zelda release, getting time to play, problem solve and have a few laughs is invaluable.
The great thing about playing games is that it can be tailored to how social you're feeling. If you want time with friends, you can lay out some Settlers of Catan, and if you want to immerse yourself, you can have some one-on-one time with your favourite console.
Try Your Hand At Bullet Journaling
Activities that encourage you to stay in the present can do wonders for your mood. They don't have to be complicated either. Bullet journaling is a completely customizable way to sort through your ideas, make plans, or just share your thoughts. It can be really creative too!
You can be as minimalist or elaborate as you like, the important part is that you're taking a little moment to indulge in something that makes you feel good.
Life can get so crazy and busy that you don't even realize it's passing you by until suddenly it's been months since you've hung out with your best friends.
Spending time chilling out with your BFF, a glass of wine and a few slices of Deep'n Delicious Marble Cake, is a wonderful way to unwind. Everyone deserves some time with their best buds and a moment to indulge every once in a while — no occasion necessary.
Head Outside & Tune Into Nature
Nature is vast, and so are the opportunities to explore it. Try your hand at a few outdoor activities and discover what brings you the most joy. Some people love to go for a jog, others prefer a long scenic hike, and many enjoy a nice bike ride.
Not only does heading outside help you disconnect from the hustle and bustle, but it also gives you the opportunity to tune out the noise of everyday life and tune into yourself a little deeper.
Whether you like to get lost in a good book, unwind with your besties or dig into a slice of cake on the couch, there are endless opportunities to treat yourself. Whatever way you choose to hit "do not disturb" on life, remember that you don't need an excuse to take a moment every single day to do what makes you happy.
Visit your local grocery store to pick up Deep'n Delicious, and to find out more check out their website or follow them on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.
Even though their shaved ice desserts are huge, you may not want to share because they're also incredibly delicious.
Each shaved ice dessert on the menu is piled high with toppings ranging from taro to brown sugar milk to mochi, mango and strawberry.
If you're not in the mood for shaved ice — or you're ridiculously hungry — Meet Fresh also has taro balls, grass jelly, purple sweet potato treats, tofu pudding, almond soup, purple rice desserts, waffles and more.
When you think of food destinations in the city, you probably think of the Plateau or Old Montreal. But over in NDG is Mo Pâtisserie and Deli that'll become your new go-to foodie spot in the city if it isn't already.