Buttercream Bake Shoppe, Balzac (Calgary)

Just outside of Calgary sits a small town called Balzac. And in this town, right on the highway leading to and from Calgary, is a relatively new giant shopping mall called CrossIron Mills. I met up with a friend there, and I also went because I wanted to walk around (was hoping to find a lot of good outlet stores, but came away relatively disappointed because this place is mostly just a regular shopping mall).

Inside the mall, in the middle of a hallway, is an outlet of Calgary’s Buttercream Bake Shoppe. There were plenty of mouth-watering displays of cupcakes and cookies.

Buttercream Bake Shoppe

Buttercream Bake Shoppe

I didn’t want a whole cupcake, so my friend and I opted for two mini cupcakes. One was a vanilla cupcake with a passion fruit frosting, and the other was a chocolate cupcake with vanilla frosting. The cupcake itself was just ok – the cake was moist but not as flavourful as I’d like. I think I prefer the cake from Crave. The frosting on the passion fruit frosting was very fruity, and both it and the vanilla frosting were almost too sweet. (I think this is why I don’t eat cupcakes very often. They’re just too darned sweet for me!) The texture of the frosting was excellent though. Creamy, but not so rich that you feel like you’re sticking a piece of fat in your mouth. I think I like their frosting better than Crave’s.

mini cupcake

mini cupcake

Buttercream Bake Shoppe
CrossIron Mills Mall, Balzac – just outside of Calgary next to Highway 2
Two other locations in Calgary

6 thoughts on “Buttercream Bake Shoppe, Balzac (Calgary)

  1. Shoppers delight says:

    I had one of these cupcakes the other day shopping there, and they were ok. Not very flavorful for the cake department and the icing was very nice. I almost didn’t buy one though because the place was filthy. If their small kiosk is that dirty I can only imagine how filthy the actual bakery would be.

  2. Shoppers delight says:

    Ya I don’t know what has happened in the last few months but I have noticed that their locations are dirtier and also I went to order a cake and they had to call me twice confirm the details of the cake. Seems really disorganized.

  3. Shirley says:

    We ordered our wedding cakes from here, they were late for set up, bits of the cake fell of throughout the night and our cupcakes were not as we had ordered. When I complained I kept having to follow up and was offered an insufficient refund. Even when I presented them with a copy of the contract which detailed the cakes and how we wanted them they admitted fault but no more refund. I know some people get angry and write bad things but I am only doing this so that you have the perfect day that we could not because our cakes were not as we wanted them. We have complained to the Better Business Bureau too so hopefully their service will improve

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