Centretown News on the Ottawa cupcake craze

As former Carleton J-School students ourselves, we’re always excited to follow along with the school’s current young journalists and their adventures. To be honest, we’re even more excited when they offer to write for us!

If you’ve been following along with food blogger Hilary Duff’s hunt for Ottawa’s perfect cupcake, you know exactly what we mean.

Recently, Hilary published a news story about Ottawa’s cupcake craze in Centretown News, the community newspaper produced by third and fourth-year students in Carleton University’s School of Journalism and Communication.

“Centretown just got a little sweeter,” Hilary writes. Thimble Cakes, the neighbourhood’s newest bakery, opened its doors last month, embracing the cupcake craze that currently has Ottawa in its grip. The opening of Thimble Cakes means Centretown is now home to two cupcake specialty shops: Auntie Loo’s on Bronson Avenue opened in October 2009. In addition to the Centretown shops, other Ottawa neighbourhoods, including New Edinburgh and the Glebe, have recently become home to their own cupcake cafés.”

“With everyone eager to share their frosted fares with the public, many of the shops have developed their own product niches to help them stand out.”

Click here to read the whole story at Centretown News.

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