Written By: Monday, December 7th 2015

The month of December….when dieting goes out the window. It is the time to indulge and give into those sweet tooth cravings! Whether you are buying sweets for yourself, family or friends over the holidays these are five local places you will want to keep in mind for delicious, decadent desserts, chocolates and candies.

1. CupCAKE in Barrie
2. I Heart Chocolate in Barrie
3. Mariposa Market in Orillia
4. Chelsea Chocolates in Craighurst
5. The Candy Factory in Collingwood

#1.CupCAKE

For the past 10 years cupCAKE has been pleasing the undeniable ‘sweet tooth’ in Barrie and surrounding areas. There are currently two cupCAKE shops in Barrie and one in Newmarket. The storefronts are warm and welcoming with personable staff who always greet you with a smile.

CupCAKE uses the finest ingredients for all of their products including pure Madagascar vanilla, rich European chocolate, fresh eggs and real butter. Whether it be an intimate celebration or the event of a lifetime, cupCAKE will work closely with you and transform your dream dessert into reality!

They offer cakes, cupcakes, cheesecakes, cake-pops, candies, ice cream cakes, macaroons, cookies & more. New varieties of cupcakes are featured every day of the week!

Locations:
Barrie South-70 Essa Rd, Barrie, ON L4N 3K7
Barrie North-181 Livingstone St E Barrie, ON L4M 6Z4

Website: http://iwannacupcake.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CupCAKE-176266069068228/?fref=ts

 

#2. I Heart Chocolate

Honestly… who doesn’t love chocolate?! I Heart Chocolate specializes in handmade truffles and edible favours, centrepieces and buffet tables for weddings, corporate events and all other special occasions (like Christmas & New Years!!!!) I Heart Chocolate is a home-based business located in Barrie and was established in 2011 by owner and chocolatier Anastasia. She prides herself on fine hand-made chocolates made with fresh quality ingredients that contain no added preservatives or artificial flavours! Pre-order holiday chocolates for co-workers, teachers, family or friends on your list.

Website: www.iheartchocolate.co
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/iheartchocolate22/?fref=ts

 

#3. Mariposa Market

Mariposa Market is Orillia’s Historic Market & is open 7 days a week. It is located in the heart of downtown Orillia on Mississauga street and offers a variety of delectable. Pies, cake, cheesecake, cupcakes, pastries & more. Mariposa Market is known for their cakes, and for good reason. Baked goods have been made onsite for 150 years! Everything at Mariposa Market continues to be baked on the premises and decorated by hand, using only the finest quality ingredients. Talk about fresh and delicious!

Address: 109 Mississaga St E, Orillia, ON L3V 1V6
Website: www.mariposamarket.ca
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mariposamarketstores/?fref=ts
Twitter: @MariposaMarket

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#4. Chelsea Chocolates Chelsea Chocolates is located the quaint historic community of Craighurst, near Barrie & is definitely worth the visit! They have been making “melt in your mouth” chocolates by hand for the past 20 years. People rave from near and far about our caramel turtles and butter creams – it’s kind of like Aunt Jemima’s secret recipe! Visit Chelsea Chocolates store front for quality chocolates, truffles and specialty items this holiday season. Address: 3471 Penetanguishene Rd Oro-Medonte, Ontario Canada L4M 4Y8 Website: http://chelseachocolates.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChelseaChocolates Twitter: @Love4Chocolates

 

#5. The Candy Factory

The Candy Factory-Home of Georgian Bay Chocolate’s truly has something for everyone. The Candy Factory was founded in 1972, is located in downtown Collingwood; and is filled with everything imaginable to satisfy the sweet tooth! Stepping into the Candy Factory is like stepping back in time, to an assortment of candies, truffles, assorted chocolates and more. Take the kids with you when visiting this location, as sweets&treats are made on site and the manufacturing operation can be seen from a viewing area in the factory! A variety of gift packages and baskets are available for easy gifting.

Addrress: 645 Hurontario St, Collingwood, ON
Website: www.candyfactory.ca
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CandyFactoryGBChocolates/?fref=ts
Twitter: @CandyFactoryInc

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