Great pastries and even better service. I love this little gem in our neighborhood.
Sweet E's is a bakery that offer full-sized cakes and tarts and miniature bite-sized treats. For my visit, I sampled their Mini Carrot Cake, 4 varieties of their mini tarts (Banana Caramel Cream, Vanilla Strawberry Cheesecake, Coconut Cream, Milk Chocolate Hazelnut with Salted Caramel) and their Toffee Chew Cookie.Mini Carrot Cake ($4.5): 5/5; The cake was tender and incredibly moist and had a good amount of spice. It was topped with a generous amount of delicious, tangy cream cheese frosting. This is probably one of the best carrot cakes that I've had; I actually prefer it over the one from Creme de la Crumb.Mini Tarts (Banana Caramel Cream, Vanilla Strawberry Cheesecake, Coconut Cream, Milk Chocolate Hazelnut with Salted Caramel, all $2.5): 4.5/5; In general, I enjoyed all of the treats. My two favourites would be the Milk Chocolate Hazelnut with Salted Caramel (which elicious smooth chocolate filling, topped with a lucious hazelnut cream and salted caramel), and the Banana Caramel Cream (fragrant banana with bits of buttery, sweet toffee). I did find the Coconut Cream to be a tad bland and muted in flavour compared to the others.Toffee Chew Cookie ($0.95): 4/5; Although the cookie didn't look like much, it was actually filled with an incredible amount of fruit and nuts, and best of all, buttery toffee. I did find it a bit dry, however.Overall, I'm very impressed by the offering from Sweet E's. My only negative is that I do find their mini tarts to be a tad pricey at $2.5. The quality of their products however is top notch and you really can't go wrong with picking any of their goods.
I am very fussy about my buttercream icing. The one here is perfect – – mostly butter with just a hint of sweetness. Have tried other things in this bakery, which i mostly find average, but the items with butter cream topping keep me stopping in when I'm in the neighborhood.