sharing the love – one cupcake at a time

Veronick Ayling, photographed at V’s Cupcakes in Manotick.

At loveOttawa we get the chance to meet and photograph all types of wonderful and generous people. Veronick Ayling, owner ofV’s Cupcakes in Manotick, was all of that and more.

Veronick’s unique logo (the letter V capped off as a heart) tells the story of a woman who came by her dream through the belief that when there’s hope, obstacles can be overcome. Faced with a serious health challenge two years ago and forced to leave her twenty year career in the military, Veronick, with the help and support of her husband Mike, took the road less travelled. While dealing with this challenge, she came up with a business plan, designed every detail of her future cupcake café and put all of her love into a dream.

© dwayne brown studio  – the  loveOttawa  project

© dwayne brown studio – the loveOttawa project

The result is felt as soon as you walk in: the sweet smell of made-from-scratch baking, the crisp and welcoming decor, the attention to small details and, of course, Veronick herself, a vibrant yet soft spoken woman who has, in less than 5 months, worked nonstop to create a unique and very special cafe, serving a delicious and varied offering of cupcakes and baked goods and catering to all types of clients. “We can and have answered to diverse customer desires, from large corporate orders to exquisite custom designed wedding cakes.”

When asked about her business, Veronick replies, “V’s Cupcakes is our dream, humbly shared with the community. We want customers to feel like they have arrived at a destination, rather than stopping by during errands.”

Veronick and Mike love Ottawa and  although busy, they enjoy skiing in the winter and boating on the Rideau River in the summer, with their three children. Their favourite downtown Ottawa restaurant is Bekta. They are especially proud of being a part of the Manotick community. “In Manotick, La Piazza is our go-to restaurant most of the time when we eat out. My Toy Shop on Tighe Street is a wonderful store to discover surprises you would never find at the big box toy stores. It’s like Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium in there!”

Thank you, Veronick, for sharing your story and dream with loveOttawa!

Please drop into see Veronick’s lovely shop in Manotick at 5556 Manotick Main Street. For more information: and you can follow them on Twitter at: @vscupcakeshop and Instagram at: @vscupcakeshop