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Cabello By Carolina Braid Workshop Featuring Our Cookie Love

Cabello By Carolina is a hairstyling business owned and operated by Aylin C Abraham. She creates unique hairstyles to reflect every occasion her clients attend. She recently hosted a Hair Braiding Workshop at our friend’s Smithery Style’s studio. The event was super intimate and lavish while providing guests with the best tips and tricks on mastering different braids.

We were fortunate enough to supply the event our custom sugar cookies! We created combs and towels finished with the Cabello logo across them. The guests loved them just as much as they loved the braiding lessons! Check out some images of the event and our custom cookies below!

We want to thank Aylin for having us and can’t wait to work on more future projects! If you would like to include some of our tasty treats at your next event, send us an email at info@ledolci.com.

-Nathan & Team Le Dolci

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Edible Art: Join our Introduction to Cake Decorating Class and Master Cake Decorating

Have you ever wanted to learn top notch cake decorating skills from the best in the business? If you’ve ever seen a cake with an impressive exterior design and thought, “I want to learn how to do that,” then join us this Sunday from 3-6pm for our Introduction to Cake Decorating Class!

This class is perfect for beginners breaking into the pastry world. Those itching to start learning cake decorating techniques will have an awesome time working with our instructors. The class is three-hours long and shows you how to decorate a cake from start to finish using fondant and buttercream. At the end of the class, students will leave with their very own mini cake creation.

Our studio is located at 1006 Dundas Street West across from Trinity Bellwoods Park. Sign up here to reserve your spot. We can’t wait to decorate with you!

-Nathan & Team Le Dolci

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Staff Portraits! Today’s Culinary Superstar: Daniela Colonna

Meet Cake Decorator and Pastry Chef, Daniela Colonna, an always smiling, hugely talented member of our team. She attended George Brown College before joining our Le Dolci and advocates for anything chocolate. Today, we asked Daniela to answer 10 questions with us so we could get to know a little more about her. Here is her Staff Portrait.

Q 1. If you were a new entry to the cake case, which cake would you be?

I would be a chocolate cake with salted caramel buttercream because both those flavours are great!

Q 2. If you could be a cupcake, what flavour would you choose?

Again, chocolate and salted caramel, because it’s just too hard to look beyond those.

Q 3. Who is your favourite superhero?

Definitely Storm.

Q 4. What is your spirit animal?

A Panda, because they are cute and adorable, and they love to eat and sleep like I do.

Q 5. What is one word that describes you best?

Babyface, as I am called by my colleagues.

Q 6. What is your favourite part about being a cake baker/decorator?

I love to be a part of special celebrations and make people happy with my cakes.

Q 7. Are there any suggestions or advice you would like to tell customers?

I always advise my clients to order more cake than they think is enough, so that they don’t fall short. It is always better to have extra cake than not being able to feed all guests.

Q 8.  What has been your best creation so far?

I have been the creator of a three-foot tall Easter egg and 50 Shades of Grey themed cake, both of which are very close to my heart.

Q 9. Who inspires you the most, and why?

I consider my Grandma to be pretty awesome and am inspired by her.

Q 10. Who would you like to share a piece of cake with, dead or alive?

With the Queen, I would like to pick her brain over a slice of cake.

Our staff are in shop Monday-Friday putting cakes together for various different events and retailers. Located at 1006 Dundas Street West across from Trinity Bellwoods Park, you can see them through our store front window working their hardest to meet the demands of our beloved clients. Drop by and take a look for yourself!

Stay Tuned for our next Staff Portrait!

-Nathan & Team Le Dolci

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NUTS for Doughnuts! Join our Upcoming Doughnut Fun Class

Doughnuts are definitely a pastry classic. The iconic round-shaped dessert completed with a centre hole has risen to popularity over the last century. The tasty treat comes in so many different sizes, flavours and styles that it is hard to keep up. If you’ve ever wondered how to make your very own doughnuts, you have to join our Doughnut Making Class this Saturday from 10am-12noon!

In this two-hour doughnut class, students learn the fundamentals of creating yeast dough and batter with a variety of toppings and glazes. We want to provide our students with all the tasty toppings they love and enjoy on their favourite doughnuts to make their creations the most personal and delicious. The best part is everyone takes home their goodies to share (or save for themselves!).

Click here to sign up today for the inside scoop on the doughnut making process and learn to make all your doughnut dreams come true. We are located at 1006 Dundas Street West across from Trinity Bellwoods Park. We can’t wait to go nuts for doughnuts with you!

– Nathan & Team Le Dolci

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Making the list, “Where to Take Baking Classes in Toronto”

We offer a wide range of classes at our Trinity Bellwoods culinary studio. Our classes teach students valuable baking knowledge from respected chefs and supply them with tasty treats to go home with! Yesterday we were featured on Toronto.com’s “Where to Take Baking Classes in Toronto List.”

We aim to create the ultimate learning experience for our students who attend our classes, so we are excited that Toronto.com put us at the top of their list. Here is what they had to say:

“Le Dolci is a culinary classroom and bake shop located close to Trinity Bellwoods Park. As well as picking up special occasion cakes or a box of macarons, Le Dolci also runs culinary classes and baking camps, as well as classes for kids. Classes include their Unicorn Cake Class, where you’ll learn to make your own Eunice the Unicorn Cake. Create a unicorn horn, paint using edible gold and pipe a rainbow “mane” of icing.  In their Butter Tarts class learn to master this Canadian classic, or learn to make classic desserts for your next potluck in their Retro Pies class, including homemade coconut and chocolate custard cream.”

Our Unicorn Cakes have become widely successful and so have the classes where we teach our students how to decorate their own! Special thanks to Toronto.com for taking the time to review our bake shop and placing us on their baking class recommendation list. Click here to check out our class schedule and book your own to take part in the best baking experience in the city!

-Nathan & Team Le Dolci

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Enter She Does The City Summer Essentials Contest To Win A $1700 Prize Pack Including Two Free Passes To One Of Our Classes!

No summer vacation is complete without some sweet summer baking, that’s why we are teaming up with She Does The City by including two free passes to one of our baking classes in their Summer Essentials prize pack!

This amazing prize pack includes exciting Toronto activities, tasty eats and features the most fabulous products. Dying to know what else is inside? They hook you up with admission tickets to the ROM, hair products from John Frieda, a gift card from ZA Pizzeria, a self-care package from Hammam Spa, a classy bag from Nine West, a summer reading list from Simon and Schuster, a 5-class mat pass from MISFITSTUDIO, and a Dyson Pure Hot + Cool Link Purifier!

You can’t miss your chance to enjoy the coolest summer activities, foods and products the city has to offer with their Summer Essentials prize pack, and entering is easy. You can enter through Twitter, Facebook and Email, here’s how:

To enter on Twitter:

Tweet: “Hi @shedoesthecity, please pick me to be the #HotSummerInTheCity winner, I’m obsessed with your summer essentials!”

To enter on Facebook:

Keep an eye out for our contest posts over the next month, and LIKE + COMMENT on them for your chance to win!

To enter on email:

Shoot us a note at contests@shedoesthecity.com with subject line “I NEED your summer essentials!”

Click here to view our class list to see which class you’d love to attend if you won. The contest closes August 15 and contestants can enter once a day for the duration of the contest. Good luck to all who enter and we’ll see the winner soon!

– Nathan & Team Le Dolci

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Making the List, “The Best Custom Cakes in Toronto”

Each of our cakes is unique in style and taste. We love to create gorgeous and delicious cakes for our guests. Last month we were lucky enough to be voted on the top 10 list of blogTO’s best custom cakes ranking. We love reading blogTO for our weekly fix of what to do in the city and they are one of the most popular online media sources in the GTA.

 With six years of business under our belt, we certainly appreciate the recognition from such a mainstream outlet. Here is what they had to say about us on their list:

 

 

“This Dundas West place will create any custom flavour of cake you can imagine with a special request, and they offer carrot, vanilla, and chocolate gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan options. Other than that, choose from unique options like strawberry, salted caramel, or cookies and cream. They’re known for their logic-defying ice cream cone cakes, and customize with decorations of popcorn, fruit and flowers.”

We love our Ice Cream Cone Cakes and we certainly do love to decorate with popcorn! Special thanks to the readers of blogTO for taking the time to vote for our bake shop and put us on the Best Custom Cakes In Toronto list. Here’s to our shop making many more lists and providing our clients with the best custom cakes in the city! 

 -Nathan & Team Le Dolci

 

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Staff Portraits! Today’s Culinary Superstar: Carla DeGenova

If there is anyone who loves to feed the staff at Le Dolci, it is our Head Baker, Carla.  Her calm demeanour and wonderful smile paired with her genius creations win us over every time. At 5’11, she will frequently ask her colleagues what life looks like from their short point of view.Tall and mighty, here’s presenting Staff Portraits with Carla DeGenova:

Q 1. If you were a new entry to the cake case, which cake would you be?

I would be a passion fruit cake because passion fruit is the best flavour in the world.

Q 2. If you could be a cupcake, what flavour would you choose?

I would be a chocolate cupcake with chocolate buttercream.

Q 3. Who is your favourite superhero?

Wonder Woman!

Q 4. What is your spirit animal?

A horse because they are sturdy and elegant.

Q 5. What is one word to describe you best?

I am going to say calm.

Q 6. What is your favourite part about being a cake baker/decorator?

I enjoy the creative freedom that baking brings.

Q 7. Are there any suggestions or advice you would like to tell customers?

Trust the baker and give them the creative freedom to make your cake.

Q 8.  What has been your best creation so far?

The gluten free chocolate cookie – I love baking chocolate desserts.

Q 9. Who inspires you the most, and why?

My Mom is my biggest inspiration because she does everything. Cooking, baking, woodwork and everything else. She is great at whatever she tries and I aspire to be like her.

Q 10. Who would you like to share a piece of cake with, dead or alive?

I would like to share a piece of cake with Lucille Ball, because everyone loves Lucy.

Come by the store to meet Carla and discuss your favourite funny moments from I Love Lucy!

Our staff are in shop Monday-Friday putting cakes together for various different events and retailers. Located at 1006 Dundas Street West across from Trinity Bellwoods Park, you can see them through our store front window working their hardest to meet the demands of our beloved clients. Drop by and take a look for yourself!

Stay Tuned for our next Staff Portrait!

-Nathan & Team Le Dolci