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Gear Up For Le Dolci’s 4 Week Baking Boot Camp!

Do you want to learn the art of culinary perfection? From cake decorating to bread making, our 4 Week Baking Boot Camp will give you the knowledge and tools to absolutely dominate in the kitchen!

This boot camp is perfect for beginners and intermediate level bakers who want to learn unique tricks and apply the skills they already possess. Each week offers new challenges and new food to transform you into a culinary genius!

What can you expect throughout this exciting month of blessed baking? Week 1 starts with Baking Essentials 101 where we will be covering anything from cookies to cakes plus the fundamentals of baking. Week 2 is Quick Bread and Savory Baking where we may feature scones, muffins or pies. Week 3 is Dough Lamination where we may cover treats like puff pastries, croissants, Danishes or sweet cinnamon buns. Our week 4 and final class is Bread and Yeast, which may conclude with brioche, focaccia or braided challah!

We offer so much deliciousness within four weeks that you’ll never leave hungry. Our boot camp costs $375 and includes four amazing lessons, everything you need to create with and tasty results to take home!

Our boot camp takes place every Tuesday from 7pm-9pm starting July 4 at our studio located at 1006 Dundas Street West across from Trinity Bellwoods Park.

RSVP your spot here and join our 4 Week Baking Boot Camp! You can’t find this type of experience anywhere else. We’ll see you July 4 with your appetite!

-Nathan & Team Le Dolci

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Le Dolci Celebrates Father’s Day!

Fathers are our very first superheroes. Call them Dad, Daddy, Papa, Daddio, Father Dearest, Baba (like I do), or whatever else – we should celebrate them every day. On June 18, show some love to your Daddy Cool with these awesome cakes from Le Dolci.

Order them online or buy them at our store on 1006 Dundas Street West.

Happy Father’s Day from us to you!

XO
Priyanka and Team Le Dolci

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We’re Hosting Smithery Style e-Boutique’s Pop-Up Shop! A Killer Collab Featuring Great Clothes, Great Cupcakes and Great Company!

Join us Saturday June 10 for our collaboration with Smithery Style e-Boutique! They’ll be creating a pop-up shop starting at 10 a.m. to show off their awesome collection of stylish, size-inclusive clothing here at Le Dolci, located at 1006 Dundas Street West across from Trinity Bellwoods.

This collab gets even sweeter because Smithery Style also has a secret code to save 16% off any culinary class, valid to any and all Smithery Style customers. Saving on cute clothes and creative culinary classes, could it get any better?

You bet it could, because you have the chance to win a $100 gift card to Smithery Style! All you have to do is follow Le Dolci and Smithery Style on Instagram and comment an emoji to be entered to win. It’s that easy, a quick follow and a little emoji could earn you big rewards.

We can’t wait to see you this Saturday for our exciting collaboration. Feel free to email us at orders@ledolci.com or call our store at 416-262-3400 for any questions about the promotional details.

Come prepared for great clothes and sweet treats!

-Nathan & Team Le Dolci

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Welcome to Trinity Bellwoods – Le Dolci’s Awesome Neighbourhood

If you follow our Instagram stories, you will catch glimpses of our wonderful Trinity-Bellwoods neighbourhood. We love being a part of this pretty locale, always bustling with activity.

The Trinity-Bellwoods Park, spans the entire length of the Trinity-Bellwoods neighbourhood. The park features a paved walking path that is highlighted by cast iron lamp poles and lush greenery. It is always such a pretty sight to see people relax and spend a summer day with their families and pets here. Every Tuesday from May to October, Trinity-Bellwoods also hosts a farmers market, selling everything from fresh fish, pickles, organic vegetables, to oysters and wine!

A rare Toronto animal and the Trinity-Bellwoods mascot, the white squirrel, also makes an appearance from time to time – you just have to be lucky enough to spot it. The park is home to these white cuties and our staff have seen them several times, mainly park’s Crawford and Queen entrance.

We also have the Tampered Press, a quaint cafe with windows overlooking the park, serving the most amazing gourmet coffee.

Next door to the Press is Salon Goulart run by two of our favourite sisters. Visit them when you feel like pampering yourself with with the ultimate in skin, hair and nail care services.

A five-minute walk from our Dundas Street West location is Artscape Toronto, a not-for-profit urban development organization that makes space for creativity and transforms communities. This summer, Le Dolci will be hosting a few classes and our Kids Summer Camps at Artscape Toronto. Learn to decorate cupcakes and naked cakes, and make classic pies too in this gorgeous venue.

We are also neighbors with Matthew House, a community of three homes that welcomes and assists newly arrived refugee claimants, offering hope at the end of their long journey on the refugee highway. Nothing makes us happier than the housemates at Matthew House devouring our cakes and sweet treats, and we love seeing the smiles on their faces.

How can we forget to include Ossington Village? The famous influx of bars, restaurants and boutiques across the stretch of South Ossington between Queen and Dundas makes for the best three blocks for drinking and dining. We love doing yoga classes at YogaSpace, visiting Bellwoods Brewery for a pint, taking in some people watching at Ideal Coffee and browsing beautiful bridal wear at Loversland. You are guaranteed a great meal at every restaurant on the strip, we can’t name our faves as we love them all.

There isn’t a dull moment in this neighborhood, and we love being a part of all the fun. Pass by the shop to pick up some treats before exploring our neighbourhood.  Also you can see classes in action when you come by on a weekend.

See you soon!

XO
Le Dolci

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Weekend Treats – Ice Pops & Pink Lemonade

This summer, Le Dolci will not only help create the cakes and sweets of your dreams, but also keep you refreshed and hydrated!

Pop in the bakery to try our homemade Pink Lemonade. Our pink lemonade is a flavorful combination of fresh lemon juice, sugar and grenadine; perfect for a sunny day treat.

Craving a frozen treat? We have Vietnamese Coffee and Sour Cherry flavored ice pops available for purchase in store, made by our Chef Carla Di Genova.

Come say Hello and enjoy your treats in our favourite park, Trinity Bellwoods Park which is just across the street from us.

Summer can’t get any better! See you at the bakery.

XO
Priya & Team Le Dolci

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Macaron vs. Macaroon

There is ALWAYS debate on Macaron vs. Macaroon. As macaron experts here we need to clarify this for you.

A MACARON, is a meringue-based cookie made with almond flour, egg whites, and granulated and powdered sugar, filled with buttercream, jam or ganache. The delicate treat has a crunchy exterior and a weightless interior with a soft ending that’s almost nougat-like in its chewiness.

Le Dolci is home to the Delicious Macaron and regularly hosts classes where participants learn to create these sweet and dainty treats. The Parisian Macaron class is hosted by our Red Seal Pastry Chef Lindsey, and is a fun, informative and hands-on session. At the end of the class, attendees get to take home a box of their creations. You can book your spot for a Macaron class here!

A MACAROON, is the term is equated with the moist and dense coconut drop, which is composed of egg whites, sugar, and dried coconut, often piped with a star-shaped tip, and sometimes dipped in chocolate. The coconut macaroon is also known as congolais in France.

If you find someone use the term “Macron”, they are most probably referring to Emmanuel Macron, the recently appointed President of France. The President Macron is certainly not edible 🙂

Now that we’re up to date with our Macaron vs. Macaroon knowledge, let’s enjoy either of these delicious treats responsibly! We think they pair well with a bottle of french wine and eaten slowly after dinner.

Have a sweet day!

XO
Team Le Dolci

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Le Dolci at The Bubbly Bachelorette Shoot!

If you can’t decide between a bridal shower and a bachelorette party, why not choose a bit of both? A vintage bachelorette tea party is the perfect daytime event that a bride and her girl gang can enjoy.

Le Dolci was recently part of a similar bachelorette themed photo shoot that was all about fashion, pampering, treats, and lots of photo opps. The bride and bridesmaids were lounging in custom silk robes from By Catalfo, enjoying bridesmaid gift boxes by Present Day Gifts, getting at-home professional manicures from The Nail and Champagne Bar and eating sweets and a gorgeous hand-painted cake from Le Dolci. Olive Photography captured all the intimate, memorable moments of the luxury fete.

Take a look at some fabulous pics from the shoot, what a fun day!

XO

Priyanka

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Le Dolci Welcomes Chef Julie Montgomery

Chef Julie Montgomery is the latest addition to Le Dolci’s team of cake decorators. Former head teacher of the now closed Bonnie Gordon College, Chef Julie teaches advanced cake decorating, cake sculpting and design, and multiple day classes at Le Dolci.

Julie Montgomery’s twenty year career has seen her working in the pastry department of the city’s top hotels, restaurants and alongside Chef Mark McEwan, where she was executive pastry chef of his top two restaurants Bymark and North 44.

At Bonnie Gordon College, she taught students from around the world to bake and decorate grand, sculpted, gravity defying cakes with sugar flowers crafted by hand. These creations looked so realistic, they were (almost!) too pretty to eat.

Chef Julie loves to make gum paste flowers, and her favorite cake is the classic Opera cake. She can’t live without her mini fondant rolling pin, wooden ball tool, dresden tool, flower veiner and her pasta machine for rolling out gum paste. It may be hard to believe, but the hardware store is her “go -to”, where she gets many things for building cake infrastructure.

At Le Dolci, she will teach some advanced cake decorating and sculpting classes such as the Carousel Cake class, Ice-Cream Cone decorating class and gorgeous Gum Paste Flowers. Additionally, she will also conduct an advanced cake decorating boot camp for kids, where they will learn to create some unique cakes such as a Burger & Fries Cake, Drip Cake, Monster cake and Minion Cake.

We are super excited that Chef Julie is here with us, and is going to make our cake decorating program top notch!

To book your spot for the classes, please visit our website. See you in class!

XO
Team Le Dolci