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Marvelous Macarons with Mardi!

Introducing our newest class to the sugar filled line up…Marvelous Macarons with Mardi! Le macaron – mythical French pastry or a sweet treat that you can whip up at home, no special equipment required?  In this class, you will learn the secrets to virtually no-fail macarons using everyday kitchen items.  Astonish your friends with these “look-way-more-difficult-than-they-really-are” mouthfuls of deliciousness.  In this two hour class, we will make two different flavoured and coloured macarons each with its own ganache filling.  The class will be hands on and you will practice the technique of macaronnage (getting the batter just so) and piping perfect macs.

Classes are filling up quickly,book now to reserve your spot in our sweet new Parisian inspired class!

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TIFF CUPCAKE DECORATING CLASS

Sign up for our next Themed class! Don’t forget your tiaras and tails!! Saturday 17th September!

At this introduction to cupcake decorating class, suitable for anyone at any age, participants will work with professional tools to create their own cupcake works of art. At our first annual Toronto International Film Festival Class (TIFF) class there will be tiaras, bow ties, classic films playing in the background and TIFF inspired music. Class participants are encouraged to wear their most glamorous frocks and tails. Participants will work with fondant and professional food colouring to make TIFF related decorations like film reels, tuxedos, champagne flutes and a profile of George Clooney, who is also cordially invited to the class (we hope he can make it!)

After working with fondant, participants will then experiment with our silky smooth buttercream icing. Using the deliciously sinful buttercream they will test out different piping nozzles and colors to make wonderful swirls and whirls to adorn the cupcakes. We see a Cupcake Oscar in sight!

Participants will have a fun time in a relaxing atmosphere, have gained confidence in working with fondant, food colouring, cutters and piping bags and leave with a set of fabulously decorated cupcakes that friends and family will be suitably impressed by! Class time is 2 hours.

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THE BOOTY BASH!

Cupcake Fans!

This year Le Dolci is supporting “The Booty Bash” at Brassaii on August 12th. The Booty Bash is orgnaized by the Don McQuaig Foundation whose goal is to raise funds towards colon cancer research. From events such as “The Booty Bash” and “The Booty Splash”, The Don McQuaig Foundation has raised close to $300,000.00.

So…. on August 12th come out and support Colon Cancer research at the fifth annual Booty Bash, it’ll be a night of dancing and surprises; you might even win a cupcake decorating class at Le Dolci if you’re lucky!

To buy tickets and for more information, check out The Booty Bash site

Hope to see all your booty’s there on August 12th!

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Corporate Team Building Cupcake Fun!

Le Dolci does corporate team building events! We bring the cupcake fun to you!

If you are looking to enhance your next corporate event with some team building than Le Dolci’s cupcake challenges are perfect for you and your fellow employees!

Now some may think that anything cupcake related is strictly for the ladies, well this is untrue! Le Dolci’s corporate cupcake challenges have something for everyone; you will not just be sitting around making pretty little pink cupcakes.

We have the “Iron Cupcake Challenge” fit for all! Who can pipe the highest mountain of buttercream icing? Who can create the best self-portrait on a cupcake? These are just a few examples of fun, whacky challenges that Le Dolci has to offer corporate events.

Depending on the size of the event, you can come to our studio or for larger groups we travel in our Sugar-mobile! Or we can help you choose an appropriate venue that fits the needs of the party, we work with some great venues and caterers in downtown Toronto.

To ensure that your employees have a lasting memory of the fun, each employee will take home a small box of decorated cupcakes to share with friends and family (or to enjoy themselves) and some great prizes if they win one of the sugary challenges.

Why book your next corporate event with Le Dolci? The answer is simple, everyone loves cupcakes!

Call 416-262-3400 to book your fun filled corporate cupcake event today!

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Branded Cupcakes, better than doughnuts for a meeting!

Big client presentation? New business pitch? Our studies show that sweet treats increase appreciation of presented material by 101%.

Looking for something special to bring to your next sales meeting or corporate event? How about branded cupcakes! They are the perfect solution to enhancing your next meeting while creating some buzz in the office!

We have done several branded cupcake orders for various companies in the Toronto area. We require at least 3-5 days notice for orders, as branded cupcakes are more detailed and we’d like to ensure that your finished product is perfect! Pick a flavor for the cupcake-we love the classics: vanilla and chocolate, and brand it with your logo or a clients.
We’ve made olives with pimentos, monkeys and bananas, spoons, and even Campbells soup cans for our clients!

If you are looking to spice up your next sales meeting call us 416-262-3400 at Icing Sugar Towers to place your order for delicious branded cupcakes!

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Cupcake Decorating Classes-what exactly goes on at Icing Sugar Towers?

Some of you may wonder what exactly goes on in a cupcake decorating class at Le Dolci? And what do you really need to know about cupcake decorating and why has it become so popular?

Over the last few years there has been a surge in the popularity of cupcakes all over the world! Cupcake lovers can be found all over the world and of course here in Canada. Now what is it that makes these precious little cakes so popular?

Well it probably has to do with the fact that they represent a miniature version of a cake and come in all different styles, colours, flavours to tantalize the palette and make cake lovers  go “oooh” and “ahhhh!” They are essentially the most fun little desserts -EVER!

Of course we cannot forget to give credit to the many celebrities that have helped  popularize the cupcake, such as Martha Stewart, who has her very own cupcake recipe book and Sex in the City’s Carrie and Miranda who after they ate one outside of Magnolia Bakery in NYC started the craze in North America.

So, what exactly goes on in a typical cupcake decorating class at Le Dolci? Well first off, the class consists of sugary fun, great for any age! During our two hour class, cupcake fans will be introduced to the basics of cupcake decorating, where they will learn how to use fondant as well as learn about proper piping techniques using piping bags and different types of nozzles.

The first hour is devoted to using fondant; fondant is a sugary substance that almost resembles the look and feel of play dough. You may have seen big food network stars such as Duff Goldman from “Charm City Cakes” play with this fun stuff to decorate one of his wild cakes. Cupcake fans will learn how to properly color fondant using professional food dyes and use different sizes and shapes of cutters to make fun designs to personalize their cupcakes.

The second hour of class consists of learning how to use professional piping bags so that cupcake fans can create luscious swirls and twirls of colourful and sweet buttercream icing, using different nozzles.

At the end of the two hour period you will have acquired the skills and knowledge to dress up a plain old vanilla cupcake into a wonderful work of edible art!

Cupcake fans are given all the required materials at the start of each class; there is no need to bring anything except your favourite apron, and of course your creativity to create some fun, pretty or even wacky cupcakes!

Le Dolci is offering several introductory cupcake classes throughout the year, make sure you check them out and we look forward to having you join us for some creative cupcake decorating fun here at Icing Sugar Towers!

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Trend: Cake Pop Classes at Le Dolci

From Bakerella to Martha Stewart and even your neighbourhood Starbucks, delicious sweet balls of candy coated cake known as Cake Pops have become a huge hit with many sweet lovers in North America.  The genius behind these sugary coated cake pops is Angie Dudley a self-taught cake pop master and the creator of Bakerella. Cake Pops have become a popular trend in the United States and United Kingdom and are starting to make an appearance here in Canada.

Cute cake pops are a fun way to turn regular cake batter into something small and delectable. From graduation pops, bride and groom pops, jack-o-lantern pops to cheery Christmas tree pops, the concept of a Cake Pop can be turned into anything that the creative baker desires.

Interested in mastering the art of these trendy Cake Pops? Well you are in luck, because Le Dolci is now offering an Introduction to Cake Pops class where students learn the basics of Cake Pop decorating. Using moist balls of delicious vanilla cake, students will be able to coat their cake on a stick with different colors of melted candy and add some bedazzle with all sorts of goodies.

Being that it’s graduation season, why not make some grad themed Cake Pops to spoil your new graduate with? Next Cake Pops class will be in session on October 16th , SIGN UP & make sure you bring your sweet tooth!

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It’s stagette season, got sweet plans?

As the pink blossoms bloom and the weather turns warm, stagette season approaches. At this time of year, eager brides-to-be look for something fun and possibly naughty to do before their big day.

Lucky for all you eager brides out there, Le Dolci hosts sugar filled cupcake decorating stagette parties! The classes are private and welcome up to twelve lovely ladies to partake in cupcake decorating, as well as to enjoy a few bottles of bubbly to celebrate. The cupcake fun lasts for two hours and bridesmaids and friends of the bride decorate twelve naughty or nice cupcakes each.

In the past few weeks we have had several bachelorette parties join us for some cupcake fun. If you enjoy sugary sweets, being creative, having a giggle with your best lady friends while sipping your favorite bubbly, than planning your stagette with Le Dolci is just the thing for you!

For inquiries about Le Dolci’s stagette themed parties please call Icing Sugar Towers at 416-262-3400