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Things we love: London 2012 Olympics


The Le Dolci team is extremely excited about the London 2012 Olympics! What about you? The competitions will begin this Friday, July 27th and will go on until August 12. Some of the games we’re looking forward to are Football, Swimming and Triathlon!

We have created several London 2012 Olympics themed cupcakes to celebrate! If you would like to order some of these custom cupcakes for your office, family, or friends, give us a ring at 416-262-3400.

For more information on the games as well as the full schedule, visit http://www.london2012.com!

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Things We Love: now serving Tealish tea at our little shop

We’re excited to announce that we carry tea from tealish! If you’re a fan of tealish or loose-leaf tea in general, you can now enjoy a warm cup of delicious tea from our shop.

The selection of flavours available:

– the sweet and creamy “Sweetie Pie” – a rooibos infusion of almond and coconut, reminiscent of amaretto.

– the aromatic “Toasty Almond” – a herbal blend of almond, apple, cinnamon, and beetroot pieces.

– the nutritious “Peppermint” – refreshing with vitamins and nutrients to provide positive effects to the body.

– Earl Grey Cream tea – a modern and creamy twist on an English classic.

Whatever you’re in the mood for, we have the tea to satisfy your craving! Enjoy it with one of our delectable cupcakes, and you’re in for a well-deserved treat.

Tealish is located in the Queen West neighbourhood, and offers over 130 of the world’s finest loose leaf teas. With tea from Japan, India, Sri Lanka, and China, their wide selection includes green tea, oolong tea, herbal tea, and also rooibos tea. Brewing accessories as well as teapots and mugs can also be purchased at their store!

Come by for a cuppa, we may even have tea-infused cupcakes waiting for you! 1006 Dundas Street West. Between Bathurst and Ossington, right across from the beautiful Trinity Bellwoods Park.

Photo credit: tealish

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Things We Love: Montrose Child Care Centre

The Montrose Child Care Centre is located in Little Italy, and supports over 90 families in the Toronto area. Aside from a daycare, it is also a place for children to be nurtured and to grow in a safe, ideal environment.

The teachers and staff at Montrose Child Care Centre have been working hard at developing programs tailored specially for children at certain age groups , providing the care and attention necessary to help them learn. They also have their own chef who prepares nutritious, mainly vegetarian and fresh food every day.

As a member of the community, Le Dolci is proud to assist in their fundraiser by donating one of our decorating classes. We hope to be part of the Montrose Child Care Centre expansion in helping children have a better learning environment, as well as providing training and education to the staff at the centre. They are hoping to provide field trips to local museums and events too, so that the children can have the opportunity to experience different adventures outside the child care centre.

We are happy to assist Montrose Child Care Centre in achieving these goals, by donating one of our classes to their silent auction. The auction will be held on Saturday, December 1, 2012. To find out more details on how you can help, visit Montrose Child Care Centre’s website!

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For the Love of Wine & Cupcakes – 15% off special


Located in the heart of the Beamsville Bench, Rosewood is Niagara’s first winery and meadery. Producing award winning grape and honey wines, Rosewood is proud to be one of Canada Top 25 Wineries since its inception. With bee hives scattered all over the Niagara Escarpment, Rosewood is a proud honey producer and strives to produce natural wildflower honey from Niagara’s bounty.

We’re very happy to have Krys from Rosewood to share her knowledge on honey and mead with everyone. There will be various types of honey products to taste and learn about the similarities and differences between each one. Additionally, there will be several types of mead to sample! What about a mead cocktail? Krys will also be showing us which ingredients are best to make a refreshing and tasty mead cocktail. An informative honey sampling, bee education, followed by an exclusive tasting of mead & cheese pairings; join us in this exciting new class!

Aside from Bees, Mead & Cheese, Kyrs will be hosting another great class called “For the love of Wine & Cupcakes”. Wine, a great accompany to any meal, is also fantastic with dessert. Love wine but want to explore it in a new way? Join Krys as she educates about the newest innovations happening in Niagara, and takes us through a one of a kind wine & dessert tasting session.

Looking for something interesting and educational to do with a loved one, need a gift idea? Consider these honey & wine classes! Receive a 15% discount for these fabulous classes. Register here!

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Things we love: Bumpercrop Products – Local & Delicious!

We’re excited to announce that we’re partnering up with Bumpercrop! We’ll be carrying the following products at our new shop:

  • Tuscan Strawberry Jam
  • Chocolate Cherry Jam
  • Sweet Vanilla Rhubarb Jam

Bumpercrop means an abundant harvest and their mantra is “Local First, Best Always!” All of their products are made with Ontario fruits and vegetables. All of Bumpercrop’s products are sourced from Ontario farmers that they work closely with.

Joanna Sable, a Cordon Bleu Chef, together with Lisa Taerk, are the creators of Bumpercrop and we LOVE them dearly.
They’ve been friends for 40 years and we love their energy, vibrancy and passion for food.

Joanna is a great friend of Le Dolci and she is always taste testing and dipping her fingers in our batter to ensure it is of the highest standard! The wonderful duo are truly passionate about what they do and it shows in every aspect of their work and brand.

We love the section on their website which gives  Tips, Ideas, and Recipes. There’s interesting ways to use their products in cakes, drinks, and savoury foods. Look out for their products and tastings at our new shop! Come visit and pick up a jar at 1006 Dundas Street West.

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New Shop Neighbours: Fort York Food Bank

The Fort York Food Bank has been assisting families in need for more than a decade now. FYFB helps a diverse group of people made of different family sizes and ethno-cultural communities with their various services. Whether recently unemployed or underemployed, FYFB provides the assistance required to connect with the community.

One of FYFB’s core programs is the Food Program where a three-day supply of groceries is provided to low-income individuals and families living in their community. A member of the Daily Bread Food Bank, FYFB is assigned the service area that covers the Westside of downtown Toronto, from Yonge to Dovercourt, Lake Ontario to Bloor. Because many low-income individuals and families cannot get adequate nourishment, by working with registered dieticians, FYFB’s Food Program provides grocery baskets that adhere by the Canada Food Guide.

Another great program FYFB offers is its Counselling & Advocacy program. This specific program focuses on preventing homelessness and reducing hunger by assisting their clients to resolve issues affecting them. FYFB’s volunteers help connect clients with a range of programs, such as Social services, Income security programs, Legal services and Housing.

As part of the community, Le Dolci supports FYFB and hopes that families and individuals will receive the help they need. To volunteer, donate, say hello and see how you can help, check out their website: http://www.fyfb.com/

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Spring Cake Classes at Le Dolci!

Spring is finally here and at Le Dolci, we’re more than happy to welcome this beautiful season with our spring-themed creations! Pretty, colourful, and whimsical, we’re ready to celebrate. Take a look at our charming cakes with the use of soft, pastel colours. What depicts Spring more than birds, bumble bees, butterflies, and flowers?

If you’re interested in learning how to make these lovely Spring-themed cakes and cupcakes using fondant, don’t forget to sign up for our Spring classes. Our talented teachers will guide you in making these adorable cakes and it’ll be a lot of fun! We’d love to see you here and let’s embrace Spring by making delightful and delicious cakes!

To check out our fresh Spring class line up visit our class schedule page

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Decorating Tools and More for the Cake Decorator In You!

After months of hard work by our Cupcake Queen Miya and our amazing web designer Tom our online shop is finally live with 55 great cake decorating products! Cake decorating fans are now able to purchase all the fun tools that we use in our icing sugar filled classes as well as many other wonderful ones, in our online shop. We have chosen products that are most commonly requested by our students, as well selected a few others that we love and feel will help you create beautiful treats.

A few factoids:

  • We ship across Canada (for US visitors, email us for special requests).
  • If you live in the City of Toronto, you can purchase fresh cupcakes via the site.
  • You can pick up all products from our studio in Downtown Toronto at King & Bathurst if you do not wish to have them delivered.
  • We use Canada Post to deliver, so if you are not at home to receive your package you can collect it at your nearest postal outlet at your convenience.

Many of our students (and us!), found it difficult to find decorating tools & baking supplies on Canadian websites and even so much harder in the downtown Toronto core. With our pick up option and posting products across Canada, we hope that our online shop makes all of our decorating fans’ lives easier.

Enjoy Le Dolci’s online shop – a sweet little place to locate all your decorating and baking supply needs!

As the shop is in its infant stage, feedback is much appreciated; or if you have products in mind that you would like to see in our shop please let us know! xLisa