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Macaron vs. Macaroon

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No, French Macarons & Macaroons aren’t the same thing!

Let’s put an end to the confusion. Macarons (rrrrrroll your ‘r” like tu viens de Paris!) and macaroons, while both delicious, are very different. Both are made from gluten free recipes, but that’s where the similarities end.

The macaron is a delicious and adorable treat made from almond flour, egg whites, granulated and powdered sugar. Normally they are filled with a buttercream, ganache, or various jams. They come in a variety of colours and can be customized to meet all your macaron needs. This treat is currently on trend because it’s gluten free and so darn pretty!

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The macaroon is a much simpler and not-quite-as-cute confection. It’s made from egg whites, sugar, and shredded dried coconut and sometimes dipped in chocolate. Still yummy, but definitely not a French macaron!

There you have it! The difference between the macaron and the macaroon.

Call today to order the best macarons in Toronto (416-262-3400). Or pop into the shop and grab a few! Feeling adventurous? Sign up for one of our macaron making classes and learn to make the famous French sweet yourself.
Mmm, delish.

 

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Wedding Open House: Shades of White at One King West

One King West Bridal Show
Come join us at One King West on Sunday January 18th from 11am-4pm for a fun filled open house!
Stop by for some sweet treats and check out the space, and a beautiful selection of wedding gowns.
This event is a great way for couples planing their wedding to get to know the business that have the potential to make their special day magical.
We’d love to see you at the open house Toronto brides and grooms, but if you can’t make it and are looking for a cake check out our wedding cake selection.
There will also be Toronto’s first ever wedding gown pop-up shop by Gown and Glory Consignment Boutique . They are setting up racks of designer dresses for you to try on and purchase. Also, come meet the gals from WeddingGirl.ca. 

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#LOCALTOMRKT – Awesome gifts for your fave people!

Le Dolci is joining #localTOmrkt, a market dedicated to supporting independent creators, local businesses and neighbourhoods of Toronto. The brand new event, hosted by AdHoc, a great organization that facilitates pop-up experiences (shops, markets, dining, music, art, entertainment) for small to large brands and organizations, will be a unique holiday shopping experience.

Find us at the market to shop for all the food lovers in your life…

– Sweet stocking stuffers

– Gift packages featuring certificates for our culinary classes

– Macarons (gift boxes for your loved ones and singles to sustain you during your shopping adventures!)

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Festive Classes for Everyone!

Treat your friends and family or better yet, yourself to one of our upcoming classes listed below.

Gingerbread Decorating for Kids

Get creative with our Grandma-approved gingerbread, royal icing, candy and other sweet treats to build and decorate your own festive gingerbread house. Perfect for the young and young at heart!
Date: Saturday December 6, 10-11am & Saturday December 13, 10-11am

Holiday Candy & Caramels
Learn the fundamentals of sugar cooking with a festive twist.  We make a chewy soft caramel, a light and crunchy honey comb candy and a triple chocolate covered English toffee – all with a touch of holiday magic!
Date: Wednesday December 10, 7-9pm

Buche Noel (Yule Log)
Learn to make & decorate a Yule Log for the holidays. Our talented pastry chef will teach you to carve and decorate your cake using fondant, buttercream and royal icing.
Date: December 13,  3:30-5:30pm.

Call today to book your spot!416-262-3400.

 

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This Season Sweeten Things up!

This holiday season sweeten things up with Le Dolci.
Call our special events team  to:

  • Book your holiday celebration
  • Rent our gorgeous studio
  • Send out sweet corporate gifts
  • Book a holiday-themed culinary class
  • Purchase gift certificates for your staff & family

Call our shop at 416-262-3400.

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Holiday Cookie Baking Extravaganza

Make this year’s holidays extra-special by giving the gift of homemade holiday cookies.

Take our Holiday Cookie Baking Extravaganza and learn four  kinds of cookie baking techniques. At the end of the class, take your cookies home or to the office party.
Don’t forget to leave some out with milk for Santa!

  • Candy cane cookies –Learn the drop cookie technique when you make these delectable desserts. Cover them in mini marshmallows and mini chocolate chips for a truly unforgettable candy cane cookie!
  • Coconut macaroons with chocolate tops – Impress your friends with “easier to make than it looks” chocolate-dipped macaroons.
  • Shortbread – learn how to make an egg-free crumbly, melt-in-your-mouth shortbread that will rival Grandma’s.
  • Vanilla thumbprints – Fill your delicious shortbread cookies with jam, lemon curd or caramels.