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Things We Love: Running for the Cure

The CIBC Run for the Cure is the largest single-day, volunteer-led national event in Canada. This is in support of breast cancer research, education and awareness.

Le Dolci is dedicated to supporting cancer research and will be supporting the silent auction to raise funds for the CIBC Run for the Cure.

This year, CIBC Run for the Cure will be happening on Sunday, September 30th. Get involved; we will be lacing up and running for the cure!

Photo credit: http://www.runforthecure.com

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NEWS: Goumet Soup Drop-in Evenings with A Food Gypsy -Lisa Kates

We have more exciting news to announce! Beginning in September, Lisa Kates, Toronto’s soup expert, will be hosting our first gourmet soup drop-in here at Le Dolci. After work, come in for a bowl of comforting and delicious soup made by Lisa K.

Lisa also known as @AFoodGypsy on Twitter, started her own catering company and a not-for-profit called “Food Matters”. She focuses on using local ingredients whenever possible in her recipes. Her soups are AMAZING! Fresh ingredients = tasty flavours! We luv.

Drop by Le Dolci, have a chat with the Lisas and let us fill you up with some homemade gourmet soup! Bring the family, kids and your work mates for an easy and delicious meal.

First drop in date: Wednesday, September 12 from 6-8pm

Price:$12.00

Includes: Soup, a freshly baked bread roll (made by us!) and a sweet treat – cupcake, butter tart or a surprise (also made by us!)

Doesn’t that photo of a bowl of chocolate soup look very enticing? You will get to enjoy something as spectacular at this Gourmet soup Drop-in!

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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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Things we love: Pâtisseries à Paris


While looking through cook books and baking supplies at Good Egg in Kensington Market, we came across a very cute book entitled Pâtisseries à Paris, published by Paumes. Yes, this book is in Japanese, but we couldn’t resist purchasing it because it’s just too adorable!



This book features many famous pâtisseries in Paris, including Pierre Hermé, Ladurée, Angelina, Sadaharu Aoki, Carette, etc. With so many beautiful photos of cakes, macarons, tartlettes, éclairs, and chocolates, it was impossible to put the book back down at the store. Although the writing is in Japanese for the most part, the addresses are not – so that’s still helpful for our upcoming visit to Paris this July! 🙂



Le Dolci will be going to Paris this July, and there is still one more spot left for this fun foodie trip! Along with us, there will be many interesting activities to participate in, such as learning how to bake French pastries and going on tours. You’ll get the chance to make your own bread, croissants, and éclairs! Additionally, there will be optional tasting dinners and cruises to take part in. On this trip, there will also be free afternoons and evenings for you to explore Paris, and visit many of the lovely pâtisseries listed in this book! To find out more about the Paris trip, visit http://www.ledolci.com/paris-2012!

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Things we love: Cheeseburger Cupcakes

At Le Dolci, we love creativity and especially when it has to do with sweet treats! We came across this little article on Cheeseburger Cupcakes from the Trend Hunter website, and knew we had to share this cute idea. They’re fun to eat for all ages and will definitely have everyone going “Oohhh” and “Aahhh”.

KatDW included step-by-step photos on her Flickr account about the process, which is extremely helpful. Kate actually came up with the idea of sharing this guide after being surprised by her boyfriend with these unique cheeseburger cupcakes.

Whether it’s for a party or a gathering, your family and friends will be impressed by your baking skills. They’re fun to make, sweet to taste, and amazing to look at!


Photo credits: KateDW’s Flickr

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Things we love: Cupcake Knitted Hats


We love to discover all things cupcakes here at Le Dolci, and Etsy is one of our favourite websites in finding gorgeous and unique products. We stumbled upon Martha Johnson’s shop featuring knitted hats and she has several knitted cupcake hats for children! WE LUV!

These hats are way too cute to not share with our Le Dolci friends. Even though it’s summer here in Canada, that doesn’t mean these cupcake hats are out of the question! Dress your toddlers up with these pretty hats for a photo shoot or simply to look even more adorable than they already are.

Besides cupcakes as a theme, Martha also does several other patterns. Flowers, fishes, and stripes can all be found at her etsy store.

For more details on her beautiful hand-made creations, visit her shop at
FiddlestyxStudios