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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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Things we love: Rosewood Winery & Our New Mead Wine & Honey Tasting Class

 
Le Dolci has partnered up with Rosewood Estates Winery in Niagara, a  family-owned business that is very passionate about what they do. Rosewood was nominated in Inter-Vin Wine Competition as one of the Top 10 Wineries and has won over 65 awards in different wine competitions.

Besides their famous estate wines such as the 2009 Süssreserve Riesling and 2010 Sémillon, Rosewood also makes meads, honey, and candles.

Oh, and something to look forward to is our NEW Honey & Mead (honey wine) tasting classes! What is mead you ask? Made from the fermentation of honey and water, mead (or honey wine) was the earliest form of drinkable alcohol

The first class will be held on July 12th. Kyrstina Roman, will be leading the Honey & Mead tasting classes here at Le Dolci. There will be several of their wines for tasting and Kyrstina will describe the characteristics of each one. She will also be bringing in different types of honey, such as buckwheat and wildflower honey, and will explain the differences between the various kinds.

Additionally, there will be small treats for the wine pairing, such as cheese or wine-infused cupcakes. We’re very excited and hopefully you are too!

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Things We Love: Cupcake Jewelry!

We love surfing the web for the latest trends in cupcakes and cake decorating using our favourite trend website: Trendhunter.com Today we stubbled across fab cupcake jewelry trends and found this particular “Who Ate My Cupcakes” necklace made by Shimrita! Small and sweet, this lovely little necklace has everything you’ll need – an adorable golden cupcake pan, with matching measuring spoons, piping bag and pink mixer! The “Who Ate My Cupcakes” necklace is available on Etsy.com – It’s so cute we’re thinking of getting one for each of our lovely Le Dolci Ladies!

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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