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BAKING BOOT CAMP SALE -starting May 21st

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BAKE OFF

HOORAY! We are having a 20% off sale on our baking bootcamp which starts next week. Get your aprons on and get ready to have a baking ball.
Class dates: 
Wednesday May 21 & 28th, June 4, 11 & 18, 25.
Cost: Regularly $450 – SALE PRICE –  $360+HST

Over six weeks, the lovely and passionate Chef Lindsey will teach you the following:

  • Week 1: Traditional American sugar cookies

  • Week 2: Classic French tarts and galettes

  • Week 3: The perfect chocolate soufflé

  • Week 4: Melt-in-your-mouth eclairs, profiteroles and cream puffs

  • Week 5: Crème caramel and marshmallows

  • Week 6: Bread rolls and braids

Read more about the classes here.
 Call us to book this special offer 416-262-3400, 

www.LeDolci.com, or visit us 1006 Dundas Street West.

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BAKING BOOTCAMP: MAY 2014

Week 1: Introduction & Traditional American Sugar Cookies and Decorations

During the first week of bootcamp students get to know Chef Stephanie, learn their way around our kitchen and meet fellow baking bootcampers. She shows students how to make traditional American Sugar Cookies.

  • Find out the secrets to dough and learn how to bake, make icing for and decorate perfect sugar cookies
  • Learn different ideas for flooding and unique decorating ideas

Week 2: Mastering French Tarts and Pies

Week two of baking bootcamp begins! Our students will be hard at work learning the tricks of the trade to making classic French tarts and pies.

  • Lessons in dough-making and creating a mouth-puckering lemon curd & other delicious pastry creams
  • Stephanie guides students through filling the pie shells and finally baking their tarts

Students will not likely require instruction on how to enjoy these perfect little tarts! Let’s see who makes it out of the studio without sampling their creations.

Week 3: Making and plating the perfect Chocolate Soufflé

Baking bootcamp has students whipping up the perfect chocolate soufflé during week three. Chef Stephanie teaches students how to make this impressive dessert from start to finish.

  • Learn how to make the batter and how to bake a perfect soufflé
  • Create a delicious vanilla crème anglais to top your fluffy dessert

The only thing left to do at the end of class is enjoy!

Week 4: Mastering French Eclairs, Profiteroles & Cream puffs

This must be the only bootcamp where eating eclairs is encouraged! Week four is all about choux. Choux pastry, also known as pâte à choux, is an airy pastry used for making eclairs, cream puffs, profiteroles and more.

  • Learn the secrets of preparing the smooth batter required for this delicate dough
  • Become a master in piping the hollow puffs with homemade pastry cream

Week 5: Mastering Crème Caramel and Marshmallows – Working with sugar

Bootcampers will be walking on clouds during week five – fluffy marshmallow clouds that is.

  • Learn how to use different flavors and colours to make perfect fluffy marshmallows
  • Work with gelatin and learn how to cut, coat and present your creations

Stephanie will also share the secrets to making baked custard. Students prep and bake a deliciously creamy crème caramel!

Week 6: The secret to braiding and making perfect bread rolls and loaves

Last week of Baking Bootcamp! Before they go, students have one last class during which Chef Stephanie teaches students how to make the perfect bread rolls and loaves.

  • Learn proper kneading, rolling and snipping skills
  • Get experience making focaccia, bread rolls and scissor loaves

After six weeks, you’ll leave our bootcamp in the best baking shape of your life!

Book here: http://www.ledolci.com/class-schedule/

Limited spaces!

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Our 6-week BAKING BOOTCAMP is almost here!

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Greetings from Icing Sugar Towers,

Our 6-week BAKING BOOTCAMP starts NEXT WEDNESDAY, January 15 where you will learn dessert baking fundamentals. There are only a few spots left in the Baking Bootcamp so be sure to sign up here. Come with a friend for twice the fun!

The bootcamp, taught by our expertly-trained Chef, will teach you the following:

·         Week one: Traditional American sugar cookies
·         Week two: Classic French tarts and galettes
·         Week three: The perfect chocolate soufflé
·         Week four: Melt-in-your-mouth eclairs, profiteroles and cream puffs
·         Week five: Crème caramel and marshmallows
·         Week six: Bread rolls and braids

Cost: $450 includes all materials & lessons. Try not to eat the treats you make before you get home!

Sign up here.

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Things we love: Our Holiday Cookie Baking class!

Greetings from Icing Sugar Towers,
 
Make this year’s holidays extra-special by giving the gift of homemade holiday cookies.
 
Take our Holiday Cookie Baking class and learn 3 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!
 
Orange cardamom sugar cookies –Learn the proper slicing and baking technique to make these cookies. With a crisp edge and chewy centre, they are perfect to serve with tea on a cold, winter day.
 
Spritz cookies – Also known as classic Swedish butter cookies, these are a Christmas favourite! Using the piping technique, learn to ‘squeeze’ the flower shape that gives these cookies their name. Finish the cookies by dipping them in chocolate.
 
Date: Tuesday, Dec. 10
Time: 6:30pm – 9pm
Cost: $80 per person
 
BOOK HERE.

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Things We Love: Halloween cookies

Le Dolci Halloween cookies

Greetings from Haunted Sugar Towers,

You don’t have to be Dracula to bite into our sinfully delicious Halloween sugar cookies. With fun shapes to choose from like ghosts, pumpkins and eyeballs, these cookies make a great gift for your vampire friends.

Pop by our shop to get yours today!

Cost: $5 per cookie or $29 for a gift box of six.

 

 

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Our 6-week baking bootcamp returns on January 15!

Greeting sweet friends,

Our wildly successful 6-week baking bootcamp is back starting Wednesday, January 15. Take our course and you’ll be in the best baking shape of your life! Our expert Chef Stephanie will teach you everything you need to know to wow your loved ones and make your next party a sweet success.

You’ve been tracking the progress of our October bootcampers on Facebook – now it’s time for you to be a part of the fun!

Our 6-week baking bootcamp will teach you the following:

  • Week one: Traditional American sugar cookies
  • Week two: Classic French tarts and galettes
  • Week three: The perfect chocolate soufflé
  • Week four: Melt-in-your-mouth eclairs, profiteroles and cream puffs
  • Week five: Crème caramel and marshmallows
  • Week six: Bread rolls and braids

Cost: $450 includes six two-hour lessons, all food costs and delicious results to take home!

Grab your spot now!

 

Week 1: Introduction & Traditional American Sugar Cookies and Decorations

January 15,  7-9 pm

During the first week of bootcamp students get to know Chef Stephanie, learn their way around our kitchen and meet fellow baking bootcampers. She shows students how to make traditional American Sugar Cookies.

  • Find out the secrets to dough and learn how to bake, make icing for and decorate perfect sugar cookies
  • Learn different ideas for flooding and unique decorating ideas

Week 2: Mastering French Tarts and Pies

January 22, 7-9 pm

Week two of baking bootcamp begins! Our students will be hard at work learning the tricks of the trade to making classic French tarts and pies.

  • Lessons in dough-making and creating a mouth-puckering lemon curd & other delicious pastry creams
  • Stephanie guides students through filling the pie shells and finally baking their tarts

Students will not likely require instruction on how to enjoy these perfect little tarts! Let’s see who makes it out of the studio without sampling their creations.

Week 3: Making and plating the perfect Chocolate Soufflé

January 29, 7-9 pm

Baking bootcamp has students whipping up the perfect chocolate soufflé during week three. Chef Stephanie teaches students how to make this impressive dessert from start to finish.

  • Learn how to make the batter and how to bake a perfect soufflé
  • Create a delicious vanilla crème anglais to top your fluffy dessert

The only thing left to do at the end of class is enjoy!

Week 4: Mastering French Eclairs, Profiteroles & Cream puffs

February 5, 7-9 pm

This must be the only bootcamp where eating eclairs is encouraged! Week four is all about choux. Choux pastry, also known as pâte à choux, is an airy pastry used for making eclairs, cream puffs, profiteroles and more.

  • Learn the secrets of preparing the smooth batter required for this delicate dough
  • Become a master in piping the hollow puffs with homemade pastry cream

Week 5: Mastering Crème Caramel and Marshmallows – Working with sugar

February 12, 7-9 pm

Bootcampers will be walking on clouds during week five – fluffy marshmallow clouds that is.

  • Learn how to use different flavors and colours to make perfect fluffy marshmallows
  • Work with gelatin and learn how to cut, coat and present your creations

Stephanie will also share the secrets to making baked custard. Students prep and bake a deliciously creamy crème caramel!

Week 6: The secret to braiding and making perfect bread rolls and loaves

February 19, 7-9 pm

Last week of Baking Bootcamp! Before they go, students have one last class during which Chef Stephanie teaches students how to make the perfect bread rolls and loaves.

  • Learn proper kneading, rolling and snipping skills
  • Get experience making focaccia, bread rolls and scissor loaves
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Things We Love: Find our treats at Casa Loma!

princess_knight_castle_cookiesHave you visited Casa Loma? Located in downtown Toronto, this castle has a majestic history of almost a century! We love exploring the castle and its beautiful gardens.

If you’re ever at Casa Loma, be sure to stop by the gift shop! Our sugar cookies are now sold there. Be sure to grab one of our treats and pay the castle a visit!

Look out for more news on our summer kids’ programs that will be happening at the castle this year!

 

 

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Cookies Yum! –Cookie Decorating

Mention the word “cookie” to anyone and you won’t be surprised to find that a host of happy memories are connected with this popular sweet, chewy & crunchy confection.  Remember that glorious feeling you had growing up, pressing your nose up against the glass display case at your local bakery, eyeing all the beautifully decorated sugar cookies?

Remember the giddiness that came over you the second that sugar cookie was placed delicately in your hands before that first sweet bite?  Not only can you relive that nostalgia at Le Dolci’s sugar cookie decorating class this Saturday October 1st from 1-3pm (icing, sprinkles, sugar cookies, oh my!), but you can also ice different shaped sugar cookies while learning a host of decorating techniques from our resident cookie decorating expert, Daniela!

You will have the tools of the trade to make colourful, cute, delicious sugar cookies with smooth, colourful icing and in no time. After the class, make your own sweetly decorated sugar cookies for gifts and party favours – or simply for yourself (it’ll be our little secret, we won’t tell anyone).

Oh, and did we mention that you get to take home a box of all your sweet creations at the end of the class?  Prepare to pipe and drizzle your way through sugar cookie heaven at Le Dolci’s class!

To reserve your spot in our nostalgic cookie decorating class visit the class schedule or call Icing Sugar Towers at 416-262-3400, spaces are limited so book with us today!