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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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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: 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: Green & Black’s Chocolate Recipes


The Le Dolci team is a huge fan of Green & Black’s chocolate, and the recipes compiled in their book are wonderful. From mousse cakes, to muffins, to truffles, you’re bound to find what you’re looking for. Aside from recipes loved by those with a sweet tooth, there are also ideas to go with savoury and spicy dishes. An interesting recipe we found is the chocolate soup – so decadent and rich, and with a splash of Grand Marnier, this soup will surely warm your heart and satisfy your sweet chocolate craving!

Recipes are collected from a wide selection of sources, including Laduree’s chocolate macarons and Nigel Slater’s white cardamom chocolate mousse. At the top of each recipe, there is a little blurb that explains the origin of the recipe and tips to make the most out of them. In addition to recipes, this book provides useful information on the cocoa bean and cocoa growers.

Le Dolci will be experimenting with some of these recipes, so keep your eyes peeled for some delectable chocolate creations at our shop in the future!

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