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Le Dolci Treats Through Ethan’s Eyes (And Stomach)

Hello again, Ethan’s back!
 
So, my last blog post was solely about Le Dolci classes, but in this post I want to expand more on the amazing treats I’ve tasted (the best days are the ones that have meringue-buttercream in them), the neighbourhood, and just a lil’ bit more about some classes I’ve seen.
 
The treats. Oh my goodness. Everything ranging from the macarons, to the cookies, to the cupcakes, are all amazing. Seriously. I take a bite of any of the above and I swear I can hear holy choirs (having grown up in a foodie family, you can be rest assured that I know what I’m talking about). The cupcakes are made with an icing that is just, so buttery soft (like, I’m drooling). Okay. Breathe.
 
What I find really cool is that all of the baked goods that are presented in the little shop are all made here. I think that’s interesting because I’ve been to a lot of bakeries and a good third of their produce is from another bakery (not that there is anything against that), so I was surprised when I found out that the honeycomb toffee, the caramels, the popcorn are made by careful hands in the bakery. Again, there’s a little home in every bite (not literally).
 
The neighbourhood! It’s right across from Trinity Bellwoods. I mean, do I really have to go on? I’m kidding (not really). The neighbourhood is absolutely lovely, and we frequently get customers who are from the area – families, couples, fiancés and fiancées. Not to mention that there are so many dogs in this neighbourhood and they are all adorable. When I’m at the cash looking out I always see, on average, three dogs sniffing the grass of the park across the stress. **Sidenote: there’s this leonberger that comes in once in a while and he is just precious.** Funnily enough, some people walk in annoyed only because they have “just found this place and they live just up the street!” Needless to say, they leave with a treat or two in hand.
 
By now I’ve seen a couple classes happen. The latest one I’ve seen was the Decorating Cake Class. The teacher/pastry chef, Lindsey, instructed her students as they gently folded fondant on top of their crumb-coated cakes. The results were really impressive for students who had never worked with fondant before. They each made bunnies and little flowers in celebration of the past Easter weekend. They concentrated for about two hours, and wore smiles of satisfaction when their little masterpieces were finished – even better, they got to take their cakes home! (You go, Lindsey!)
 
Right now, I’m sitting at one of the tables finishing up this post. A black cake embellished with bright fondant flowers is staring back at me, the shop – closed – is quiet, the refrigerators are humming, keeping the icing cold, and the cakes in the shop sit patiently for their owners. No wonder why I look so forward to coming back here every weekend!
 
Make sure to book a foodie class or order a tasty treat!
 
See you all, and have a sweet and lovely week.

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Mother’s Day Cupcake Decorating

This upcoming Mother’s Day, do something fun for yourself or your mom – give the gift of “Mommy & Me” Cupcake Decorating Class.

This class will cover the same techniques as our Intro to Cupcake Decorating Class. In the two-hour class, you will work with both fondant and buttercream to create sweet cupcake treats. This class is suitable for all ages and you will leave with a dozen fabulously decorated cupcakes to share with your friends and family (or not).

Please note, price per person is $85 + HST. However, those under the age of 10 can work with a parent at no additional cost. Book a spot for yourself and mom in this sweet lesson today!

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NEW CLASS: FOOD PORN, PHOTOGRAPHY & STYLING

We are super excited to announce a new class – Food Porn: Photography & Styling with Brilynn Ferguson. Students will style and stage photographs with Le Dolci treats and there will be a food stylist, Michelle Rabin, present.

Michelle Rabin is one of those lucky people that wakes up and does not believe she gets paid to do what she does. She has married her two passions: Cooking and art. What does that make her? A food stylist, of course. Michelle comes from a culinary background and has worked in some of the best restaurants in both Toronto and New York. She now works as a full time food stylist and recipe developer. Her work can be seen on the hit TV show Masterchef Canada, on Canada AM, in Chatelaine Magazine and if you’re lucky enough to be invited to her house… on her kitchen table. When she is not in the kitchen Michelle can be found in her ceramics studio or in her garden.

Get to know Brilynn Ferguson.

Class Dates:
Sunday, May 31st – 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 27th – 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday, July 25th – 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Cost  $129 for 3 hours, everyone is encouraged to bring their DSLRs to learn from the pros.

Call 416-262-3400 or e-mail orders@ledolci.com to reserve your spot in Food Porn: Photography & Styling. Book now!

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Holiday Gift Certificate Sale

Our Holiday Gift Certificate Sale makes it easy for you to be one of those awesome-at-life people who have all their shopping done before December this year.

From now until November 25th, purchase $100 gift certificate and receive $150 in value.

Call our shop to purchase your gift certificates today! 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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We’re partnering with Roots & Chatelaine this Thursday!

desser jar, pudding, treat, sweet, torotno, gta, downtown torontoGreetings from Icing Sugar Towers,

TOMORROW, join us at the downtown Roots store. Try on clothes – and our dessert samplers! – with the Chatelaine editors.

Save 20% in-store and online!

Use this promo code: ChatelaineVIP

If you want to attend the event, please RSVP to events@roots.com.

Date: This Thursday, Nov. 23
Time: 6pm – 9pm
Address: Roots, 100 Bloor St. W., Toronto
RSVP: events@roots.com

See you on Thursday!