Friday, February 26, 2010

#gocanada #van2010 #eatmorebrownies



The 2010 Winter Games are coming to an end this weekend, and what a GAME ON Olympics it has been so far!

Although none of us here at Dufflet Pastries were able to make the trip to Vancouver to enjoy the events in person, one of our favourite customers, Wendy Battler from Waterloo, sent us these photos she took earlier this week when she toured Ontario House.

Top to bottom:

Interactive screen behind the bar/lounge at Ontario House where customers noshed on Dufflet's Iced Brownies and Kahlua Toffee Bars along with other Ontario made gourmet foods and bevvies while playing 4D games or enjoying live music performances.


Serving it up sweet outside Ontario House - Vancouver weather was BLISS for folks walking from pavilion to pavilion.

Sponsor displays inside Ontario House add a homey touch; one of the posters shows Grace, Dufflet's head decorator, adding the finishing touches to a wedding cake.

We are super proud of our athletes and congratulate them whole-heartedly! For a list of Canada's medals won to date, check out CTV http://www.ctvolympics.ca/team-canada/medals/index.html


EAT MORE CAKE ... WIN MORE GOLD ... LET YOUR BEER SEE SOME ICE-TIME!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

did dufflet make your wedding cake?


Whether your wedding was last year or 35 years ago, we want your Dufflet wedding cake photos!

We make the cakes, but never get the chance to see you enjoy them, so this spring we will create special wedding displays in our three retail locations to showcase photos of couples next to their Dufflet wedding cakes.

All photos received will be entered into a random draw to win a re-make of the top tier of your Dufflet wedding cake for you and your partner to enjoy! (some restrictions and limitations apply).

How to enter?

From now until March 31st, 2010 please mail, email or drop off photos of your wedding day (showing you and your Dufflet cake). Please include the names of the wedding couple, date of event and any other comments you would like.

Email photos (as an attachment) to nedra @ dufflet .com ...or

Mail photos to: Dufflet Wedding Photos, 787 Queen St West, Toronto ON M6J 1G1 ...or
 
Drop off your photos to any of our 3 locations;
Downtown: 787 Queen Street West
Uptown: 2638 Yonge Street (closed Mondays)
Beach: 1917 Queen Street East

Please send high resolution photos that are as large as possible (we want to see you and your lovely cake!)

All photos must be submitted prior to March 31, 2010 to be eligible for the special draw. Please note photos will not be returned and may be cropped or otherwise altered for our collage. 


eat more (wedding) cake!

Friday, February 12, 2010

winter games > lover games > family games



Kicking off the long weekend in style will be the opening ceremonies for the Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver tonight.

Those of you already in Vancouver, please note 3 very important things:
1)  Dufflet brownies will be available in Ontario House
2)  I'm really jealous of you being there playing with all the neat interactive stuff in Ontario House
3)  The first 5 people to TWEET a photo to @tourdedufflet that shows a screen shot of the Dufflet interactive presentation in Ontario house will win something sweet from our Small Indulgences line of confections. (must live in Canada to receive prize!)

It's Valentine's Day on Sunday. Have you pre-ordered your special heart shaped cake yet? If the answer is no, I would not want to be you on Sunday *insert sad face here*

Monday is Family Day, and both Dufflet Downtown and Uptown will be closed.

But WAIT!!! Dufflet Beach will be open from 11am to 5pm and will have a section in the dining room where kids can decorate their own cupcakes. *sprinkle fights discouraged*

GO CANADA!!!


Wednesday, February 10, 2010

let the games begin!

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Dufflet Rosenberg, aka the "Queen of Cake", celebrates 35 years of baking for the masses in 2010 and invites you to EAT MORE CAKE with special events and fun partnerships throughout the year.

The festivities began when Dufflet's flag-ship Downtown cafe celebrated 28 sweet years at 787 Queen Street West with anniversary cake on Saturday, January 23rd.

Dufflet's Kahlua Toffee Bars and Iced Brownies make the trip to BC! Dufflet Pastries is the pastry supplier to Ontario House during Vancouver's 2010 Winter Olympic Games,  February 12-28. Ontario House, located at 50 Pacific Blvd in downtown Vancouver's False Creek area, will be open daily from 10 am. – 2 a.m. and admission is free.

More information on Ontario House (plus a schedule of events including live concerts) visit http://www.tourism.gov.on.ca/olympicgames2010/ 


Also, check out: "Where 2 Be for Free" - the Definitive Guide for low-cost Vancouver 2010 Games fun! http://citycaucus.com/2010free

In March, the LCBO will distribute their "Find Your Flavour - Discover Liqueurs" recipe book. Featuring 10 dessert recipes created by Dufflet Rosenberg to highlight each of the liqueurs being promoted, the booklet will be included in newspapers throughout Ontario, along with a 4-recipe pull-out card in the March issue of LCBO's Food and Drink magazine. Look for tastings at select LCBO locations throughout Ontario during March.

For more information, please visit the LCBO at http://www.lcbo.com


The Tour de Dufflet is back! For our 3rd year, Dufflet encourages you to Eat More Cake, Ride More Bike during Toronto's bike month (Daily except Mondays from May 25 to June 19). More details will be available in April so stay tuned (and tuned up!)

 

Friday, February 5, 2010

not too big for one, not too small to share!

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Here's a sneak peak at Dufflet's new cupcakes (available beginning Feb 23, 2010). These 3" beauties come in five flavours;

* Butterscotch - Moist brown sugar cake topped with butterscotch frosting
* Chocolate Fudge - Moist chocolate fudge cake topped with shiny chocolate glaze
* Devil's Mint - Devils food cupcake topped with a swirl of mint frosting
* Devil's Strawberry - Devils food cupcake topped with a swirl of strawberry frosting
* Double Vanilla - Buttery golden vanilla cake with vanilla bean icing and a pastel frosting flower

(PS/ I was just kidding about the "sharing" part!)