Tour de Dufflet: June 2010

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

canada day cakelet™ ...

Available until July 4th, feast your eyes on this sweet red and white Strawberry Vanilla Cakelet™.

Layers of classic white sponge cake, sweet strawberry mousse and puree; iced with white buttercream and a bright strawberry glaze. Decorated with a white chocolate paste maple leaf for Canada Day.   Size: 3.5" x 5.5"

Holiday hours - July 1st:
Dufflet Downtown - 787 Queen St. W. will be closed
Dufflet Uptown - 2638 Yonge St. will be closed
Dufflet Beach - 1917 Queen St. E. will be open 10a - 6p

Reminder! Any advance or special orders for this weekend (July 1-4) must be made by noon today.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

pastries, café + flowers ...

Demarco-Perpich Flowers will open their second location on July 6, sharing the space with Dufflet Uptown at 2638 Yonge Street (across from Sporting Life).

With a floor to ceiling glass flower cooler, a good selection of orchid plants, and floral related gift ware, Demarco-Perpich will offer all of the same high quality products they are famous for including arrangements and bouquets ready to go to!

For events and bridal consultations, you can call 416-967-0893 for both the Uptown location and the main design studio at the 1044 Queen St. W.

Visit for ordering info, or their blog at to see the pretty pictures! 


Friday, June 25, 2010

only 4 more tour de dufflet days ...

Can't believe Bike Month is almost over. Last four days to Eat More Cake, Ride More Bike are Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday (no Mondays!!!)

Have you been missing out on the fun? These folks haven't!

lots more pix (and grand prize draw) to come ... SOON!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

talking about taste ...

Sunday's 20th annual Toronto Taste 2010 benefit blended delicious foods + bevvies with new + old friends in a drive to raise funds to support Second Harvest.

Dufflet Pastries has been one of the event's food sponsors right from the start and this year's dessert offering was a (very popular!) mini Strawberry Dacquoise with Cocoa Hazelnut Meringue. The Dufflet table was manned by Dufflet Rosenberg and Heather Chu (Dufflet Small Indulgences brand manager).

Part of the fun (asides from the constant noshing) is meeting other chefs ... and fun photo ops! Here's The Queen of Cake standing next to (or should I say, kinda under?) Michael Smith (Canadian chef and writer, host of a number of shows that have appeared on the Food Network Canada).

For more information on donating to Second Harvest, please visit


Friday, June 11, 2010

dessert dim sum yum yum ...

Dufflet Beach turns 3!
Another year older, another excuse to eat birthday cake. Please join us at 1917 Queen St. E. (east of Woodbine) for a celebratory slice on Saturday June 12.

Beginning tonight (Friday) and available until closing tomorrow, order from our anniversary Dessert Dim Sum menu (dine-in only) and sample any 4 of the following Dufflet desserts for only $5.00!

Carrot Cake - Lemon Bar - Kahlua Toffee Bar - Chocolate Fudge Cake - Strawberry Rhubarb Tart - Caramel Dacquoise - Key Lime Tart - Chocolate Mousse Tart - Chocolate Banana Cake

Did you know that throughout the month of June, Dufflet will donate $1.00 for every Chocolate Raspberry Truffle cake (large or small) sold at any of our 3 cafes to A Taste for Justice and Amnesty International? Be sure to pre-order your cake to help this worthy cause. 

Meanwhile, the Tour de Dufflet continues to be fantastically popular - thanks so much to everyone who's taken the challenge so far, and to those to come ... what are you waiting for? The Tour ends on June 30th so get out there and eat more cake, ride more bike!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

rhubarb + strawberry take a crumble ...

Available now! 3" Strawberry Rhubarb Euro Tarts
Sweet juicy strawberries and tart rhubarb baked in Dufflet's Euro style sweet dough crust; topped with a buttery golden crumble.


Tuesday, June 1, 2010

yes, i used the word scrumptious in a sentence

Fresh Strawberry Tart
Sweet crisp and buttery tart shell painted with chocolate; filled with scrumptious pastry cream and covered with plump, fresh strawberries.

PS/ Keep these mini tarts chilled - they don't like long summer car rides! Best to eat them ... NOW!

(1.5", $1.50 each at all 3 Dufflet cafes)