Tour de Dufflet: 2011

Friday, December 30, 2011

Celebrate New Year's Eve with a log of cake!

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On special at all 3 Dufflet locations, Bûches in three flavours!


- Chocolate Caramel (all 3 sizes)
- Hazelnut Milk Chocolate (all 3 sizes)
- Pistachio Lemon Cherry (Lg and Sm only)
 

large 10" reg $44, special $32
small 7.5" reg $25, special $16
mini 3" reg $5.50, special $2

Also Holiday cookies 1/2 price per box!
While quantities last (you knew that already, right?)

Dufflet café holiday weekend hours:
Friday Dec 30 10a-7p
Saturday Dec 31 10a-6p
Sunday Jan 1 CLOSED
Monday Jan 2 CLOSED
Tuesday Jan 3 Regular hours resume

Wishing you all a sweet and happy new year!
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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Holiday sale at Dufflet bakery!!!


Looking for Buche de Noel (handcrafted Yule logs), festive cookies, or select confection items for your New Year’s party? 

One-day sale at Dufflet Pastries head bakery on 166 Norseman Street, Etobicoke (Google map: http://tinyurl.com/286w6z8)!

While quantities last > When they’re gone, they’re gone > Today only!!!

When: Thursday, December 29th from 11am to 4pm (or until we sell out)

Payment via CASH, VISA, MASTERCARD

Please do not phone – first come, first served!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Dufflet 2011 holiday hours!

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Holiday greetings all! Just a quick reminder that our Dufflet cafes will be closed on Dec 25 & 26 and on January 1 & 2. Avoid sadface and get your orders in now!
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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Acqua - only at Dufflet Beach!

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No time to cook? No problem! They’re here; single-serve and multi-serve frozen/vacuum-packed meals from renowned local caterer Acqua Fine Foods.

Acqua uses fresh, seasonal products, hand-crafted food without additives or preservatives. 


Savour creative taste combinations made from the highest quality natural ingredients.

Look for take-home containers of soups, curries, quiches, pastas, pot pies and more available from our stand-up refrigerator/freezer.

Dufflet - Beach
1917 Queen St. East
Mon-Fri 9a-7p, Sat 10a-7p, Sun 11a-6p

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Friday, December 16, 2011

mincemeat, so sweet!

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Dufflet Mincemeat Tarts

All vegetarian (no suet) with apples, lemons, oranges, raisins and dried apricots in a flaky, buttery crust. Sizes: 3", 1.5"
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Thursday, December 15, 2011

sweet holiday season butter shapes ...

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So sweet and perfect for Santa (or stocking stuffers). Dufflet holiday-themed butter cookies decorated with all natural colours.
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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

hazelnut is the name, delicious is the game!

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Dufflet Hazelnut Bûche de Noël

Hazelnut sponge cake rolled with hazelnut mousse and glazed with hazelnut crunch milk chocolate ganache. (contains nuts)

Available at all 3 Dufflet locations

large 10" $44, small 7.5" $25, mini 3" $5.50 each

Pre-order yours now before they sell out!
 


Tuesday, December 6, 2011

cake of the month - turtle fudge!

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Dufflet Cake of the Month - Turtle Fudge Cake

Flourless nut cake layers filled with crunchy almond meringue, sweet cream and caramel; covered with bittersweet chocolate fudge glaze. *contains nuts; no wheat or gluten in the recipe

Available at all 3 Dufflet locations - on special December 1 - 31, 2011

6" regular: $25, special $24
10" regular: $44, special $42
Daily Slice Special $4.00 (while quantities last)

~Cake of the month will be available on pre-orders via phone, email and in-person.
~In-store cake quantities are limited so pre-order to avoid disappointment!
~Slices available in-store only and on a first-come, first-served basis
~No rainchecks or substitutions on this offer.

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Monday, December 5, 2011

flowers + cake = wedding bliss

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Exclusive to our Dufflet + Demarco Perpich Uptown location, receive ***10% off on your wedding flowers and wedding cake when you order both together.

Please contact our Uptown cafe directly to set up your consultation:

Dufflet Pastries + Demarco Perpich Florists 

2638 Yonge St., Toronto, ON
Dufflet: phone 416-484-9080
Demarco: phone 416-967-0893 

(open 6 days a week, closed Mondays)

***Not available on Fresh Collection or Celebration Cakes, only Wedding Cakes. Minimum $300 flower purchase required. Offer Expires December 31, 2012.
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Friday, December 2, 2011

not suitable for burning!



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A Bûche de Noël (or Yule log) is a dessert cake popular during the winter and specially at Christmastime.

Made from a sponge cake that is baked in a shallow pan, it is then frosted, rolled to form a log shape and then frosted again on the outside.

If you're dreaming of a White Christmas, may we suggest a Dufflet Bûche de Noël in Lemon Cherry Pistachio?

Light pistachio sponge cake is rolled with lemon buttercream and sour cherries, then wrapped in a sheet of pure white chocolate and garnished with a cherry jelly and gold dust.

Sizes: 10", 7.5" (contains nuts)

Order your holiday desserts now as quantities are limited; please contact directly the Dufflet cafe location most convenient to you!
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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

gift bagged holiday cookies ...

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What's a sweet way to say "thanks"? For corporate greetings or gifts, how about individually wrapped cookies in cellophane bags with a curly ribbon and a Dufflet sticker! (additional charge to include your business card in each bag)

~ Linzer Stars $2.50 ea
~ Gingerbread Kid $2.50 ea
~ Shortbread Wedge $2.00 ea
~ Holiday Shape (Mitt, Wreath, Snowman) $2.00 ea

Contact the Dufflet retail location most convenient to you to order by phone, email or in-person shopping. (Contact Us at www.dufflet.com)
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Monday, November 28, 2011

delectable begins with a 'd' ...

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Whether it's a hostess or corporate gift, a stocking stuffer or a special way to say "Thanks", what could be sweeter than a delightfully wrapped gift basket brimming with items from Dufflet Small Indulgences, David’s Fine Belgian Chocolates and other gourmet treats? 

Custom baskets will be assembled according to your budget. 


Contact the Dufflet location most convenient to you to order by phone, email or in-person shopping.

Dufflet Toronto cafés;
Downtown: 787 Queen Street W, 416-504-2870 (open 7 days) retail@dufflet.com
Uptown: 2638 Yonge St, 416-484-9080 (closed Mondays) retail2@dufflet.com
Beach: 1917 Queen Street E, 416-699-4900 (open 7 days) retail3@dufflet.com

Friday, November 11, 2011

it's minty, it's chocolatey, it's chewy ...


Dufflet Mint Chocolate Whoopie Cookie 

Chewy chocolate cookie cakes with creamy mint filling. 

(available until Christmas)


Friday, November 4, 2011

cake of the month!


Pink Velvet Layer Cake

Dufflet reinvents the southern classic Red Velvet using only science and all natural colours! Moist layers of cocoa spice cake filled and finished with rich pink cream cheese icing.

On special November 1 - 30

6" regular: $24, special $22
9" regular: $40, special $38
Daily Slice Special $4.00 (while quantities last)

Cake of the month will be available on pre-orders via phone, email and in-person.
In-store cake quantities are limited so pre-order to avoid disappointment!
Slices available in-store only and on a first-come, first-served basis
No rainchecks or substitutions on this offer.

 

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

yes, i said italian meringue ~swoon~

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Coming this week, available until Christmas ... Cranberry Holiday Cheesecake

Dense and delicious cheesecake swirled with cranberry orange compote; finished with billows of Italian meringue and decorated with naturally tinted white chocolate leaves and fruit buttons. Sizes: 10", 8"





Friday, October 21, 2011

we feel DELICIOUS at booth 602 ...

Dufflet Does Delicious! Please visit us at booth 602 for some sweet treats, perfectly suitable to munching while walking around the show, or taking home for later!

Along with a flavourful selection of Dufflet tarts, bars and cookies, we're also selling confections by Small Indulgences (Nutt-e, Crunchuffs, Tumbles and Morsels) and David's (Brownie Points, Sponge Toffee, Meringues, Chocolate Coated Popcorn)

The Food Network's "Delicious Food Show" is open to the public and runs all weekend - visit www.deliciousfoodshow.com for more!

Friday, Oct 21, 10a-8p
Saturday, Oct 22, 10a-8p
Sunday, Oct 23, 10a-6p

Drop by any Dufflet cafe location to pick up a postcard that gives you $2 off the price of admission at the door.




 

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

feast for the fight ...


This is such a great idea! A deliciously easy fundraising event, Feast for the Fight (in support of the Canadian Cancer Society) takes place tomorrow October 19th across Toronto

How to participate?

1) Choose from the list of participating restaurants which one to visit

2) Make a reservation for lunch or dinner letting them know that you’re dining on Wednesday, October 19 as part of Feast for the Fight.

3) Enjoy lunch or dinner while supporting the Canadian Cancer Society at a restaurant that will donate a portion of their sales that day.

Some of the restaurants involved include: Alizé, Aravind, Blue Plate, Embrujo Flamenco, Il Posto, Kramer's Bar & Grill, La Passione Italiana, Le Petit Castor, Lemongrass (Bayview), Milagro (Mercer Street, Queen West, Uptown), Puck N' Wings (Bloor West), Paisano's Italian Garden Café, Soho Bistro, Spirits Bar & Grill, Sunnybrook Restaurant, The Bedford Academy, The Monkey Bar, The Monk's Table, The Queen Mother Café, The Rebel House, The Twisted Kilt, Wildfire Steakhouse & Wine Bar.

For a full list, and more details, visit www.feastforthefight.ca

Monday, October 17, 2011

eat to the beat!

Eat To The Beat - October 18, 2011 - Roy Thomson Hall
Dufflet Rosenberg shares why Dufflet Pastries supports this event every year.


From their website ... 

"Willow Breast Cancer Support Canada’s annual fundraising gala, Eat to the Beat, features over 60 of Canada’s finest female chefs – all gathered in support of Willow’s free programs and services.

Highlighted as one of Toronto’s top 10 events by BizBash magazine, Eat to the Beat has raised more than $3.1 million for Willow.

This year we are focusing on locally grown, sustainable, seasonal foods and will include “The County Chicks” with the best chefs, cheese makers, farmers and winemakers from the Prince Edward County region.

Over 23,600 women are diagnosed with breast cancer in Canada every year. From the individual diagnosed, to their family, friends and caregivers, Willow provides free support and information today for those who cannot wait for tomorrow’s cure.

By supporting Willow’s Eat to the Beat, you improve the quality of life for breast cancer patients and their friends and family today. Together we will make sure no one needs to face breast cancer alone."

for more info, please visit www.eattothebeat.ca

Thursday, October 13, 2011

snow flake wedding cake ...


h/t to Daniela at Pink Pearl Images for sharing these amazing shots of Sylvie + Jordan's wedding from earlier this year. Seen here, Dufflet #21 Snowflake wedding cake (the topper found by the couple is sooo cute!)
 
Please visit Pink Pearl's blog to see more fun photos from this wedding: http://www.pinkpearlimages.com/blog/toronto-palais-royale-wedding-photos/



Friday, October 7, 2011

happy gobbles requires planning ...

Dufflet Cafe Thanksgiving Hours!

Sunshine, long weekend, and pumpkins! Dufflet cafes will be open this weekend for your panicked last minute dessert shopping, but all 3 locations will be closed on Monday October 10 for Canadian Thanksgiving.

Not pre-ordering means you could be missing out on ...  


Dufflet 3" Pumpkin Tart 
Traditional baked pumpkin custard in a buttery tart shell; topped with fresh spiced cream and candied ginger.

To see this month's newsletter and product features, please click here: http://www.dufflet.com/pdf/newsletter/NL_RET_Apple2011.pdf



 

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

what do you mean you forgot thanksgiving?


This is your reminder to order your Dufflet Pumpkin desserts for this weekend now now NOW or risk the sadface this weekend :(

~ Pumpkin Pie: Traditional baked pumpkin custard in a flaky pastry; topped with fresh spiced cream and candied ginger. Size: 9"

~ Pumpkin Tart: Traditional baked pumpkin custard in a buttery tart shell; topped with fresh spiced cream and candied ginger.  Size: 3"

~ Brandy Pumpkin Cheesecake: Pumpkin spice cheesecake accented with brandy and baked in a shortbread crust; decorated with whipped cream and spiced walnuts. Sizes: 10", 8" 

~ Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes: Moist spiced pumpkin cake topped with orange frosting.  Size: 3"

~ Single layer 6" Chocolate Fudge cake with tinted white chocolate pumpkin decoration

Available at all 3 Dufflet locations while quantities last. Pre-order yours today via email, phone or in-person.

PS/ All pumpkin desserts will be available from Canadian Thanksgiving (Oct 10) until American Thanksgiving (Nov 24) 
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Monday, October 3, 2011

cake of the month!

Dufflet October cake of the month is ... Tiramisu Cake

Ladyfingers surround classic mascarpone filling with layers of sponge soaked in rich coffee liqueur syrup; finished with a coffee glaze, coffee cream and cocoa dust.

On special October 1-31
 6" regular: $25, special $23
10" regular: $44, special $40

Daily Slice Special $4.00 (while quantities last)

~ available on pre-orders via phone, email and in-person.
~ quantities are limited so pre-order to avoid disappointment!
~ Slices available in-store only and on a first-come, first-served basis
~ No rainchecks or substitutions on this offer.

~ offer valid at Dufflet cafes only (Uptown, Downtown and Beach)

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

mini marzipan critters!

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Available at all 3 Dufflet cafe locations

Perfect for decorating cakes and cupcakes, stock-up on adorable, colourful marzipan shapes and critters. 

The single-packs are $3.95 and the 3-pack minis are $4.95

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

all night art - stock up on snacks!

Nuit Blanche
Saturday Oct 1, 2011
7pm to sunrise


TO peeps take to the streets to see what there is to see - and it's alot! Make a plan of attack by using the "My Night" personal planner and build a list of projects at www.scotiabanknuitblanche.ca

Although not part of the Nuit Blanche program, if you're walking around Queen St. West, check out the Dufflet-DOWNTOWN Queen Specific window and Catherine Heard's "Hansel and Gretel" www.queenspecific.com


Dufflet-DOWNTOWN will be open until 7pm on Saturday, so get there early to grab a bag of bars, cookies and snacks to keep you going sweet all night long!
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Friday, September 16, 2011

all your pumpkin spice cupcakes belong us

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Available now at all 3 Dufflet retail cafes, 3" moist spiced pumpkin cupcakes topped with orange frosting.

Pumptastic!


 

Monday, September 12, 2011

what's black + white and on sale this month?


 
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Dufflet Black + White Layer Cake

Rich and moist alternating layers of chocolate and vanilla cake frosted with vanilla buttercream. On special September 6 - 30, 2011 at all 3 Dufflet locations.

6" regular: $24, special $22
10" regular: $40, special $38
Daily Slice Special $4.00 (while quantities last)

Cake of the month will be available on pre-orders via phone, email and in-person.
In-store cake quantities are limited so pre-order to avoid disappointment!
Slices available in-store only and available on a first-come, first-served basis while quantities last.
No rainchecks or substitutions on this offer.

 

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

august cake of the month!


Cake of the Month 
at all 3 Dufflet locations!

On special August 2 - 31

White Chocolate Mousse

Classic white sponge cake layered with white chocolate mousse and a touch of strawberry compote; topped with a white chocolate ruffle.

6" regular: $25, special $23
 

10" regular: $44, special $40
 

Daily Slice Special $4.00 (while quantities last)

Cake of the month will be available on pre-orders via phone, email and in-person.

In-store cake quantities are limited so pre-order to avoid disappointment!

Slices available in-store only and on a first-come, first-served basis

No rainchecks or substitutions on this offer.
 

Monday, July 18, 2011

let them eat jazz!


Slip on your walking shoes and enjoy sweets + sounds + sand at Dufflet Beach (1917 Queen St. E., just east of Woodbine) while the annual Beaches International Jazz Festival wraps up this weekend with Streetfest

Drop by our sidewalk table and check out our special Beaches Jazz window display. Designed for Dufflet by artist Michelle Smith, music and cake icons made of sugar and different shades of sandpaper applied onto boards celebrate theme of sweets + sounds + sand.

Beaches Jazz StreetFest also means that Queen Street East becomes a giant pedestrian mall (and closed to traffic) from 6pm to 11:30pm on the nights of Thursday July 21, Friday July 22, and Saturday July 23, 2011. Info on getting around can be found at http://www.beachesjazz.com/directions.html#roaddetails

http://www.beachesjazz.com/streetfest.html is the place to visit to check out bandshell listings for Kew Gardens and all along Queen Street East this weekend.

Dufflet Beach is the place to start! Grab something sweet to nibble + sip and have a Beaches Jazz good time!


 

Friday, July 15, 2011

tour de dufflet prize winners!

A big round of applause (and a choir of bike bells ringing out) to the 172 riders who took the Eat More Cake, Ride More Bike challenge and rode the 2011 Tour de Dufflet during Toronto Bike Month in June!

Special thanks and recognition goes to Bike on Wheels and Crumpler for their wonderful prizes. Here are the super-lucky winners (drawn at random from this year's registration cards):

1st prize – Natalie Racz
$100 gift certificate from Bike on Wheels

$25 gift certificate from Dufflet Pastries

2nd prize – Erik Henriksen
Bike bag from Crumpler Canada (see photo)

$25 gift certificate from Dufflet Pastries

3rd prize – Crysler Paton
$50
gift certificate from Dufflet Pastries

4th prize (Tweet your photo) 

- Nogah Kornberg @nogahK
$25
gift certificate from Dufflet Pastries

Dufflet Pastries was able to raise and donate $860 to the Toronto Cyclists Union who were this year's charitable recipients of your $5 registration fees. These cycling advocates are a great group to support so please visit their website to learn more about what they do and how to become a member.

Links to visit:
http://bikesonwheels.ca/
https://www.crumpler.ca/flash/flash.aspx
http://bikeunion.to/

I've uploaded some of this year's photos to our Flickr site (more to come!) http://www.flickr.com/photos/tourdedufflet/sets/72157627188623044/... see you all next year!

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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

The Hunter for Tour de Dufflet!

We're getting our grand prizes together and sorting through Tour de Dufflet photos, and wanted to share this one via email from Eunah Hunter ... thank you so much for the kind words Eunah!

Dear Dufflet,

Thank you for a wonderful time and treat for our family of three and friends.  We had a wonderful time cycling 80km today and sampling the delicious treats.  Your staff were welcoming and each Dufflet store was a point of relaxation and excitement for our legs and stomachs, respectively

:)  What a great idea to offer the Tour de Dufflet and to keep the commemorative event, in celebration of bike month, continuing for a fourth year.  Fabulous.

Eunah, Andrew, Gloria Hunter w/ Natalie Bernstein and Ray Dowe 
- picture attached (in front of Yonge St. Dufflet, our second stop)


Thursday, July 7, 2011

Taste, Tell + Tweet your Chocolate Signatures!

(Toronto, CANADA) Eat More Chocolate! Visit the Chocolate Signatures booth 4918 at the NASFT Summer Fancy Food Show on July 10-12, 2011 in Washington, DC and discover the seriously fun side of chocolate with David's fine Belgian chocolates and Dufflet Small Indulgences.

The Chocolate Signatures booth will host celebrity pastry chef (and Canada's "Queen Of Cake") Dufflet Rosenberg who is armed with a Blackberry® and is ready to Sweet Speed Tweet with you! Taste our samples, tell us what you think and Dufflet will tweet your "bonbon mots" on Twitter @Dufflet using the hashtag #SFFS11. Smile, because her phone takes pictures too!

Chocolate Signatures is delighted that David’s Dark Chocolate Enrobed All Natural Sponge Toffee was announced as a silver sofi™ finalist for confection and will compete for the gold award at this year's show. David’s product lines feature unique taste profiles including chocolate-covered fruit, nuts, potato chips and pretzels.

Look to returning Fancy Food Show favourite Small Indulgences, previous sofi™ winners for Nutt-E (formerly known as Crackle), to unveil their newest snack creation Crunchuffs, delicious bites of crispy brown rice puffs mixed with caramel, chocolate and almonds.

Hope to see you there!

For more information on the NASFT 2011 Summer Fancy Food show, please visit their website at
http://www.specialtyfood.com/fancy-food-show/summer-fancy-food-show/

To see Dufflet Small Indulgences product lines please visit www.duffletsweets.com


To see David’s fine Belgian chocolates product lines please visit www.chocolatesignaturesinc.com
 

 

Thursday, June 30, 2011

oh canada day, eh?

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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" $15.00

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 11a - 6p

Reminder! Any advance or special orders for this weekend (July 1-4) must be made by noon today (Thursday June 30).




 

Monday, June 27, 2011

eat more cake at the cottage cooler contest!

Keep your sweet stuff sweet longer! 

We have 12 insulated EAT MORE CAKE cooler bags (18” x 9” x 10”, approx value $25) to give away in July. 

To enter, simply fill in the entry form in our Summer Newsletter (or print a copy from our Facebook or Blog) and drop-off at any Dufflet cafe. Winners will be drawn at random on July 19, 2011 from all entries received.

Friday, June 17, 2011

1000 tastes (remember to chew!)

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Luminato 1000 Tastes takes place this weekend at 100 John Street (between Adelaide and Wellington West).

Saturday, June 18 (12-9:00 PM)
Sunday, June 19 (12-6:00 PM)

Treat your taste buds to a trip around the world, with gourmet street food prepared by some of the city's leading restaurateurs. Free to attend. All food items $5 each.

http://www.luminato.com/2011/1000tastes

BUT WAIT! THERE'S MORE! Be sure to visit the Dufflet booth where one ticket gets you a Strawberry Rhubarb Euro Tart AND a Classic Brownie with Walnuts!


 
 

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

blue velvet for father's day!

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The weather is nice, so it's easy to forget the little things, like buying Dad something sweet for Father's Day (Sunday, June 19th). Good thing we're here with two obviously WONDERFUL suggestions!

Single-layer 6" Chocolate Fudge Cake - decorated for Father's Day with white chocolate bow tie and tuxedo buttons. 

Blue Velvet 3" Cupcakes - like our Pink Velvet cakes, this has yummy cocoa spice cake on the inside, and blueberry cream cheese icing on top!

Both are available at all 3 Dufflet cafe locations until Father's Day ... be sure to pre-order to avoid disappointment (they sell out fast, and I don't think it's just Dad's on the receiving end, right?)

Monday, June 13, 2011

TorontoTaste: Pairing Cuisine and Compassion

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from Second Harvest press release: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/June2011/13/c5137.html

Foodies come together in support of a common goal - to fight hunger in Toronto
TORONTO, June 13, 2011 /CNW/ - Yesterday evening, food and beverage enthusiasts and professionals from across the city came together to support Second Harvest at their largest annual fundraiser - Toronto Taste


Held both indoors and outdoors at the Royal Ontario Museum, 1,500 guests were welcomed to indulge their senses through sampling an array of gourmet food and beverage prepared by 60 of the city's top chefs and 30 beverage purveyors. The event was hosted by Bob Blumer, creator and host of Food Network Canada's Glutton for Punishment and Surreal Gourmet and was presented by The Daniels Corporation for the 16th consecutive year.

Toronto Taste attracted culinary personalities from across the country, including, Food Network Canada personalities Celebrity Chef Roger Mooking (Everyday Exotic), Michael Smith (Chef at Home, Chef at Large, Chef Abroad) and Mark McEwan (Top Chef Canada, The Heat). Dishes were also prepared by acclaimed chefs such as J.P. Challet (Ici Bistro), Scott Conant (24 Hour Restaurant Battle, Scarpetta), Donna Dooher (Mildred's Temple Kitchen), Dufflet Rosenberg (Dufflet Pastries), Chris McDonald (Cava), Rob Gentile (Buca), David Lee (Nota Bene) and many more talented chefs and beverage purveyors.

In addition to ticket sales, funds were raised through a variety of auctions [silent, fine wine and live] and a raffle draw that yielded the opportunity to win a Fiat 500 Sport, donated by Chrysler Canada. In total, approximately $300,000 was raised, which will enable Second Harvest to provide 600,000 healthy meals for Torontonians in need.

The Toronto Taste online auction runs until June 22nd. Browse and bid on exciting items by visiting www.torontotaste.ca.

photos from last night

Top: grazing at the Dufflet table, trying to choose between Coconut Dacquoise, Vanilla Verrine and Small Indulgences Chocolate Nutt-E.

Bottom: Dufflet Rosenberg is a master taster, seen sampling the doughnut with a ricotta filling and candied orange from Panagea Restaurant. Delish!
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Friday, June 10, 2011

toronto taste, hug a chef

Toronto Taste takes place this Sunday, June 12th at 6:30pm, indoors and outdoors at the Royal Ontario Museum. (Bloor St W and Queen's Park).

The hottest culinary event of the year, Toronto Taste takes you gastronomic tour of 60 of Toronto’s top chefs (including Dufflet Rosenberg) as well as 30 premium beverage purveyors. All these fabulous creative folks come together to celebrate their love of food and support Second Harvest (and to hear you speak with your mouth full).

 

Be sure to visit the Dufflet Pastries table where we will be serving ... 

 
Super Vanilla Verrines (white chocolate, mascarpone and vanilla bean) 


and  

Coconut Lemon Dacquoises (coconut meringue and lemon buttercream)

Yes, I said coconut.

For ticket information, please visit http://www.torontotaste.ca/

For more info on the good work done by Second Harvest, visit http://www.secondharvest.ca/
and follow @2ndHarvestTO on Twitter!

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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

more eat more chocolate ...

What could be better than chocolate? Trick question! The answer is MORE CHOCOLATE!

Dufflet Small Indulgences and David's Fine Belgian Chocolates give you a second chance at unbelievable chocolate savings at their next pop-up candy shop on Wed June 8 to Fri June 10 (11am to 4pm) at 166 Norseman (in Etobicoke, just west of Islington).

What's in store? Glad you asked! How about Caramel Hazelnut Milk Chocolate Morsels (mrsp $10.00) for $4.00 or Dark Chocolate Pretzel Crisps (mrsp $4.99) for $3.00?

Over 20 different types of confections at clearance prices! While quantities last ... you didn't need me to remind you of that, right?


Friday, June 3, 2011

EAT MORE CHOCOLATE!

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Dufflet Pop-Up Candy Shop with chocolates, confections and candy from Small Indulgences and David's Fine Belgian Chocolates.

Saturday June 4th from 10am - 4pm, 166 Norseman (west of Islington). No early birds, cash and carry!

Chocolates only! (no cake will be available)


Thursday, May 19, 2011

eat more cake, ride more bike 2011!

The 4th annual Tour de Dufflet
Dates: May 24 - June 30, 2011
          Daily except Mondays 
          (rain or shine)
Hours: Tuesdays - Saturdays 10a-7p
          Sundays 12p-5p

Fun for the whole family (and other social units), get a little exercise and something sweet by cycling to all 3 Dufflet cafes in one day!

Dufflet cafes are located at;
Downtown: 787 Queen St. W. (west of Bathurst)
Uptown: 2638 Yonge St. (south of Lawrence)
Beach: 1917 Queen St. E. (east of Woodbine)

Registered participants will receive a souvenir, refreshments and other goodies with their stamped passports. This year's souvenir is either a Tour de Dufflet  water-bottle or muzette bag (while quantities last)

$5 registration fee payable on the day of your ride will be donated to the Toronto Cyclist's Union. You register on the day of your ride.

Watch our blog tourdedufflet.blogspot.com and follow @tourdedufflet on Twitter for updates and photos. Tweet your photos with the hashtag #TourDeDufflet to be eligible for additional prizes!


Tour de Dufflet FAQ: You will visit your start-off location only once to register and receive your first stamp; you may tour the 3 locations in any order that suits you.

We will offer refreshments to registered participants at all locations. To drink, you will have your choice of bottled water or regular coffee. To nibble, you will have a choice from that day’s brownies or something savoury (a spanokopita or samosa). Daily selections will vary.

At the final location (stamp #3) you will hand in your stamped passport to be eligible for the grand prize drawing at the end of bike month, plus you will receive a gift certificate for $5 off your next Dufflet purchase as a reward for completing the Tour de Dufflet 2011!

Monday, April 25, 2011

william and kate, plus cupcake!

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The wedding of Prince William of Wales and Catherine "Kate" Middleton is scheduled to take place at Westminster Abbey on 29 April 2011.

Dust-off the fine china and have an old-fashioned tea-party wedding-watchathon with commemorative cupcakes from Dufflet!

Available on April 28 + 29 only, choose from Vanilla, Devil's Strawberry, or Devil's Mint 3" cupcakes topped with an edible image of the intertwined initials of the couple under the prince's coronet. $3.60 each, while quantities last.

Avoid disappointment and pre-order your royal wedding cupcakes today at any Dufflet retail cafe!


Dufflet - Downtown 787 Queen St. W.
Dufflet - Uptown 2638 Yonge St.
Dufflet - Beach 1917 Queen St. E.



 

Friday, April 8, 2011

you say easter, we say chocolate!

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New Easter chocolates arriving daily at all 3 Dufflet cafes. I'd tell you more, but it's rude to blog when your mouth's full. Mmmmm!

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Friday, April 1, 2011

Dufflet in comic form (by Archie Comics artist Dan Parent)...


Ok, how cute is this? Trick question: it's awesome! 


Huge thanks to Melissa and Richard Curl who sent this email along with photos of their wedding cake (Dufflet design #02 Lovely Loops) and a frame of the comic book they had made for their wedding program. #dawwww

Hello!  We just wanted to pass on the wonderful artwork showcasing Dufflet that was a part of our wedding program comic book done by Archie Comics artist Dan Parent.  We were so happy to have a Dufflet cake for our wedding and wanted to share that excitement with our guests. What better way than to feature Dufflet herself in our program? 

Our entire wedding was an absolute blast, and the cake is STILL receiving compliments all these months later.  It was as delicious as it was gorgeous.  We absolutely recommend Dufflet Pastries to everyone and always make sure to stop in and grab a treat each time we are in Toronto.

Thank you so much to the entire staff for making the best wedding cake anyone could ever hope for!

Melissa and Richard Curl
Guelph, Ontario

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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

charlie is one!!!

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One of the best things about the business of making cake is FANMAIL (specially the kind that comes with pictures). Dufflet received this email yesterday, and it went viral in our office (so cute!) so I'm sharing part of it with you...


Dear Dufflet,

I ordered a Dufflet vegan chocolate cake for my daughter's 1st birthday as she is severely allergic to milk. We had 40 people over...and in the end what was supposed to be a small cake for people with allergies to dairy and eggs became the main attraction. I now know that I can always trust the Dufflet name to provide quality product and for allergies need not look further than your Beach location which is 2 minutes from my house.

Thanks again for helping make the day a success 
Sarah Pittard and Charlie (1).

Happy Birthday Charlie! Looks like you enjoyed your cake :D


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Our Vegan Chocolate Layer Cake comes in 2 sizes (9" and 6") and may be ordered in advance from any of our 3 cafes (Downtown, Uptown and Beach). Four layers of rich tasting vegan chocolate cake with no dairy nor eggs and made with spelt flour (which is not gluten-free but might be tolerated by some who are on a gluten-reduced plan).