Tour de Dufflet: 2012

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Chocolate + Confections Clearance Sale!

We are having a clearance sale on a wide variety of  sweets!

On sale are seasonal chocolates, chocolate covered pretzels. chocolate covered fruit, chocolate covered fruit cake truffles, to name only a few!


Dufflet Pastries, 
166 Norseman St., Etobicoke 

Google map:

Sale dates: 

(while quantities last)

Tuesday, Dec 18
Wednesday, Dec 19
Thursday, Dec 20

*corrected the dates

11am until 5pm 

No early birds!



No rainchecks 

When they’re gone, 
they’re gone!

Please do not call or email, this is strictly first come, first served!

We've added holiday cookies and a few cakes to the chocolate clearance - lots to choose from!
Friday Dec. 28 11a-5p
Monday Dec. 31 11a-5p

Monday, December 17, 2012

Friday, December 14, 2012

cake + flowers = uptown combo

Dufflet Pastries + Demarco-Perpich Fine Flowers join forces Uptown on Yonge for a special combo offer!

Purchase any floral arrangement worth $85 or more from Demarco-Perpich AND any large cake from Dufflet Pastries and receive a 20% discount on your flowers and a $5 discount from the purchase price of your cake.

Offer valid until January 31, 2013 only at Dufflet + Demarco Uptown. May not be combined with other offers.

Dufflet Pastries + Demarco-Perpich Fine Flowers
Uptown: 2638 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON

Dufflet - ph: 416-484-9080,

Demarco Perpich - ph: 416-967-0893,


Friday, December 7, 2012

a girl for you and a boy for me

Gingerbread Kids
Adorable boy and girl cut-outs made from a tasty sweet and spicy recipe, decorated with coloured icing. 

Size: 4"

Available at all 3 Dufflet locations

$1.50 each 

Or order by the box and get 13 for the price of 12! $16.50/box

Monday, December 3, 2012

sweet trays for the sweet


Our ready-to-serve sweet trays make holiday entertaining easy! We artfully arrange our most popular pastries as 12" or 16" tray selections and will suggest portions that best reflect your event theme - cocktail party, office celebration or boardroom meeting.

For same day orders, selection will vary according to that day's in-store availability. For a custom selection, please contact us a minimum of 48 hours in advance.

Shown here, a 16" Dessert Tray with a variety of 16 x 2.5" pastries, $80.

Contact the Dufflet location most convenient to you to place your orders. You can see more Sweet Tray ideas on page 2 of our Catering Ideas newsletter here

Thursday, November 29, 2012

13 is better than 12!

Dufflet Holiday Cookies by the box!

Get 13 cookies for the price of 12 when you buy them by the box at any Dufflet café. Pre-order your cookies now because quantities are limited.

Linzer Stars $22.00/box
Shortbread Wedges $16.50/box
Gingerbread Kids $16.50/box
Holiday Butter Shapes (4 ea Snowman, Mitten, Santa) $16.50/box

Friday, November 16, 2012

Delectable begins with a D!


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 Dufflet Small Indulgences, David’s Fine Belgian Chocolates and other gourmet treats? 

Pre-order now via email, telephone, or in-person. Baskets as described exactly in the photos are available in limited quantities and some items may have to be substituted.

Custom baskets can be assembled according to your budget. Contact any Dufflet location to order by phone, email or in-person shopping.

Toronto Dufflet Café Locations
787 Queen Street West, Ph: 416-504-2870 (open 7 days)
Uptown: 2638 Yonge Street, Ph: 416-484-9080 (closed Mondays)
Beach: 1917 Queen Street East, Ph: 416-699-4900 (open 7 days)


Thursday, November 15, 2012

eat more cake buttons

Eat More Cake buttons are free, I tell ya!

Yup, free!

(that's all I got)

Friday, November 9, 2012

leave room in your bouche for these bûches de noel!


Bûche de Noël - Caramel Chocolate

Chocolate sponge rolled with caramel whipped cream, glazed with bittersweet chocolate; finished with gold dusted chocolate leaves. (made without wheat or gluten)

Bûche de Noël - Hazelnut

Hazelnut sponge rolled with hazelnut mousse; glazed with hazelnut crunch milk chocolate ganache; garnished with gold-dusted white chocolate leaves. (contains nuts)

Bûche de Noël - Raspberry Vanilla Almond

Almond sponge rolled with vanilla mousse and raspberries; finished with white buttercream and chocolate snowflakes (contains nuts)

Available now at all 3 Dufflet locations or for pre-order for the Holidays and seasonal parties. 10" large $44.00, 7.5" small $25.00

Thursday, November 8, 2012

French/English Customer Service Supervisor Wanted!

Are you a dynamic individual with a sweet tooth? Are you fluent in French and English? Do you have experience supervising others in a call centre or customer service environment? 

Then look no further! Dufflet Pastries is an award winning dessert company in the west end of Toronto. Looking to expand their team, the ideal candidate is an experienced Customer Service Supervisor who is fluent in French and English.

A passion for motivating and encouraging others, while assisting customers with orders, is a winning combination for success in this role. Working closely with the Office Manager, the right candidate has experience up-selling product, training and motivating others to do the same, anticipating and trouble-shooting concerns and takes initiative to meet deadlines and accomplishes tasks to the highest standard.

Hours of work are Monday to Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm; will be required to work the occasional Saturdays.

If this sounds like the perfect position for you, then send a copy of your resume and salary expectations today (no phone calls please).


Tuesday, November 6, 2012

hot chocolate cheesecake won't burn your mouth!


One of the many new seasonal items on the Dufflet Holiday newsletter is an amazing Hot Chocolate Cheesecake!

Milk chocolate cheesecake in a chocolate shortbread crust, covered with a delicious milk chocolate glaze, toasted marshmallows, graham crumbs and whipped cream.

Available at all 3 Dufflet locations - check out what else is new for the holidays on our newsletter here!

Friday, November 2, 2012

sneak peek: dufflet holiday season desserts, pt 1

Available beginning November 6th, here's a sneak peek at our new seasonal items available at all 3 Dufflet locations.

Hot Chocolate Cheesecake
Dense and delicious milk chocolate cheesecake in a chocolate shortbread crust; topped with milk chocolate glaze, toasted marshmallows, graham crumbs and whipped cream.

Peppermint Truffle Cakelet®
Sinfully rich Devil's Food chocolate cake with alternating layers of peppermint buttercream and light truffle cream; glazed with dark chocolate.

Gingerbread Cake
Spicy molasses gingerbread cake with a hint of chocolate; frosted with cream cheese, topped with a tinted white chocolate gingerbread cut-out.

Cherries Jubilee Mini
Light chocolate cake surrounds vanilla mousse with a heart of brandied cherries; dark chocolate glaze and white chocolate drizzle. (made without wheat or gluten)

Cranberry Cheesecake Euro Tart
Rich and creamy cheesecake batter swirled with cranberry orange filling baked in our Euro style sweet dough crust

Mincemeat Tarts
A traditional favourite made in a not so traditional way! All vegetarian (no suet) with apples, lemons, oranges, raisins and dried apricots in a flaky, buttery crust.

Smores Cupcake   
Devil's Food cupcake topped with chocolate frosting, toasted marshmallow and graham crumbs.

Filled cupcake - Devil's Snowball
Devil's Food cupcake filled with coconut buttercream; topped with more coconut buttercream.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

should have zingered when you zagged

Brighten up a dreary day with a Dufflet Luscious Lemon filled cupcake. Moist lemon zinger cake filled with tart lemon pudding and finished with a lemon glaze. Zippy!

Not making any rash promises here, but people have been known to walk with a bounce in their step after savouring one of these sunny beauties. 'Just saying ...


Wednesday, October 31, 2012

i ain't fraid of no cupcake

Wanna be scared sweet? How about picking up one of these adorable Halloween decorated 3" cupcakes at any Dufflet cafe! 

Also, today is Wednesday, and that means Cake Happy Hour with 2 for 1 slices from 2pm to 6pm!

Trick or Sweet!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

why yes, we put stuff inside the cupcake...

While it doesn't quite reach the epic wow factor of a hot dog inside a pizza crust, our filled cupcakes have an extra shot of sweet stuff for you sweet stuff lovers.

Here's a Dufflet filled cupcake in Coconut Dulce de Leche - 3" golden vanilla cake filled with creamy dulce de leche, topped with coconut buttercream and drizzled with caramel.

Available at all 3 Dufflet locations, $2.85 each.


Friday, October 19, 2012

why yes, we dressed up our mini cheesecakes!

Who doesn't like a new look for Fall? We've gussied up our cheesecake mini's with a lovely piece of chocolate, don't they look adorbs?

Chocolate Espresso Cheesecake Mini
Smooth chocolate cheesecake infused with espresso set on a graham cracker crust; finished with dark chocolate glaze and white chocolate tile.

Vanilla Cheesecake Mini
Smooth and rich New York style cheesecake set on a graham cracker crust; finished with white chocolate glaze and dark chocolate tile.

Get our 2.5" mini cheesecakes at any Dufflet location, $4.50 each.


Wednesday, October 10, 2012

you's the boss!

It's pretty cool seeing my boss on posters around town to promote an also cool event, the Small Business Forum, hosted by the City of Toronto.

This is a free, all-day event that has a lot going for it, from motivational speakers to exhibits to seminars to Toronto's Next Great Food Product Contest. If you run your own business, or are thinking of starting one, this is a great event to network at and learn from.

Dufflet Rosenberg is one of three food industry experts who will panel Toronto’s Next Great Food Product Contest (1:30p – 3p) where 5 finalist entrepreneurs will pitch their unique and creative commercial food concepts.

The panel includes:
Christine Cushing, Celebrity Chef, @ccfearless
John Mastroianni, Manager, Pusateri's Fine Foods, @PusaterisFoods
Dufflet Rosenberg, Founder and CEO, Dufflet Pastries, @dufflet

Details and seminar schedule are at
Small Business Forum 2012 

Tuesday Oct 16, 9a-5p
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Free, register online at their site 

Be sure to follow @EnterpriseTO and the hashtag to stay in the loop!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

yer OH tart!

Dufflet calls them "Euro" tarts because they have straight sides and are filled with interesting things. I call them OH tarts cause they're OH so yummy.

Milk Chocolate Salted Caramel Euro Tart
Salted caramel and creamy milk chocolate ganache inside a dark chocolate crust; garnished with whipped cream.

Size 3" $3.75 ea at all 3 Dufflet locations.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

thanksgiving desserts for this weekend and beyond!


If you celebrate Canadian Thanksgiving, be sure to pre-order your Pumpkin Pies, Tarts and Cheesecakes NOW for the long weekend.

If you're American (or just a pumpkin dessert lover like me) these items will be available through to November 22.

All 3 Dufflet locations will be closed for Thanksgiving on Monday, Oct 8th, but will be open regular hours on Saturday and Sunday.

Pictured above is our Pumpkin Pie. You can see what our Brandy Pumpkin Cheesecake looks like here, and our fab Pumpkin Tart here.

It's ok to drool. I know I did.

Monday, October 1, 2012

are you at the grocery innovations show?


Be sure to visit the
Dufflet Pastries/Chocolate Signatures booth #935
October 1 + 2, 2012   12pm - 5pm daily
Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 255 Front Street W. (North Hall)

october cake of the month!

Turtle Fudge Cake is our Cake of the Month for October!

Flourless nut cake layers filled with crunchy almond meringue, sweet cream and caramel; covered with bittersweet chocolate fudge glaze. (made without wheat or gluten, contains nuts)

On special October 1-31, 2012

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.


Wednesday, September 26, 2012

more drizzle? ok!

Pecan Pies hit the spot when the weather gets a little dreary and you need something sweet to brighten your day.

Dufflet has you covered with 3 versions of this classic fav;

Double Chocolate Pecan
A dark chocolate crust packed with rich chocolate pecan filling; drizzled with bittersweet chocolate.

Classic Pecan
Sweet, dark pecan filling in a flaky pastry.

New! Pecan Pie with Chocolate + Caramel Drizzle (shown above)
Sweet, dark pecan filling in a flaky pastry with caramel and chocolate drizzle.

All pecan pies are available in 11" and 7.5" sizes at all 3 Dufflet locations.


Wednesday, September 19, 2012

learn how to make booo-tiful cake decorations!

.Join Dufflet Pastries’ Head of Decorating, V.K. Grace, on Tuesday, October 23rd at Dufflet-Beach from 5:30 - 8:30 pm for a Halloween cake decorating class for beginners.

Open to adults only, each participant will decorate their own cake to take home at the end of class. Admission is $80.00 including cake and supplies.

Space is limited and advance registration with full payment is required. Refunds for cancellations will not be available.

Please register at
1917 Queen St. East
(west of Woodbine Ave.)


Friday, September 14, 2012

honey cake for rosh hashanah...

Exclusively at Dufflet-Uptown this weekend for Rosh Hashanah! Traditional Jewish New Years Honey Cake, rich with honey, dates and apples. Avoid disappointment and order yours now.
Size:  6" Small
Price: $18.50
Serve: Room temp.
Store: Refrigerated

Also on Yonge, look for the Dufflet-Uptown table, featuring all things apple, at the sidewalk sale during Yonge Uptown's BIA Fall Fest on Saturday Sept. 15 from 11a-5p


Wednesday, September 12, 2012

making whoopie, in size mini...

New and on our September newsletter, our cocktail size Mini Whoopie Cookie Collection. 2" chewy chocolate cakes with scrumptious fillings, 6 of each flavour - caramel, ganache, mint, raspberry - in a box of 24.

Pre-order 24-packs 2 days before for pick-up (or delivery). Cookies also sold individually (look for them in our display case). Available at all 3 Dufflet locations!

Monday, September 10, 2012

the pumpkins are baaaack!!!

Sure, you all might have a favourite Dufflet dessert, but NGL, this one's mine. 

Available from Sept 5 - Nov 22, the amazingly delicious Brandy Pumpkin Cheesecake! A dense pumpkin spice cheesecake accented with brandy and baked in a buttery shortbread crust; decorated with spiced cream and walnuts. 

Available at all 3 Dufflet locations - Lg 10" $45, Sm 8" $26


Tuesday, September 4, 2012

dufflet cake of the month for september...

Welcome back to school! How about a nice slice of Dufflet Carrot Cake? It will make you happy :D

Densely delicious with pineapple, coconut and walnuts; layered and covered with cream cheese and honey icing. *contains nuts

On special September 1-30, 2012
6" regular: $24, special $22
10" regular: $40, special $38

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! No rainchecks or substitutions on this offer.


Thursday, August 23, 2012

let's go to the ... recipe!

Croquembouche (or Chocolate Glazed Cream Puffs)
by Dufflet Rosenberg (from cooking demo at the Food Network stage, Aug. 21,

Cream Puff Pastry:Ingredients:
1 cup water
8 tblsp unsalted butter, 114 grams
1 tsp sugar
½ tsp salt
1 cup all purpose flour
4 large eggs

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Have ready two cookie sheets greased and floured and a pastry tip fitted with ½” plain tip. In a medium saucepan, combine the water, butter, sugar and salt. Bring to a full rolling boil. Immediately remove from the heat and add the flour all at once. Stir with a wooden spoon until mixture forms a ball and pulls away from the sides of the pan. Return to low heat and continue cooking for a couple of minutes.
Transfer mixture to food processor fitted with metal blade. Process for 10 seconds to release steam. With the motor running, pour in the eggs and continue processing for 30 seconds. The mixture should be smooth and shiny.. If it’s too stiff, add a little water. Place pastry bag over large measuring cup; fold sides over the cup.
Fill pastry bag with mixture and squeeze down into bag. Pipe puffs about 1.5” in diameter and ½” high; 1” apart. Bake for 10 minutes, lower temperature to 350 degrees and bake for 15 to 20 minutes until golden brown. Remove trays. Using a small knife, make a ¼ “ slit on the bottom of each puff to release steam. Turn oven down to 200 degrees; return puffs to oven and continue baking until inside of puffs are dry and outside is crisp (10 to 20 minutes).
Puffs can be stored in airtight containers refrigerated for one week or frozen.
Yields approximately 4 dozen.

Light Pastry Cream Filling:

9 egg yolks
3/4 cup sugar
4 tblsp plus 2 tsp. all purpose flour
3 tblsp cornstarch
3 cups homogenized milk
1 tblsp pure vanilla extract
3 tblsp unsalted butter
Pinch of salt
½ cup 35% cream

Heat the milk until very hot. Whisk the yolks in a heavy bottomed saucepan; gradually beat in the sugar and salt. Continue whisking 2 to 3 minutes, until the mixture is thick and lemon coloured. Whisk in the sifted cornstarch/flour. Slowly add the hot milk or cream. Place saucepan over medium heat and whisk until mixture comes to the boil and thickens. The mixture will be lumpy; whisk until smooth.  Lower the heat and continue beating  2 minutes to cook the flour. If the mixture is very thick, add a few droplets of milk to thin. Remove from heat and beat in the butter and vanilla.  Transfer to bowl, stir to cool then cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate.
Whip ½ cup 35% cream until firm peaks. Beat cold pastry cream until smooth, fold in whipped cream.


Fill pastry bag fitted with ¼” plain tip with the light pastry cream. Pipe filling into the hollow center of each puff.  Arrange first layer of puffs on a serving tray to determine size for final assembly.


2 cups sugar
2/3 cup water
1/4 tsp cream of tartar

In a large, heavy saucepan, stir together the sugar, water and cream of tartar until sugar is completely moistened. Place saucepan over medium heat, swirling the pan constantly. The sugar will dissolve, then come to the boil Stop swirling at this point and let the mixture boil until it turns a pale, amber gold colour. Note the caramel will continue cooking once removed from the heat; lower the saucepan into a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking. Ideally, the temperature should be around 350 degrees F.
Dip the top of puffs in caramel; set aside on parchment paper. Rewarm caramel if needed on low heat. (or prepare another saucepan with caramel).  Dip only the sides of each puff in caramel to join together in a ring on the serving platter. Continue building the pyramid with puffs, making sure each puff sticks to the one beside it.  If caramel hardens, rewarm on low heat again. Dip a fork into the remaining caramel and spin caramel threads over the croquembouche.
Refrigerate. Best served within 2-3 hours. Serves 10-12

Optional Chocolate Glaze:
8 ozw. semi sweet chocolate
12 tblsp butter
1 tblsp corn syrup
5 tsp water

Place all of the ingredients in stainless steel bowl over simmering water. Stir until fully melted. Do not overheat – remove from heat before fully melted and continue stirring.
Set aside until ready to use. To reheat, warm again over double boiler to 88-90 degrees F.

Dip filled cream puffs in chocolate glaze to cover the tops. Set aside on tray to chill until set. Best served within 2-3 hours.


Monday, August 20, 2012

let's go to the ex (and learn something sweet!)

One of the many fun things to do at the Canadian National Exhibition is the opportunity to catch Celebrity Chef demos at the Food Network stage (complete list here)

The list of chefs is really fantastic this year and includes Selwyn Richards, Victor Barry, Anna Olson, Michael Smith, Chuck Hughes, Marc Thuet, James Smith, Patricia Muzzi, Jason Rosso, Lorenzo Loseto, Kevin Brown, David Rocco.

Be sure to drop by and say hi to Dufflet during her session!

Dufflet Rosenberg
Tuesday, August 21
Time: 2 & 5 pm

Food Network Celebrity Stage
(At Home Pavilion, Hall A in the Direct Energy Centre)

Affectionately known as the Queen of Cake, Dufflet Rosenberg reigns as Toronto’s pre-eminent purveyor of fine pastries, desserts and confections. After thirty sweet years, Dufflet’s legendary Queen Street Café still is the destination for the city’s most talked about wedding, birthday and celebration cakes. Today, Dufflet Pastries wholesale division proudly supplies over 500 restaurants, cafes, gourmet grocers, hotels and caterers throughout Canada with an ever-changing selection of over 100 items from Dufflet’s signature “Fresh Collection”.


Thursday, August 16, 2012

no, you're fulla nuts.

Butterscotch Nut Euro Tart

Smooth and creamy caramel filling brimming with cashews, walnuts and pecans and baked in our Euro-style sweet dough crust.

Size 3", only $3.75 at all Dufflet locations.

Spoiler alert: You'll want more than one.


Friday, August 10, 2012

photo of french apple tart and you can't stop me ...

This is a Dufflet French Apple Raspberry Custard Euro Tart.

It has french-style sliced apples, tart raspberries, creamy custard and cinnamon all baked in our Euro-style sweet dough crust. Size: 3"

It is beautiful, and can be yours from any Dufflet location for the low low price of only $3.75 each.

Ok, so that's the price all the time, but look at what you get for $3.75!


Wednesday, August 8, 2012

cake of the month for august...

The Dufflet cake of the month for August is White Chocolate Mousse!

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

On special August 1-31, 2012

6" regular: $25, special $23
10" regular: $44, special $40
Daily Slice Special $4.00 (while quantities last)

Cake of the Month is 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 rain checks or substitutions on this offer.

Please note that the ruffle is for eating, and not for wearing on your head ~Management~

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

we're not just another pretty cake!

Rain gone, hot here, how about a nice lemonade or pressés from UK's Belvoir fruit farms to quench that thirst? 

Currently available at all 3 Dufflet locations, we have Raspberry Lemonade, Organic Lemonade, Lime & Lemongrass and Elderflower flavours.

If you're not familiar with Belvoir, here's a blurb from their website:

"Our single-serving Pressés are all made with lots of real fruit juice, blended with sparkling Belvoir spring water. They're made from all-natural ingredients and contain nothing artificial so they taste natural, refreshing and delicious: that's why we say they're 100% good!"

PS/ their site also has some fantastic cocktail recipes for the after-5 crowd :D



Monday, July 30, 2012

Watching the Olympic Games, I have a craving for butter tarts ...

...and now, you do too! ~evil laugh~

Dufflet Butter Tarts, our famous version of the Canadian Classic, are made with plump currants and real butter baked in a flaky crust. Sizes: 3" $2.50 ea, 1.5" $1.50 ea.



Friday, July 27, 2012

Hot Jazz, Cool Treats!

Slip on your walking shoes and enjoy sweets + sounds 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 sweet jazz-themed butter shapes, Augie's gourmet ice pops, and iced lemonades to go. (and be sure to say hi to Kylee and Ashley!)

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 26, Friday July 27, and Saturday July 28. Info on getting around can be found at is the place to visit to check out bandshell listings for Woodbine Park, 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!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Tour de Dufflet 2012 winners!

A big round of applause (and a choir of bike bells) to the 159 riders who took the Eat More Cake, Ride More Bike challenge and rode the 2012 Tour de Dufflet during Toronto Bike Month in June!

Special thanks to Crumpler and Bikes on Wheels for helping with prizes. Here are the winners (drawn at random from this year's registration cards):

1st prize - Tim Urbshas
$100 gift certificate from Bike on Wheels
$25 gift certificate from Dufflet Pastries

2nd prize - Khalil Sheriff
Bike bag from Crumpler Canada (see photo)
$25 gift certificate from Dufflet Pastries

3rd prize - Linda McBride
$50 gift certificate from Dufflet Pastries

Twitter prize - Kristine Galvan @piece0pie
for this tweet, 2 coffee + slice gift cards from Dufflet Pastries

Dufflet Pastries will donate $790 to the Cycle Toronto (formerly 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.

We'll be uploading some of this year's photos to our Flickr site soon ... see you all next year!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Summer just got Yummer...

The Dufflet Cake of the Month for July is Chocolate Mousse *\o/*

On special at all 3 Dufflet locations, our famous Chocolate Mousse Cake

Alternating layers of flourless chocolate cake and chocolate mousse, drizzled with milk chocolate and topped with dark chocolate curls. 

Sizes: 9", 6" 

(made without wheat or gluten)

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

frooot pies!


It's too hot to bake, but you'd like a nice fruit pie for dessert? Dufflet has you covered with Apple Crumble, Four Fruit, Key Lime, Lemon Flan, and our summery Peach Cherry pies.

Our seasonal Peach Cherry pie has something for everyone in every sweet mouthful; sliced sweet peaches and tangy cherries baked in a buttery crust and topped with a golden oat crumble. So good!

Take one home today, and enjoy a taste of summer while it lasts!

Monday, July 9, 2012

ice pops from augie's are augsome!

New at Dufflet-Beach, Ice Pops! Augie's squeeze, juice and puree all their own fruit and use only fresh herbs and zests for their HAND-MADE fruit-bomb Ice Pops. You can read more about them on their website 

Do you like Dufflet's whoopie cookies? Then you're gonna love our whoopie ice cream sandwiches made with premium ice cream and chewy chocolate whoopies!

And it wouldn't be summer without lemonade and iced tea and Dufflet-Beach has you covered! Perfectly suitable for sipping in our cafe or taking for a stroll on the boardwalk, go for the tang and beat the heat!

Get your Ice Pops, Whoopie Ice Cream sandwiches and summer beverages at Dufflet-Beach, 1917 Queen St. E. (east of Woodbine). 
Store hours: Tue-Fri 9a-7p, Sat 10a-7p, Sun 11a-6p

Friday, July 6, 2012

Strawberry Cream Puffs!

Something summery for your mouth? May we suggest the seasonal yumminess of a freshly made Strawberry Cream Puff?
Available only at Dufflet Downtown (787 Queen Street W.) 
Fridays-Sundays only, while quantities last. 
Advance orders must be made by Wednesday for weekend pick-ups.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

canada day, eh?

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.

Also, be sure to stock up on the official food of Canada Day - Dufflet Butter Tarts! And why not grab a handful of delicious Maple Leaf shortbread cookies in a handy 2-pack? Why not, indeed!

Holiday hours for Canada Day long weekend:
Dufflet Downtown - reg. hours Sunday July 1, closed Monday July 2
Dufflet Uptown - closed Sunday July 1, closed Monday July 2
Dufflet Beach - reg. hours Sunday July 1, closed Monday July 2

Reminder! Any advance or special orders for this weekend must be made today (Thursday June 28).

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Queer St. West celebrates Pride Week with special offers!

Look for the Queer St. West signs in shop windows along Queen St. West for savings and special offers during Pride Week June 22 to July 1.

Dufflet-Downtown (787 Queen St. W.) is offering $2 off large and $1 off small Pink Velvet cakes throughout Pride Week.

Dufflet Pastries is also a proud sponsor of the Pride and Remembrance Run on Saturday, June 30. Looking forward to seeing you all again!

For more info, see

You can to donate to the Pride and Remembrance Run and follow them on Twitter @Pride_Run .

Saturday, June 23, 2012

EatMoreCake ~check~, RideMoreBike ~check~

This fun Tour de Dufflet photo was sent in by Belinda Karsen and Gabrielle Sugar who happened to spot Dufflet Rosenberg at our Downtown location. Nice smiles!

Get a little exercise and something sweet by cycling to all 3 Dufflet cafes in one day! 
Tour de Dufflet runs:
May 22 - June 30, 2012
Daily except Mondays (rain or shine)
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10a-7p, Sunday 12p-5p

Blogpost with more details here:

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

i scream, you scream, then i scream some more ...

Today is the perfect day for you to discover the frosty wonderfulness of a Dufflet Ice Cream Sandwich.

Available now at our Downtown (787 Queen Street W.) and Beach (1918 Queen Street E.) locations, grab one now for instant cooling benefits.


Friday, June 15, 2012

Sweet Alert! Dufflet @NASFT #SFFS12 ...

Dufflet and David want to show you what's new in our wonderful world of chocolate confections at this year's NASFT Summer Fancy Food Show in Washington, DC, from June 17-19
Look for sweet surprises from Dufflet Small Indulgences and Chocolate Signatures at booth 4919, including some new items from our 2012-2013 catalogue including;

Dufflet Amigos - a few of Dufflet's favourite things molded in milk or dark chocolate
Dufflet Chocolate Truffle Pops in four flavours
Dufflet Butter Crunch - classic English Toffee covered in milk or dark chocolate
David's PB&J - chewy mounds of dark chocolate covered peanut butter and raspberry jam

Can't wait for the show? View our wholesale catalogue here: 


Saturday, June 9, 2012

Dufflet at 1000 Tastes of Toronto ...

Luminato's 1000 Tastes of Toronto™ takes place today and tomorrow from 12p-9p in the historic Distillery District.

Look for 2 of those tastes at the Dufflet table on Mill Street. From the main entry ticket booth at Trinity and Mill, turn left and look for us, we're the 6th booth along!

Want to take it home instead of eating on the spot? Why yes, we have take-out boxes (and we will cut our tarts and bars in half for sharsies!)

Hope to see you there on Sunday!



Friday, June 8, 2012

1 Tart + 1 Brownie = 1 Ticket

Throughout Luminato Festival's opening weekend, June 9-10, the city’s best chefs take to the street for President’s Choice® 1000 Tastes of Toronto™ in the historic Distillery District.

The participating chefs let their culinary imaginations run wild, reinventing street food in often outrageous, but always delicious, ways.

Every culinary delight, specially crafted to eat on the go, is priced at just $5.

Drop by our table on Mill Street from 12pm to 9pm on Saturday and Sunday and see what Dufflet has created specially for this weekend! 

Milk Chocolate Chunk Brownie
Chewy chocolate brownies studded with milk chocolate chunks.

Four Fruit Streusel Tart
Juicy apples, blueberries, rhubarb and strawberries baked in a buttery sweet dough crust, topped with crunchy oat streusel.


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