Tour de Dufflet: April 2010

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

if you build it, we will eat cake ...

Governor General's Medals in Architecture - 2010 Recipients

The Governor General’s Medals in Architecture recognize outstanding achievement in recently built projects by Canadian architects. Read more about the awards at the Royal Architecture Institute of Canada website.

Congratulations to Marin Kohn for receiving an award for:

Prefab Cottage for Two Families
Kohn Shnier Architects (Toronto, ON)
Lead design architect: Martin Kohn, MRAIC

Toronto cake AND design lovers know that Martin and Dufflet collaborated on the design of all three Dufflet cafes and will recognize Martin from the May 2010 issue of Canadian House and Home that featured Dufflet and Martin's home on the cover.


Monday, April 26, 2010

wedding cake windows ...


The response to our "Did Dufflet Make Your Wedding Cake" contest was delicious ... be inspired by the photo displays of beautiful brides, gorgeous grooms and exquisite cakes at all 3 Dufflet cafes.

Let these shared memories inspire you to EAT MORE (WEDDING) CAKE 


Friday, April 23, 2010

emc ... rmb ... v3

3rd annual Tour de Dufflet during Toronto Bike Month

May 25 - June 30, 2010 Daily except Mondays (rain or shine)
Hours: Tuesdays thru 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! You may bike the Tour in any order, but you must register at the first cafe, and hand in your stamped passport at the third (final) cafe. 

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 Tour de Dufflet passports.

$5 registration fee payable on the day of your ride will be donated to the Toronto Cyclist's Union. You do not need to register in advance of your ride.

All completed Tour de Dufflet passports will be eligible for a grand prize draw.

Watch this blog and follow @tourdedufflet on Twitter for updates and photos.


Thursday, April 22, 2010

top tier prize winner!

Congratulations to Gillian Spergel and Jordan Goldblatt winners of our Did Dufflet Make Your Wedding Cake? photo contest.

We received photos from over 100 couples (some of you sending in multiple versions of your lovely Dufflet wedding cakes) and each couple's name went into the basket that Dufflet Rosenberg drew from to choose the winner.

Gillian & Jordan will receive a sweet re-creation of the top tier of their wedding cake (I think they're waiting for their anniversary later this summer) Here's what their original wedding day cake looked like ...


Tuesday, April 20, 2010

temptifying tarts ...

Do you like your tarts to have fruit and something sweet on top? Then you're in luck! Our Mother's Day newsletter (for product available beginning April 27) adds 2 new tarts - Blueberry Crumble and Strawberry Rhubarb to a juicy fruit list that includes our Apple Caramel Crumble and Harvest Euro.

Blueberry Crumble Euro Tart ... Juicy plump blueberries baked in our Euro style sweet dough crust; topped with a golden, buttery crumble.

Strawberry Rhubarb Euro Tart ... Sweet juicy strawberries and tart rhubarb baked in our Euro style sweet dough crust; topped with a buttery golden crumble.

Apple Caramel Crumble Euro Tart ... Fresh apples and gooey caramel baked in our Euro style sweet dough crust; topped with a golden, buttery crumble.

Harvest Euro Tart ... Juicy apples, blueberries, rhubarb and strawberries baked in our Euro style sweet dough crust.


Tuesday, April 13, 2010

no eggs, no milk ... very vegan chocolate cake!

Made with spelt flour (for those sensitive to gluten) Dufflet launches a delicious 4-layer Vegan Chocolate Cake which contains no eggs nor dairy in 2 sizes ... 9" (10-12 slices) and 6" (6-8 slices).

Available only at Dufflet's 3 cafes, be sure to order your Vegan Chocolate Cake at least a day in advance ... quantities are limited, and made-to-order tastes better anyway, right?


Good to know - Some people who are allergic to wheat may be able to tolerate spelt. Spelt has gluten, just like wheat, so spelt is not suitable for a gluten-free diet.

Ingredients: Water, Spelt Flour, Sugar Cane, Organic Icing Sugar, Non Hydrogenated Shortening, Canola Oil, Cocoa, Soya Milk, Vinegar, Natural Vanilla Extract, Salt, Baking Soda


Friday, April 9, 2010

house & home & cake!

The May issue of Canadian House & Home is on newstands now, and yes that's Dufflet's home on the cover! 

Designed by Martin Kohn (Kohn Shnier Architects ), Dufflet & Martin's home swings wide open for easy indoor-outdoor entertaining. Also included in the magazine are 3 new recipes perfect for summer get-togethers!

And be sure to check out House & Home online for 3 bonus Dufflet dessert recipes:

~ Lemon Bars
~ White Chocolate Tarts With Berries
~ Pecan Roulade With Lemon Mascarpone Cream 

Home SWEET Home indeed!


Thursday, April 1, 2010

bunny rosenberg exists ...

And hides CAKE for all the good boys and girls for Easter!


Actually, Dufflet is test-driving her bunny ears for her visit to Dufflet Beach location on Sunday for the annual Beaches Easter Parade (2-4p). Grab your kiddies and your doggies and hang out with us!

PS/Please remember that all 3 Dufflet cafes will be closed on Good Friday, but open on the weekend.