Tour de Dufflet: May 2010

Friday, May 28, 2010

what's made of chocolate and wears a bow tie?

... this year's Father's Day chocolate fudge cake by Dufflet. Flying off the shelf already (for birthdays and hipster cake fans), be sure to pre-order yours before June 20th or Poppa will preach (you'll be in trouble deep!)

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

sunny summer lemon cakelet™


Along with monthly and seasonal additions and deletions to the Dufflet line-up of cakes, cookies and pies, we also like to give our established cakes a face-lift.

Our Lemon Cakelet™ has a new look thanks to Amy Wright. Dufflet asked bakery employees to design a new design for this perennial fav, and Amy's fresh and sunny decoration won! (Amy & Dufflet below)

Almost too pretty to slice ... but slice it you will!


Thursday, May 20, 2010

3rd annual tour de dufflet - now with sippy bottle!

3rd annual Tour de Dufflet during Toronto Bike Month starts on Tuesday!

May 25 - June 30, 2010 

Daily except Mondays (rain or shine)

Tues - Sat 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. This year's souvenir is a Tour de Dufflet water-bottle (to the first 200 participants)

$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.

Tour de Dufflet FAQ:
You will visit your beginning location 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 3 locations. To drink, you will have your choice of spring water, fresh lemonade or regular coffee. To nibble, you will have a choice of something sweet (like a brownie or a cookie) or something savoury (like a spanokopita or samosa). The selection will vary daily at each location.

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 2010!

BUT WAIT - THERE'S MORE! Tweet your Tour de Dufflet photos with the hashtag #TourDeDufflet to be eligible for additional prizes! The Twitter name for each unique photo tweet will be entered in a draw for a cake - so no cheating, but please be tweeting!


Friday, May 14, 2010

not bitten, spooned!

I know what you're thinking, but no, I did not bite into the loaf before taking the photo (shifty-eyes); the bite was "artfully" created using a spoon.

This is a sneak peek at one of the new items for our Father's Day newsletter which comes out next week for products available after Victoria Day. 

You can view our monthly newsletter via our Downloads page or sign up to become a DuffClub Member and have them emailed directly to you!

PS/ I do admit to eating the spooned out part and it was delicious! 

Banana Pecan Mini Loaf

Classic moist banana pecan bread; at 4" it's perfect for one! (dairy free) ... contains Bananas, Flour, Sugar, Eggs, Vegetable Oil, Pecans, Baking Soda, Salt, Baking Powder, Cinnamon

Friday, May 7, 2010

photo + cupcake = easy

STAPLES knows a thing or two about hosting a sweet event. Here's a shot of the Dufflet cupcakes ordered for a recent media preview designed by STAPLES Canada ( and Commotion (

The "easy button” graphic (provided by Staples) was printed on edible paper using vegetable inkjets and then applied to the top of 3" cupcakes with buttercream.

What could be easier?

For more info on photo cupcakes, please contact the Dufflet retail café most convenient to you (via email, telephone or in-person)

Toronto locations
Downtown: 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, May 6, 2010

the early bird does not get the cake ...

UPDATE! - it's 12:45 and we are sold out already. Sale is over (thanks for the madness!)

The moon is blue, and it's time for another surprise clearance sale at our bakery on 166 Norseman, Etobicoke Google map:

Cakes and Confections > While quantities last > No Early Birds

When: Friday, May 7, 12pm to 4pm, CASH SALES ONLY

Please do not phone in advance to ask what we're selling - it will be a variety of cakes and confections - first come, first served!

PS/ We won't tell your Mom that you got it on special!