Tour de Dufflet: February 2011

Monday, February 28, 2011

pb+j the dufflet way ...

Imagine a peanut butter and jam sandwich made with banana bread. Then cover it all with banana icing...

New this week is our Banana PB+J Layer Cake in large (9") or small (6"). Four layers of banana cake with creamy peanut butter frosting, strawberry jam and fresh banana icing.

I'd tell you more, but I'm going back to grab another slice. YUM!



Wednesday, February 23, 2011

we used to call them squirrel tarts, but someone said that's cruel ...

Every Dufflet newsletter says good-bye to some products (sadface), and hello to new ones (jazzhands). Our St. Patrick's newsletter shows three new items, but I'm super excited about these Peanut Butter Fudge Tarts (in 2 sizes; 3" and 1.5")

It starts with a dark chocolate crust, which gets filled with peanuts, caramel and a fudgy peanut butter mousse then smothered in a dark chocolate glaze. If you like peanut butter (lame pun ahead) you're gonna go nuts for these!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

do you, mr potato head, take this wedding cake?

Stumbled across this blog written by Kitty on Blogger and I simply had to share her Dufflet wedding cake photo with you all! Here is how she describes her search for the perfect cake ...

"...Clearly, the wedding cake would be something that I would pick with extreme thought and careful consideration.  It didn't take long for me to know that I wanted it to be from Dufflet in Toronto.  If you have never been to Dufflet, it is a sweet sweet dreamy place filled with all things yummy (both sweet and sometimes savory).  The wedding cake was definitely coming from there.

Cake should be a sinful pleasure that you partake of whenever possible (twice a month?? plus a gym membership?).  I wanted my wedding cake to be delicious, so Dufflet and no fondant.  

Dufflet has a great selection of cakes covered on the outside with buttercream frosting (or fondant too for those who want it).  Not only do they look amazing, but they taste AMAZING!  We chose a very simple cake with a simple design on the outside of the buttercream frosting.  Three tiers, the first was golden (yellow pound cake with fresh strawberries inside), the second tier was mocha, and the third tier was carrot.  I simply adore carrot cake and Dufflet makes an amazing carrot cake.  Another plus?  It freezes really well, so we should still be able to enjoy it by our first year anniversary.

And to top it all off....tah dah!  Mr and Mrs Potatohead.  What?  They're legally married, I mean, they are Mr and Mrs, aren't they?  They can be on our cake without any repercussion of having only a common law couple or having God strike us down for putting heathens on our cake, or strangers on our cake for that matter.  Besides, they were toys from his childhood and everybody loves potatoes, don't they? ..."

Be sure to read the rest of her post here:

Thursday, February 17, 2011

don't need cupcakes for makin' whoopie ...

Interesting read in the Toronto Star (The next baked thing: Cupcakes’ days numbered?) about what will replace the cupcake as the next big thing.

Dessert specialty shops come and go, but Dufflet Rosenberg has been baking a wide range of treats for over 35 years, and has long offered alternates to the cupcake like her delectable 3" mini pastries, tarts and cheesecakes and for the last year, a few flavours of Whoopie Pie cookies.

Apparently Whoopie Pies originated from the New England area (this kind of thing is always up for dispute!), and ranging in size from palm-size to dinner-plate (according to the baker) normally consist of a flavoured creamy filling sandwiched between two chewy cookies.

Dufflet's Whoopie Pies (in chocolate with peanut butter or strawberry filling) are handy in size and not messy to take with ... anywhere!

And don't panic, we still make 5 flavours of cupcake too (including an amazing Pink Velvet with creamcheese icing!) :D

Monday, February 14, 2011

truffle me this ...

*Dufflet's Box of Truffles for Valentine's Day

16 pieces (2 of each flavour); 

Orange, Cappuccino, 
Raspberry, Caramel, 
Amaretto, Rocher, 
Champagne and Cognac

$20.00 per box

(*sharing not required)

Friday, February 11, 2011

Thursday, February 10, 2011

true love special, uptown only

Dufflet Pastries-Uptown and Demarco-Perpich have a fantastic Valentine gift bag available only from the 2638 Yonge location! Phones have been ringing off the hook with pre-orders, so get yours in soon (quantities are limited)

Pretty pink bag with cupcakes, flowers and a candle ... now let me hear you say "Do want!"


Friday, February 4, 2011

one for me, one for you, two for me ...

What better time to stock up on sweet SWEET morsels than right before Valentine's Day? Be sure to check out our Small Indulgences 2 for 1 Marvellous Morsels special on now at all 3 Dufflet locations. 

Nom nom nom!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

where ya been, vanilla bean?


Is it time for a snack yet? 

I see you nodding!

Dufflet 3" cupcakes available in Chocolate Fudge, 
Devil's Mint, 
Devil's Strawberry, 
Pink Velvet and 
Double Vanilla (photo)

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

cake. in the shape of a heart.

With 3 flavours of heart-shaped 6" cakes, there's a sweetheart for every taste! Choose from Strawberry Mousse with cocoa ladyfingers, sour cream Chocolate Fudge or Pink Velvet with its unforgettable cream cheese icing.

Perennial fav, our Chocolate Raspberry Mousse Heart Mini is back with a new, zestier cousin; a Chocolate Caliente Mini. Just wait till you taste the zing a little chili heat brings to rich chocolate mousse and you'll be thinking, "Snow, what snow?"