Tour de Dufflet: April 2012

Monday, April 30, 2012

eat more cake, ride more bike 2012!

Participate in the 5th annual Tour de Dufflet during Toronto Bike Month

Get a little exercise and something sweet by cycling to all 3 Dufflet cafes in one day! 

Registered participants will receive a souvenir and refreshments as they get their passports stamped at each location.

A $5 registration fee (payable on the day of your ride) will be donated to the Toronto Cyclists Union. 

You will visit your first cafe only once to register and to receive stamp #1; you may tour our 3 locations in any order.

The Tour de Dufflet was designed for singles and pairs to explore the city's bike paths. If you are cycling with a large group, please stagger your starts/arrivals into foursomes at least 15 minutes apart to allow our staff to serve both our regular store customers and Tour de Dufflet participants.

Refreshments include bottled water or regular coffee, and a choice from that day’s brownies or savoury snacks (spanokopita or samosa). Daily selections will vary. At your final location (stamp #3) you will hand in your stamped passport to be eligible for a grand prize draw at the end of bike month.

May 22 - June 30, 2012
Daily except Mondays (rain or shine)
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10a-7p, Sunday 12p-5p
Follow @tourdedufflet for updates and photos. Tweet your photos with the hashtag #TourDeDufflet to be eligible for a prize draw at the end of June!

Dufflet Downtown: 787 Queen Street West (west of Bathurst)
Dufflet Uptown: 2638 Yonge Street (north of Eglinton)
Dufflet Beach: 1917 Queen Street East (east of Woodbine)

Thursday, April 26, 2012

i hope you're sitting down ...

... because Dufflet has added a new filled cupcake flavour - Strawberry Shortcake

Imagine a moist golden vanilla 3" cupcake injected with strawberry compote, topped with vanilla and strawberry swirled buttercream and garnished with shortcake crumbs.

Hey - get off the floor!

Strawberry Shortcake cupcakes are available at all 3 Dufflet cafes for $2.85 each along with other filled cupcakes in Devil's Raspberry and Lemon Blueberry.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

quench your thirst! let dufflet + the water bros show you how ...

TVO's The Water Brothers (@thewaterbros on Twitter) is a new eco-adventure documentary series exploring water stories around the world with Alex and Tyler Mifflin.

Available from their website is QUENCH, a FREE Mobile App that instantly connects you to the nearest water fountain or water bottle Refill Location in the Greater Toronto Area. You can also grab the app from iTunes, Android Market and Blackberry stores.

Dufflet Pastries 3 cafe locations are proud to be listed on the Quench app, so look for the QUENCH decals in our windows and so be sure to visit us to refill your water bottles ... and maybe pick-up something sweet at the same time!

Dufflet Downtown: 787 Queen Street West, west of Bathurst (open 7 days) 

Dufflet Uptown: 2638 Yonge Street, north of Eglinton (closed Mondays) 
Dufflet Beach: 1917 Queen Street East, east of Woodbine (open 7 days)

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

peanut butter truffles!


Keep your eyes peeled for Dufflet peanut butter truffles covered in delicious milk chocolate! Grab them while the grabbing's good for $1 each at any Dufflet location ... but move quickly, they disappear fast!

Friday, April 13, 2012

strawberries + cream + cheesecake = heaven!

A second sneak peek at next week's Dufflet newsletter for products available beginning April 24th is our summery, luscious Strawberry Cheesecake!

Imagine New York style sour cream cheesecake on a rich shortbread crust, topped with a bright strawberry glaze, fresh strawberries & mounds of whipped cream. I like the way you think!

Strawberry Cheesecake comes in large 10" and small 8" sizes and will be available at all 3 Dufflet locations soon!


Wednesday, April 11, 2012

sneak peek: mango raspberry mini

Just putting the finishing touches to the Dufflet newsletter for Mother's Day, which comes out next week for items available beginning April 24th.

One of our new pastries is this pretty Mango Raspberry Mini. A dome of white biscuit surrounds mango mousse and raspberry mousse. It's finished with an orange glaze and drizzle and topped with a white chocolate pink daisy.

I got to taste this one after taking the photo, and you will not believe how flavourful and yummy this 2.5" gem of a dessert is!

Tellin' you now, you're going to love it!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

the easter parade ...

Looking for something cute to serve during the holiday long weekend? Dufflet has you covered, both in the sweet and cute dessert department!

Our famous Carrot Cake (with walnuts) has adorable white chocolate carrots for decoration, and our Chocolate Fudge cupcakes are covered in pastel white chocolate confetti!

Our Lemon Raspberry Cakelet® is topped with spring flowers, and our single-layer 6" Chocolate Fudge cake gets a 2-toned buttercream hyacinthe.

Wishing you and your families a happy and safe holiday weekend! Please remember that Dufflet cafes will be closed on Good Friday, but will be open on Saturday and Sunday!

PS/ Don't forget the annual Toronto Beaches Lions Easter Parade starts at 2pm sharp on Sunday! Dufflet Beach (Queen East, just west of Woodbine) will be there with a fine selection of sweets and beverages for you to take-out and snack on while watching the parade

Read more about the parade here

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

april cake of the month + easter hours

Available at all 3 Dufflet cafes, April's Cake of the Month special is Strawberry Cream.

Fluffy strawberry and vanilla creams alternating with classic sponge cake; finished with whipped cream, strawberry glaze and white chocolate shavings.
On special April 1 - 30, 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.

Holiday Hours Reminder
All Dufflet locations will be closed on Good Friday, April 6th, but will be open regular hours on Saturday and Sunday.