We love finding new dessert options. The perfect dessert can make anything better. Here are a few of our favourite new spots to snack on something sweet.
We chatted with Catherine Lash, the brains behind the boutique Wedding Show (January 14 to 16 at the Carlu!), about must-have sweets at 2011 nuptials. In her expert opinion, “it’s not just about the cake anymore.”
“The centerpiece of the wedding has become the stylized sweet table. Think macarons, meringue, biscotti and gourmet candy. But, the cake is still the star of the show.”
She pointed us in the direction of two amazing dessert and cake makers. Forget Say Yes to the Dress and say “I do” to these one-of-a-kind wedding desserts from Cake Opera Co. and Bobette & Belle.
For a whimsical touch, top your cake with Lacroix-inspired gems and flowers, Gothic pirate ships, floating butterflies, Victorian-styled figurines or even feathered birds.
Wow guests with sweet tables filled with macaron towers in Gianduja (chocolate flavoured with hazelnut paste), salted caramel, passion fruit and pistachio flavours.
Customize yours in small or large sizes, and choose from trendy 2011 purples, lush pinks and metallic colours to match your event.
For the ultimate in up-and-coming trendy treats, skip cupcakes in favour of whoopie pies. The chic version of an Oreo, whoopie pies are the new “it” dessert of choice. Fun and tasty, guests won’t be able to get enough of them.
PS: For more inspiration on choosing your wedding cake, check out this Wedding Bells article.
If you are anything like us, you know no meal is complete without something sweet. Yes, our mothers taught us that dinner comes before dessert, but for the following indulgences, we simply cannot help ourselves. We’ll always reach for these sweet treats first!
Cookie Dough Shots
Because frosting shots are so last year, now is the time to try cookie dough shots from Sweet Flour Bake Shop (2353 Bloor Street West). While the shop brings warm delicious cookies your way in just minutes, we’re more focused on their unbaked snacks.
Sold in mini individual sized containers, these dough shots offer just the right amount of cookie.
Flower Power Cupcakes
Taste kindness with statement cupcakes from Eat My Words (300 Campbell Avenue). These treats with heart help raise money to benefit the Stephen Lewis Foundation. Order them in regular or mini versions, and these flower-topped cupcakes will be delivered in one of the company’s signature turquoise hat boxes. Available in four original flavours, you’ll have to try them all to choose a favourite!
Buttery butter tarts
We love butter tarts as dessert, and they are definitely something that we can eat at any time of day – whether having eaten a real meal before or not. Flaky Tart (711 Mt. Pleasant Road) makes some of the best in the city. They are flaky (of course) and buttery. The top has a satisfying crust and the filling is like heaven – sweet, creamy and classic. If you’re a butter tart aficionado, you must pay a visit to this adorable Mt. Pleasant and Eglinton bakery, owned by the former pastry chef at the Rosedale Golf Club. Mmmm.
Whether you’re a dessert-before-dinner sort, or the dinner first, dessert second type, what’s your must-have snack? Tweet us @rockitpromo!