Sunday, 4 December 2011

An Absolutely Delicious Surprise

Dessert Lady Is A Hidden Gem You Must Discover

Dessert Lady,  located in Yorkville at 12 Cumberland St., Toronto, Ont.
Photo Credit: Sandy Caetano 

If you're one who loves sweets, well this is for you. Stop what you're doing right now, and look up Dessert Lady. Believe me, you don't want to be missing out on this pastry shop a minute longer. I came across this hidden gem while I was walking back to my car one day after going to the spa. 

Low and behold I see a crowd of people exiting this bakery with boxes in hand. So I figured why not go and pick up some dessert for dinner. When I opened the door, my senses were taken over by the sweet aromas of freshly baked cupcakes. They had actually just baked 1,000 for a special order. So of course, I bought one. My favourite are red velvet, but not everyone does them right.

When I gave them my business card telling them I was a writer and would love to do a review on them, the girl who was serving me also gave me a carrot cupcake to try out. Needless to say I was in heaven with each bite I took from each cupcake. This was back in September.

Since my schedule has calmed down a bit, I decided to go back to this wonderful place and do a review. I made an appointment with the owners, Mandy Kan and Lori Monteiro (There's also a silent partner, but these girls are the front-runners), and went by Thursday late afternoon.

All of a sudden I'm taking a bit of a lemon cupcake with real, zesty, homemade lemon curd in the centre topped with raspberry/lemon icing and a raspberry. Wow, the burst of flavours in my mouth were so intense. I couldn't believe how moist the cupcake was, or how amazing all those ingredients worked together. Next they gave me a variety of things to taste which included white/lemon chocolate truffles, dark chocolate truffles, lemon cookies, rice pudding and a new line of jams they're working on. Well, I was pleasantly surprised and completely satisfied with everything they gave me to sample. And they gave me some delicious goodies to bring home to my hubby and boys. How good do these look?

                                                   Photo Credit: Sandy Caetano

                                                                    Photo Credit: Sandy Caetano

This girls are serious about their sweet treats. They make it a rule that each and every single new creation they come up with is sampled by all who work there and approved by all as well. It's a golden rule that cannot be broken. If it's not given a pass by all, they keep working on it until it gets an A+.

Dessert Lady is all about trying new flavours and creating new and exciting sweets they can share with each other and the world. It's about experimenting with ingredients you wouldn't really think of putting together. Dessert Lady specializes in wedding cakes, cookies, peanut brittle, chocolate truffles, pies, tarts, the most decadent cupcakes, and they also make their own ice cream! They have an open-kitchen concept so that each customer who walks into their establishment can see what they're baking.

Quality is their top priority, with everything being made in-house, from scratch and all with the finest and freshest of ingredients. The flavours speak for themselves. It's a burst of excitement and satisfaction in every bite of their classic and contemporary desserts. So what are you waiting for? Go try them out and tell me all about it!

Stay Sassy! 

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