Thursday, December 15, 2011

Holiday Hours!

Just a quick note to remind all our blog readers about out annual holiday break! 
The yummy staff are still hard at work baking until December 24th. We will be taking holiday orders until Thursday, December 22nd- be sure to call us before then! As usual, we will be featuring a delightful spread of yummy treats in the shop if you are more the wait-until-the-last-minute type (I know I am!)

Yummy Stuff 2011 Holiday Hours
Friday, December 23rd: 10am- 7pm
Saturday, December 24th: 9am- noon
December 25th- January 6th: Closed
Saturday, January 7th: 9am-6pm

Hope your holiday season is filled with happiness and cheer!
See you in 2012!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Cupcake of the month!

Yikes! We're already knee deep in December and I haven't told you about the cupcake of the month yet!
Because Christmas time is a great time to eat, we've gone all out this month- not only are we featuring an all new, super delicious flavor (details to come momentarily), but we have a whole bunch of cupcakes that have people salivating this season.
Firstly, the chocolate mint is back for round 2- how could we stop making it? It's chocolate-mint perfection! Next, we've brought back a yummy stuff holiday favourite- gingerbread cupcake with chocolate buttercream frosting. Yum!
Ok, let's get down to business- this is, after all, why you read this far. Our special brand new flavor for this month is chocolate orange. BUT- it's not just any chocolate orange flavor. A moist chocolate cupcake with a chocolate orange ganache filling, topped with a chocolate orange buttercream frosting. This little treat is garnished with a segment of Terry's Chocolate Orange (you know, the one you whack and unwrap? the one that shows up everywhere around this time of the year). This cupcake tastes like a piece of Terry's chocolate orange cake! Yummy!

Perhaps you came here looking for holiday treats? scroll down and check out our holiday menu!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Happy Holidays!

How fast did the holidays creep up on you? Tomorrow is December 1st! As usual, you can relax when it comes to holiday baking- we have everything you need!
The yummy staff have been working hard in the test kitchen for the last few weeks coming up with Christmas treats that will really satisfy your sweet tooth this holiday season.
For the full gallery of Christmas pictures, please see our facebook page. Call us at the shop or email us for sizing and pricing info. See our yummy holiday offerings below. Note that not all the items will be available in the shop everyday, so it's best to call ahead and place an order.

Cake & Cupcakes
Chocolate/ Red Velvet/ Vanilla/ Lemon/ Raspberry/ Carrot/ Banana
Gingerbread cake with Chocolate ganache
Chocolate Bulche de Noel (Yule Log)

Tarts & Pies
Chocolate Caramel Walnut Tart
Gingerbread Linzertorte
Pear Cranberry Pie
Citrus Tart
Mince Pies

Chewy Chocolate Gingerbread
Thumbprint Cookies (Traditional and Chocolate)
Rugelach (crescents filled with nuts, fruit & chocolate)
Biscotti (cranberry cornmeal & chocolate pistachio)
Dark Chocolate Espresso Cookies
Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies
Raspberry or Chocolate Hazelnut Linzer cookies
Melting Moments filled with lemon, chocolate mint, brown butter, nutella or dulce de leche.
Assorted Shortbread
Chocolate Toffee Butter cookies
Pecan Lace cookies filled with Orange Cream
Lemon Sables

Assorted Brownies, Lemon Squares, Hazelnut Blondies, Dream Bars, Peanut Butter Crispy Squares, Pecan Bars, Chocolate Gingerbread Bars

Other Yummy Stuff
(wonderful hostess gifts, stocking stuffers or treats for you!)
Mahogany Toffee Almond Bark
Wintermint Crispy Bark
Peppermint Meringue Kisses
Candied Citrus

Friday, November 4, 2011

Customers always suggest cupcake flavours... and we do love our customers, so we thought we should listen to you guys! Hands down, our most popular request is for a chocolate mint cupcake- so, you win!

Simple, classic flavour with a dark and decadent side. Our moist, chocolate cupcake that you know and love with a fresh mint white chocolate ganache filling (this is where the decadence is!) topped with a mint infused chocolate buttercream frosting and garnished with a chocolate peppermint candy- just to sweeten the deal a bit more!
Conclusion: we should definitely start taking your advice more often!

Friday, September 30, 2011

The best comeback...

It's here! Everyday this week, customers have been coming into the shop and asking when we will be making our (apparently notorious) pumpkin cupcakes- I'm happy to report that they have made their return on our shelves and people couldn't be happier!
I should mention that we took this cupcake from amazing to spectacular by adding some brown butter to the (already-delicious) cream cheese frosting. We also made a delicious candied pecan and pumpkin mix and sprinkled it on top! SO GOOD!
We have decided to keep last months Apple cinnamon cupcake around for just a little while longer because, well, it's too yummy to part with just yet!

Were starting to introduce our fall menu (see below post)- summer pies are fantastic, but Fall pies are so worth the wait! Pumpkin, apple, pear and more are on our shelves now. Next weekend we will be fully stocked with treats to make your Thanksgiving yummier!

Thanksgiving is coming...

Pre Order Today!

* Deep Dish Pumpkin Pie – home made goodness baked just for you!

5” $5.50 10” $15

* Apple Pie – a classic to finish off your Thanksgiving dinner!

10” $18

* Pecan Pie – another classic with a hint of chocolate

10” $18

* Pear Crumble Pie – seasonal pears topped with a delicious crumb topping

10” $18

* Apple Almond Tart - almond frangipane and apples baked in a buttery crust

8” $15 10” $20

* Maple Walnut Tart – An elegant maple twist on a classic butter tart

8” $15 10” $20

* Pumpkin Cake with Brown Butter Cream Cheese Frosting - our yummy pumpkin cake frosted with a twist on cream cheese buttercream, topped with candied pumpkin seeds.

Cupcakes $2.75 ea 6” $30 8” $40

* Pumpkin Bourbon Cheesecake

6” $18 8” $30

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Vote for us!

Yummy Stuff is tickled pink to be nominated by the readers of The Villager magazine for best bakery in Bloor West Village and Parkdale!
We need your help to be #1! Show your love for us here! The contest closes on Sunday, so don't delay!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Come see us at 99 Sudbury this Sunday!

Yummy Stuff will be selling our treats at the 99 Sudbury Market this Sunday from 11am through 5pm. This isn't your typical farmers market- while there is a selection of fresh fruit and veg there's a whole lot more! It's the perfect market for the inner-city crowd, featuring handmade jewellery, clothing, artisan pieces for the home with some great gourment coffee and food vendors... of course, we'll be selling our almost-famous red velvet cupcakes along with other treats to tempt you!
Come down and spend a few hours with us, bring the family, the pooch and your appetite! See you there!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

We're back... and we've baked up another winner!

We're back in the bakery after a lovely, restful end of summer break. It's hard to believe that summer is winding down: the kids are back at school, the cottage is locked up for another year and there is a bit of a frosty nip in the air. It's always hard to say goodbye to summer, but luckily, the end of summer means lots of yummy months await us. Thanksgiving and Christmas are the most delicious holidays... wouldn't you agree?

Speaking of eating... there's a new cupcake in town and this one means business:

A moist apple cupcake with a cinnamon buttercream on top- the special thing about this guy is the mean layer of caramel-bourbon sauce hiding between the cake and the frosting; whip out a fork for this one, he's a mouthful!

Over here we're thinking about new ideas for festive fall cakes and other treats to tempt you... stay tuned for fall goodies and Thanksgiving treats!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

End of Summer Break! we are at the end of August already! Where did the summer go? How did you spend your summer? Ours was filled with gorgeous wedding cakes, baby shower and birthday cakes, some super yummy cupcakes of the month and of course delicious summer fruit pies. After all of that, we're taking a small break. We'll be closed from Monday August 29th to Monday September 5th. We'll be back on the 6th, rested and ready for an exciting fall, new flavours and fresh cake ideas.
Enjoy the rest of your summer. Hope it's filled with yummy things!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

A baby shower and a new Cupcake of the month!

Well, here we are! Right in the middle of the summer already! So far, summer has been so much fun at yummy stuff- everyone has been hard at work in the kitchen making wedding cakes, birthday cakes, pies, jams and everything in between.

Last weekend, Morag and some friends threw a lovely little baby shower, and of course- Morag was in charge of the desserts! Take a look at this darling little sweet table spread:

The whole thing turned out perfectly- don't you think?

It seems as though I just told you all about the July cupcake of the month (which, by the way, was a hit!) and now, here I am again with a brand new cupcake to tell you about. This month, were featuring a cupcake to completely indulge in. A real treat to get you through the rest of this sweltering summer- I know I need it!
You will recognize the name, because these little gold-foil wrapped chocolates make an appearance yearly at Christmas time... we couldn't wait until then for you to taste the Ferrero Rocher Cupcake! It's a dark chocolate cupcake with a nutella ganache filling (we really could stop here, that much is delicious enough!) and a chocolate hazelnut buttercream topping garnished with a toasted hazelnut. Wow! This one tastes exactly like it should- like a Forrero Rocher chocolate.
Just a quick reminder about our other cupcake were featuring all summer: the S'mores cupcake is back on our shelves and selling like crazy! Come on in and try one before the end of the summertime!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

New cupcake(s) of the month!

What an exciting post! I can't even wait to tell you about our 2 feature flavors this month so I'll get it out now: the S'mores cupcakes that were a HUGE hit last year are back for round 2... and because we know 4 weeks just isn't enough, were keeping these guys around for the rest of the summer! For those of you who haven't tried this one (where have you been?) its a moist chocolate cake with a chocolate graham base and a roasted marshmallow frosting. YUM!!

But Wait! There's more! Because you are already here buying all the S'mores cupcakes you can eat, you might as well pick up a few of our other feature flavor while you're at it. All the adults will enjoy this one: Margarita cupcakes! a yummy key lime cake topped with a lime frosting that's spiked with Triple Sec and Tequila and topped with (of course) a sprinkle of salt. This cupcake is the perfect accompaniment to anything you are doing this summer: weekend at the cottage, picnic in the park, drink night... the list goes on. Hurry on into the shop because these cupcakes will only be around until the end of the month.

Do I need to remind you that it's hot out? Our oven is on every day, so why not let us make your treats for you and you can leave your oven off and relax: local summer berries are in full swing and we have been selling out of pies quickly since they started.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Canada Day

Happy Canada Day!

Just a quick note to remind you that Yummy Stuff will be closed this Friday, July 1st for the Canada day holiday.

We will be open on Saturday, July 2nd from 9am-6pm and Sunday, July 3rd from noon-5pm.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Happy Birthday to us!! And other news...

This Saturday, June 25th is Yummy Stuff's 3rd birthday since moving to our awesome Parkdale location! We wouldn't be here with the support of all our fabulous customers... Thank you so much!
Because it's our birthday, and it's the first official weekend of summer and Ontario Strawberries just happen to be in season- we are celebrating with Strawberries. This weekend we will be featuring Strawberry pies, tarts and shortcake... on top of our regular yummy weekend offerings!

Keep checking in with us this summer- thanks to the great reception our jams got last summer, we will be bringing back our locally made jams... with the berries picked and made into jam by our own yummy staff! You can't get more local than that!

In other news, we are in full swing of wedding season, grad season, bbq season and everything in between- everyone seems to want a yummy stuff cake and we couldn't be happier! Here are a few of our favorites that we couldn't resist showing off:

I love them all so much! It's hard to choose a favorite, although, I am partial to the Wills and Kate cupcakes (c'mon... admit that it was hard not to jump on that bandwagon)!

Whatever your plans are this summer- I do hope we can be a part of it! Stay tuned for an extra special announcement about our feature cupcake for this summer.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Cupcake of the Month!

Ahhh... its here- in just a few weeks we will bit adieu to Spring and welcome the first official day of Summer. There is no better feeling than being right here- on the edge of the season: I say BRING IT ON! I'm ready for scorching sun, lazy afternoons and no socks until September (or October if were lucky)!
This months cupcake is an ode to one of our fav summer corner store treats- the Creamsicle! It tastes just like a summer treat should, the cake is super light and fluffy with a nice orange taste and the frosting is super creamy, orange y and delicious! Note** make sure you buy extra, because 1 is simply not enough!
Hello Summertime!!!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Cupcake of the Month!

People come from far and wide to buy yummy stuff's red velvet cupcake. It has become our signature flavor, with red velvet connoisseurs all over Toronto (and abroad) comparing it to the best of the best in Canada and the USA. To sum it up- it's flat out delish!

Which got us thinking.... perhaps we should shake this recipe up and see what happens. The results are yummy- white velvet is the new cupcake of the month! What did we top this tasty treat with? A lovely, light strawberry frosting! It's the perfect cupcake for the month of May- light and delicate with a punch of fruity flavor... what a perfect way to celebrate the arrival of Spring!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Cupcake of the Month!

Question... you know when you try something really yummy and you think to yourself "boy, that's delish! I wish someone would turn this yummy treat into a cupcake"? Yeah, we think that too...
That's why I am psyched to tell you about this month's cupcake- not only is it totally delicious, but it's a real twist on a classic, Canadian treat. Can you guess what it is?
Trivia: what famous no-bake bar, originated in the 1950's just south of Nanaimo B.C? If you answered the Nanaimo bar, you win! This month's feature cupcake is a Nanaimo bar cupcake- a chocolate coconut cupcake with a Nanaimo bar base and a vanilla custard frosting. This one just might be the cupcake that steals the spotlight!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Rock the Cradle Gala!

We were tickled pink when the St. Joe's health care foundation asked yummy stuff to donate 10 cakes to their annual "Rock the cradle" fundraiser! It was a great opportunity for us to be totally creative, every cake was totally different design-wise, but they all tied together color-wise. Take a look at the final product:

We are so happy with how the final product here looks, these cakes were given the best seat in the house at the Liberty Grand. Each cake was auctioned off in an effort to raise funds for St. Joe's new family birthing center and neo-natal intensive care unit. The event was very successful and over $425,000 was raised. Our cakes alone raised over $6,000!!! Read more about this great event here. In the meantime, please take a look at some of these great cake pics:

Like what you see? Please feel free to call or email us at the shop if you wish to order one. Remember, we need 7 days notice for custom cake orders.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Cupcake of the Month... It's back!

Remember last year when your St. Patrick's day shindig was awesome? Do you remember why it was awesome? Because you ordered our cupcake of the month as your party treats. You were the talk of the town for weeks; and we basked in your fame. Have people already called you this year, begging to be invited to your annual St. Patrick's day bash? Do you know why? Because they have been dreaming about those cupcakes since last March 17th.

I am relieved to report that we have re-introduced the Guinness cupcake with a cream cheese Baileys frosting. So far, it's been sold out every day (don't worry... we have upped our production and will keep pumping these gems out as fast as we can!) It's good, tasting exactly how it should- dark, chocolaty cake topped with this dreamy, creamy, boozy frosting. It's almost as if they were made for one another... a match made in Irish heaven!

Hurry and order them before they are gone!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Cupcake of the Month!

Ahem... excuse the absence- so much for easing slowly and quietly into the new year- the phone is ringing off the hook, the shop is has been busy and we have been thinking about wedding cakes, Valentines day, custom orders and everything in between.... it really has been great! Now that we have a minute to catch our breath, let's talk cupcakes.

To make up for no posts, allow me to totally blow you away with this months feature cupcake- but first let me offer a warning: this cupcake is not for the faint of heart- it's decadent, chocolaty and filled with a delicious surprise. Chocolate cupcake with a passion fruit curd filling and topped with a velvety sour cream chocolate ganche. Yum! It's not often that posts about the monthly feature are made this late- this cupcake is definitely worth a trip down to the shop... hurry, you have less than 2 weeks left and these little treats are selling like hotcakes!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Cupcake of the Month!

Happy New Year! After a lovely extended holiday, we are back in the baking groove! I would like to take a minute to encourage you to break all your new years resolutions and come in for some treats... we are fully stocked everyday with super yummy goods. Resolutions-shmesolutions.

Speaking of breaking it off with resolutions... you might be interested to hear about the new cupcake of the month for January. This month, we are giving you your favourite comfort food in a cupcake. Think about your favourite sweet comfort food... now imagine if you could enjoy this in the form of a cupcake... meditate on this for a minute (try not to drool). If you thought about gooey, warm, hot-from-the-oven chocolate chip cookies- I have a surprise for you: our cupcake of the month is "milk and cookies"! A chocolate chip cookie dough cupcake (seriously... this cupcake has the softest texture with chunks of chocolate chip cookie dough baked right into it), topped with a dreamy-creamy vanilla frosting. But we are not stopping there- sitting on top of this gem is a tiny chocolate chip cookie.
This could be the cupcake to trump them all- please make a point of coming into the shop and trying one (or 4!) before the end of the month. Hey... maybe that could be your resolution!