Way back in the spring, I bought a Groupon for a new venture in Toronto – a cupcake decorating class at Le Dolci. Shamefully, I have not had the time to use it but last weekend, I finally got my chance to check it out and see what all the fuss is about.
Located in a gorgeous Phillipe Starck building in downtown Toronto, the studio is a lovely cosy space – not intimidating at all – that feels like you are just hanging out with a bunch of friends and all of a sudden you decide to decorate some cupcakes with fondant and butter cream.
Since this was an “introduction” class, we didn’t to anything too complicated, which suited me just fine. Decorating is not my strong suit so basic is great for me. Even though we didn’t get too technical, I think we all produced some amazing cakes and surprised ourselves! The cakes are made the day before (fabulous, light and fluffy) and Le Dolci has everything you could possibly need to decorate at your disposal…
Le Dolci offer a variety of sweet classes including: cupcakes, cake pops, cake and cookie decorating classes. They also teach classes on how to create deliciously Parisian macarons, RAW cupcakes, truffles, and more! All classes are two hours, hands-on & full of icing sugar fun!
The class list also includes monthly themed classes for special occasions such as Valentines Day, Pride, Easter, Halloween & Christmas. The wedding cupcake class teaches participants how to make the most elegant wedding cupcakes and their popular designer cupcake class is the perfect gift for the fashion lover in your life – in this class participants learn how to make the most luxurious Tiffany, Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Prada handbags and jewellery!
Classes are held in downtown Toronto; pre-booking only. Check out the schedule here. And hey, if you live in Toronto and are free on November 4th or December 2nd, there are still a few spaces available in the macaron classes that (gulp!) I am teaching!
The class inspired my entry in the National Watermelon Promotion Board’s watermelon carving challenge for bloggers. Check out how I made a watermelon cupcake!
We’re happy to finally share what we’ve been working on for the past few months and hope it will be a wonderful new way for Canadian food bloggers to connect, online and eventually in person. Join up, join the discussion – we’d love to meet you all there!