We hope that you and your loved ones are safe and healthy! As you may already know we do not have an established reopening date for Dessert Lady due to the increase of COVID-19 cases. That means that unfortunately we will not be taking any custom orders for delivery because our bakery is closed.
Our number one priority is the Safety and Health for our staff and customers as we know how contagious this virus is. Many of our staff take public transportation and live with their families (elders and kids). A great amount of our customers also fall into different groups such as the elderly, parents with kids, young professionals, and many international students who do not have health benefits. As we have said before, our purpose is to
“Bring People Happiness and Joy through our love for food and Customer Service.”
One of our customers, Maclin Williams, knowing the big financial impact that The Dessert Lady was going to go through reached out to us and asked us if she could make a GO FUND ME campaign for us [Campaign: https://bit.ly/2LlIOTE]. Maclin asked us to send the link to our mail list to see if anyone else wanted to take part. We are sending this email so that all of you have knowledge of it and if you have the means and would like to donate you could.
A draw for 20 spots for those who donate $100 or more to win a class to learn how to do abstract Buttercream Cake Painting.
For donors donating $200 or more they will enter a draw to win a private 4- course dinner for 4 people.
We also acknowledge that this is a cause that might not be part of our financial plans that is why we have also decided to do something for those of you who do decide to partake in it. Thank you for taking the time to read this email. We hope that you are safe and are staying home to help flatten the curve.
Mothers Day is Approaching and we are coming back for one day and releasing 100 6″ strawberry shortcakes! 50% of the proceeds will be donated to The Redwood Women’s Shelter.
The Redwood Women’s Shelter provides programs and services to support women and children live and thrive without abuse, homelessness and poverty. During COVID-19 they continue to stay open and offer a safe haven for women and children, in their 37-bed emergency shelter. You can find all this information on their website.
We have received so much support throughout this time that we want to also give some of that support back and what better way than to donate to a Women’s Shelter during Mother’s Day.
The base price of the cake is $40.00 but there are buttons so that you can donate more if you would like.
ANSWERING A FEW QUESTIONS:
HOW DO YOU ORDER? Go to the Link in our bio.
DO YOU TAKE PHONE ORDERS? No, sorry. There is currently no one at the shop to answer the phone.
CAN I CHANGE THE SIZE? No, sorry.
CAN I HAVE A CUSTOM MESSAGE? Yes, please be mindful that the diameter is only 6”. ex. Happy Mothers Day [NAME], Happy Birthday [NAME]. 4-5 words Max
HOW MANY PEOPLE DOES A 6” FEED? 4-6 People.
WILL THERE BE MORE CAKE FLAVOURS? No, sorry.
HOW CAN I PAY? Credit or Debit
DOES THIS MEAN YOUR OPEN AFTER MAY 10? No, we will only open for ONE DAY. We are still assessing our Re-opening date.
WHO WILL BE MAKING THESE? The Dessert Lady herself and One Volunteer.
CAN YOU DELIVER? Unfortunately not, only pick up @ 1 Sultan Street (Bay & Bloor). Please use social distancing when picking up. Wear Masks and stand 2 meters apart from each other.
We wanted to give you a little updated about what is going on with our re-opening date. In light of the increase of COVID-19 cases in Toronto we have decided to extend our closure to: Until Further Notice. We value the safety of our staff and customers and want to continue to do our part and follow the governments regulations to help flatten the curve.
We hope that that you and your family are safe. We can’t wait to see you and help you celebrate life with a cake and treats. We know many of you are inquiring for cakes this month and we hope you understand the reasoning for our closure. We miss you as much as you miss us, but let’s stay home, do our part and stay safe!
We will continue to keep a close eye on the situation and update you on our re-opening date once we know that it is safe for everyone.
The Dessert Lady Team
The Safety and Health of our customers and employees is always our highest priority that is why with a heavy heart we have decided to: Temporarily close our 12 Cumberland Location and 1 Sultan Location until April 5, 2020
Cancellation and Refund Policy:
If you ordered the cake through phone or online and its 48 hours before pickup date we will cancel the order free of charge.
If you originally paid in the shop, in order to get a refund you will have to come directly to the shop, otherwise we will be issuing you a credit.
CUSTOM Cakes orders will receive a full refund if cancelled before 72 hours. If cancellation is after the 72 hours there is no refund for the deposit (paid when order was placed)
Please stay home if:
Shortness of breath
Travelled outside of Canada over the last couple of weeks
Have been in contact with anyone who has been outside of Canada over the las few weeks
if you have been in contact with anyone who is suspected to have COVID-19
To My Dearest Customers & Staff,
After a thorough thought for the past few days, I’ve decided to close the Both Locations to the Public starting Sat March 21st to Sun April 5th. This wasn’t an easy decision, as a small business owner, if we have no income, we would literally be out of business in two months. However, this is something I want to say, I feel guilty everyday going to work, and putting my staff at risk while the rest of the city is partaking in SOCIAL DISTANCING. Yet at the same time, my staff rely on the income to pay rent. It’s very self-conflicting.
I’ve came to terms to myself, I would never be able to forgive myself if anything happens to my staff, which totally defeats the purpose of my life & my business – that is “to Bring people Happiness and Joy through our love for food and Customer Service” I spent 16yrs building two businesses. It wasn’t an easy ride. Running a small business is like riding on the roller coaster. There is no seat belt, no safety guaranteed.
This is how I want everyone to think. We are all suffering at the moment. This is a losing situation for all parties. No one is the Winner. Our economy will take awhile to recover. I’ve already accepted that if I lose both of my businesses and still have to pay the accumulated debt that I owed to the bank because of the COVID-19, I’m okay with it. I know that I’ve done my part to keep everyone safe so that they can be there for their family and loved ones.
I’m young, and I can always rebuild from scratch. It’s time to think about the Future, if we lose everything, all the money and jobs today, we can always find a way to bounce back if we are Healthy. In the end of the day, if we all follow the rules set by the government and do our part NOW, we are all WINNERS in the end. True Happiness is not just about money it’s when you can be healthy and be with your friends, families, and loved one.
Stay Safe! Stay Healthy! Be Grateful that we are still here! We Got This! We’ll miss you for a little while but we’ll come back stronger and better!
It is finally December! Our favourite time of the year! There is so much we are looking forward to, specially getting to bake all the delicious baked goods that make our shop smell so good! This Holiday Season we will continue the tradition of bringing you delicious cakes decorated to fit your next holiday party! As well as other Holiday themed items.
We have a selection of 8 festive cakes for you to choose form in different price ranges. All of our custom cakes are made in house special to order. For example, we have our Frosty the Snowman Cake below:
This cake is perfect, even if you don’t celebrate Christmas, as it is winter themed and we can write “Happy Holidays” instead.
If you would like to see all of the Holiday Cakes that we are offering Click on the link.
The cake on the right is called Holly Jolly and it is made with Buttercream, Fondant pieces and French Macarons. Everything is made in-house to order.
The Flavours we will be offering:
Strawberry Shortcake with Vanilla Buttercream, Double Chocolate Cake with Vanilla Buttercream, Vanilla Cake with Lemon Curd and Raspberry Buttercream and Red Velvet with Cream Cheese Icing.
We also have Christmas themed Cupcakes, which are all made in house.
These are called the Deluxe Christmas Cupcakes. Our amazing team has designed these for the Holiday season.
Custom Gift Baskets
We make all of the Sugar Cookies and Ginger Bread Cookies in-house, from the dough to the icing sugar. We sell them individually and also in a Christmas Box at both shops.
Avocados – the trendiest food item we ever did see! From toasts, to salads, to guac and chips, this versatile Genus Persea has taken the world by storm – and we’re loving it! You may have noticed the category we’ve stated for Avocados; that’s right, they are NOT a vegetable. They belong to the Genus Persea in the Lauraceae family. Persea is a genus of about 150 species of evergreen trees belonging to the laurel family, Lauraceae. The best-known member of the genus is of course, our very favourite fruit – the avocado.
Not only do we love avocado for its yummy taste, but for all of its nutritional value too! Check out the stats of all the goodness that comes out of a single 3.5-ounce avocado:
Vitamin K: 26% of the daily value
Folate: 20% of the daily value
Vitamin C: 17% of the daily value
Potassium: 14% of the daily value
Vitamin B5: 14% of the daily value
Vitamin B6: 13% of the daily value
Vitamin E: 10% of the daily value
It also contains small amounts of magnesium, manganese, copper, iron, zinc, phosphorous and vitamins A, B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin) and B3 (niacin).
This is coming with 160 calories, 2 grams of protein and 15 grams of healthy fats. Although it contains 9 grams of carbs, 7 of those are fiber, so there are only 2 “net” carbs, making this a low-carb friendly plant food. Last but certainly not least, Avocados do not contain any cholesterol or sodium and are low in saturated fat.
TALK ABOUT AN AMAZING LITTLE FRUIT!
Here at Dessert Lady Café & Bakery, we use Avocados in many different ways, below are a list of menu items where Avocados take both the lead & back up roles:
Our ever-famous Avocado Grilled Cheese
Avocado Toast – build your own, your way!
The newly added Spring Feature: Avocado & Shrimp Salad
Tuna Tartare with Smashed Avocado
Since Avocados are gluten free, dairy free, vegan, vegetarian and cholesterol-free – they’re perfect for almost every diet. Visit us at our location on 1 Sultan St. to try out one of our delicious Avocado creations today!
It’s officially been Spring for two weeks now, and we cannot contain our excitement.
Warmer weather, longer days, flowers blooming – and new menu items!! Don’t get us wrong, we LOVED our Winter features (so much so that we’ve made a couple of them permanent fixtures on our menu, like the Beef Dip Sandwich), but with the change in seasons comes changes in flavours and changes in new & fresh ingredients that become available.
We’ve put some serious thought into our new Spring features, developing recipes and flavours that we just know you’re going to love all season long! Here’s a sneak peek at the new Spring Features:
1) Steak Chimichurri Salad with fresh corn, onion and tomato
2) Pea, Asparagus & Mushroom Risotto
3) Avocado & Shrimp Salad (served in an avocado – totally photo worthy!)
4) Falafel Pita loaded with veggies
5) Salmon & Rice bowl with Hoisin sauce
These new menu items can be found at our Dessert Lady Café & Bakery located at 1 Sultan street beginning on Monday, April 15. In addition, we will officially be opening our alcohol licensed patio on Saturday, April 27! Keep your eyes peeled for our patio opening event. In the meantime, we hope to see you around for Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, or even just to say Hello 🙂