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Jan 10, 2008 12:30 PM

ISO: The Little Pie Shoppe 'Rum Cake" Recipe

This is only for those with LONG memories, but I thought I would give it a go. There was an excellent bakery on the west side of Yonge Street, near St. Clements, about 6 blocks north of Eglinton, for 50 years. It closed in the early 90's after selling second-rate baked goods under the same name for about 3 years before that.

The original Little Pie Shoppe had marvelous stuff including this very simple but excellent rum cake with a buttercream frosting and a single cherry as decoration on top. It was my family's birthday special for many, many years and I would love to bake it for my husband.

Anybody have any idea about this?

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  1. Yummy. I used to love the Little Pie Shoppe when I was a kid. My mother would take me there for a Sally Brown (these wonderful maple muffins and to this day the only way would ever eat rasins). I don't have the recipe you're looking for but if anyone reading this thread also knows how to make one of their Beehive Cakes I'd be forever thankful. A beehive cake was a wonderfully light cake with layers of whipped cream and slivered almonds.

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    1. re: beehw0w

      If you read my reply under Abbeshay's comment, I explain my family connection with the bakery. I'd love to share the recipe if I'm able to find it when I'm home over the holidays. It always makes me happy to see rave reviews about my grandparents' fantastic business so many years later. I just stumbled upon this today, and couldn't resist joining chowhound just to comment.

      1. re: Stuart92

        You have the makings of a self-publish cook book IMO judging by the number of people who have such fond memories of the place.

        1. re: Stuart92

          I was a great fan of the Little Pie Shoppe. I have been searching for the lemon butter tart recipe for years! And the petit fours were to die for. I would greatly appreciate it if you could send me these recipes. I would be forever in your debt! You can reach me at email:

      2. Well...I don't have any of the recipes, but I do seem to recall that the woman who runs The Little Party Shoppe in the same location is the daughter of the husband and wife who owned the Little Pie Shoppe. Gotta bet if you went in there and asked, she might be able to help. My dad swore by her Raisin pie, used to make a special trip there just for that!

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        1. re: The Goddess

          Where would that be? My recollection is that they moved somewhat north and across the street for a while, and then closed.

          1. re: embee

            Yonge Street, west side, just north of the intersection of of Briar Hill and Lululemon. They closed the Little pie shop, opened the LIttle Party Shop down the street, and about 2 years ago they expanded into the shop beside 'em.

        2. Can't help with the recipe but I'm just now remembering the Little Pie Shoppe's orange twister doughnuts - mmm & yummy!

          1. Thank you all for the ideas and memories...I am off to the Little Party Shoppe next time I have the time to spare to check out the owner's parentage!

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            1. re: LJS

              Definitely her. I think her sister used to do the elaborate wedding cakes. OP, thanks for the flashbacks! I still remember the cookies, and the world's best burger and dog buns.

              1. re: Snarf

                They moved to Laurance & Yonge after the little party shop kick them out, but they closed a year after that

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