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