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Curry Cook Feb 13, 2010 10:28 AM

Looking for retail places that sell cake decorations and supplies . Preferably in the West of the Island or Laval West of the 15 and open on weekends.

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    rakeypakey Oct 20, 2011 12:55 PM

    Hi I'm looking for cake decorating supplies specifically sprinkles/icing/etc/ The plateau would be the best if there is any place - thanks!!!!

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    1. re: rakeypakey
      hala Oct 21, 2011 05:46 AM

      Not sure about the plateau, but Omer de Serres in Place Montreal Trust recently started carrying a few cake decorating basics. You will not find the variety you get at France Decor or Ares, but they do have all the basics.

      If you are just looking for basic sprinkles and icing, you can get that at any larger grocery store.

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      unlaced Jun 7, 2011 07:12 PM

      Does anyone know where I could buy or rent a Dolly Varden cake tine (or a metal pudding basin) downtown, or easily accessible by Metro?

      I am also after a good selections of tips for cake decorating, specifically one to do rosettes. Again, any suggestions for downtown/Plateau at all? I thought Zellers would definitely have something but there was nothing!

      Thank you!

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      1. re: unlaced
        hala Jun 7, 2011 09:59 PM

        La soupiere for tips.

        If you only want rosette tips, most of the time you can find them at Winners in a small cake decorating set. Canadian Tire also has a small set of tips that includes tips for roses. Both places will be cheaper than la soupiere. If you are picky about size, call La soupiere (or any other self-respecting kitchen store) to check what they have or go to Ares or Vixit, they should have everything inlcuding the cake pan (for sale). Not sure who rents pans in montreal.

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          stak Jun 8, 2011 03:32 AM

          For the tips, I remember buying some at Nino on St-Laurent below Pine. It was a few years ago but might be worth checking. I've also bought cake decorating stuff at Canadian Tire at Alexis Nihon, strangely enough.

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            unlaced Jun 8, 2011 04:53 AM

            Thank you so much hala and stak! I went into Zellers at Alexis Nihon, thinking they were more likely to have cake decorating sets - I should have gone to the shops (CT and Winners) on the higher floors!!

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          sanch Feb 16, 2010 06:04 AM

          Tzanet is my first stop when I search for baking supplies. I've picked up my cake pans, silpats, and piping tips from there. You have to dig to find the right sizes, but they have more selection than other restaurant supply stores. Up to 12" square and round and 12"x18" rectangular pans. When I can't find the right size, I go to Ares and spend the extra money.
          France Decor (upstairs) has a great selection of cake decorations. It depends on what it is you are looking for.

          Tzanet
          9600 Boulevard De l'Acadie
          Montréal, QC
          (514) 381-0000

          1. chefjeannine Feb 14, 2010 04:34 AM

            Just a side note: France Decor is closed on Sundays and closes early on Saturdays (one o'clock if i'm not mistaken).
            Also, Bulk Barn in Marche de L'ouest has a nice selection, and the Wilton fondant they sell is slightly cheaper then France Decor & Ares.
            For supplies such as pans, baking sheets, boxes and bulk ingredients (flour, sugar, Barry cocoa, etc), there's the Provigo Entrepot in Chomedey, Laval on Cure-Labelle (in between Notre Dame & Souvenir I think.......)

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              Matash Feb 13, 2010 04:36 PM

              What about in that shopping centre on sources near Cardinal Pointe Claire Shopping center (I think that is the name ) there is a spice store en vrac but they have all kinds of different cake pans and decorations in the back

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                elvi Jun 14, 2010 08:00 AM

                It's called Papillon, and they do have a good selection. They rent lots of Wilton cake pans in special shapes, too.

                Does anybody know of a place NOT in the West Island, and preferably close to Villeray, that rents cake pans?

              2. kpzoo Feb 13, 2010 11:04 AM

                France Décor Canada
                290 boulevard Henri-Bourassa Ouest
                Montreal, QC H3L 1N7, Canada
                (514) 331-5028

                Ares
                http://www.arescuisine.com/

                Three locations:

                Ares Kitchen and Baking Supplies
                2355-A Trans-Canada Highway
                Pointe-Claire Quebec
                Canada H9R 5Z5
                Montreal local: (514) 695-5225
                Fax: (514) 695-0756

                Ares Kitchen and Baking Supplies
                1501 Boulevard des Promenades
                St-Hubert, Quebec
                Next to the Promenades St-Bruno
                Tel: (450) 926-ARES (2737
                )Montreal direct: (514) 905-0356
                Fax: (450) 676-0342

                Ares Kitchen and Baking Supplies
                Centre Laval
                1550 blvd. Le Corbusier local 501
                Laval Quebec
                Canada H7S 1Y8
                Montreal local: (450) 902-1030
                Fax: (450) 902-1027

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                  hala Feb 14, 2010 06:47 AM

                  Another note on France decor, the sign in the window says some other name. Vixit?

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                    BLM Feb 14, 2010 12:00 PM

                    That's the other name it's known under.

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