Does anyone know where I can get an excellent Christmas cake? I never liked the stuff until Pusateri's sold a wonderful cake that was mostly nut-based, at about $60 for a small piece, in their Yorkville location. It's been about 4 years since they've sold it, and I really miss it.
I've tried Grandma Deb's the last couple of years, but they have been consistently dry and very disappointing.
Money is no object - I want a nice, homemade with natural ingredients Christmas cake - it's for my mum.
1539 Avenue Rd, Toronto, ON M5M, CA
I am not a big cake eater myself, but I remember some of my friends saying good things about La Bamboche near Yonge and Eglinton, and from their website labamboche.ca it looks like they have Christmas cakes. They claim to be a Japanese-inspired French patisserie (which does not mean they add green tea or bean paste to every cake), which could be somewhat different from your typical North American offerings.
4 Manor Rd E, Toronto, ON M4S, CA
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Are you headed to the One of A Kind Show? I also couldn't stand the stuff until I tasted the fruit-cake at one of the stalls there.
I can't remember the specific name, but they always have two people standing with trays of warmed samples generously drizzled with butter sauce.
Though come to think of it, maybe it's the butter sauce that made me finally like the fruit-cake!