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May 31, 2011 09:32 AM

Cupcakes or Birthday Sweets

I have a friend that currently lives in Montreal that I am looking to send a birthday gift too. I would like to accompany it with something sweet, unique and creative. Looking to see if someone had any suggestions on some ideas (cupcakes, sweets etc) in the Montreal area.


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  1. Cupcakes are so pervasive now, how about something different?

    Jane Donut - I haven't tried these yet but they look spectacular.

    Or how about a selection of macarons? Maximilien just linked to a bunch of macaron purveyors in an earlier post:

    Good luck!

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    1. re: kpzoo

      This is exactly what I am looking for. I will take a look into both options.

      Any other suggestions greatly appriciated :)


      1. re: Torontoweddings

        One more idea. Gryphon d'or tearoom has fantastic homemade shortbread, both regular and (sometimes) maple versions, packed in a nice box. Delicious and locally made by hand.

        Contact info on the site is out of date, use this:

        5968 Ave De Monkland
        (514) 485-7377

        1. re: kpzoo

          Very nice, will contact them as well. Have you tried the Jane Donut's?

          1. re: Torontoweddings

            No I haven't - just heard of them today, in fact! - but they have a booth at a craft fair this weekend and I may head over.

            1. re: kpzoo

              Holy crap, hipster donuts in Montreal! I never thought they would get here so fast.

              I hope you'll go and report back to tell us if they're worth it.

              1. re: SnackHappy

                Hi, it's true: cupcakes are pervasive but just in case: here's a popular cupcake place that I really love:
                The website is in French only I says you can make orders of cupcakes, but I'm not sure if that includes delivery, which is probably what you'd want (?) They have a Facebook page or you could call.

                1. re: deborahm

                  Thank you, they look very good. I will check them out as well.

                2. re: SnackHappy

                  Yes, hipster doughnuts indeed. ;-) Will definitely report back if I go, and if anyone else is is interested, Jane Donut be at Puces Pop June 4 & 5. Details:


                  1. re: kpzoo

                    No problem! And also: there is another very recent, short thread about this new pastry shop called "De farine et d'eau fraiche" here in Montreal (in the gay village):
                    I'm not sure if they would do a delivery, but I've been there many times since they opened and their cookies/pastries are amazing and the presentation very creative. You can see photos on their Facebook page or just do internet search, etc. Cheers!

              2. re: Torontoweddings

                I tried some Jane Donuts this week-end from the POP Puces, and while they are tasty and a step above the Tim Hortons/Dunkin Donuts ones, I'm not sure they were worth the price (either 2$ or 2,50$ depending on the flavour). Pretty hipster stuff, the added bacon pieces on the maple glazed bourbon donut didn't add anything except hype, and the others flavours were ok (best one IMO was the crumbled cookie and cinnamon/brown sugar). For the same price, I'd rather have a great cannoli or baklava or brownie.

                1. re: NickinMtl

                  I didn't end up going so thanks for the report.

                  1. re: NickinMtl

                    I tried them there too and they were pretty good, but the cake part of the donut itself was missing something. I am awaiting their g/f and vegan versions, though!

                2. re: kpzoo

                  I second Kpzoo's rec.

                  Gryphon d'or makes great shortbread but they also make a lot of other sweets things. I sampled many when i went for afternoon tea. I don't think they always have a complete range of products ready on hand but they always have scones and shortbread, and you can order anything before hand.

            2. I once had some Point G macarons delivered to someone as a gift & they absolutely LOVED them! They still talk about them to this day.

              1. Something a little less sweet but very impressive are fruit arrangements from They have several locations and they deliver as well.

                1. Another option I just discovered:

                  Petit Cake Shop -

                  Cake pops - look delicious!

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                  1. re: kpzoo

                    just to clarify, we don't do cake pops, we do cake balls! =)

                    1. re: petitcakeshop

                      Do you use melted candy or white chocolate to coat them?

                  2. There's also Edible Arrangements. They make prettily assembled arrangements with fruit, some of which can be dipped in chocolate. My CH pal Mandarine received one and she told me she demolished it happily...