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Torontoweddings May 31, 2011 09:32 AM

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.

Merci!

  1. TheSnowpea Jun 5, 2011 06:03 PM

    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...
    http://www.ediblearrangements.ca/

    1. kpzoo Jun 2, 2011 05:50 AM

      Another option I just discovered:

      Petit Cake Shop - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Petit-...

      Cake pops - look delicious!

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        petitcakeshop Jun 22, 2011 09:41 AM

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

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          hala Jun 22, 2011 07:17 PM

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

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            petitcakeshop Jun 22, 2011 07:40 PM

            only use chocolate.

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              hala Jun 23, 2011 04:55 AM

              I am happy to hear that.

      2. hungryann May 31, 2011 07:47 PM

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

        1. chefjeannine May 31, 2011 03:31 PM

          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. kpzoo May 31, 2011 09:49 AM

            Cupcakes are so pervasive now, how about something different?

            Jane Donut - I haven't tried these yet but they look spectacular.
            https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jane-Donut/127812507275410
            http://www.shedoesthecity.com/we_chat_with_jane_donut_the_duo_behind_montreal%E2%80%99s_donut_renaissance

            Or how about a selection of macarons? Maximilien just linked to a bunch of macaron purveyors in an earlier post: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/7874...

            Good luck!

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              Torontoweddings May 31, 2011 09:55 AM

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

              Any other suggestions greatly appriciated :)

              Merci!

              1. re: Torontoweddings
                kpzoo May 31, 2011 09:59 AM

                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.

                http://www.shortbreadbygryphon.com/

                Contact info on the site is out of date, use this:

                5968 Ave De Monkland
                (514) 485-7377

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                  Torontoweddings May 31, 2011 10:05 AM

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

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                    kpzoo May 31, 2011 10:06 AM

                    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.

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                      SnackHappy May 31, 2011 10:21 AM

                      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.

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                        deborahm May 31, 2011 10:31 AM

                        Hi, it's true: cupcakes are pervasive but just in case: here's a popular cupcake place that I really love:
                        http://www.petitsgateaux.ca/fr/servic...
                        The website is in French only I think...it 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.

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                          Torontoweddings May 31, 2011 10:47 AM

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

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                          kpzoo May 31, 2011 10:44 AM

                          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:

                          http://www.midnightpoutine.ca/food/20...

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                            deborahm May 31, 2011 11:18 AM

                            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): http://www.dfef.ca/
                            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!

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                        NickinMtl Jun 5, 2011 05:15 PM

                        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.

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                          kpzoo Jun 5, 2011 07:02 PM

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

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                            Peaches to Poutine Jun 6, 2011 05:22 AM

                            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
                          SourberryLily May 31, 2011 12:33 PM

                          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.

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