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WHATS ON THE INSIDE (CAKE FLAVOURS) accordion arrow

TIERED CAKE FLAVOURS:

Carrot Cake - Moist carrot cake with walnuts, pineapple + coconut, layered with honey-sweet cream cheese icing.
Chocolate Fudge - Moist fudge cake layered with light chocolate truffle cream.
Classic Lemon Cake - White sponge cake layered with tangy lemon buttercream.
Classic Mocha Cake - White Sponge alternately layered with mocha + chocolate butter cream.
Classic Vanilla Cake - Buttery vanilla sour cream cake layered with white buttercream.
Golden Cake - White sponge layered with fresh strawberries and buttercream with a hint of orange liqueur. (Strawberries may be substituted with blueberry or raspberry compote)
Pink Velvet Cake - Cocoa spice cake layered and masked with pale pink cream cheese icing.
Vegan Chocolate - Rich tasting vegan chocolate cake with no dairy nor eggs, made with spelt flour. (Spelt has gluten and may not be suitable for a strict gluten-free diet). May be masked with either chocolate or white vegan icing. *By special order only, requires 3-weeks' notice.

  • Mousse cakes, cheesecakes, and meringues are unsuitable for stacking and multi-tiered cakes.
  • Dufflet recommends that no more than 2 complimentary flavours be combined for your multi-tiered cake.
  • Any multi-tier design can be recreated for a single-tier cake.
  • Sorry, but we do not offer custom cake flavours not listed above.

WHATS ON THE OUTSIDE (CAKE FINISHES) accordion arrow

White Buttercream - a true buttercream made with sweet butter + pure vanilla.
Rolled Fondant - classic + elegant, our rolled fondant is worked into a smooth white sheet.
Cream Cheese Icing - naturally sweetened with honey, pairs perfectly with our Carrot or Pink Velvet cakes.
Bittersweet Chocolate Ganache - smooth + rich, ideal for finishing Chocolate Fudge or Mocha cakes.

  • Customize the finish, piping accents or borders with naturally tinted buttercreams, frostings and rolled fondants in pale shades of Yellow, Orange, Pink, Lilac, Purple, Green, and Chocolate.
  • We can tailor other colours to your request but custom shades may require non-natural ingredients to achieve the desired shade.
  • Piping designs on cakes masked in rolled fondant are done in buttercream.

SIZES + SERVINGS accordion arrow

The cake yields below are based on a 2" x 2" serving size.

Multi-tiered cakes are comprised of 2 to 4 tiers of Round or Square cakes, or a mix of Rounds stacked on Squares. These cakes have plastic dowels to maintain stability for display - be sure to remind your venue or caterer to remove all supports before serving.

MULTI-TIERED CAKE SIZES + COMBINATIONS

Round Sizes
3", 6" serves 10-15
3", 6", 9" serves 20-25
6", 9" serves 15 - 20
9", 12" serves 40 - 45
6", 9", 12" serves 55 - 60
9", 12", 16" serves 90 - 100
6", 8", 10", 12" serves 60 - 70
6", 9", 12", 16" serves 110 - 120
9", 12", 16", 18" serves 150 - 175

Square Sizes
6", 10" serves 35 - 40
6", 10", 14" serves 85 - 95
8", 12", 16" serves 115 - 125
6", 10", 12", 14" serves 120 - 130
8", 12", 14", 16" serves 170 - 180

Mixed Sizes
8" round, 12" square serves 40 - 50
6" round, 10"s, 12" square serves 70 - 80
8" round, 12" round, 16" square serves 110-120
8" round, 10"s, 14" square serves 90 - 100
6" round, 8" round, 10" round, 12" square serves 70 - 80

DOUBLE STACKED TIERS

Dufflet Pastries offers a small selection of cakes with double centre tiers, as shown in wedding cake design #23 Fanciful Twirls. Double stacked tiers are not available on the bottom or top tiers of cakes and are not available as a single tier cake. Cakes with a double stacked centre tier must have chocolate fudge, carrot, pink velvet or vanilla on the bottom tier as these flavours are denser and give the cake a more solid base. Double stacked tiers are available in one flavour only.

Available size combinations for double stacked tier cakes:
6" round, 9" double-round, 12" round 65-75 servings
9" round, 12" double-round, 16" round 115-125servings
6" square, 10" double-square, 14" square 100-110 servings
8" square, 12" double-square, 16" square 140-150 servings

FLOWERS accordion arrow

FRESH FLOWERS

Fresh flowers are a stunning addition to any cake, or we can sugar-frost fresh flowers to create a delicate crystalline appearance. Recommended types: Roses, Alstroemeria, Freesia, Iris, Daisies or Gerbera Daisies, Hydrangea, Dendrobium or Cymbidium Orchids, Lilies, Tulips, Mums and Waxed Flowers.

FLOWER + FOLIAGE ARRANGEMENT STYLES:

When ordering, please specify your flower preference, or ask us to select appropriate seasonal blooms based on your colour scheme. If you are providing your own flowers, ask your florist to deliver them to us before noon on the day before your wedding. A fee will be charged for arranging flowers supplied by you or your florist.

Pricing will vary according to seasonal availability plus the size + style of your arrangement.

EDIBLE FLOWERS

Edible flowers may be added to our cakes for a touch of elegance or splash of colour. Some edible flowers are wired which means they should not be eaten even though they are made of chocolate paste. Wired flowers should be removed before consuming the cake.

To see examples of our edible flowers and other decorative elements please view the Buying Guide PDF link at the top of this page.

EXTRA TOUCHES + FLOURISHES accordion arrow

Additional elements to sweeten your day:

  • Dufflet Fresh Collection cakes, pastries, cupcakes + party trays for Sweet Tables
  • Shower + Rehearsal cakes, Groom's cakes
  • Cutting instructions + cake box for saving the top tier
  • Additional dark or white chocolate curls for plating
  • Dark or white chocolate plaques in 2 sizes for piped-on inscriptions or edible photos
  • Edible photos for cakes, cupcakes, cookies, or chocolate plaques
  • Edible gold or silver highlighting
  • Bands of edible ribbon trim around tiers
  • Edible bows, monograms or flowers

Cake toppers and figurines are available from wedding suppliers and cake specialty stores; we can mount these on your cake at no charge.

Using a cake stand? Let us know in advance and we will box your cake in single, unassembled tiers. Cake stands may be rented from your venue or caterer.

ORDERING + DELIVERY accordion arrow

CONSULTATION + QUOTE

Please contact directly the Dufflet retail location most convenient to you to set up a consultation and in-store tasting. Sorry, but consultations are not available at our head office on Norseman in Etobicoke. You may also schedule a consultation by using our online form.

ORDERING + PAYMENT

We require a minimum of 3-weeks’ notice for multi-tiered cakes. Custom orders (cakes not based on our numbered design gallery) may require additional advance notice. Any changes to an order already placed require a minimum of 1-weeks’ advance notice.

All tiered cakes require a deposit of 50% upon order, and final payment is due at the time of pickup or prior to delivery. We accept all major credit cards, debit cards, cheque and cash payments. On-line payment is also available via our PayPal account.

For cancellations we require 5-weekdays’ notice before 12:00 pm to request a full refund on cancelled orders. Deposits will not be refunded without proper notice.

DELIVERY or PICK-UP

No matter the size or style, our cakes are securely boxed for pick-up or delivery. Dufflet refrigerated vehicles deliver Mondays through Saturdays within a delivery window from 9am to 3pm. For a guaranteed delivery time Mondays to Saturdays, or for Sunday deliveries, a courier delivery may be arranged.

Pick-ups can be made during business hours at the Dufflet retail location where you placed your order. Sorry, but retail pick-ups are not available from our head office/bakery on Norseman.

Delivery charges within Metro Toronto start at $50.00. Rates are calculated based on destination address. Our cakes are not suitable for shipping via air or land freight. Cakes being picked up from Dufflet Pastries should be transported in air-conditioned vehicles or refrigerated containers.

For orders requiring delivery, please provide the following venue information:

  • venue name and full address (including intersection) and telephone number
  • venue contact person's name and phone number
  • confirmed delivery hours at venue
  • a visual inspection and an authorized signature is required at delivery