Okay, it wasn’t Paris but Tuesday was the first day of spring and what a glorious day it was! With it being the very first Macaron Day in Toronto, please humour me. A title of “Springtime in Scarborough” simply doesn’t have the same ring.
As you recall, I was very excited about buying macarons and supporting the Red Door Family Shelter. My friends and I set off to find a convenient location in the city’s east end and armed with a Google map, we ended up at J’Adore Cakes Co., a cute little shop on the Danforth where we met the talented owner, Isabelle, and her lovely mother.
Pretty fancy, n’est-ce pas?
It was a small, but visually stunning store displaying beautiful designer wedding cakes, croquembouches made of macarons and cupcake bouquets!
The cake to the far left is featured on the front cover of a wedding magazine. J’Adore cakes were also featured the very next day during the wedding segment on Canada AM.
In behind the cakes is the panini press. (Yes, of course we tried the sandwiches! I had the Croque Monsieur.)
But here is the reason we were there in the first place:
This is a photo of John’s macarons. Because unfortunately, I picked all the beige-coloured ones.
What a fantastic way to kick off Spring 2012!