You’ve asked and we’ve listened! Owner and host of Petite and Sweet TV, Elle Daftarian has partnered with Creative Bagto walk you through her process of designing Petite & Sweet signature dessert tables! Once you’ve seen the episode, visit us here for free recipes and printables that we’ll be posting to make it a little easier for you to create your very own tables.
With Easter just around the corner, we’ve decided to throw an Easter party!
This may seem like a lot, but putting together a sweet table doesn’t have to be time consuming or stressful. Take a look below for Elle Daftarian’s easy six-step guide on how you can easily recreate this look!
To simplify the process, always start by creating an inspiration board to guide yourself and keep the planning on track. Check out the one we created for our Easter Sweet table below! Remember to keep in mind a color pallet as you’re gathering your images. We recommend choosing two to four colors.
This is the time to figure out the food you’d like to have on your table. We strongly believe that you should give your guests the option of two to four bite sized treats. We’ve used cakepops, coconut egg nest cupcakes, marshmallows, and candy in our pastel color pallet. Check out the recipe for our delicious coconut egg nest cupcakes with chocolate buttercream below!
The third step is to figure out a drink option to offer your guests. Keeping our color pallet in mind, we’ve chosen a pink lemonade for our festive Easter table.
We believe that a great way to customize your table is to create pintables. Our talented graphics team has created some fun pintables for you to use or your own Easter tables including some fun photo booth props. Check out the link and have some fun!
Our favorite part of this process is putting together all the pieces to bring the table to life. In order to do that, you’re going to need to gather objects that you can use for vessels and tie in all those beautiful colors by using ribbons, flowers, risers and décor. We’re lucky enough to have Creative Bag as our partner! Take a look at their website for everything you see on our table today, and a whole lot more!
Our final step is to have fun and put everything together!
St. Patrick’s Day is coming up and we’re sure everyone is planning on hitting up their local bar for a pint of green beer. It wouldn’t be a holiday for the girls at Petite & Sweet without a little sweet treat beforehand, that’s why we’re sharing this delicious Guinness cupcake recipe. Make sure to stop by our bakery, 718 Queen St. E to satisfy any of your cupcake and macaron cravings!
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Whether you’re celebrating with your honey or with a few gal pals, it wouldn’t be Valentine’s Day without a few sweets and cocktails. After trying out a variety of different recipes, the Petite & Sweet team fell in love with this exotic Guava Rose cocktail from liquor.com . Enjoy the easy-to-follow recipe below!
For a fun twist to the night, celebrate with these Valentine’s Day treats that will be sure to excite the palate.
Or bring home a selection of pink velvet cupcakes, raspberry heart marshmallows and our brand new strawberry rhubarb macaron.
Engaged? Petite & Sweet is your one-stop shop for all things wedding! We’ll take care of every detail for the bride and groom to ensure a truly special day for the happy couple. There’s no dream we can’t bring to life. Arrange your consultation today!
Take a look at our Martha’s Vineyard inspired wedding below, which was featured in Weddingbells Magazine!
The Petite & Sweet team has been so happy to be a part of so many wonderful events this holiday season. From birthdays to product launches to extravagant Christmas celebrations, our wonderful crew has put their all into making each one special and unique. Take a look below for some amazing pictures!
To start off this holiday season, we were pleased to help continue a treasured family tradition for one of our favourite clients by helping with the décor and sweet table for ‘Tea with Nonna.’ Keeping the kids in mind, we made huge gingerbread man cut-outs and created a decorating corner where the kids could make their own gingerbread creations to take home! Big jolly Santa even made an appearance and stayed for photos and wish list taking!
In an exciting new development, 1MILK2SUGARS PR asked us to participate in two wonderful beauty product launches with them. First up was the Tria Beauty home laser hair removal’s Canadian launch. For this great hair removal product, we designed a sweet table in coordinating pastel colours and created a matching backdrop with real hydrangeas popping out of foam core & vinyl 2D vases. As a special treat for the media in attendance, we created 30 individual Christmas stockings that were the key to a Tria Beauty gift!
We then designed a spectacular cake for the opening of the Clarisonic counter at The Bay. This cake featured a larger-than-life Clarisonic skincare face brush made from delicious chocolate cake and ganache that even surprised the Beckerman sisters!
We were thrilled to cater the launch of the Burt’s Bees Skin Brightening line at the Andrew Richard Designs Center. With a yellow and white theme, we filled the room with huge yellow balloons and arrangements of daisies. Guests enjoyed a delicious three-course meal and were gifted some amazing products from the new Burt’s Bees line!
We celebrated with ERS for their Christmas party at The Berkeley House and designed a Phantom of the Opera themed sweet table complete with a grand piano! Guests came dressed in black and white with their masks in hand, and enjoyed a variety of black, white, and red mini tarts, cupcakes and macaroons.
We’re always so happy when Holt Renfrew Yorkdale asks us to be part of their many fabulous and trendy events. In the past couple of weeks we had the pleasure of catering for Jane Aldridge of Sea of Shoes who sipped on our signature mocktails while greeting fans of her blog.
We then celebrated with Holt Renfrew Yorkdale at Airship 37 for their holiday party! Holt Renfrew Yorkdale employees enjoyed both sweet and savory treats, a fun Christmas themed photo booth, and live Dj!
Recipe: Hot Chocolate Chai with Roasted Vanilla Marshmallow
It’s getting chilly outside so we thought we’d share a recipe of our favorite comforting cold weather drink, Hot Chocolate Chai from Plucked Teas, paired with our scrumptious Roasted Vanilla Marshmallows.
Our Sweet Tables in a Box are here for the holidays! These are the perfect gifts for those with a sweet tooth on your list. Choose from one of our existing colour palettes or design your own! Take a look at some examples below.
*For one of our existing colour palettes please order one week in advance. For custom orders, two weeks notice is needed.
We then participated in the 9th annual What’s On The Table, featuring Toronto’s most innovative restaurants and the best Niagara wines, with proceeds going to The Stop Community Food Centre’s critical anti-hunger programs. Martha Stewart enjoyed our menu so much at The Delicious Food Show we decided to treat all the foodies at What’s On The Table to the same delicious treats, including chocolate chai with madagascar vanilla roasted marshmallows, a variety of macaroons including our one-of-a-kind tea macaroons with Plucked Teas Spadina and Kensington tea blends, open faced cookie bombs - a Petite & Sweet custom dessert, and cake sandwiches. We even roasted the marshmallows on sight for our guests. Yumm!
Over the weekend, Holt Renfrew hosted an amazing afternoon of music, shopping, sampling and art. Fans of Rebecca Minkoff got the chance to get their purses custom monogramed and nibble on our vanilla mini cupcakes, caramelized white chocolate macaroons and white chocolate truffles. We were so pleased to be part of such a great event!
The cutest event of the week was Baby Lucas’ Burberry inspired Christening sweet table. He celebrated in style with trendy burberry popcorn boxes, chocolate bars and yummy cake pops.
Petite and Sweet just went through quite an eventful week and we are very excited to share the details!
Petite and Sweet was asked to design a cake for our favourite Canadian artist, Drake, for his 27th birthday held at Blowfish Restaurant this past Wednesday in Toronto. Well that’s no pressure!! After a lot of thinking, we decided to keep the cake classy and simple. For a man who has everything and sees everything, sometimes less is more.
Take a look at the before and after shot of Drake’s birthday cake.
Happy birthday Drake! We wonder what you wished for. ;)
On the same day we catered for BVtea, presenting fashions and bling from the merchant of Bayview Village. The proceeds of this event went to The Gerry & Nancy Pencer Brain Tumor Centre at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. We’d like to give a special thank you to Stacey and Cele from Lounge Furniture Rentals for making us a part of such a beautiful event!
If that wasn’t exciting enough, we then put together a breakfast for the queen of lifestyle herself, Martha Stewart at The Delicious Food Show! She was so impressed with all our delicious treats that she asked our very own, Elle Daftarian, to help cut the amazing cake we designed especially for her. Take a look at how we brought the breakfast and our booth at the Delicious Food Show to life from start to finish below!
Our girls putting together the booth.
We shared our booth with Pluck Teas, our favourite tea brand! The favourite treat of the weekend was the lychee jasmine macaron, designed with Pluck Teas Spadina blend.
A before and after of the front entrance installation.
Take a look at the breakfast we put together for Martha Stewart!
And finally, here’s Alex with the talented Chuck Hughes! We’re sure this was must have made her day!
It’s that time of year again. We’re bringing out our Halloween decorations to show you how to create a scary sweet table the Petite & Sweet way. We added some fashionable flare to our table by incorporating single colored and black splattered pumpkins mixed with multi-level candles for an eerie candle-lit effect.
A Halloween party wouldn’t be complete without some treats, so we’ve made Pumpkin Cake Pops, Candy Corn jars, Spider Bites too frightening to eat, Eyeball Doughnuts, Witch Finger Sugar Cookies and Double Chocolate Fudge cupcakes for a delicious yet unnerving sweet table.
Like what you see? Call us to book a spooky Halloween event, décor or sweet table!
The Petite & Sweet team wishes everyone a happy and safe Halloween!
Follow these simple steps to add sweet & colourful flair to your treat supply!
1. Pop some popcorn, add butter & salt. Lay the popcorn out across a baking pan covered in parchment paper.
2. Zap some Candy Melts in a microwave-safe bowl for twenty seconds at a time, stirring in between and being sure not to let it burn. When a smooth consistency is reached, it’s time to drizzle! Take a plastic baggie, fill with melted candy, snip off the corner so you can use it as a piping bag. Drizzle liberally across popcorn pan. Mix as many colours as you like! (melt colours separately)
3. Let dry (about ten minutes) and then pour into bowls or personal popcorn boxes/bags and enjoy!
Nothing refreshes on a hot summer day like drinks & treats made with tangy-cool citrus fruits, and nothing is more summertime-vivacious than the bright & cheerful colours they wear. With the last long weekend of summer just days ahead, the Petite & Sweet team give a cool toast to the balmier days of the year with a beautiful Late Summer Citrus-inspiration.
With our palette of pink grapefruit, lemonade yellow, and cool lime green, we created this sweet table, cocktail recipe & a chic take-away treat for your guests that would be a hit at any hot-weather celebration!
9 months is a long time to wait for that precious bundle of joy to arrive. It’s not so long when you have baby showers, baby proofing, picking out strollers, designing a baby room and preparing for your little angel. 9 months seems to fly by in that sense, which is why we think Darling and Ninth is amazing! Founder Claire Kilgour Hervey felt the same overwhelming feelings that many expecting mothers feel during the pregnancy journey, which is why she turned it into her mission to help guide mummies to be with all their planning needs. To launch this new endeavor, Darling & Ninth hosted a shower of their own, that featured all their services under one roof. In correlation with Power of Prive, Birks, Modern Baby and of course, your very own Petite and Sweet touches. Darling & Ninth simply out did themselves in planning the perfect party featuring the best Toronto has to offer!
When thinking about baby shower gifts, one usually starts looking for the everyday necessities. But how do you give a gift that stands out through all the baby bottles, blankets, yellow and green clothing and pacifiers? Armani Jr. and Free the Children have created, not only a stylish solution, but also one that continues to give across the world. In Kenya to be exact! With the purchase of this designer blanket (selling price $50), you take part in covering medical, healthcare, clean water and support for the mothers throughout their first year.
Armani Jr, and Free the Children teamed up with Holt Renfrew to launch this bundle of joy. And of course, Petite and Sweet was there to provide divine desserts to help support this wonderful cause. We could not have been happier to help sweeten up this launch as well as be part of something that can help so many people.
Eligible Magazine presents: Toronto's Most Eligible Bachelor/Bachelorette Auction for SickKids
Last week, at a sexy & sweet pre-Valentines event to benefit Sick Kids Hospital, the Petite & Sweet team took part in Eligible Magazine’s Bachelor/Bachelorette auction, held at Arcadian Court & hosted by Bachelor Canada winner Brad Smith & his lovely fiancée, Bianka Kamber.
Catered by Oliver & `Bonacini , the night featured some of the most eligible single men and women Toronto has to offer, and also, some of the city’s tastiest gourmet treats!
As the exclusive dessert sponsor of this stylish event, we knew we had to make something memorable, so we created this one-of-a-kind custom sweet table to showcase what we offer, designed entirely in foamcore to replicate our very own Rosedale boutique. We kept the backdrop simple in our signature black & white so that the desserts and the amazing peacock floral installation (all done in eye-pleasing shades of deep purple, lavender and lilac) could stand out and shine before all the event’s guests.
A big thank you to everyone involved, for the night was a gorgeous success!
SOFA: Source of Furniture & Accessories Cocktail Party
The who’s who of Canadian designers and industry professionals came together for the annual Canadian Home Furnishings Market in Toronto to show off the latest trends and fresh new home design collections. Over 300 manufacturers and distributors were celebrating the recent rise in demand for high-quality, Canadian-made furniture. To toast the optimism in the market, SOFA: Source of Furniture + Accessories hosted their exclusive annual cocktail party presenting “What’s New + What’s Next” in home furnishings. Canada’s largest one-stop design center with 200,000 sq. ft. of permanent interior design showrooms, SOFA opened up its doors to over 500 attendees, who enjoyed light libations, hors d’oeuvres and captivating sweet table.
Of course the grand highlight of the evening was your very own Petite & Sweet of the Food Network’s Sugar Stars’ 2 ft. by 4 ft. real-life replica of a model kitchen made entirely of cake. The decadent chocolate dessert was based on the Distinctive Appliances and Canadel shared booth design for the upcoming International Design Show. These two companies — Distinctive Appliances is Canada’s largest independent distributor of kitchen appliances and Canadel is a major Canadian dining furniture manufacturer.
Porsche Design Toronto recently unveiled the Luxury Brand’s First-Ever Women’s Handbag The TWIN BAG at an Exclusive Media Preview Party. Who did Porsche come to when they needed a replica of the Twin Bag turned into a delicous sweet treat?! You’r very own Petite & Sweet of course!
It`s almost that time of year again, as the first big holiday of the New Year draws upon us and February 14th quickly approaches, were once again surrounded by reclaimed images associated with this amorous day know as Valentin’es Day.
For years, we have seen this holiday splattered with images of cupid, roses, romantic dinners, and most of all L.O.V.E - you know, that perfect love that everyone is searching for - the one that gives you butterflies in your tummy and makes you do crazy things.
Well here at Petite & Sweet, we decided to be a little more realistic in our interpretation of Valentine`s Day.
We decided to let out the messy part of LOVE by splattering red chocolate on our angelic white sweet table. Dressed with fluffy white cakes, delectable French macarons, mouth-watering cupcakes and gorgeous sugar cookies - just to name a few
You know the kind of love that`s not always perfect, Yes friends, LOVE is very sweet but also messy at times. Don`t you agree?
So no matter where your love stands this year, you can always be sure to add a little sugar with Petite & Sweet.
To order your custom French macarons, cupcakes, flowers, or custom Valentine’s Day gift trays please call 647.348.7700 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
SugarStars are at Twenty Valley Winter Wine Fest!!
Twenty Valley Winter WineFest January 12 & 13, 2013
Saturday 11am-10pm • Sunday 12pm-6pm 3836 Main Street, Jordan Village
The Winter WineFest features over 80 amazing Twenty Valley VQA red, white and sparkling wines and Icewines.
You can also look forward to savoury locally inspired dishes, Celebrity Chef demonstrations by Chuck Hughes, the SugarStars and Anna and Michael Olson, winemakers’ challenges, fashion shows and an unforgettable evening street party with headlining musical entertainment by USS (Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker).
Petite & Sweet & the SugarStars will also have a sweet tent where you can experience some our delicious treats! We will be on-site for the Saturday for a demonstration in the Kitchen Stadium!
Come past and say a sweet hello!!
For more information http://www.20valley.ca/page/winter_winefest
Its a new year and with that comes new tricks up our sleeves, our head pastry chef & team are off to Paris (the land of “let them eat cake”!) getting inspired and learning from the very best of the trade.
Because they are off gallivanting around France we will only be taking custom orders until his return on the 22nd of January.
Cakes, cupcakes & other selected items available only through custom order. Please call us for more details! 647.348.7700
Petite and Sweet would like to wish you and yours a very happy, healthy, sweet, delicious and fabulous year.
PS.check back next week for some exciting info about our Sweet Booth & SugarStars appearance at the Niagara Wine Festival!
We just planned & designed a Bat Mitzvah for the beautiful Zoe and we were so happy to be involved with your special day!!! It was such a great party and we planned it all including decor, flowers, and sweet table, coordinated the entertainment and much more! Check out some of the pics!
Vintage Style Lab trunk show! Thursday, September 4th 4:00pm-8:00pm
Vintage Style Lab was born out of a passion for finding one-of-a-kind stylish vintage eye-wear.
Balenciaga, Balmain, Burberry, Carrera, Cartier, Cazal, Chloe, Dior, Guccie, Lanvin, Missoni, Nina Ricci, Persol, Pucci, Valentino & Yves Saint Laurent are just a few of the extensive collection of 60+ designer brands these purveyors of unique eye-wear have assembled. The VSL collection also includes iconic pieces work by unforgettable personalities such as Elvis Presley or Jackie Kennedy.
Vintage Style Lab invites on the afternoon of September 4th to an exceptional shopping event at Petite & Sweet. Join us for complimentary cocktails amidst a display of sunglasses and eye-wear in original never work condition from the 1960`s to 1990`s ear!
Canada’s Baking and Sweets Show – the first consumer show of its kind in North America dedicated to those who crave to experience everything that’s decadent and delicious. It’s a one-of-a-kind event catering to baking enthusiasts and everybody with a “sweet tooth”.
Expect to see, smell, taste and buy the best offerings of Canada’s baking and sweets universe.
Come and discover a cornucopia of cakes – wedding cakes, specialty cakes, theme cakes … desserts, pies and the latest cupcake phenomenon all under one roof! And what’s a cake if it’s not complemented by coffee, espresso or tea?
Witness the crowning of the winners within the Canada’s Baking and Sweets Show competitions - the best of 2012.
Exhibitors finally have a platform to showcase world class talent found within Canada. The crème de la crème of creativity will compete at the booth level and at the stage-level in front of adoring crowds. Not to be outdone will be the amateur sensations that bake for the passion of it.
The last few months our spring collection has been trickling into the store and we have more fabulous products arriving within the week including candles, table top books, custom made silk flower arrangements and great selection of home accessories.
One of our favorite events we designed recently for a lovely couple celebrating their engagement! We love the pop of colour from the pink peony (Our favorite spring flower) amongst all the greens and natural tones. Elegant and chic! Congrats to the happy couple!