Petite and Sweet held a launch party in Toronto on Wednesday, January 22, 2015 at their Riverside location and I was invited. I showed up at the event a little early so I was able to see the room before the crowds. The space is creative, with exposed brick and wood and a great view of downtown Toronto over the Don Valley Parkway. I met the owner, Elle Daftarian, just before she ran across the street to her condo to get dressed for the evening. When I saw her later, she had a pretty little girl in tow whom I could only assume was her daughter, Sophia. Petite and Sweet, an event catering company and bakery, was started in 2009 and had a show called Sugar Stars on the Food Network a few years ago.
I was captivated by the macaron pyramid centrepiece among other delectable candy pitchers displayed for us to try. I quickly snapped some photos of all the different gift boxes on display so that I could enjoy the lovely hors d’oeuvres coming up.
Guests were offered flutes of Bottega Prosecco with red and white gummy bears in the bottom. Smoked duck and curried chicken canapes had a lovely crunch and nutty aftertaste.
The motif for the evening was pink, red and white: a decidedly Valentine theme.
With V-day just around the corner, Petite and Sweet has a number of sweet concoctions to make your valentine smile. The boxes will also make for a great housewarming, wedding gift or baby shower present. The boxes are priced at $35 for a small (4 mini boxes inside) and $95 for a large (8 mini boxes inside). There are seasonal sleeves and several styles to choose from, but if you don’t find exactly what you are looking for, boxes are completely customizable.
I tasted the berry cupcake featuring a fresh berry on top and delicious raspberry whipped icing.
Candies tasted faintly like perfume, or possibly liqueur. Strawberry bubbles tasted slightly alcoholic.
Candy Lips are cinnamon spice. The mini sour raspberry drops were my favourite. The mini red berries taste like Swedish berries.
If you are looking to create boxes for an event like a wedding, remember that a custom order will take about 48 hours to prepare and they can use the artwork that you provide. If you don’t have any artwork, Petite and Sweet staff will work with you to come up with ideas to create a box you will love.
Boxes can either be ordered online or over the phone. If you need your sweet box in a hurry, they are available exclusively at Pusateri’s.
Petite and Sweet Bakery, 718 Queen Street East (east of Broadview Ave.), 647-348-7700. Petite and Sweet Offices, 50 Carroll Street, 647-348-7700.