Pastries & Cakes
We specialize in traditional French pastries like croissants, macarons, small cakes and desserts. We also do birthday cakes, please allow sufficient notice as they are all baked fresh by order. Please note that we are a very small team and our order book sometimes fills up fast. At times we may require more notice than what is indicated below. Thanks for your understanding!
Scroll down for more details and mouth-watering pictures! See our special editions of macarons here.
Our one-serving desserts include:
- Lemon tart
- Chocolate ganache tart
- Apple Tatin tart
- Crème caramel
- Chocolate mousse
- Choux pastries (Paris-Brest, Eclairs, chouquettes)
- Pistachio frangipane & Raspberry tart
- Pear, Almond and Chocolate tart (on puff pastry)
- Hispahan (large macaron with rose and litchi buttercream and fresh raspberries)
10 to 14 seasonal flavours available daily.
Contact us for larger quantities pricing.
Pyramid stand is available for rental or sale: small one for up to 35 macarons ($5), large one from 100 up to about 180 macarons ($15) (+ refundable damage deposit)
We are currently working on our large cakes offering and redoing our menu, please note that cakes below are examples of what we can make but they might not be available at the moment. This section will be updated as soon as the new menu is up and running, if you need a large cake, please call us to check the available options. Thanks for your understanding!
Layers of Joconde almond cake, coffee buttercream and chocolate ganache.
1 serving: $4.25 tax included
We can cut large cakes to any size.
For 6 servings and over, the base price per serving is $4.05 (ex: a cake for 6 would be $24.30, for 10: $40.05)
Notice : 48 hours
Ladyfingers wrapped around a mousse and fruits.
Available flavours: raspberry mousse with fresh berries or vanilla mousse with berries or chocolate mousse with poached pears, with or without meringue.
1 serving: $4.75
4 servings: $18.50
6-8 servings: $33
Tax included. Notice : 3 days
Le Fondant, Molten Heart Chocolate Cake (gluten free)
Rich dark chocolate cake.
1-2 servings: $4.50
4 servings: $18
6 servings: $24
8 servings: $30
May be covered in dark chocolate fondant if you want us to write a message on it.
Notice : 24 hours
1 serving: $4.00 (other than plain: $4.25)
4 servings: $16.00 (other than plain: $17)
8+ servings: $30.50 (other than plain: $34.50)
Notice : 48 hours
Flavours: plain vanilla / with fruits (berries, apricots) / pistachio-raspberry / coconut & chocolate
Please let us know at the time of the order if you’d like a custom message (depending on the type of cake, it will be either directly on the cake or on a thin chocolate square).
Tarts are also available in large size (3-4 servings, 6 servings): lemon tart (with or without meringue), Earl Grey ganache tart, fruit tart (with seasonal fruits). Notice: 4 days.
Coffee, Tea and Hot Chocolate:
We serve brewed coffee, espressos and americanos and lattes, cappuccinos…
For tea, we chose an exceptionnal French/Russian brand: Kusmi. More information about our selection here.
Homemade hot chocolate made with Valrhona chocolate, very delicate and tasty French chocolate.
Café-Croissant (all daym Monday to Friday): $4.50 (coffee or tea + plain or chocolate or almond croissant)
Lunch (starting at 11am): $9.50
Small soup + savoury crepe with 2 toppings or ham & cheese croissant + hot or cold drink
In the store we have typical French bakery fare: croissants (all made with butter only: plain, chocolate, double baked almond and double baked almond chocolate), quiches, chocolate mousses, macarons, canelés, etc.
A long-time favourite of Parisian tea rooms, le macaron has now attracted itself to Japan and North America where the major cities are witnessing a surge in macaron shops. The French macaron bears very little resemblance to its cousin the Coconut based macaroon, besides its Italian-derived name. The French macaron is a sweet confectionary made of two almond meringue discs stuck together with a generous layer of butter cream, jam or ganache filling.
Although they always look pretty with their bright colors and creamy fillings, creating a great macaron on the outside and on the inside is an art. When baked to perfection, the outside of the shell forms a delicate crust to protect the inside which remains soft and moist, blending in with the filling to reveal its flavours. Macarons are NOT like Oreo cookies: do not try to open them! (in fact, if the macaron is perfect, you shouldn’t even be able to separate the two halves)
The best pastry chefs can be very creative with macarons, there is virtually no limit to the yummy fillings they can come up with! At French Made Baking, we are lucky to have one of those exceptional chefs and we regularly offer seasonal flavours (homemade jams and fruit purées) and surprise you with unusual combinations (Chocolate/Earl Grey tea, Pineapple/Coconut, etc)… French Macarons are gluten free (list of flavours).
Le canelé is a small French pastry, traditionnally baked in the Bordeaux region but that can now be found in some Parisian pâtisseries as well. The right way to pronounce its name is: canel-eh, shouldn’t be too hard for a Canadian to remember, eh?
Flavored with rum and vanilla, the batter is baked in a small striated cylinder mould that gives the canelé its specific shape and makes for a tender custard-like heart underneath a thick caramelized crust. It’s so different from any pastry you have ever had (unless you’ve already had some in Bordeaux!), words come short when trying to describe how good it is, so there’s only one thing left to do: try it!
Le Fondant au Chocolat is a molten heart chocolate cake made with dark Belgian chocolate (fair trade and organic). Eat it on the go at the Farmers’ Markets and the heart will taste like chocolate fudge or warm it up for 5 minutes at 350 F to have a heavenly lava cake (even better with ice cream or custard on the side!). Gluten free.
Upon order we can bake larger cakes for family/friends/business functions or birthdays.
La madeleine is a small sponge cake-like French pastry very recognizable by its distinctive “hump” and its shell-shaped bottom acquired from being baked in specific moulds. Traditionally, freshly gratted zest is added to the batter to give it a slight lemon flavour.
Originally from the 18th century Lorraine region in northeastern France, it quickly became one of the most popular pastry in every French bakery and one of the most renowned French cakes.
La brioche is a lightly sweetened bun, like rich bread made with butter and eggs.
Available at Farmers’ markets or by order!
Bite-sized choux pastries:
Savoury versions pictured here are called “gougères” and can be flavoured with pretty much anything you can think of (herbs, spices, cheese, ham, salmon…)! We bake ham & cheese gougères most Saturdays or by order (minimum 2 dozens).
La chouquette is a bite size viennoiserie consisting of a small portion of choux pastry baked and sprinkled with pearl sugar. There is no filling in a chouquette, it is a very light pastrie. It’s so small and addictive that we sell it by the dozen. We bake them almost every Sunday!
Also made of choux pastry: éclairs and cream puffs.
L’Amandine (pears, almond cream & chocolate on puff pastry crust) – ALSO AVAILABLE BY THE SLICE
Puff pastry filled with frangipane almond cream. See blog post here for more details. By order only.