Pop-Tarts, those iconic toaster pastries have been around for 50 years now and very likely most North American household grew up eating this convenient breakfast food.
I have not had Pop-Tarts in years as we grew out of eating the sugary manufactured pastry but Bake Shoppe, a cute bakery on Dufferin Grove makes pop tarts that have real fruit jam filling (supplied by Kitten and The Bear) and fresh from the oven.
I visited Bake Shoppe on their 1st birthday, there were helium balloons all over the ceiling. I was more attracted to the hot pink neon sign and that we were going to get a fresh pop tart (we had to wait for a few minutes while it was begin frosted and cooled).
Blackberry Mint pop tart. The pastry itself is flaky and buttery. I couldn’t really taste the mint in the jam, perhaps muted by the sugar frosting and blackberries. Nonetheless, I loved it. Definitely worth a visit for homemade pop tarts, and not feel guilty eating one that has high-fructose corn syrup, and coloured dyes.
Edit: I went to Bake Shoppe to order a cake for Jeff’s birthday. I think I went about two weeks prior to picking it up and it’s an easy, quick process. I ordered their 6″ Chocolate Cake with Ferrero Rocher buttercream. Their cakes are typically three levels of cake and cream, but I asked to make it two levels so it’s shorter. The cake fed the seven of us with ¼ left, but it depends on how you cut your cake. I don’t remember how much the cake was, but it is for sure $30+.
859 College St.