The holidays are quickly approaching, and we have been very busy creating all your favourite holiday desserts and sweets. This year we are featuring a chocolate hazelnut Buche de Noel that contains 3 different types of chocolate. We will also have gingerbread people, decorated cupcakes and sugar cookies, macaron gift boxes, gingerbread layer cake with cream cheese icing, all your favourite tarts, pies, and all of our usually cakes available. We recommend reserving you dessert ahead of time to avoid disappointment.
Our holiday orders will be as follows:
December 24th 2015: 9am - 4pm
December 25th 2015- Jan 4th 2016: CLOSED
January 5th 2016 - Regular hours resume
Thank you to all our customers for an amazing year- happy holidays to you all!
Le Gateau Bake Shop is growing and is seeking an experienced baker for full-time employment.
Candidate Profile Summary
We are looking for someone with passion for, and experience, creating high quality baked goods under time and space constraints with a commitment to consistency and detail work. The ideal candidate will have a strong work ethic, be a team player that works hard and continually goes above and beyond the basic requirements that will improve the bakery, and can positively solve problems. This individual is expected to have great organization and time management skills. Reports directly to Head Baker.
Duties and Responsibilities
– Able to follow recipes to prepare mixes from scratch with little to no instruction (this is not a cake decorating position)
– Ability to take and follow direction
– Team player work ethic
– Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
– A passion for baking
– Work closely with all staff to ensure products are produced and stored in a timely and efficient manner
– Responsible for proper storage, labeling and use of all food supplies to prevent unnecessary spoilage and to maintain cost control
– Ensure overall cleanliness and health standards are being met
– Responsible for daily and weekly cleaning tasks as per cleaning schedule
Credentials and Experience
– Pastry Arts diploma or equivalent education favoured, but not required
– Minimum 1 years experience in a bakery setting required
– Experience with high volume production
– Able to stand for 8 hours
- Able to lift 25kg
How to Apply
All qualified applicants are welcome to apply via email to firstname.lastname@example.org . Applicants must submit an email containing cover letter, resume. While we graciously thank all individuals for applying, only successful applicants will be selected for an interview.
1. How soon should I order my wedding cake?
I would say at least 4 - 8 months before the wedding. We limit the amount of wedding cakes we do a weekend so sometimes we book up fast for popular dates.
2. What do we discuss at the consultation?
What vision do you have of your wedding cake at the reception? Do you have a theme/colours that you are using? It is good to come prepared with these wedding details. Also, and initial thoughts you may have for the cake design. Pinterest is a place to start gathering idea's.
3. How many flavours of cake should I order?
The more flavors you offer your guests, the more they want to try. It is best to limit your flavors to 2-3.
4. Do I have to put down a deposit?
Yes, most bakeries and cake shops need a deposit to book and hold your date. Your deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable. Why? Because we holds the date for your wedding. We might have turn other brides away because we knew we were making your wedding cake. That means lost revenue. Also, we might have started making some of the decorations for your cake, ex. Sugar flowers.
5. Do we need to order enough cake for all of our guests?
Yes, you do. You don’t want any guest to go without cake. I use to suggest providing 3/4 serving of cake for your guests IF you are supplementing with a dessert bar- I used this number at my own wedding and had relatives and friends who where truly upset they did not get to try the cake. Lesson learned! Order cake for ALL your guests.
6. How do I keep costs down?
Let us know from the beginning of the appointment what your budget is, be upfront and honest. We can give you ideas on what will fit into your budget. For example, a smaller wedding cake and sheet cakes is more economical than getting all of your servings out of the wedding cake.
Be realistic with your budget. Why is cake so expensive? Relatively speaking, the wedding cake is one of your least expensive items for your wedding. Be prepared to spend $5.00-$15.00 a serving for your wedding cake. Sheet cakes and cupcakes are a bit less than that. Most couples spend $500-$1000 for their wedding cake and additional servings. The more intricate the design, the higher the price. Labor is a big portion of the cost of the wedding cake. If you are on a tight budget, pick out a simple design and your costs won’t be as much. For example- there are lots of ways to translate blush pink peonies into a wedding cake. If you’re on a tight budget, think about having an oversized statement sugar flower or blocks of colour, rather than a floral cascade.
7. What is the difference in buttercream compared to rolled fondant?
Buttercream is the smooth icing that covers your cake. Rolled fondant is just another covering of sugar paste that is put on over the buttercream. Fondant is expensive, and applying to your cake is labour intensive so expect to pay more for it. Some designs have to be done in fondant, and it does gives you a lot more options for design.
Many people say to me that they think/heard fondant tastes "gross". Good quality fondant tastes, well - good!
A boutique bake shop specializing in wedding cakes and custom cakes for all occasions, cookies, and cupcakes We bake in small batches from scratch using organic ingredients and free range eggs. We also have vegan and gluten/wheat free options!
A boutique bakeshop specializing in wedding cakes. We also create custom cakes, cookies, cupcakes and anything else sweet and cute! We bake everything to suit you. Regular + vegan or gluten free, made from the best quality organic, local ingredients (when in season and available) and free range eggs.