Duchess Bake Shop

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  • Cakes,

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  • English,
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10720 124 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5M 0H1
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“We never say ‘maca-roon,’ says Giselle Corteau, part owner of Duchess Bake Shop. “It’s spelled ‘macaron’ and pronounced that way. We are fighting the good fight, [we] even have had people contact us saying we misspelled it on our website,” she laughs.

To say Duchess Bake Shop has been a hit in Edmonton would be selling it very, very short. The 124th Street bakery and café has daily lineups of folks who cannot get enough of the French-inspired patisserie, that shares showcase space alongside good old fashioned baked goods, such as butter tarts and brownies.

The name Duchess was chosen because “We wanted a royal feel, but not a scary, impossible to pronounce name,” says Giselle. The bake shop has since grown to a bigger space, and added a next-door boutique called Provisions, which sells tools and ingredients for the home baker, as well as cook books. Speaking of, Duchess Bake Shop’s first cookbook was launched in late 2014, selling like hot cakes - or make that lemon meringue cake, one of their bestsellers.

But what is the item they’re best known for? Their world-class macaron, especially the salted caramel flavour. “We make everything from scratch using real ingredients,’  says Giselle. “We have suppliers banging on our door [wanting us] to use their macaron mix; I can’t tell you how many bakeries use that mix. We often sacrifice our bottom dollar for good quality ingredients; we bring in Valrhona chocolate, and almond flour from California that we could get for half the price elsewhere, but everything is made with pride here.”

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    The first time I tried Duchess macarons, I had visions of the pretty little meringues dancing in my head. The Duchess cake is also swoon-worthy, with its light chiffon and raspberry jam filling covered in a layer of not-too-sweet green marzipan. Conveniently located on 124 Street, the bake shop also has a tasty lunch menu if you have any room left after satisfying your sweet tooth.

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    A pie lovers’ paradise: Edmonton’s best pies

    A pie lovers’ paradise: Edmonton’s best pies

    Stepping into Duchess is like entering a Parisian pastry lover’s dream – gorgeous glass cases full of exquisite delectables: macarons, éclairs, verrines, cakes, scones, cookies, tarts, shortbread, croissants and pies¬ – oh, the pies. Duchess’ pie offerings include full and individual coconut cream, banana cream and sour cherry pies, as well as a seasonal offering. The cream pies perfectly blend creamy flavour with light, fluffy whipped cream, and the sour cream cherry is paradise in a pie plate: Sweet and tart with the perfect crust.

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    Decadent, delicious éclairs in Edmonton

    Decadent, delicious éclairs in Edmonton

    If you live in Edmonton, you must know about Duchess Bake Shop. If you do not, please, get acquainted! Lovingly referred to as just “Duchess,” this French patisserie offers lovely éclairs in specialty flavours. Bakers rotate flavours each week (think salty caramel or blueberry-infused éclairs) to keep things fresh and get you coming back for more.

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