Sunday, December 16, 2012

Happy Holiday from Le Gateau Bakeshop

Christmas is just over a week away, for holiday sweets, we got you covered.

This week we will have decorated sugar cookies and gingerbread, as well as a large assortment of regular cookies. We also have an all natural fruit cake(made in house and nut free!), and panettone from Italy. We have an assortment of tarts, and we will have cakes and traditional Buche de Noel. For cakes we do recommend calling ahead an reserving if you are hoping for a particular flavour or size. 
To reserve please call 604 620 7975 or email tanya(at) 

Our holiday hours:

Sunday December 23rd: 9am - 4pm
Monday December 24th OPEN 9am - 4pm 
Tuesday December 25 CLOSED
Wednesday December 26th CLOSED

Monday December 31st 11am - 4pm
Tuesday January 1st - CLOSED

Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Grand Opening!

This past weekend we celebrated our grand opening of our brand new store in Vancouver's East Village.
A lot of hard work went into the space, as we built the bakery starting with nothing at all in the space. Check out this before picture:

We got help from our amazing friends and family to get this space ready. It took us from September 1st to December 1st (opening day). About a month longer then we projected it would take us, but the end result was worth it.

Our awesome signage was done by Dan at Sticky Signs. He did such a great job! 

Inside we have a selection of cakes, cupcakes, and cookies. As well as some seasonal items like fruit cake and panettone. 

Our cake selection changes season to season, and cupcakes from day to day. If you are looking for a particular flavour we recommend contacting us in advance. Of course our custom cakes and wedding cakes are still available too! Also, we are now offering complimentary tastings for wedding cake orders (appointments must be booked in advance). 

We do have vegan and gluten free cake options! Just ask :)

And lots of baked goods:

We very excited to be open and we're looking forward to meeting all you people out there!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012


We have so many things worth celebrating. We just hit 500 "likes" on Facebook! We feel so honoured to have so many friends, clients, and fans keeping up with what we are doing. Also, we just moved into a brand new bakery! That itself is a dream come true!

So, we are going to celebrate!

We are giving one person a 6" custom decorated cake! A 6" cake can feed up to 12 people. Need to serve more then 12? We will add on cupcakes or extra tier's of cake, and give you %15 off the price! This cake can be for any occasion- engagement, wedding, birthday, a shower, you name it!

Want to win? Here's what you have to do:

1. Leave a comment on this blog. Stuck on what to say? Tell us what occasion you would like to have the cake for, or maybe your favourite cake flavour! Please leave your email address (1 entry)

2. Follow us on twitter and tweet: "RT:I want to win a cake from @Le_Gateau"(1 entry)

3. Like us on Facebook and share this contest on your timeline. (1 entry)

And of course, THE RULES:

-One winner will be drawn at random, and announced here, on Facebook, and twitter.
-Prize must be redeemed by Sept 1st, 2013.
-Must be able to pick up the cake from our store (3458 E Hastings St.
-Cake design must be approved by Le Gateau. We reserve the right to disapprove designs.
-Pick up date is subject to availability, book early to avoid disappointment.
-No cash value.
-The winner will be pick by random draw on Wednesday November 21st. at 6pm!

Good Luck!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Parisian Bridal Shower

I just had to share a few pictures from this lovely Parisian themed bridal shower. This was a very special day for me as the bridal shower was my own!

We enjoyed afternoon tea and tea-tini's. All the gorgeous treats and decor was made entirely by my amazing bridesmaids and myself!

My wedding colours are pink and gold, I tried to match the macarons colours!

Sweet Spread

Savoury Spread

Of course, cheese! One thing I love more then sweets.

Here is the cake- I created a new recipe just for this shower, an Earl Grey tea flavoured cake! It was made of vanilla sponge, Earl Grey infused ganache, pastry cream and chantilly cream. It was DIVINE! I loved it so much, I've added it to our menu at the shop!

Tea and cookie favours

Of course, gift opening

Celebrating with Cupcake Vineyard Prosecco

Such a beautiful afternoon, I will never forget!

Monday, September 10, 2012

We Have a New Home!

Exciting news! We have now moved to our new location at 3458 E Hastings St. in the Hastings-Sunrise area of Vancouver. Our brand new kitchen is all set up, and we are now open by appointment and accepting special orders.

Even better news is that in mid October we will be opening our retail portion of our store and you will be able to come pick up our cakes, cupcakes and cookies anytime!

It has been a huge labour of love, and I would like to thank all my family, friends, and customers for all their support during this transition.

See you soon!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Cakes for a Great Cause

We had a great opportunity to donate one of our cakes to the Cake Auction for ALS at the 26th  Annual ALS Memorial Golf Tournament at Quilchena Golf & Country Club. This year over $3,500 total was raised in the auction.

Our cake:

The money raised will help we able to offer these key services:
·         Caregiver Days throughout B.C. AND
·         Extensive equipment loan program
·         Transportation assistance for people living with ALS
·         Support programs for caregivers and children affected by ALS
·         Psychological support to people affected by ALS (patient and family)
·         Web based Care Connections program. Connecting friends who want to help, to the patient and caregiver.
·         Applied research programs
·         Support of the ALS Centre Specialists
·         Mobile Clinics
·         Support Groups
·         Increased awareness and education
·         Camp Alohi Lani for youth who have a parent or grandparent living with ALS

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Tips on How to Save on Your Wedding

We were recently featured on a TV segment on "How to say 'I DO' to a budget wedding" on CTV.

We gave a few tips on how you can save on your wedding cake without sacrificing quality!

Other Vancouver business give tips on how to save on flowers, rings, etc.

View the video here:

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Cupcake Throwdown 2012

On February 16th Vancouver had its 3rd annual Cupcake Throwdown to benefit the H.A.V.E . held at Chapel Arts.
This was our 3rd year participating. Like the past years, this year did not disappoint!
This year was much bigger then previous years, as a result I was so busy I only managed to snap a few quick pictures with my phone. Some participants arrived a bit late, and so I was not able to get a shot of everyones cupcakes. Still, lots of creative cupcakes to share...

WARNING! Cupcake overload ahead!

First off, our vegan Mexican Hot Chocolate cupcake. This cupcake is a spiced up chocolate cake with a chilli and spice ganache filling, topped with cream cheese icing. My inspiration for the decoration was a day of the dead theme, with sugar skulls and roses.

Here is a picture I took before we left the bakery:

Next, Organic Lives and their "living" german chocolate cupcake

One of our favourite bakers, C&C Cakery and their white russian flavoured cupcake. Got to try this one, its was delicious!

Chocolate cupcakes with coconut custard:

Chocolate cupcakes with rosemary salted caramel, nice twist on a favourite:

The rise and shine cupcake:

DOMO! Chocolate chai cupcake with chocolate chai avocado frosting. Wish I could have tried that one.

Peanut butter cupcakes with salted caramel "monkey butter" icing

Cocoa Dreamcakes:

Mini Southern Hogs:

Tiramisu cupcakes with Lemon:

Chocolate Ganache Clouds:

Fairy Cakes and their Chai Carrot cupcakes:

S'more Cupcakes!:

Chocolate Peanut butter cupcakes:

Hungry for more? Check out our blog posts for 1st and 2nd year Cupcake Throwndown's!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Say Yes to the Dress, and Cupcakes!

Today, Randy Fenoli of "Say Yes to the Dress" was at Isabelle's Bridal helping brides find the wedding dress of their dreams. We were there too, with cupcakes! We were so excited to be a part of this fun and exciting event.

The team at Isabelle's Bridal is amazing, I personally bought my own wedding dress from Isabelle's earlier this year, and had such a great experience. Now add Randy's expertise, what more could you ask for?

For cupcakes we had a "Say Yes to the Dress" theme. So we incorporated details you would find on your dress such as bows, lace, buttons, and pearls into our cupcake design.

Our favourite wedding blogger Vancity Bride was there, giving updates through out the day. Check out her blog for tons of pictures.

The Wedding Belles were also at Isabelle's, check out their You Tube channel to see the segment.