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Tracycakes Partners with Celebrity Chef Vikram Vij to Bring the Sultan’s Jewel to my Shanti Restaurant

August 15, 2017 (Abbotsford, B.C.) – “East meets sweet” with a new partnership between Tracy Dueck, founder of Tracycakes Bakery Cafe and celebrity chef Vikram Vij to deliver a custom

Tracycakes’ dessert now available exclusively at My Shanti by Vikram Vij in South Surrey.

After a chance meeting at a business event in Langley, Dueck pitched Vij on a South Asian inspired dessert that would blend Tracycakes’ signature decadent cakes with the flavours of India for a unique dessert creation. That creation became a custom cake called The Sultan’s Jewel, an ultra-moist chocolate cake infused with a silky coconut and cardamon infused custard, and crowned with a rich dark chocolate cinnamon ganache and an exotically-spiced almond-cocoa masala crumble.

“We’re pleased to add Tracycakes’ delicious new cake to our dessert menu,” said Chef Vij. “Tracy has done a wonderful job of blending traditional Indian flavours into a rich chocolate dessert for a tempting finale to My Shanti’s refined Indian fare.”

“It’s been a dream of mine to collaborate with Vikram. As a successful restauranteur, author and TV personality, he is a true Canadian culinary icon, so to be able to develop a cake especially for one of his restaurants is an incredible honour,” said Dueck.

ABOUT CHEF VIKRAM VIJ

Chef Vikram Vij is an award-winning Indian-born Canadian chef, cookbook author, and television personality. He is co-owner of the Indian cuisine restaurants Vij’s and Rangoli in Vancouver and My Shanti by Vikram Vij in South Surrey, BC. Over the past 20-plus years, Vij’s Restaurant has become renowned in Vancouver, across Canada and globally as one of the finest Indian dining experiences in the world. He also has a successful line of frozen packaged Indian meals called Vij’s At Homewhich is now available in hundreds of major grocery retailers across Canada. Vij was a guest judge on Top Chef Canada three years in a row and was also a judge on Chopped Canada, Recipe to Riches and Dragon’s Den. He is also the recipient of many awards including “Chef of the Year” from Vancouver Magazine’s prestigious Restaurant Awards (2015). In 2014, My Shanti by Vikram Vij was named “Best New Restaurant” by the Globe and Mail and in 2017 the restaurant was named “Best Restaurant in Surrey, Delta, White Rock and Langley” in the 2017 Georgia Straight Golden Plate Awards. For more information, visit vijs.ca.

ABOUT TRACYCAKES BAKERY CAFE

Founded by Tracy Dueck in 2006, Tracycakes Bakery Cafe is a chic and cozy cafe that specializes in more than 40 varieties of signature cupcakes, high teas and a scrumptious selection of homemade foods. With two locations in Langley’s historic Murrayville and Downtown Abbotsford, both cafes are a charming place to connect with friends, family and colleagues over breakfast or lunch, tea or coffee, and most importantly, a sweet treat Tracycakes is the recipient of numerous awards including the Business Excellence Award from the South Surrey White Rock Chamber of Commerce and was named Canada’s Best Retro-Delicious Cupcake Bakery by the National Post newspaper. At Tracycakes, every bite is an occasion!

Celebrity Chef Vikram Vij and Tracy Dueck, owner of Tracycakes Bakery Cafe at My Shanti in South Surrey.

 

Chef Vij plates Tracycakes’ The Sultan Jewel cake.

 

 

Buy Two High Teas for $25

Starting January 10th-31st 2016!



Do you have the January blues?

Why not come in for a uplifting high tea? Scrumptious finger sandwiches, mini dainties and mouth watering fresh baked scones served with a steaming pot of Earl Grey tea is the perfect cure for the rainy day blues.

Book your high tea reservation today by calling our Abbotsford or Murrayville location and make sure to bring in the coupon below, either by printing it or showing it on your smart phone. Until January 31, 2014.

Abbotsford Cafe
101-2636 Montrose Ave
604-852-1904

Murrayville Cafe
21594 48th Ave
604-427-1424

Contest Alert!

We have collaborated a contest with two amazingly creative businesses! Spruce Collective (a lovely home décor shop that sells vintage treasures) and Mikaela Ruth Photography (a superbly talented local photographer).

The giveaway is a chance for you to win a Afternoon Tea Party at Spruce Collective in Abbotsford! The grand winner will get to invite 7 of their luckiest friends to join them for afternoon tea (made by us of course!). Their will be decadent finger sandwiches, scones, tea , our famous cupcakes and much more! Mikaela Ruth Photography and Cheddar Booth will be on hand to document your most fabulous tea party.

So how can you win this contest?

  • Like each sponsor on Facebook (CheddarBoothMikaela Ruth PhotographySpruce Collective & Tracycakesand comment on at least one of their contest posts, telling us why you want to win and who you want to bring
  • Share the contest link on your Facebook page(s) for an extra entry
  • Tell your friends…the more friends that enter, the better the odds that they’ll invite you
  • So a summary. Like, comment, share! Good luck!

There’s more! If you don’t win the grand prize tea party, you’ll still be in the running for additional prizes from each amazing sponsor: $300 off your next CheddarBooth booking, a party-themed gift basket from Spruce Collective, $200 off a photo session with Mikaela Ruth Photography , and coupons for cupcakes and high tea at Tracycakes!

We look forward to spoiling the winner with one decadent afternoon! The winner will be announced on Valentines Day!

Tracycakes Bakery Cafe

Small Business BC’s Successful You Awards

 

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Mom You Deserve a Break

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Mom’s Back to School Special! Buy one lunch entree and receive a 2nd entree for 50% off!

We Have Gluten-Free Cupcakes!

This heartwarming comment from one of our customers is a great example that cupcakes should be enjoyed by everyone. Make sure to check out our gluten-free cupcakes (made to order) at $17.00 per half dozen cupcakes or $13.95 per dozen babycake.

“I just wanted to send a quick thank you to all the staff at Tracycakes in Langley. A month ago my daughter attended a birthday party at your place and the staff made it very easy for my daughter to feel included. You see several months ago myself and my daughter were diagnosed with celiacs disease which is a autoimmune disease that is activated when we eat anything with wheat/gluten. This was the first party since we were diagnosed that I did not have to prepare a whole separate meal or snack for her. It made the time so much more enjoyable for herself as well for me. Just wanted the staff to know that we appreciated the extra effort to provide the gluten free meal for her. I will be recommending your company to several of my friends and will be visiting again soon. Thanks so much!!”

Thank Goodness It’s Friday

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TGIF! Come into our Abbotsford location tonight and get a $5 glass of wine with purchase of a dessert or buy one get one free coffee and dessert! Just show this coupon on your smart phone to your server!

Cake Smash Cupcakes!

Perfect for a 1st Birthday Party, Serves 10-12 People or Perfect for a Cake Smash Photoshoot! This Delicious Giant Cupcake is Available in Any of Our Yummy Cupcake Flavours!

South Surrey & White Rock Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Award

Last Thursday night at Hazelmere Golf and Tennis Club in South Surrey, Tracy accepted the award for Business Excellence – 8-14 Employees. Tracycakes is known for its support of a long list of local community events and charities. Read more about it at the now newspaper.