Toronto baker whipping up cookie versions of local restaurants (PHOTOS)

Jul 21 2020, 7:02 am

During a time when visiting your favourite local restaurants isn’t possible — at least not in the way you’re used to — what’s the next-best option?

Eating a cookie that looks like your favourite local restaurant sounds pretty great to us.

Toronto baker Alicia Didow is making exactly that possible, as shown across her Instagram account, “Whisked by Alicia.”

On her page dedicated to mouthwatering sweets, the creative has been sharing ultra-elaborate cookies modelled after local establishments each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

The series began with an edible rendition of the Danforth’s Square Boy restaurant. Serving up what Didow describes as “such comforting food,” the baker said that paying attention to fun and quirky storefronts during daily walks is what inspired the edible versions of these spots.

 

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Didow featured Chula Taberna Mexicana on the eatery’s day of reopening after a pandemic-related hiatus. She said the cookie art was a “treat to make” and that the restaurant might be her favourite in the city’s east end.

 

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In terms of west end establishments, the baker-slash-artist has crafted an edible version of Miss Thing’s, right down to the gold embellishments on the front door, and a gorgeous, baby pink Cocktail Emporium, crafted after the store’s Kensington Market location.

 

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Custom cookies baked and crafted by Didow are available for purchase through her Instagram account. Detailed cookies such as those in the storefront series go for $65 per half dozen.

Didow’s pickup location is near Pape and Danforth Avenue.

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