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

Tracycakes partners with celebrity chef Vikram Vij

Bakery, which has Abbotsford location, creates special dessert

“East meets sweet” with a new partnership between Tracy Dueck, founder of Tracycakes Bakery Cafe, which has a location in Abbotsford, and celebrity chef Vikram Vij.

The partnership involves a custom Tracycakes’ dessert now available exclusively at Vij’s My Shanti restaurant 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.

“The cake is beautiful, it tastes incredible, and our customers love it,” said Vij. “The Sultan’s Jewel is a welcome addition to the My Shanti dessert menu and a tempting finale to our refined Indian fare.”

“It’s been a dream of mine to collaborate with Vikram. As a successful restaurateur, 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,” Dueck said.

Vij is an Indian-born Canadian chef, cookbook author, and television personality. He is co-owner, with his wife Meeru Dhalwala, of the Indian cuisine restaurants Vij’s and Rangoli in Vancouver.

He also owns My Shanti, a restaurant in South Surrey.

In 2014, Vij was announced as a new “dragon” investor on the Canadian reality show Dragons’ Den for its ninth season and departed at the end of the season.

Tracycakes Bakery Cafe has locations in historic downtown Abbotsford and in Langley’s historic Murrayville.

 

The Sultan’s Jewel cake, created by Tracy Dueck.

Just Posted

Abbotsford man charged with two child porn offences

Investigation against Jeremy Allen Willms, 42, began in April

UFV and union headed to labour relations board

Union says it’s facing ‘extraordinary’ challenges

VIDEO: JRfm’s Holiday Fun Day sets up shop again at Langley Events Centre

Great music accompanies family fun as JRfm raises diapers and donations for Basics for Babies.

Auto mall convoy to deliver items to Abbotsford Food Bank

Annual event takes place Saturday, Dec. 16

Andy Sidhu appointed new chancellor at UFV

Third person to take on university role, first established in 2008

VIDEO: Average Canadian food bill to rise by $348 in 2018

Atlantic Canada and B.C. will see the most increases for consumers

Quarter of students were away sick at Maple Ridge elementary school

Students and teachers at Maple Ridge school away with colds, flu.

Suspect in Revelstoke standoff killed himself: RCMP

Mohammadali Darabi, suspect in the Calgary homicide of his roommate, was stopped in Revelstoke

VIDEO: Salt Spring Islanders ferry piano to their floating home

Everyone enjoys a little music on the water, but not everyone has a piano on their boat

Clinton visits Vancouver, applauds Trudeau, celebrates Democrats’ win in Alabama

Clinton told crowd she cheered when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appointed the country’s first gender-balanced cabinet.

Frustrated federal workers rally against Phoenix payroll system at B.C. MP’s office

Some employees out tens of thousands of dollars with ‘no end in sight’

Bomb detonated in Kamloops neighbourhood

Kamloops RCMP are investigating after an improvised explosive device was detonated Wednesday morning

No More Shootouts: Strong defence will be Canada’s backbone at world juniors

Head coach doesn’t want a situation where a hot goalie or a lucky bounce can determine a team’s fate

Maple Ridge becomes the mysterious haunt of the X-Files

Stars of sci-fi series show up in Memorial Peace Park

Most Read