I got a gift certificate from friends for my birthday around two years ago. Embarrassingly, I just got around to using it. I used to use gift cards as soon as I got them, but now I find that I like to savor them and use them for those "just right" moments.
And I definitely used this at just the right time! We were driving near Old Firehall Confectionery on our way home from our anniversary trip and took advantage. It is actually in an old fire station and easy to find! Let me just say that my $25 went a long way in the store, as I only went over it by $0.46. I really have to crave sweets to enjoy them as I prefer salty and savory, but I left this place wanting nearly every single thing they offered.
pièce de résistance. My weakness. My everything. Macarons are the best! These mini caramel ones were fantastic. But gone too soon.
With my gift card, I was able to get:
cookies and cream cupcake (pictured above)
2 caramel Macarons (pictured above)
chocolate covered white chocolate macadamia nut cookie
individual apple cobbler
individual caramel apple cheesecake
black cherry soda
All of it was delicious! I picked a bunch of winners and will definitely go back this summer to try more items and their ice cream. It's all handmade and some of the items were unbelievably gorgeous to the point that I wouldn't want to eat them and ruin the masterpiece. Plus, the workers were so friendly and helpful. It was a great experience!
If you're in the GTA (General Toronto Area), Unionville is located in Markham. It's a historic little village that is full of quaint gems to explore.