We'll see you in the spring!
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We'll look forward to your visit!

1035 Koshlong Lake Road
Haliburton, Ontario
K0M 1S0
We are located just 8km south of Haliburton off of Gelert Road (That's only a ten minute drive from downtown!) or follow the Rail Trail.
Here at The Little Tart all of our baked goods are created from scratch and made by hand fresh daily the way home baking should be.
We take pride in everything we do from our baking to our friendly and courteous customer service. All of our recipes are tried and retried until they are our absolute best.
Visit us at The Little Tart and fall in love at first bite!
Making mouths water since 2009.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

'Kayso, last night Bill went in to work on his latest painting and I was all like; "Hm? What to do?" And it just so happened I was in the kitchen... alone... talking to myself. Not good.

So I turned on some tunes, turned on the oven and got to baking and yes, this is a tease because these are going on the menu!

What are they? Well, you'll just have to visit us this spring or summer to find out.

Nomnomnom nomnom nomnom!

Sorry, my mouth was full. Have a great day!

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Ten years in the Haliburton Highlands

Ten years ago Bill and I packed up our lives in Toronto and moved to the Haliburton Highlands. The decision was made during a two and a half hour drive home Thanksgiving weekend. Two and a half months later, here we were!

It's at this time every year that we are transported back to the first walk we took in a picturesque wonderland of shimmering snow and ice wondering… what were we thinking? It's cold! It's so cold! And look at all this snow!

We didn't even own a shovel!

Regrets? No way. We bought a shovel, warm clothing, and snow tires (another lesson quickly learned) and settled in. Ten years later, we're still here and still marvel at the beauty of this place we call home.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Open for Christmas!


Since Thanksgiving weekend we have been asked a number of times if we will be opening for Christmas this year. We did open a couple of years ago and a couple of years before that, but had no intention of opening this year. In fact, we had begun making plans to visit family in Toronto until yesterday when we received another enthusiastic inquiry that got us to thinking and that got us to talking and that got us to deciding we will be open this year for Christmas!

We walked and talked this out today because the fact is, there is just over a month to Christmas and we have some planning to do.

We're testing the waters again and so we'll keep it short and sweet. We've decided to open December 23rd and 24th. That way your Christmas treats will be their freshest. There will be an open sign on the road.

We're going to get working on a menu which will include some of our standbys and some Christmas fare. We will not be taking orders for two reasons; 1) The menu won't be written in stone. It could change as we get closer to opening. It could change the day of. 2) Winter in Haliburton is very unpredictable and as we always tell our family; everything is weather permitting; plans change.

The tunes will be playing, the baked goods will be fresh, and the coffee will be on us! If you plan to celebrate Christmas in the Haliburton Highlands, we hope you'll make The Little Tart a part of your festivities.

To make this opening a successful one, please help us spread the word!

The more the merrier!

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Something's in the Wood Pile

Caterpillar of the species swallowtail butterfly.
So we were stacking wood and Bill came across this little critter.
It's a cutie isn't it?

Now, I could be wrong and if someone knows different please let me know, but after some online research it turns out this is a caterpillar and it is one of the species of swallowtail butterfly (possibly the Eastern Tiger Swallowtail). If you google that you'll see they are beautiful and we have seen them here.

What's neat about this caterpillar is the markings that look like eyes, aren't. Those markings are part of its defence mechanism. The head is actually just beneath what looks like it's head.
Anyhoo, we thought it was very cool and I wanted to share it with you.
Nature, eh?

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Thank You for a Fabulous Season!

It has been such a wild ride this year. We have been absolutely overwhelmed time and time again by the outpouring of kindness and support we and our tiny pastry shop have received. This Thanksgiving, Bill and I are truly thankful for everyone who has helped us make this year a huge success; whether you have visited us here at the store or have simply told someone about The Little Tart, you keep our little mom and pop shop alive and thriving. We are so very grateful!

I hate good-byes so let's not do that.
Instead I'll just say we are sold out and now closed. We will open again in the spring!

Saturday, October 10, 2015


Would you care to see The Little Tart's striptease?
She's sugar and spice and everything nice.

We call her Pumpkin Pie!

The Little Tart's Striptease!