NEW BOOK LAUNCH: Petals from Paris

Guys, our favourite fine Boulangerie and Patisserie, Just Teddy has just launched their first ever cook book and we are screaming! Just Teddy has been a favourite of ours, since they launched a few years ago. This gold embellished cafe, located in the heart of Hyde Park served the most delicious black charcoal bun and gold leaf burgers (they don’t serve these anymore), they offer the most decadent Moet Chandan Valentine’s Day high tea’s and their sweet pastries are the perfect balance of light, sweet and tasty. We love them so much, we even used them as the supplier to make our wedding cake.

Our guests are still raving about how light, airy and delicious the cake was, to this day, three months later. It’s unreal. No detail, no matter how small is overlooked at this cafe, everything is execution with professionalism, preciseness and prestigue. See a few pics of our dream wedding cake below.



The untold story

This is a patisserie that’s very close to my heart. So, when I found out that they had launched a book, I was screaming with excitement. In true Just Teddy style, the story behind  Just Teddy – Fine Boulangerie & Pâtisserie is nothing short of remarkable. This book is a project that has been in the making for a long time, writing itself over the years without the Zaki family even being aware of it. Now, Teddy Zaki (who some of you will remember as the runner-up in The Great South African Bake Off TV series) and his family are thrilled to share their untold story with the world in Just Teddy – Petals from Paris, a cookbook extraordinaire which will take the reader on a journey around the globe through  imagery of the family’s travels which inspired them to create their delectable boulangerie (breads) and pâtisserie (pastries).


Where it started

Lovingly shared on the pages of this book are recipes which are of great sentimental value to this family. From the recipe which was the start of it all, Unpretentious Coloured Cupcakes and the delectable Chocolate Ganache Tarts. Which were on Just Teddy’s first counter at the food market located at 1 Fox Street. To a magnificent variation on a basic Macaron recipe for Ispahan and Persian Love Cake. You will find beauty in even the simplest recipe for Buttermilk Scones and Madeleines which are as close to sanctification of baked goods as you will get!


About the book

Just Teddy – Petals from Paris will turn even the most reluctant bakers among us into wanna be bakers. The story told on these pages will inspire the entrepreneur within, who may be waiting for that final push to follow your dream! This is a Christmas gift for the home baker. Teddy started out as one, and he wants other keen bakers to experience the joy of baking, too. Anybody who has ever had a dream and passion will love this book, as much as the person who has everything.



How to get your copy

Just Teddy – Petals from Paris  retails at R650 with a custom, limited edition book jacket (pictured above left) and R550 without a book jacket (pictured above right). Books can be purchased from or at Just Teddy’s Hyde Park Corner store. Any corporate order queries can be sent to Visit Just Teddy Fine Boulangerie & Pâtisserie at Shop LM4 on the Lower Mall level of Hyde Park Corner located at the corner of William Nicol Drive and Jan Smuts Avenue or visit their online store.



Just Teddy Fine Boulangerie & Pâtisserie Operating Hours:

  • Operating Hours – currently operating under adjusted Level 1 restrictions.
  • Monday to Saturday: 7.30am to 6pm
  • Sunday: 7.30am to 5pm

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Follow us on Instagram @just___teddy or keep up to date with our news on Facebook @JustTeddyPatisserieand don’t forget to use our hashtags #JustTeddy #JTPetalsFromParis when you are sharing your unforgettable Just Teddy experiences.


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