I live on the west coast had my first cannoli while visiting Boston. After a shootout, I definitely preferred Modern Pastry's version - less sweet and more creamy than Maria's or *gack* Mike's, with a much fluffier and lighter texture than both (or any I've had since). I prefer straight up shell and filling without toppings or chocolate dipping.
I'd like to replicate that at home. I'm hoping I can find a decently toasty store-bought shell (and would enjoy recommendations in that regard), but, more importantly to me, I'd like to get close to that light and fluffy, not-cloying filling that I had at Modern. Any purchasing and recipe recommendations would be well appreciated :)