Monthly Archives: February 2010

  • Noah’s ark baptismal cake Noah’s ark baptismal cake

    Noah’s ark baptismal cake

Noah’s ark baptismal cake

  My sweet little cupcake had his Christening recently in front of our closest family and friends. I thought it would be both symbolic, and fitting, to order a cake that celebrated our religious and cultural background. What better than Noah’s Ark, which landed on Mt. Ararat, Armenia’s national symbol? Enter Toronto-based company Bakerbots Baking, which also created the yummy and elegant macarons tower I already blogged about in a previous post.   When I entered the venue, this cake took my breath away with its attention to detail and whimsical spirit. (See the photo to the right, courtesy Bakerbots). Not only did Bakerbots’ Rosanne execute my vision, she put her own stamp on it, and also tantalized our tastebuds with her delectable red velvet cake and cream cheese frosting. I have to say I was disappointed by some of the other local cake-making enterprises whom I spoke to, but […]

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  • Merveilleux macarons Merveilleux macarons

    Merveilleux macarons

Merveilleux macarons

  A few years ago my husband and I were shopping on the fashionable rue Saint-Honoré, an ancient street in the 1st arrondissement of Paris, known for its high-end boutiques, cafes, and hotels, when the skies opened and a veritable ocean of water poured down. It was a bit of a disappointment as we had planned to spend a leisurely morning window-shopping, or faire du lèche-vitrine (literally translated from French to mean window-licking). It was my fourth trip to Paris, my favourite city in the whole world, and as soon as I got there I was jumping out of my skin with excitement. I wanted to cram every second of the day with shopping, eating, wandering, something – anything! Rather than let the rain dampen my spirits or grab a cab back to the hotel, I grabbed my dripping husband and we ducked into a chocolatier – pâtissier’s shop where […]