Monthly Archives: June 2011

  • Oh Canada! cupcakes Oh Canada! cupcakes

    Oh Canada! cupcakes

Oh Canada! cupcakes

  Canada Day is creeping up upon us and it’s the perfect occasion for a swanky summer soiree. Not sure what to make? Take the stress out of dessert by making some red velvet cupcakes (heck you can even buy them) and plopping these stunning cupcake toppers on top. Voila. A beautiful sweet table. My sister designed these and they’ve been our biggest hit over at our Etsy shop, we even had sales as far away as Texas and Alabama, and mentions in dozens of hand-picked treasuries from Etsy sellers all over North America. Have a wonderful Canada Day!

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  • Prince William’s chocolate biscuit cake Prince William’s chocolate biscuit cake

    Prince William’s chocolate biscuit cake

Prince William’s chocolate biscuit cake

  When Prince William requested a second cake to be served at his wedding — a chocolate biscuit cake that was a childhood favourite — I knew I had to make it in honour of the occasion. Please forgive the photograph, as I was in a rush to get to bed so that I could be at work at 3 a.m. to cover the event. My co-workers will tell you I often bring in sweets to mark a big news event, for a holiday, or just because, so it wasn’t unfathomable that I would make a cake. But imagine my surprise when this simple cake became a fan favourite, spurring my colleagues to send me emails thanking me for bringing in an “amazing” cake, which they couldn’t believe I had made myself. So what’s it like? It’s less like a cake than layers upon layers of chocolate-covered biscuits. It’s crunchy, rather than soft […]

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  • Dorie Greenspan’s Tiger tea cakes Dorie Greenspan’s Tiger tea cakes

    Dorie Greenspan’s Tiger tea cakes

Dorie Greenspan’s Tiger tea cakes

  Hello readers, it’s been a while. Longer than I realized, in fact, and part of the reason for that is that I’m on a serious diet. After several months of illness, and being stuck at the same weight for more than a year, I decided to do something to lose the rest of my baby weight. After all, my son is nearly 2 years old. It was time. But that also means that I’m less likely to be baking, and sampling my baking as I go along. The good news for you, is that I have a backlog of posts I’ve been meaning to get to for a long time. My family and friends have expressed their concern that I don’t stop feeding them my experiments, and I won’t. I just won’t be baking butter-cream-egg-yolk concoctions every week like I used to. Every now and then, I’ll substitute fat-free vanilla yogurt […]