Category: cupcake toppers

  • Candy cane heart cupcake toppers

    Candy cane heart cupcake toppers

    You know those teeny candy canes that you never seem to know what to do with? I always seem to have hundreds lying around. If you don’t trim your tree with them, or eat a few every day for the month of December, they just end up in the trash. I decided to put them…

  • Welcome baby girl cupcakes

    Welcome baby girl cupcakes

    You might have noticed I have had a sudden flurry of blogs. There are a few reasons for this: my eldest is in kindergarten now so I have a few hours (okay 2) where I am only dealing with one kid; the holidays are fast approaching and baking is synonymous with the holiday season in…

  • Martha Stewart’s Honey-Cinnamon Frosting

    Martha Stewart’s Honey-Cinnamon Frosting

      I’m always on the lookout for great-tasting frosting, which pipes well, and isn’t necessarily buttercream. I was in a bind one afternoon when I realized I had to make a quick frosting.¬† I needed to take photos of our Famous ‘Stache Movember cupcake toppers and wrappers for our Etsy shop Frost and Fete (see…

  • Lemon-kissed buttercream cupcakes

    Lemon-kissed buttercream cupcakes

      While I tend to fall back on tried-and-true cupcake recipes such as vanilla bean or Devil’s Food, sometimes I yearn for a little lemon. I made these for a springtime party but I’ve also made them since then for a baby shower. I found this recipe online when I wanted something a bit more…

  • Trick or Treat Halloween cupcake toppers and wrappers

    Trick or Treat Halloween cupcake toppers and wrappers

      Forgive me for bragging a bit, but if you love cupcakes as much as I do (and I’m pretty sure you do) then you’ll see why this is a big deal. As you might know if you’ve been reading my blog, my sister and I have an Etsy shop in which we sell custom-made…

  • Wedding cupcakes class at Le Dolci

    Wedding cupcakes class at Le Dolci

    It’s no secret that I sometimes¬†find decorating cakes and cupcakes intimidating. Over the years I have attended some classes, and learned some tricks that have helped me decorate cupcakes, cakes and pastries to a much higher standard than what I used to produce. I was able to overcome my fears of working with butter cream…

  • 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…

  • Whimsical daisies, precious hearts, and I do! cupcake toppers

    Whimsical daisies, precious hearts, and I do! cupcake toppers

    Between a sick baby, royal wedding coverage, and the election campaign, life’s been trotting along at a quick clip. So I haven’t had much time to blog. But I wanted to give you a quick sneak peek at what my sister’s been designing over at Frost and Fete.How precious are these toppers? I wish we…

  • Hatching Chick Cupcake Toppers

    Hatching Chick Cupcake Toppers

      This is the latest creation for Frost and Fete, the Etsy shop my sister and I launched recently. When my mother and sister hosted my bridal shower, their hunt for cupcakes became a bit of a family joke as it literally spanned weeks. I wish this solution had presented itself to us – cupcake…

  • Canadian federal election cupcake toppers

    Canadian federal election cupcake toppers

      It’s already April and if you are Canadian, a federal election is just weeks away. This campaign is all-consuming for me these days, especially with my day job as a news producer. And so when I wanted to bake cupcakes for my colleagues on Budget Day, I wanted to decorate them appropriately. At first,…