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  • Welcome baby girl cupcakes Welcome baby girl cupcakes

    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 my mind; I will be returning to work soon and I don’t want my blog posts to pile up even more than they have now. With my maternity leave coming to an end, I am reminded that a dear friend’s maternity leave is also coming to an end. We were pregnant together and I was thrilled to make some cupcakes for her welcome baby party several months ago. She is one of my nearest and dearest friends; I’ve known her since we were 6 and I hope our kids will grow up together too! I […]

  • Cupcake Decorating 101: My Designs Cupcake Decorating 101: My Designs

    Cupcake Decorating 101: My Designs

Cupcake Decorating 101: My Designs

  When I signed up for an all-day designer cupcake decorating class at Bonnie Gordon’s School of Confectionary Arts, it was all I could do not to tell everyone who crossed my path. Her wedding cakes have been featured in countless magazines and Hollywood movies and I’d been drooling over her cakes for years. While I can say I am confident with my baking abilities, I was always intimidated by decorating.I did my best copying the finished product in my cookbooks, but I stayed away from pastry bags, and tips, and coloured buttercream. No more! Not only did I come home with seven beautiful cupcakes, but a bag full of gel food colouring, a cupcake turntable, piping and decorating tips, and even fondant and gum traganth. In this class, we learned how to make: spiced apple cupcakes, cappuccino cupcakes, coloured fondant, chocolate glaze, chocolate frosting, and of course, the ever-elusive […]