Key Lime Tart (Duchess Cookbook)

Most of you may know me to be someone who’s quite biased towards desserts that are rich and chocolaty, but one dessert that I love is the key lime tart at Duchess.  So when I got their cookbook and saw the recipe in there, I had to make it!  I know I had mentioned it…

Easter Cookies

I decided to do up some Easter cookies for this year.  I didn’t take a whole lot of progress pictures, but the process is quite similar to how I decorate my other cookies. After flooding the bunny cookies (below) I let them dry a bit before I went in and piped on their tails using…

(Semi) Naked Wedding Cake

February 14 may mean a lot of things to different people, but for me this year it meant celebrating the wedding of two dear friends of mine, whom actually met through a match making effort by J and I! So consider me totally freaked out super thrilled when the blushing bride to be (Steph) asked me…

Magic Custard Cake (say what?)

Happy Chinese New Year, folks!  I don’t really have a Chinese New Year recipe to share today, however how about something I made for a Chinese New Year dinner? Plus, if you like Chinese egg tarts (dan tat), then you will like this recipe as the middle and bottom layer reminds me of an egg tart custard.  See…

Simple Wafer Paper Flowers

I had made similar flowers before using frosting sheets from Michaels, but wanted to use some wafer paper I had to make a more delicate version of this flower for a dear friend’s bridal shower. The only place I was able to acquire these easily was Bulk Barn, which sells them by the sheet.  You may…

Winnie the Pooh Macarons (tsum tsum style)

Pretty cute hey? If you follow my blog,  you knew the drama I went through a couple years ago in trying to perfect making the french macaron.  I’ve now been saved. If my love for E-town wasn’t enough, it grew even more when one of my fave spots in town, Duchess, came out with a…

Toasted Coconut Marshmallows

In addition to the peppermint marshmallows I made, I decided to also try making some toasted coconut ones.  The steps are pretty much the same, except instead of rolling the marshmallows around in powdered sugar, you roll them around in toasted coconut!  Oh yeah, and you probably don’t want to add the peppermint extract to…

More Christmas Sugar Cookies!

In addition to the milk and cookies I had made for my work sale, I decided to make a few other cookie sets as well for some variety.  I had made a “Mini Christmas” cookie set, as well as a “Rudolph & Co.” set.  Refer below for the step by step images as to how…

Peppermint Marshmallows

Once you make homemade marshmallows, it really is quite hard to go back.  They are relatively quick to make and the result is some awesome fluffy goodness!  You can google a bunch of recipes online, I happened to use the recipe found on http://thecakeblog.com/2013/11/recipe-butters-famous-marshmallows.html, which states to be the recipe from the Butter Baked Goods, who…

Milk and Cookies Cookies!

Why is everything just cuter once you put a face on it?  These cookies are no exception, and I decided to make some fun cookies for a work craft/bake sale and thought these would be a fun treat people could buy for others (or themselves).  I packaged them as “Santa’s milk and cookies” but there’s…

Oreo Bears

How cute are these?  I stumbled upon these cute bears on everydaydishes.com and thought they would be such a fun addition to my annual baking haul.  I’m always a fan of something that is relatively simple to make, with really fun results! Ingredients are easy enough to get.  Oreos and mini marshmallows: Superstore.  White and Brown…