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…

Burger Cupcakes and French Fry cookies

What started off as a joke ended up becoming a very, very beautiful reality when I told J that I wanted to spend my birthday eating a smorgasboard of my favorite fast foods.  So, with some friends in tow we did just that, hanging at the mall food court, dining on the finest things that they could…

Miniature Dessert Cupcake Toppers

My dear friend Kathy recently celebrated her 30th birthday for the third time (you can do the math).  A small group of us went out to celebrate with AYCE sushi brunch at Sushi Sugoi, which was a great time.  Since it was a small gathering, I didn’t want to make a huge cake with lots…

Simple Flower Cupcakes

So how does that saying go? “April showers bring May flowers?” Well first of all, I haven’t seen showers lately, more like snow…so I’m not sure how applicable this statement is.  That, however, did not stop me from bringing in some surprise flower cupcakes for a colleague of mine who was retiring. I made my buttercream and separated them…

I (Heart) NY…

…But I didn’t heart that it was taking a dear friend of mine away for 2-3 years for grad school.  (sad face) We threw her a surprise going away party at Yanni’s, so as to beat her to her own party she had planned with the same group of people for the following day, and…

Mini fish cupcakes

Sorry, I should probably clarify, I meant to say that I made fish themed cupcakes. Although in my culture, I’m pretty sure cupcakes made of fish wouldn’t be that far of a stretch. Moving on. My friends daughter, Jaslyn, recently turned 2, and I was there not only to celebrate in the festivities, but to…

Baby Shower? Baby Cupcakes.

I blogged about this particular carrot cake recipe before when I made it as a full out cake for Canada Day a few years ago. I had the opportunity to revisit this recipe, but in cupcake form, when I received an order for 48 mini carrot cupcakes with cream cheese icing for a baby boy…

My Way for the United Way.

I’ve been on the United Way committee at work but the past two years have kept me too busy to commit to being on the team full time.  My favorite fundraising event was always the bake sales held at the beginning of the campaign and during Christmas time – you could count on me to…

Men in Black, Strawberries in Cake, and Just Plain Saving the World.

I had a BBQ as well as a dinner approaching within the same week and felt it was an opportune time to try something new in my books.   I decided to make strawberry shortcake with chocolate buttercream icing – my own interpretation of the chocolate dipped strawberry. As I gazed at my shelves, deciding…

It’s your birthday, so eat s’more.

A blog I love to follow is Amy Atlas.  She is my inspiration and I’d give my right arm and my luxurious tresses, (*hair toss*) to do what she does. One of her posts that caught my eye was for National S’mores Day (August 10th), where she did a round up of some awesome s’mores…