STRAWBERRIES AND CREAM MATCHA CHIFFON LAYER CAKE

strawberries and cream matcha chiffon layer cake HAPPY SUMMER!  There’s nothing like fresh local strawberries in the summer! I created this unique sky-high matcha cake recipe to celebrate my best friend’s birthday as she’s a matcha lover.   I am entering this original recipe I developed for BCEgg (a non-profit organization […]

🦄UNICORN CUPCAKES

gf chocolate cupcakes with raspberry-blueberry-vanilla swirl buttercream No worries people, no unicorns were harmed in the making of these cupcakes.My baby is 11 years old and this is the 2nd batch of gf chocolate cupcakes I made for her birthday.  The first batch was with a simple vanilla buttercream and […]

VEGAN MATCHA CACAO CAKE

Organic Vegan Matcha and Cacao Cake Dabbling in the Dark Arts:  vegan baking! 😉 I’m detoxifying from my 8 days of over-indulgence in Cancun, Mexico at one of the best all-inclusive resorts I’ve visited.  The Club Med we stayed at had so many activities that there was something for everybody: […]

HOW TO SWIRL BUTTERCREAM

Meet my friend, the 1M Wilton Tip. So you want to learn how to swirl buttercream like a professional? I created a couple of Vine looping videos for you with the help of my 6 year old.  She held the iPhone and tapped the screen to help me tape the […]

CAKE WALK: CHOCOLATE QUINOA CUPCAKES WITH LAVENDER BUTTERCREAM (GF)

Chocolate Quinoa Cupcakes with Lavender Buttercream These beauties are for my daughter’s school Fun Fair.  They run something called a Cake Walk.  Parents donate baked cakes and the people buy tickets to play this game somewhat like musical chairs. The people who play the game walk in a circle to […]

BEST EVER QUINOA CHOCOLATE CUPCAKES FOR VALENTINE’S DAY!

Best Ever Quinoa Chocolate Cupcakes…Gluten Free! Happy Valentine’s Day! This recipe has been adapted from a layer cake from the Quinoa 365 cookbook (which for me didn’t work out very well initially).  I was determined to tweak baking times and procedure because the cake held promise.  You will require 2 […]

CANDY CORN HALLOWEEN CUPCAKES: FINAL POST BEFORE MY KITCHEN RENO!

White Velvet Cupcakes with Vanilla Bean Classic Buttercream and Candy Corn! These are the last cupcakes I’ll ever make in my old kitchen!  Whee! I have been so busy lately with work, school and just life.   I won’t be baking anything for a while until Christmas at least since we’re […]

GF BABY BUNDT CARROT CAKES WITH CREAM CHEESE GLAZE

GF Baby Bundt Carrot Cakes with Cream Cheese Icing These baby bundts go very well with a shot of espresso.  The bitterness of the coffee is a perfect accompaniment to the carrot cake’s sweet flavour profile. I purchased 6 silicone baby bundt molds from Safeway of all places.  There was […]

WILTON CAKE DECORATING COURSE AT THE COOKSHOP

royal icing flowers, buttercream roses, fondant leaves cornelli lace technique, royal icing lilies & fondant leaves Prior to my due date and the impending birth of my next kid, I thought I had better do some things I knew I wouldn’t be able to do with 2 little ones. This […]