The Dream Slice {Butter Baked Goods GIVEAWAY!}

by byn on November 26, 2014

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The Dream Slice

Today we’re celebrating Butter Baked Goods! If you read my October recap, you know that I spent my birthday afternoon with my blogging friends at Butter in Vancouver, and I basically wanted to move into the store. It was so cute and cozy, from the pretty rose wallpaper to the big display cases of treats, and I fell in love right away.  I explained to my friend Danielle that this was our style of bakery – nothing trendy (I mean that in the best possible way), no red velvet, and only the most delicious, classic desserts.

Butter Baked Goods

We even got to chat with the owner of  Butter, Rosie Daykin, and she was so incredibly nice and sweet! She started off as a home baker, which I love, and just poured her heart and soul into Butter to make her dream come true. She even has the best little office tucked away in a corner of the shoppe! Check out the sign on her door:

Rosie's Office

To get this party started, we all made recipes from the Butter Baked Goods cookbook and my choice was The Dream Slice. I have a sincere, deep love for bars and squares, and they would always be my first choice on dessert table (Exhibit A). I chose The Dream Slice as Rosie writes in the book that it’s her bestselling bar, and it also reminded me of a bar from my childhood that my Mom’s friend made. This is a three layer wonder with a shortbread base, a filling of maraschino cherries, walnuts and coconut, and topped with a simple buttercream frosting.  It’s surprisingly not too sweet, and would be a great addition to your Christmas baking schedule. You can find the recipe on Page 102 of the Butter cookbook.

And now, sound the alarm, because it’s time for the first GIVEAWAY ever on Planet Byn!!!

Butter Collage

When we were at the store, Jenny spoke to Rosie about her love for the Butter cookbook, and she was 100% on board with Jenny’s idea for today’s GIVEAWAY! So here’s what you can WIN: a signed, personalized copy of Rosie’s book, plus a whole box of treats from Butter Baked Goods! Trust me when I say these treats are amazing, as I ate the following from the store: Chocolate Birthday Cake, Hello Dolly, Campfire Square, Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookie, and Vanilla Cupcake. You’re going to love it! Just leave a comment telling me what your favourite holiday treat is, and then fill out the Rafflecopter thingy to enter (start by filling in your name and email address). You can gain even more entries by following the gang on various forms of social media, but that part is optional.

This giveaway is open to anyone in Canada and the US, and will run until Wednesday, December 3rd. Good luck!

Make sure you check out what these other Butter Baked Bloggers made today!


a Rafflecopter giveaway

{ 20 comments… read them below or add one }

Terry F December 2, 2014 at 6:33 am

My favorite holiday treat is peanut butter fudge!


Ashley December 1, 2014 at 11:46 am

I love gingerbread because it fills the house with the scent of rich molasses and ginger.


Katy November 30, 2014 at 3:34 pm

My favorite Christmas treat is Gingerbread.


Isabelle @ Crumb November 27, 2014 at 10:34 pm

These bars look like they totally live up to their name… the combo sounds positively dreamy. I’m normally not the biggest fan of maraschino cherries, but I think all the other goodness in these bars would totally balance them out.


stephanie November 27, 2014 at 7:07 am

Yay! First giveaway! Congrats!! I love Christmas cookies – any kind – sugar, butter, and jammy goodness!


Susan McLeish November 26, 2014 at 11:46 pm

Fave Christmas treat: fruit cake


Chris November 26, 2014 at 9:23 pm

I like strawberry pie. But not the kind with real strawberries. The kind made with cool whip and strawberry jell-o. Don’t judge.


Jennifer P. November 26, 2014 at 7:29 pm

My favourite holiday treat is almond roca.


Janelle November 26, 2014 at 7:02 pm

My favourite holiday treat would be anything with peppermint. Chocolate peppermint cake with a tall glass of milk!


Kristine November 26, 2014 at 3:22 pm

I love the pretzel m&m cookies… it may not scream “HOLIDAYS” to anyone else, but since i only get them at Christmas time, i consider it to be a holiday cookie.
i also love anything with mint , like these chocolate mint chip cookies:

very excited about your first ever give away!


Erin* November 26, 2014 at 3:17 pm

No red velvet – AGREED! The dream slice sounds awesome – I need to get on that someday. I love spritz cookies this time of year – plain or iced = buttery, almondy goodness!


Jenny @ The Brunette Baker November 26, 2014 at 2:45 pm

I loved this post – and I’m so super excited I was privy to enjoy your take on her Dream Slice. Robyn, they were so good. Like SOOOO bloody good! Rosie would be proud, almost as much as I am of you! XOOX


Meg @ Sweet Twist November 26, 2014 at 1:19 pm

Having been a lucky taster of these bad boys, I can definitely say they were delicious and devoured quickly.


Liz November 26, 2014 at 12:15 pm

I love pumpkin pie.


Lydia November 26, 2014 at 12:07 pm

Yum yum yum! That bakery looks so cute!
My favourite holiday treat are the date squares that my mom makes with a hint of orange! I even eat them for Christmas breakfast!


Libby November 26, 2014 at 12:04 pm

WISHED I tagged along to her bakery. Le sigh! Looks yummy as usual Robyn!


Michelle November 26, 2014 at 10:53 am

I have to try the dream slice,my favourite treat at christmas time is chow mein clusters mmmm


Anna (Hidden Ponies) November 26, 2014 at 10:28 am

I just love the name of this recipe, and they sound amazing! Good to know they aren’t too sweet, I was wondering about that.


Danielle November 26, 2014 at 9:38 am

Tough to pick only one holiday treat but for me it’s shortbread cookies because it’s the one time of year my Mom makes them. Every other Christmas type dessert (I’m talking about you, nanaimo bar) we make all year round in my house!

I love the look of this bakery and the look of all the treats, including your dream slice!


Krishna Mistry November 26, 2014 at 9:18 am

Great post Robyn!
What a beautiful space : )..

my favourite holidays treats are:
-my friend Adam’s White Chocolate, Cranberry, Macadamia Nut Cookies
-my girl Robyn’s Chocolate Diablo Cookies (

Happy Holidays! xo


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