Cakes, Cupcakes & Icing

Darth Vader Cupcakes

December 30, 2016 Cakes, Cupcakes & Icing
darth-vader-cupcakes

My niece Rebecca keeps surprising me with her Birthday Cake selections. Last year she asked for a Shimmer & Shine cake, and this year, even though she still loves all things princess, she asked for Darth Vader Cupcakes. I asked my brother how she even knows who he is, and apparently they watched a couple […]

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Slutty Brownie Cookie Cake

October 27, 2016 Cakes, Cupcakes & Icing
drake-on-cake

I love making my own birthday cake. This is a long-held and well-documented belief here on Planet Byn. It’s pretty much the only time of the year that I make something with only myself in mind, and I start thinking about it months in advance. It took me forever to decide what kind of cake […]

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Caramel Banana Cake

August 17, 2016 Cakes, Cupcakes & Icing
banana-caramel-cake

I feel like a broken record talking about how old my nieces and nephews are getting, but that doesn’t make it any less true! This year my niece Charlotte turned 9, and she chose a Caramel Banana Cake for birthday, which was just an an excellent decision. This is three layers of a hydrated banana cake […]

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Take 5 Birthday Cake

July 28, 2016 Cakes, Cupcakes & Icing
Take 5 Cake

When one of your foodie friends is celebrating a big birthday, it’s time to bust out the big guns with a special cake. For Tasty G‘s big day, it had to be a Take 5 Birthday Cake. I wasn’t acquainted with the Take 5 Candy Bar until I met Heather. It’s her favourite, and whenever […]

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Turquoise Ombré Layer Cake + Nicole’s Baby Shower

July 26, 2016 Cakes, Cupcakes & Icing
Ombre Glamour Shot

I haven’t really done that much baking this month, as evidence by my lack of posts. I’ve been busy outside the kitchen, and also it is so. freaking. hot. I did make a couple of pretty amazing layer cakes in June and July, so I wanted to document them here. First up is this gorgeous […]

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S’mores Cupcakes

June 28, 2016 Cakes, Cupcakes & Icing
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Finally, finally, finally I had S’mores Cupcake success!!! I don’t know what it is, but I have the worst luck ever with marshmallow frostings. Even when I’m so careful and follow every tip in the book – making sure my egg whites are room temperature, have no trace of yolks, using a metal bowl, wiping […]

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Hazelnut Dacquoise

May 25, 2016 Cakes, Cupcakes & Icing
Hazelnut Daquoise

A few weeks ago I found an old plastic file folder at home that was full of recipes torn out of magazines in the pre-Pinterest days. I don’t think I had opened it over a year, but dumped it out to find about 80% of the recipes were from the LCBO’s Food & Drink magazine. […]

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Baked Sunday Mornings: Strawberry Supreme Cake

May 22, 2016 Baked Sunday Mornings
Strawberry Supreme Cake

It finally, FINALLY, feels like Spring around here, and I was so excited to have this Strawberry Supreme Cake on the Baked Sunday Mornings schedule this week. Let me break it down for you first, because there are a lot of different components of this cake: Three layers of strawberry cake Two different fillings: strawberry […]

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Minecraft Birthday Cake 2.0 {Checkerboard Cake}

May 19, 2016 Cakes, Cupcakes & Icing
Minecraft Birthday Cake 2.0

  The other day I blogged about the easy way to make a Minecraft Birthday Cake, which I made for my niece last summer. Last month, my nephew decided he also wanted a Minecraft cake for his birthday, but his ideas were a little more complex: He drew these blueprints when we were out for […]

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Minecraft Birthday Cake 1.0

May 17, 2016 Cakes, Cupcakes & Icing
Minecraft Cake 1.0

This post is a VERY belated documentation of my niece’s Minecraft Birthday Cake from last August. At the time I guess I thought it was really too simple to blog about, and didn’t look like much, but have since learned much more about the world of Minecraft cakes. I thought I would post about this easy […]

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