Cakes, Cupcakes & Icing

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
S

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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Baked Sunday Mornings: Vegan Chocolate Cake with Almond Butter Frosting

April 24, 2016 Baked Sunday Mornings
Hippie Cake Slice

In honour of Earth Day, this week Baked Sunday Mornings has gone vegan! I’m not mad at it. One of my besties from work is vegan, and I’ve experimented making her a few egg-free and butter-free treats over the years. Instead of butter, this cake swaps in olive oil, and also has the curious addition […]

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