Cakes, Cupcakes & Icing

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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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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Brown Sugar Cupcakes + Nicole’s Wedding Shower

April 19, 2016 Cakes, Cupcakes & Icing
Brown Sugar Cupcakes

I feel like we’re entering prime wedding shower season, so I wanted to finally document the treats I made for my friend Nicole’s wedding shower ONE YEAR AGO (better late than never). I had so much fun making ALL THE SQUARES for Nicole & Geoff’s Engagement Party, and it’s truly my joy in life to […]

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Speckled Easter Egg Cake

March 29, 2016 Cakes, Cupcakes & Icing
Easter Cake

This cake was on the front of Canadian Living last year and I was OBSESSED with it, but I was going to be in Florida for Easter, so I didn’t get a chance to make it. I was so excited (#bakingnerd) to finally tackle it this weekend! Inspired by an Instagram from Bake Shoppe, the inside […]

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Baked Sunday Mornings: St. Patrick’s Drunk Bundt Cake

March 13, 2016 Baked Sunday Mornings
Drunk Bundt Inside

St. Patrick’s Day is coming up this Thursday, so this week’s Baked Sunday Morning assignment was a DRUNK BUNDT cake, and I am here for it.  There’s almost a full can of Guinness in the cake and both whiskey and Bailey’s in the glaze. Woof. I have to say, I am against most of the baking […]

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Baked Sunday Mornings: Conversation Heart Cakes

February 14, 2016 Baked Sunday Mornings
Conversation Heart Cakes

It’s pretty rare that the holiday/recipe we’re baking for from Baked Occasions actually falls on the Sunday we’re posting, so first of all Happy Valentine’s Day (if you believe in this sort of thing, which I do, basically as an excuse to bake cute things and eat chocolate). I was pretty excited to make these […]

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