Chicago Eats {July 2016}

January 18, 2017 Travel
Chicago at Night

This past July, I confirmed something I’ve suspected was true for a long time: Chicago is the perfect place for a long weekend trip. I’ve wanted to go forever, especially since I was supposed to attend a conference there a few years ago (but ended up not going), and had to hear my entire office […]

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Darth Vader Cupcakes

December 30, 2016 Cakes, Cupcakes & Icing

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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S’mores Cupcakes

June 28, 2016 Cakes, Cupcakes & Icing

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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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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Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes

July 3, 2015 Cakes, Cupcakes & Icing
Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes

Well let’s get July started off right! As I mentioned the other day, June was not the greatest month on the foodie front over here. What I didn’t talk about was the greatest tragedy of all: it appears as though I’ve missed out on rhubarb this year. I’m going to see what I can find […]

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Baked Sunday Mornings: Red Wine Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Glaze

May 24, 2015 Baked Sunday Mornings
Red Wine Chocolate Cupcakes

Yesterday I celebrated the wedding of my dear friends Aoife & Brad at Vinelane Estates Winery in Niagara, Ontario. I brought home a bottle of red wine and whipped these up this afternoon because I knew they were on our Baked Sunday Mornings schedule. Ha! You guys know me better than that by now! In […]

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Baked Sunday Mornings: Chocolate Mayonnaise Cupcakes

October 12, 2014 Baked Sunday Mornings
Chocolate Mayo Cupcakes

This is one of my favourite, if not the BEST Baked Sunday Mornings, for reasons that have very little to do with the actual recipe we made. I’m still feeling all sorts of warm fuzzy feelings from this week’s trip to NYC where I got to meet many of the Baked Sunday Mornings crew. It […]

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Baked Sunday Mornings: Chocolate Cheesecake Muffins

September 21, 2014 Baked Sunday Mornings
Chocolate Cheesecake Muffins

I was just saying to someone yesterday that I often find that ugly desserts are the most delicious, and these muffins perfectly prove my point. From the outside they don’t look like much; kind of a naked cupcake with something mysterious bursting out the sides. But like a lot of things in life, it’s what’s […]

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Balloon Bouquet Cupcakes

July 26, 2014 Cakes, Cupcakes & Icing
Balloon Bouquet

A few months ago, my little niece Charlotte told me she wanted a Penguin Cake for her birthday. I had started to think a little bit about how I would execute this, when my brother asked me a few weeks ago if I would make her cake this month for her birthday party with her […]

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Baked Sunday Mornings: Classic Carrot Cake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

April 27, 2014 Baked Sunday Mornings
Carrot Cake Cupcakes

Almost eight years ago, I made my brother and sister-in-law’s wedding cake (you can read about that little adventure here). It was carrot cake, and I haven’t eaten it or made it since! The recipe I used was from Anna Olson, and it’s perfect. It’s dense and hydrated and has pineapple in it as well. […]

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