Baked Sunday Mornings: Whiteout Cake

December 31, 2017 Baked Sunday Mornings
Whiteout Cake

This was the second year in a row we had a Baked Sunday Mornings cake assignment close to New Year’s Day. Last year it was the Ultimate Birthday Cake from Baked Occasions, and this year it’s the Whiteout Cake from the first Baked book. I scaled down the recipe to make a little 6″ cake, and […]

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Sprinkle Loaf with Birthday Cake Crumb Topping

June 27, 2017 Cakes, Cupcakes & Icing
Sprinkle Loaf

And it’s not even my birthday! I saw this sprinkle loaf on Jenn’s Instagram last month and have been thinking about it NON-STOP ever since. I felt like it was everything good about Christina Tosi’s birthday cake without all the steps, wrapped up into a convenient loaf formation. The recipe comes from Bake from Scratch Magazine, […]

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Baked Sunday Mornings: Baked Ultimate Birthday Cake

January 1, 2017 Baked Sunday Mornings

We’re kicking off another year of Baked Sunday Mornings by celebrating the anniversary of the first Baked NYC, which opened on January 1st! Here’s the boys’ Ultimate Birthday Cake, which is a Very Vanilla Cake, topped with a Very Vanilla frosting, and a whole lot of sprinkles. I halved the recipe to make one cute […]

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Shimmer & Shine Birthday Cake

December 30, 2015 Cakes, Cupcakes & Icing
Shimmer & Shine

Today is my niece Rebecca’s 3rd Birthday, and I was convinced for this whole year that I’d be making a Frozen themed cake come December. To my surprise, my brother informed me that she wanted a “Shimmer & Shine” birthday cake. Shimmer & Shine, you say? Turns out this is Rebecca’s new favourite TV show […]

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Baked Sunday Mornings: Everyone’s Favourite Birthday Cake

August 2, 2015 Baked Sunday Mornings

Today we’re celebrating Martha Stewart’s birthday with a classic yellow cake/chocolate icing combination from Baked Occasions. Matt has a deep love for Martha which he writes about in the book, and while I wouldn’t consider myself a disciple, I can appreciate her domestic goddess-ness and attention to detail. This recipe is very straightforward, and I […]

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Strawberry Sprinkle Ice Cream Sandwiches {Virtual Baby Shower for Meg}

July 11, 2014 Frozen

Our sweet friend Meg is having a baby! What better way to celebrate than with a virtual baby shower in her honour. Meg’s expecting Baby Girl #2 at the end of this month, and we’re all so excited for her. I love that we’ve been there for all the fun parts of Meg’s pregnancy, from […]

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Chocolate Chip Pancake Mini Muffins with Brown Butter Maple Glaze {Gastropost Mission #94}

March 15, 2014 Gastropost
Mini Pancake Muffins

Our Gastropost Mission this week forced us to choose between two sweeties: Maple Syrup vs. Honey. I feel as though there’s a time and a place for honey (i.e. on peanut butter toast), but my heart belongs to maple syrup. One of my very first foodie awakenings after university was realizing that there was a […]

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Funfetti Cookies

May 8, 2013 Cookies
Funfetti Cookies

It’s Spring! Yay! I’m currently waiting for rhubarb to show up at the farmer’s market near my house, and rejoicing in the knowledge that fresh, local, delicious strawberries are only about a month away. I also busted out a neon coral blazer at work last week, wore open-toed shoes this week, and completed my annual […]

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Rainbow Bit Birthday Cake

October 24, 2012 Cakes, Cupcakes & Icing

Whenever my birthday falls on a weekday, I take the day off. I’ve been doing this for a while, but now thanks to Tom Haverford, this day is now known as Treat Yo Self Day. Instead of fragrances, mimosas and fine leather goods, this year I treated myself to a pedicure and a facial, where […]

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Christmas at Target

November 24, 2011 Bakeries & Restaurants

Sometimes I wonder if Americans realize how lucky they are to be able to go to Target anytime they want. I feel the same way about Trader Joe’s, though I have never been there. I’ve visited the Trader Joe’s website many times searching for my closet location. Detroit, I see you. I’m coming for you.

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