Recipe Post: Butter Tarts

Image courtesy of Canadian Living Magazine Butter tarts are an iconic Canadian dessert, as Canadian as Nanaimo bars, in fact (although we’ll talk about those in another post).There are tons of recipes for butter tarts out there; the simplest and easiest call for the baker to use pre-made tart shells found in the grocery store…

Recipe Post: Key Lime Bars

Another one of the items on my wedding dessert table, these key lime bars had to be hands down my favourite; the limes were so tart and floral, and they paired so well with the sweet graham crumb base, it was a definite struggle to not pick away at it after it had baked and…

Blast from the Past: Under the Sea Baby Shower Cake

Almost exactly a year ago, a friend and I made a lovely baby shower cake for my little sister’s first baby shower.As the theme was “Under the Sea”, so the cake theme was as well.  We expected around 40 people to the shower, and boy, did they all come!  It was quite the event; obviously…

Recipe Post: Colourful Spiral Cookies

Another short series I will be working on over the next little while will be to share recipes, pictures, and tutorials of the several dessert table goodies I made for my wedding last month.   Today, I shall show you how to make these awesome Colorful Spiral Cookies, courtesy of an amazing baker and cookbook author,…

Blast From the Past: Baby Block Baby Shower Cake

Since I’ve discontinued writing in my former blog, I thought for a continual series I would bring over some of my previous blog posts and discuss past cake commissions as appropriate. One of my favourite cakes I’ve made in the recent past (March of last year, to be exact), was a baby block “Welcome the…

Commission Tales: So many little’uns, so many birthday cakes…

Right after I had completed the birthday cake commission mentioned in the previous post, I had to start work on the next one due only a few days later. Also a vanilla funfetti flavour (totally a coincidence, whodathunk…) for the bottom tier, and deep chocolate for the top tier, this cake was a gift to…