Baby Shower Cake: Gluten Free Baking?

I have the great opportunity to make a baby shower cake for one of my work colleagues this week. I’m actually looking forward to it, as I haven’t baked anything… Not. A. Thing…in a few months now, and I’m starting to jones for the smell of OMG CAEK in my home again! The catch? The…

Commission Tales: The Cutest Little Hallowe’en Cake

This past weekend was my beloved little nephew’s first birthday party, and I was asked to bring the cake and some decorated sugar cookies.  I’m so there!  I also was tasked with making a little smash cake for him so that he could enjoy his first taste of cake too.  Done and done! As he…

Blast from the Past: A Very Special Wedding Cake Commission

Reposted and updated from my previous blog, Chronic Masterbakers: +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ I’ve been thinking a lot about the past lately; I nearly splorted when I realized it has been over 18 months since my beautiful, smart, uber-rational baby sister married the love of her life in a lovely winter wedding ceremony in February 2012. I was…

Recipe Post: Pineapple-Vanilla Bean Jam

This was the third and final of my three jams I made for my wedding favours last month. I had a difficult time trying to decide which preserve I would make to follow as closely to my “yellow” wedding colour; I was originally considering: Lemon curd (rejected due to it needing refrigeration and having a short…

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…

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…