Easy Christmas Cupcakes

Sometimes I wonder what I get myself into. Signing up for too many things then regretting it immediately seems to be the chapter of my life lately. My eager beaver self decided to sign up to bake for the Church bake sale in the middle of a busy busy weekend. Between out of town guests…

Best Ever Homemade Cheese Crackers

Cheese is a permanent staple in my kitchen. I have them in various forms and types. Whether it is shredded, sliced, block cheese, or romano, cheddar, jack, feta, mozzarella, I have it all. My husband and I agreed that the one thing we both cannot give up in life is cheese (by the way, this…

All About Spice, Fry, Wok, Butler Kitchens

Vancouver is known for a few things, notably for their exorbitant housing prices and the impressive panoply of international cuisines. Whether you are craving the chewy but fluffy blistered pizza from Rome (flour is flown in from Italy!),traditional dim sum, or aburi pressed sushi, Vancouver is the place to dine. With that in mind, it…

Superbowl Football Cupcakes

Since entering my second trimester, I have been getting more energy to bake (thank goodness). Understanding that we would probably be busy with our wee one in a few months, my hubby and I threw a Superbowl party. Of course, no parties ever go without cupcakes, so I made Superbowl football cupcakes. I didn’t have…

Baby Shower Cupcakes – Owl & Big Bear

I spent my sunny Saturday afternoon running around to bake shops and craft stores to find the perfect tools for my next baking project. It was a 12 hour ordeal – no joke. I was home by midnight, and my night of bliss finally started. It was me, itunes and my chocolate cupcakes. When one…

Perfect Macarons Recipe

I never entertained myself with the idea of making such delicate pastries like macarons, until one of my good friends offered up his home made macarons to me. He told me if you have the right technique, they are quite easy to make. That was lie #1. I thought, I have baked all my life from lemon…

Ready to POP Popcorn Cupcakes (with Free Printables)

My BFF was in her 9th month when I planned her baby shower (risky I know!), so I thought it was only fitting to throw her a “ready to pop” themed shower. Popcorn was my inspiration and I decided to centre the entire theme around this. Who doesn’t love popcorn? Actually, who doesn’t love cupcakes?…

HOW TO: Elmo and Cookie Monster Cupcakes

Growing up, I was never a fan of Sesame Street. I always found it boring, however, the thought of missing a Mr. Dressup episode was unfathomable. I was glued to the TV whenever he would start with his arts and crafts segment. Oh the things you can do with glitter and paper! It definitely set…

Easter Cupcakes

It’s the mixture of the long weekend, end of my fast, smell of Spring, and another reason to gather together for turkey, that makes me love Easter. What tops the cupcake? Well, it’s another reason for me to get a bit creative and bake to my heart’s content. This year, I decided to make an…

Never Fail Marshmallow Recipe

Ever since I found this recipe, I can’t stop making marshmallows, so I decided to make them for take home gifts for my bestie’s bridal Maui themed shower, 250 to be exact. You can dress them up with coconut shavings,flavour them with your favourite exact or fruit puree, layer them with different flavours to make a…

DIY Cupcake Bouquet

This Valentine’s, I decided to put my Wilton’s Cake Decorating Course to work. Inspired by the bouquet below, I decided to take the challenge. I recently threw a dirty Mexican party, so I had a drawer full of limes and half a bottle of margarita mix. Naturally, I decided to make limeade cupcakes with raspberry buttercream, so my…

Red Velvet Cupcakes

Someone tell me why it’s so hard to master the red velvet recipe? After two failed attempts, I have successfully made a moist and delicious batch of red velvet cupcakes. It has enough cocoa to taste, and doesn’t need the insane amount of butter that other recipes use.  Like most amazing recipes, it takes a little bit of more love…