November 24, 2010

Its about that time of year....

...when we all picture ourselves sitting by the ocean, feet dug into the white sand....Instead, we live in Canada. Its November, sure you could dig your feet into the sand but its a bit too chilly. These little sugar cookies have brightened my day with dreams of a nice Carribean cruise. Until then, my sweet tooth has been satisfied.

November 15, 2010


New photos in the slideshow. Slowly but surely Im updating the portfolio. Enjoy!

November 12, 2010


Ive been quite busy this week so today, having a bit more time on my hands, I decided to update my slideshow on the right of the blog. I have quite a few cake pictures- it will take time to put them all up- as you might gather, I can do basic things on the computer but learning blogger and now photobucket has been a bit of a learning curve.

Some of the cakes have been watermarked with "Buttercream Dreams"- a name I have contemplated using as a bit more professional. Just wanted to let you know they arent stolen pictures :)


November 10, 2010

Ive been working at the Red Cross Branch in Ottawa. I brought in Red Velvet cupcakes which were topped off with cream cheese frosting and a fondant red cross on them. Apparently the staff enjoyed them. I enjoyed my taste test too. New recipe- I love it.

November 5, 2010

Looking for Inspiration

I am a little stuck. I have these overwhelming needs inside to bake and create. Looking out my window, I dont see much in the way of inspiration for November. Its rainy and the trees are bare. We are celebrating Remembrance Day next week so the attempt at Poppies will hopefully be made. Otherwise, I feel like I have a 'writers block', except for cake design (so, would that be a 'decorator's block?'). Id like some feedback, in 1-2 words, how would you describe November? Id love to experiment with your suggestions using gumpaste or fondant. I'll post a picture of what I end up doing.



November 1, 2010

Chai Tea Cupcakes

I found this AMAZING recipe online. I HAD to try it out so we took a walk to the grocery store and picked up a couple ingredients. Cardamum and chai tea. The frosting is cinnamon vanilla buttercream. I will certainly be using this recipe again. The original cupcake creator was inspired by the Starbucks chai latte. I ate a couple of these before supper and look forward to sharing the joy!
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