Saturday, April 30, 2011

Park and Tilford this morning...

I hope you didn't miss the plant sale this morning at Park and Tilford... You did?  Oh, well, don't worry!  Just go and see the tulips there this weekend... You will be glad you did!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

We've been commissioned...

To make this beauty... Don't you love the ring on top of the cupcake?  Well, just wait until you try the cupcake! 

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Starting wedding season at Easter...

We had the pleasure of starting our wedding season, yesterday. with a beautiful sunny day!  The wedding took place at the Aberthau Mansion  which brought together the elegance of the past with the magical twist of the new decor.  Everything was beautifully taken care of by Rebecca Reynolds from Reflection Events.
The fact that Aberthau is a Welsh term to indicate “a place filled with light" was perfectly reflected in the whole atmosphere...

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Funny bunny rabbit...!

I was going to bake this morning, so I went to grab some eggs, and something wasn't quite right...  That funny bunny rabbit had been fooling around!  I think I like him, though... He likes pink, just like me!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

How to make a Fondant Chick to decorate your Easter cupcakes...

As I promise, Elisa, here is the Fondant Chick Tutorial... You will need a small amount of white, yellow, and orange fondant.
Take the white fondant ball and, with your ball tool, make it into a small cup .  Flatten the sides.
With a sharp tool, knife, or scissors, cut the edges, so they look like a broken egg shell...
Take 2/3 of the yellow fondant ball, form it into a ball, and glue it with your edible glue to the egg shell.  Take the rest of the yellow fondant and form a ball for the head.  Glue it to the fondant body.
With orange fondant, form small beak and attach with edible glue.  Paint the eyes with a black food marker.
And it is ready!  You can add wings and flower on his head, if you want...
So?  Isn't he cute or what?  It's ready for your cupcakes... or brownies... or anything!
Happy Easter!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

For Elisa...

Here are the Easter cupcakes with Easter basket included.  I might post more pictures during the week... if I have time... Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Theatre night...

From Craquelier again... Check it out!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Spring is definitely here!

It came knocking at my door...!  Actually, this morning was a very nice morning, very quiet and sunny... and I kept on hearing these noises,.. like some tapping, or soft knocking at the door...
Well, I went to have a look and saw this busy tiny bird hard at work... making his nest!  First time my bird house has a guest!  I love him already!  Isn't he cute?

Monday, April 11, 2011

More squares...

Another rainy day spent at home... baking!  I love baking... and I find these squares are perfect when it is raining because the lemon curd adds a sunny taste to them...

Lemon Squares  

1 cup of butter
2 cups of flour
1 cup of sugar
1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
1 jar of lemon curd
1/2 cup grated coconut

1.  Mix sugar and butter until creamy.
2.  Add flour and baking soda.
3.  Pat 2/3 of mixture into a 9" square pan (make sure you line it with parchment paper before patting the mixture)
4.  Bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes.
5.  Remove and cool slightly.  Lower oven to 350 degrees.
6.  Spread the lemon curd with spatula over the baked layer.
7.  Add coconut to remaining 1/3 of mixture.  Spread on top of lemon curd.
8.  Bake  at 350 degrees for another 25 minutes until lightly browned.
9.  Cut into squares while still warm.

These lemon squares improve with time.  But I never seem to manage to save them for the following day... Well, at least they lasted long enough to take the picture!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Ending this busy day...

We finish this busy day with the delivery of this lovely cake to the Vancouver Rowing Club where it felt quite at home actually... After that, we took some time for a walk around the park just in time to find Lord Stanley...

And our dearest Robi contemplating the city...

Monday, April 4, 2011

Afternoon tea with Alice...

For all of you, who need something sweet this week, please have a look at this awesome video!   Thank you very much, Fatrimax, for sharing it with me...

Saturday, April 2, 2011

And she wanted a unicorn...

Me too!  I wanted to make this cake for quite some time... with the Daisy Fairy and the lady bugs, and the daisies... and the bunny rabbit!  This Daisy Fairy is inspired by Cicely Mary Barker's classic Flower Fairy illustrations.