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Kitchen Reno: a Baker in a Barn

Kitchen Reno

Just a few weeks ago we finally finished our family kitchen reno.  AND I LOVE IT.  It has certainly been a slow progression since we started in 2008 (gasp) and the majority of the work was done back then.  The backsplash was the final step and it is complete. Don't you love it too? This is the hub of our house.  Where we eat, do homework, chat about our days, and visit with friends.  This is the first room upon entering the house, and everyone visiting knows which cupboard has the coffee mugs, there is always something sweet to nibble on, and that I never have my dishes done (another gasp).  I am proud to say I designed this baby from top to bottom, including the lighting and switches, and how big to make the windows.  With a few … [Read More...]

What Flavours Go Well Together in Baking???

What flavours go well together? Includes some examples.

Once you create a really great muffin or cake recipe, you can then start to add in flavours and switch it up a bit, depending on what is in season.  Citrus is big right now, but in a few months it will be rhubarb and strawberry season, and then comes apple and pumpkin, and on… 

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Delectable Orange Almond Cheesecake (grain-free)

Orange Almond Cheesecake (grain free)

When you spend your days running a cake business, you tend to despise the taste of cake.  And perhaps become somewhat of a cake snob.  And, if you are on a diet, trying to lose those cake pounds that sneak up behind you (ha, ha), you tend to save your calories for something delectable, something… 

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Four Fab Ways to Incorporate Gold on Your Cakes

Ways to incorporate Gold in Your Cake

When I originally planned this post months ago, I thought I’d be posting the different products you can buy in order to paint/pipe or add gold on your cakes.  I had just completed this gold quilled cake above and had had to use two different types of gold in order to get the job done…. 

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A Cake Nerd at the Toronto Boat Show 2015

Speedboat Cake

This past weekend Mr. and I ran off to Toronto with friends to the Toronto Boat Show held at the Direct Energy Centre.  I admit, I am not a boat person in the slightest, with a rather large “dislike” of deep water.  Our friends are more than avid boaters, and although I have regularly taken… 

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Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Apple Cinnamon Yeast Bread

GF, DF Apple Cinnamon Yeast Bread

Just because I have to make gluten (and several of things) free baking for my girlie doesn’t mean we don’t bake normally as before.  There are definitely rules to where and when, but it never goes over very well with Lily.  For example, I had bananas in the freezer I needed to use up, which… 

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Food Photography: The Adventure Begins

What to read? Food Photography

A few weeks before Christmas I received a wonderful surprise! I won a $100 Amazon.com gift card! Now you may realize I am an affiliate for Amazon.com, but this time, it had to do with faithfully following Cassity at Remodelaholic.  It was during one of her draws, that my name was picked! So what to… 

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Baby Shower Cookies: Frogs, Snails, and Puppy Dog Tails

Frogs and snails, and puppy dog tails!! Themed baby cookies for boys!

Who doesn’t like baby shower cookies?!? I actually made these back in the summer but did not get around to posting them until now.  Looking back, I cringe at the background in the photos (what was I thinking?) but you’ll have to ignore the speckled countertop and focus on the adorable artwork.  Thank you muchly…. 

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A Little Food Photography Practice

Food Photography practice

I was working so hard to get a post out to you today, but it seems the science behind making a muffin is beating me with a spoon.  I have 2 1/2 dozen gooey muffins here in a tin, and am trying to decide how to best “sell” them to my son…fill them with jam?… 

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