August, man. August was insane. Countless batches of buttercream, seven cakes, buttercream flowers, litres of berries, many happy tummies AND… my very first wedding cake! Despite the insanity of last month, this latest project allowed me to develop so many new skills! My first wedding cake is one I’m sure to remember as it completely exceeded my expectations both in appearance and flavour. I’m not usually much of a risk taker, so when my friend asked me to make her wedding cake, I was a bit apprehensive. This was going to be my friend’s very special day. How mortified would I be if I butchered the dang cake?! However, my excitement overtook my anxiety and soon enough, I was making a wedding cake.
It is the height of summer around these parts but really couldn’t feel anything less like that as I sit in my back room after a long day of being me, enjoying the balmy 19°C weather. How ever will we manage with all this heat? Despite Canada’s reputation for being a cold country, in my neck of the woods the climate is more continental and therefore, we have extreme seasonal temperatures…which equals hot summers and cold winters. I guess this year we missed the memo.
Hello. Today I’m going to treat you to a Canadian classic. Maple walnut ice cream. A delicious maple based ice cream with hunks of toasted walnut all throughout. How good does that sound?
Hey, long time no talk. The past few months have been unbelievably busy and quite honestly, my blog hasn’t been among my top priorities. The tides are changing however along with some new additions and I’m happy to start dedicating more time to this little spot.
So I really like chocolate.
Today in Canada, we are celebrating fathers day. A day dedicated to all of the wonderful men out there who work hard to provide a good life for their children, and my dad is certainly one of them.
My dad doesn’t have a big sweet tooth but there is one dessert that he will never say no to…
This tried and true pastry has been a favourite in my family for years. Made with lard, it is rich, flaky and the perfect pairing for all of your favourite pies and pastry needs!
Soft and chewy chocolate chip cookies. Just what they sound like! These cookies are meant for the cookie connoisseur who has superb tastes in only the finest chocolate chip drop cookies.