Sunday, September 25, 2011

Happy Birthday!

My Sister's birthday was this week and if there's anything I love, it's a birthday. I just adore birthdays. 
So for her (certain age) birthday we decided to take a stroll down 17th Ave to take in a few shops and to get some amazing poutine!

Cowtown with Yam Fries
I was thrilled to see they had yam fries considering I am not allowed to eat potatoes (there's a difference.)  I had yam fry poutine topped with shaved beef. DELICIOUS. 

Later in the week we celebrated with friends and family and as promised I think I outdid myself on the cake this year. Better than last year, and that was tough to beat.
So without further adieu I present to you my new creation

Brown sugar apple spice cake with cinnamon caramel frosting topped with a drizzle of warm cinnamon caramel.... yeah. 
Next year is gonna be rough

Monday, September 12, 2011


My sister's 30th birthday is coming up and I always try to one up myself on her birthday cakes. It's the time of year when I am most inspired flavour-wise. I love autumn colors and flavours, warm caramels, spices, apples, and pumpkins. 
Last year I made a pumpkin cake with cinnamon custard and chai spiced frosting...
I'm not sure how to one up myself this year, especially because I'm taking a year off sweets (which is the worst punishment for a pastry chef and I'm not one hundred percent sure why I agreed to it) so I am looking for inspiration for her cake considering it's a landmark year. 
om nom nom
I will keep you posted on what I decide, I guess I'll get some advice from my sister as well...

Saturday, September 10, 2011


So... this is my very first blog post. I'm not going to do the whole cliche thing and say "I never thought I'd be doing this but..." no, I have been meaning to start up this blog for a VERY long time and today is the day. 
With a little bit (a lot) of help from my sis I got it up and running. 
Basically this blog will be an ode to all things pastry, the events I do and my experiments - good or bad - and things that inspire me. 

Pretty much it's just going to be a pretty sweet blog. 
I apologize in advance for when I ramble on and talk about nothingness because I'm not the best with words...