Category cupcakes

More from the children’s baking group

This month, our group of volunteers met again with our budding bakers to create some tasty treats.  These kids have really improved over the course of our sessions and we have the pictures to prove it! This yummy morsel is a re-make of the traditional pineapple upside down cake.  By turning it into a cupcake, […]

Pretty in Pink

When you say the word “shower”, you can receive a variety of reactions from women.  Some love them; most see them as obligations.  Beverley and I love hosting and preparing for a shower: the decorations, the food, the games, the whole atmosphere.  This past weekend it was a baby girl shower so we could showcase […]

It’s Contagious!

Does the thought of baking with a group of 12 children fill you with terror?  Does it conjure up images of spilled milk, flying confectioner’s sugar and high-pitched whining “It’s my turn to stir.”?  Four of us willingly volunteer once a month to take on this challenge…and we have just as much fun as the […]

New Year’s Gangnam Style!

New Year’s Eve  is now a double celebration for our family as it is also the new s-i-l’s birthday.  The newlyweds decided to host a party with the theme of gangnam style – dress classy, act trashy…or maybe it was the other way around!  Regardless, I jumped on the theme and offered (with my usual bossy personality) […]

Peppermint Swirl

Late last week, I entertained “the old gang” from my days as a teacher.  I reprised a treat I made last year at this time: a red velvet cupcake with peppermint buttercream.  The new skill that I used was to swirl the icing in two colours.  This is accomplished easily by drawing two lines on […]