Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes

I had leftover lemon buttercream from last week’s cupcakes and the ECBF and I were headed to our good friends’ Florence and Ben’s house for dinner on Friday night so I whipped up some plain jane vanilla cupcakes with the intention of using the lemon buttercream and bringing them for dessert.  But it dawned on … Continue reading

Cardamom-Spiced Cupcakes with Coffee Buttercream

If you’ve been following my posts the past couple of days, you know that I have been working on a special cupcake project. Lori was my other awesome volunteer last week and she’s a foodie too, so I was really looking forward to what flavour combo she would come up with for her cupcakes and … Continue reading

Earl Grey Cupcakes with Lemon Buttercream

As I mentioned in my last post, I have promised a batch of Earl Grey Cupcakes with Lemon Buttercream for a friend and fellow team-member as part of a work challenge we’re involved in.  She so wonderfully volunteered to assist with a Habitat for Humanity endeavour and I want to reward her accordingly. It is … Continue reading

Of Tea and Coffee

My next series of posts follow a theme, but it all starts with some coffee extract.  What’s that?  Coffee extract, it makes perfect sense. My office is involved in a bit of a competition.  I won’t go into details but all of the lawyers are divided into four teams.  I was “volun-told” (thanks EMW – … Continue reading

The problem with blogs

I love baking.  I love blogs.  I love blogging about baking, and blogs.  So I do. Everyone needs a hobby, right?  No, seriously – everyone needs a hobby.  This world would be a wonderful place if we all had an outlet.  I know people who have nothing other than their jobs and their friends/family.  That’s … Continue reading

Cadbury Creme Egg Cupcakes

In theory these cupcakes were a fantastic idea.  In practice: not so much. You may recall that a while back I posted about my Surprise Pan, which is what I thought I would use to bake these bad boys.  The surprise pan lets me stick the treat onto a spike in the pan so that … Continue reading

Tools: Surprise! Surprise Pan

So I finally got my camera back and decided to celebrate with FINALLY using that surprise pan I posted about here.  Even better than that – I had some brown bananas and so thought to kill two birds with one stone – and make banana muffins.  So what’s the surprise?  What goes better with bananas … Continue reading