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CAKES + desserts, FOOD + DRINK | February 1, 2013 | by Kim Vallee

Cream Cheese Frosting: Not Too Sweet

cream cheese frosting

photo credits: Martha Stewart (don’t use this recipe, use this recipe instead) Earlier this week, I was looking for a cream cheese frosting recipe that was not too sweet. Thanks to Martha, I found the perfect balance. I cut her recipe since I needed only one cup. The ratio of 4 onces of cream cheese, 4 ounces of [...]

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CAKES + desserts, ENTERTAINING | December 12, 2012 | by Kim Vallee

Mini Sandwich Cake Ideas

victoria sponge cakes and mini sandwich cakes

For the hostess, serving individual cakes reduces the amount of work during a party. Plus, I feel that there is an elegance to miniature cakes that is hard to beat. Apparently, there is a tin that can help you with these creations. The key factor are the straight edges of a loose base mini sandwich cake [...]

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CAKES + desserts, ENTERTAINING | September 19, 2012 | by Kim Vallee

Duo Colour Icing Kits

two tone cake icing with Lakeland Duo Colour Icing Kit

photo: Duo Colour Icing Kit £4.99 at Lakeland Decorating your cakes and cupcakes with two tone icing is made easy with this kit. Double pastry bags are attached to a specially designed coupler to deliver a control flow of two tone icing. The set comes with 6 nozzles. When you are selecting your flavours, simply remember that [...]

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CAKES + desserts, ENTERTAINING | August 9, 2012 | by Kim Vallee

Asplund Cookie Tray

Asplund Cookie Tray

Asplund Cookie Tray $185 USD at Huset With the big Holiday season that is only a few months away, it’s best to start sooner than later. This unique design cookie tray designed by Stina Sandwall would be perfect to serve your Holiday treats. The Asplund Cookie Tray comes in red and in white. I would like both [...]

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July 12, 2012 | by Kim

Angry Birds Sweet Table

angry birds birthday boy sweet table

Photography by Style Me Sweet Angry Birds continue to be a popular theme with grade school kids. Elena and Sandy from Style Me Sweet styled [...]


May 30, 2012 | by Kim

Take-n-Bake Molten Chocolate Cake in a Mason...

molten chocolate cake in a mason jar

I am surprised that it took me so long to discover this fabulous ready to bake cake by chocolatier Autumn Martin of Hot [...]


March 3, 2012 | by Kim

Duff Goldman and an Easter Cake

duff easter cake

Time flies. Easter is one month away. Looking at this cute Easter Cake made by Tina, a baker at Mara-Mi Store + Cafe [...]

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February 15, 2012 | by Heather

Winter White Dessert Party in Gatherings...

gatherings magazine white dessert table

If spring is all about colour, winter is a study in white. Or at least it should be. Thanks to mild temperatures [...]


January 25, 2012 | by Heather

Recipe: Cupcakes for Two

recipe 2 cupcakes brett bara

Trying to stick to your new year’s resolutions, but haven’t quite kicked your cupcake habit? Author, blogger, crafter and designer Brett Bara [...]

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December 13, 2011 | by Kim

Simple (and Not So Simple) Christmas Cookie...

melting snowman cookies by the decorated cookie blog

I love the tradition of making your own Christmas cookies and bring to as hostess gifts. With a little imagination, some practice [...]


November 17, 2011 | by Kim

Cooking with Kids: Pear Galette

pear galette

Galettes, which are freeform rustic pies, are not meant to look perfect. This makes galettes the ideal tarts to bake with your [...]

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November 7, 2011 | by Kim

Cute Angry Birds Cake Pops from Montreal

angry birds cake pops

As an Angry Birds fan, I am doubly happy to feature these cute creations from La Popshop, a baker located in Montreal. [...]

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