Buttermilk Biscuits

For all of our holidays, I’m forever buying biscuits in a tube.  There’s nothing wrong with that, it’s what I grew up with.  My boys love them, my husband loves them, and lets be completely honest, they are so east and stress free. I’ve made biscuits in the past, which are also extremely easy to…

Happy Thanksgiving!

I spent the past few days putting this cake together, from making the modelling chocolate, to baking the cakes and the pie (which is in the centre between two layers of cake) and then about 4 1/2 hours today putting everything together.  I believe altogether I spent about 12 hours on these cakes, but the…

Pumpkin Pie

My love for pumpkin pie goes back to my childhood.  I was that strange kid who was so excited when Fall hit because that meant Pumpkin pie and Egg Nog!  I remember being so excited to have both for my birthday and all my friends looking at me like, “what?  No cake?”  After that we…

S’mores

We always had “wagon wheels” when I was younger, which are basically s’mores.   Even now, every once in a while my husband will buy a box.    We’ve been on vacation this week, and with all the forest fires still going in B.C. Our air quality has been pretty bad here, to the point…

Mom’s Birthday 

I try to make Birthday cakes for my family when I can, so this year I planned ahead.    I’ve wanted to try making Sugarveil for a while now, but it’s so expensive I’ve usually just passed over it.   Well I got some on sale, so that was a sign for me.   Needless…

A Birthday Cake

A few years ago I made a Birthday cake for my sister’s roommate.   He loves his superheroes.    He requested Batman. So, after four years I offered to make his birthday cake again.   I was gonna do Batman again, but he really wanted Deadpool.   So, Deadpool it was! I’m so happy with…

Kaiser Buns

Unfortunately, last month very unexpectedly the German bakery that my family (my grandparents, my parents, my sisters and myself) have all been going to for at least 44 years shut down. There was no prior notice, just one day it was gone. We were all sort of in shock, as this is where I would…

Happy 150th Canada!

Just a little cake for Canada Day!   Triple layer vanilla bean cake with raspberry filling and a maple buttercream.   

Homemade Quark

A few weeks ago I was out with my husband, finally a day out together where he wasn’t working (well okay, after we got home he went in to work for a few hours, but at least I got to spend some time with him). We were driving around the city and I decided to…

Whole Orange Cake

I’m a huge fan of orange cakes, as noted in my Orange Olive Oil cake.  However, I do like to make layer cakes, as the Orange Olive Oil cake cannot be layered, it’s best eaten just as is.  I have always simply used a yellow cake mix and substituted the water for orange juice and…

Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

What to do when you’ve been suffering from migraine headaches for a couple of days?  Decide to make cookies is what I do.  I needed some type of distraction to get me moving around instead of lying in bed wishing my headache would go away. Normally I never make just plain chocolate chip cookies, I…

Happy Mothers Day!

Happy Mothers Day everyone!   I did a little baking over the week, so I could give my mom (and mother-in-law) a special treat for Mothers Day. Yes, they’re cakes.   I swear.   It was a little more work than I thought it would be, but was so happy with the way they turned…