Sunday, July 15, 2012

Homemade Marshmallows

A couple weeks back I was on CHCH Morning Live Hamilton making marshmallows with my business partner from Sweet Table. We made marshmallows live on t.v. but also made three types for display including, cotton candy, Oreo and purple marshmallows. We had a table set up with candy, cookies and cupcakes.  Here are some process pictures as well as the video of our segment.

Cotton Candy

Thanks, I'll try to blog more but if you want to read more regular posts check out Sweet Table's blog.

Saturday, May 26, 2012


So I've always said "I don't do cakes, I'm a cupcake girl", but lately I have been making a lot of cakes because of my new business Sweet Table. Now by no means do I think I'm a great cake decorator, I don't use fondant and don't know if I ever will but I really like working a pastry bag over larger surfaces.

I wanted to share with you a couple of my latest creations. Most are red velvet cakes and my new favourite butter cake recipe from Sprinkle Bakes.

Ruffle Cake

Green Ombre Rose cake

Blue Ombre Cake with Buttercream
Red Velvet, Pink Ombre Swirl cake

Buttercake Mauve Ombre Rosette Cake

Also one of my latest tables has just been featured on Amy Atlas, please check it out. Thanks!


Saturday, May 12, 2012

Ruffle Cake

Just wanted to share a couple of photos with you of my first ruffle cake. I had a great time doing it. It's super easy and fun!


Saturday, April 7, 2012

Happy Easter

Happy Easter and Passover everyone! Today I wanted to share with you some of the pictures from the shoot that was featured in Amy Atlas. If you haven't baked something for the holiday maybe some of these pictures will give you some inspiration.

cupcakes and oreo truffles

green ombre cake

homemade marshmallows

I'm loving the different tones of green, perfect for any spring event you have going on. To see more photos please check out my site.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Featured on Amy Atlas

My business was one of Amy Atlas's featured blogs yesterday. Please go over and take a look at the post and let me know what you think.

Here are a couple of screen shots of the post.

We are so excited that we were posted on such a great site!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Spring Sweet Table

Wow! It's been a month since I last posted. I bet you thought I had abandoned the blog. Well no fret folks, it's just been a busy month with moving and starting a new volunteer gig two nights a week and starting

I finally baked in my new place which was pretty exciting, I have a lot more room to move around and to store things. For this sweet table, I made homemade marshmallows, Oreo truffles, cupcakes and a green ombre rose cake. They all turned out great and I can't wait to make some more marshmallows; I think it takes a bit to get them to turn out just right.

The pictures from the sweet table aren't back from the photographer yet, but until then here are some shots from my iPhone.

Oreo Truffles

Cupcakes with gum paste flowers

We'll put some more photos up later!


Saturday, February 25, 2012

It's been quite a while since I've posted here. Well, I have two excuses the first is that I am moving next week. So all of my cookbook have been in boxes and I've been trying to purge and pack. The second is that I have just launched a new business a couple months ago and yesterday our new website went live. I invite you to take a look and let me know what you think.

As soon as I get settled into my new place, I'll be baking up a storm! Gluten free donuts anyone?


Sunday, January 29, 2012

Cupcakes and Sundry in Inside Weddings

Back in July I made some cupcakes for my friends Enuka and Joe's wedding. The wedding in featured in the current issue of Inside Weddings. Although a picture of the cupcakes was not included in the print version, it was in the online version. Please check it out!

Photo Source: Inside Weddings/Donat Photo

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Gluten Free Muffins

So this past week I have made a couple of recipes. I tried out some cranberry walnut muffins and some corn bread muffins. The conclusion I have come to is that you either have to freeze or eat the muffins right away. Due to the amount of flour in them, they go dry really quickly.

I've decided not to post the recipes for them because I feel that they are not worth sharing. This week I ordered four new gluten free baking books and I can't wait to try some recipes from them, especially that Valentine's Day is approaching. I will need to find a great recipe to make my loved one.

I'm sure to find a good one in one of the two Babycakes books I ordered, I'm super excited for these ones.

And an Artisanal Cupcake book from Kelli & Peter Bronski

I can't wait to blog more about my gluten free adventures.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Gluten Free Oatmeal and Quinoa Cookies

The cookies!

My first attempt at baking with gluten free flours was a success! I made these delicious cookies that I took to work and everyone loved (they didn't know they weren't from regular baking practices until after they ate them). I made a box of cookies for my partner and his parents (who are going gluten free as well) and a bag for my freezer, so I can have a cookie whenever I want.

I put a lot of extra things into these cookies. Instead of just using raisins, I used goji berries and chai seeds as well.

Try the recipe out and let me know how it goes. I got the recipe from Wheat Free Mom and made a few adjustments. I also made the cookies quite large so they could be soft in the middle and chewy around the edges.


3 cups of oats (make sure they are wheat free)
1 1/2 cups quinoa flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda (make sure it's aluminum free)
1/2 tsp nutmeg
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup softened unsalted butter
2 large eggs
1 cup raisins
1/4 cup goji berries
1/4 cup chia seeds

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Measure the oats, quinoa flour, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg into a bowl. In a separate bowl, beat the butter until light and fluffy about two minutes, add both sugars and beat for about two minutes more.
Add the eggs and vanilla and mix well. Add the oat mixture to the butter mixture and blend until a soft dough forms. Stir in the raisins, etc.

Use a large ice cream scoop to get equal sized cookies. Place cookie dough balls on cookie sheet. Press down with wet hands. Bake 10 minutes.

Cool for a couple of minutes on the pan then transfer to a cooling rack.


Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Going Gluten Free

It's been quite a while since I've blogged. I'm currently working on my Sweet Table project as well as moderating a blog that my students are working on which is taking up most of my "computer" time. During the Christmas season the tweeted that I was going gluten free. I got a lot of response from my followers (thank you!) and I've decided to test a new gluten free recipe each week and blog about it. I just got pack from Whole Foods, Bulk Barn and Planet Organic (of course not one place could have everything in stock you'd like) and spent just over $120 retrofitting my pantry.

So here we go. Tonight I'm going to try some cookies!