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Dora the Explorer cake with fondant and buttercream in 4 easy steps

When I usually set out to decorate a cake, I have a pretty good idea of the look I’m going for. But for my niece Ella’s Dora the Explorer cake I didn’t have a solid cake design in mind.

I knew I wanted a big Dora head on top of the cake but I was weighing my options right until the last second.

Fondant or buttercream?

Fondant and buttercream?

Mostly buttercream and just a fondant Dora?

Gah! I…

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White fondant confirmation cake

White fondant confirmation cake: New blog post

Time flies when you’re having fun and it must’ve hit turbo speed while I was baking because my eldest niece Mikaela is now 14 years old and recently celebrated her confirmation. She’s grown into a lovely young lady and I had the honour of serving as her sponsor. My heart swells with love and pride. But about the baking…

confirmation cake

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Sister makes it better

I had a fine scullery maid in…

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Pink and black fondant birthday cake

Ladies and gents, I’m pleased to present my niece Lauren’s birthday cake. She turned 10 and that’s a whole decade of loving sweetness packed into one special girl. I love her to pieces and was happy to receive an email from her about a month ago. In it, she asked if I’d make her cake — absolutely! She spelled out — and illustrated via a sketch — the design she wanted for her cake.

pink and black cake

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Pastel Easter sugar cookies, a new job and a pesky cold

In the past four months, I’ve been settling into my new role at Edelman as the community manager for their client, Kraft Canada. That means I get to further indulge my love affair with food, recipes and social media. Check out the Kraft what’s cooking Facebook page and you’ll see what I mean. Fun, exciting times!

But no matter what I bake, make and write, please know that all of my thoughts and…

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