Monday, September 20, 2010

Ba-dum, ba-dum

Okay, you really have to read that title thinking of the old A&W commercials and the Rootbear who'd tromp around to the cute music. I used to love singing that little tune - ba-dum, ba-dum, bum ba dum ba dum dum. Ba da da dum, da dum da dum dum ... even learned to play that one on the pedals of the organ lol!

So why am I thinking of this old song right now? Well, we've got rootbeer on the brain. Yup, the cook's back in the kitchen because the new stove arrived (and works great!!). Introducing the Rootbeer cupcake! This cupcake starts with rootbeer chocolate cake topped with rootbeer buttercream, grated chocolate, whipped cream and just a few sprinkles .... What's best about it is it's not quite as sweet as most cakes (the rootbeer cuts the sugar flavour a bit), so it's easy to eat more than one!

Monday, September 13, 2010


Well, it seems like awhile since we've posted on here! Summer has been a blur of activity - amidst trips to the lake, entertaining company and working we did cupcakes for two weddings, a trade show, and numerous others. Now that September is upon us, it should be time to get back in the kitchen making some creations.

But, wait, is it possible that we could both be without an oven right now? You guessed it! One kitchen is undergoing a renovation and the other has suffered the loss of an oven! Hopefully the new one will be here in the next couple days so we can get back to concocting some new fall delights.

So, rather than baking, we'll be dreaming of some fun fall flavours to unveil. This time of year always makes me think of apples, maple syrup, cinnamon and nutmeg. What do you crave as the days get shorter, the temperatures fall and the leaves start to turn?