The Man Behind the Smile

April 18, 2013

It really doesn’t matter which one you are marking, all birthdays are special and certainly a cause for celebration.  This past weekend, on Sunday to be exact, family members got together to celebrate my son-in-law Jeff’s birthday.  This post is not as much about the cake I made for Jeff, nor the reaction that it […]


The Icing on The Cake

April 8, 2013

As much as I enjoy blogging, it can be intimidating.  You finish baking and decorating, take the pictures, write the post and once the *Publish* button is clicked your stomach does a little turn while you hope that your readers will like what you’ve done.  When someone takes the time to comment and let you […]


Easter Bird Nest Cake

March 21, 2013

Each Easter I try to come up with a creative dessert for the family and more often than not, I’ll end up baking a cake.  This year I decided to rely on our family favourite, carrot cake.  Only instead of frosting it with the traditional cream cheese frosting or even better (my husband’s favourite, pumpkin […]


We arrived back home from Florida on March 2nd to more snow than we had left and to much cooler temperatures.  Did I care?  Not in the least, I was delighted to be back in my own home once again and especially to be able to putz around in my own kitchen.  Best of all, […]


Family Day Cookies

February 17, 2013

Monday is Family Day in Ontario.  It’s more than just a long weekend, it’s chance for parents to store away the demands of their jobs and for kids to stash the demands of their classes.  It’s an opportunity for families, big and small, single parent or parents with partners to spend some quality time together […]


My Corny Valentines – #4

February 10, 2013

We are into our 3rd week in Florida now and the weather has been lovely.  It has only rained once and that was during the evening so…bonus!  My cold is gone and so is my golf swing  I signed up for four lessons from the Pro at the local club that our friends here belong […]


My Corny Valentines – #2

January 27, 2013

Hello from sunny Florida!  Ron, Max and I left a freezing minus 25° C Perth on Wednesday morning and on Friday afternoon we arrived at our rental to a lovely plus 74° F.  Today it reached 82° F.  Talk about an environmental culture shock but we are getting used to it pretty darn quickly!  I’m […]


Admittedly, since I started decorating cookies back in 2010, my collection of spatulas has grown quite a bit.  My husband once asked me why I had so many,  to which my reply was to tell him for the same reason that he has so many golf balls… eventually I will use them all. While I […]


A few months ago I started receiving requests for decorated gluten free sugar cookies.  I looked up recipes and tried a few but the taste varied too far from my own regular vanilla bean sugar cookie and they all required different types of Gluten Free flour.  I wanted to create a gluten free sugar cookie […]


  My Mom would often tell us, especially when we were impatient little children that all good things come to those who wait. Well, we know someone who has been extremely patient and happily for Meaghan and her family, they were recently blessed with a beautiful little girl whose arrival was long-awaited and much anticipated. […]