The Holidays are my favourite time of year. They are a time where we gather with friends and family to celebrate the love for one another. And to remember and celebrate the life of the Lord. The lights. The decorations. The tree. The Nativity. The music. and… THE FOOD! No matter where you find yourselfView Post
As we progress down our caking path we are constantly looking for ways to improve what we already know. Sometimes learning something new can take quite some time to master, however I am willing to bet that this technique will take mere hours to master. YES… mere hours… I hear you saying it now: “What couldView Post
Pumpkin spice is all the rage and this cake will not let down the pumpkin spice lover in your life!
This tender crumb is moist and delicately spiced with the warm spices of the season. Cinnamon, ginger, clove and nutmeg marry beautifully to give you a bite of fall and will have your taste buds dancing!
As cake artists we are often challenged with the task of creating cakes that don’t actually look like cakes. For me this style of cake is my favourite, it allows me to think outside the box of how I can make cake do something it’s really not supposed to do. It also allows me toView Post
Peanut butter is just one of those foods that brings us back to a place in our lives that we never want to forget, it’s nostalgic. I remember growing up eating a peanut butter and jelly sandwich (or two) EVERY day for lunch, without fail! And cookies, lets not forget about Peanut butter cookies! TheView Post
Year after year I am faced with the challenge (well actually 4 times a year) of what will I make for my kids (and wife’s) birthday. While the kids are younger the themes are usually pretty simple and straight forward, the challenge comes when you need to figure out how crazy I will go withView Post
If it weren’t for mom I wouldn’t be half the baker I am today. I truly got my start in the kitchen growing up and learning from her. She was always known in the family and among her friends as the queen of baked goods (still to this day honestly) She always had the bestView Post
So before you turn your nose up, and stop reading, trust me … Ok well you may not know me from Joe, so trust may be a stretch, it is the internet after all and we aren’t supposed to believe everything we see. But when I was given the challenge to use hard boiled eggsView Post
Week one of Spring Baking Championship in the books and WOAH what a rush! As if putting parsley in my cake wasn’t a challenge enough, I had to make a 3D chocolate decoration for my cake. I’ll be honest with you here, the decoration saved me. I honestly had NO idea what IView Post
Pastry cream is more commonly known as custard, a mixture of milk and egg yolks typically cooked to thicken.
Using a good quality vanilla bean definitely elevates a good pastry cream to the next level and gives you a beautifully aromatic custard with rich vanilla flavor,
and those specs, those glorious vanilla been seeds… swoon!