Tuesday, December 22, 2009

GleepGlop Cake

What is a Gleepglop you might ask?

This little cutie was created by a local artist. He requested a two tiered mini cake with this little guy on it for his girlfriend's birthday (who is also quiet the talented artist I might add).
End result:

The top tier was chocolate cake with chocolate ganache, and the bottom was Chiffon cake soaked in grand marnier with vanilla buttercream.
The best part for me was hearing about how happy the birthday girl was when she got this cake...

Pictures of happy clients make me so happy!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

December 12th Bakers Market

Wow, what a crazy week I just had!
I dont know if I have ever done as much baking as I did this past week. Working a 40hr week baking at my day job, and then all my free time was spent baking for the Bakers Market.
But it was so fun and such a great experience, im so glad that I did it.
Thanks to everyone who came out!

Gingerbread cookies, holiday sugar cookies, vanilla bean shortbread, vegan snickerdoodle cookies, and mini fruit cakes!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Mini Fruit Cakes

The aroma of cinnamon, allspice and cardamon is filling my kitchen. Its the most amazing warm and comforting scent. Im baking fruit cakes.
The truth is fruit cake has an image problem. In the early 90's Johnny Carson of the Tonight Show joked "there was really only one fruit cake in the world - it is passed from family to family". How many people have actually given fruit cake a chance?
These mini fruit cakes are made with premium dried fruits - apricot, dates raisins and fresh cranberries. Its sweetened with honey, brown sugar and orange juice. It's also brushed with brandy to help bring out all the sweetness of the fruits, and to add extra aroma. It is seriously good stuff.

This holiday season if you have the chance, you should should give fruit cake another try. You just might be (unexpectedly)surprised.
Mini fruitcakes will be available from Le Gateau at Vancouver's Bakers Market on December. You can also order online and Le Gateau will ship within Canada and the US.