Saturday, July 31, 2010

The Essence of Summer: Strawberry Rhubarb Cupcakes

One of my favorite pass time during my summer weekend is to visit our local farmer market. I love the fragrance of fresh herbs, vegetable & fruits from Local Ontario farmers. I truly believe in eating & purchasing from locals, but it becomes quite difficult when cold weather dominates Canadian climate 6 months a year. I suggest all of you to get out to your local farmers to get advantage of the glorious produces out there! there is only a mouth of summer left!

During the past weekend's trip, I had a very rare occasion to able to get my hands on some fresh Ontario Rhubarbs, then I hopped over to the next farm stand for some fresh Ontario strawberries.

With these amazing produces in hands, I rushed home to makes these amazingly fresh tasting Strawberry Rhubarb cupcakes with Strawberry Rhubarbs icing. Top with handmade Berry gumdrops.

Also check out our new Sweet Life Packaging!!!

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Sunday, July 25, 2010

Mango Tango

When I walked past the produce section of a Local Asian market this morning, I could not resist that sweet aroma of the ripe mangos.

I love the taste of the Kidney shaped mangos, which has a tangier flavor. The round Red mangos which are more readily available in common supermarket, have more of a honey sweet flavor.

The crisp & light texture of Macarons sandwich with a fresh Mango infused mascapone filling is the perfect sweet treats for a bright sunny afternoon.
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Thursday, July 22, 2010

These Blue sweeties deserve a little close up

Sugar cookies with egg-less icing feature marble designs. The delicate swirls are elegant for any occasion.

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Sunday, July 18, 2010

Cheryl's Bridal Shower: Something Blue

There are endless amount of words to describe my dearest friend, Cheryl, but beautiful, charming, kindhearted, loyal & adoring are the first that come to my mind.

An elegant Tiffany's blue theme Bridal shower was the prefect match for the Bride to Be.

A special Tiffany's Blue dessert table adorned with Vanilla Buttercream Cupcakes, Chocolate Ganache Macarons, Marbled Sugar cookies and Bride's favorite, Lemon Squares.

Congratulations again Cheryl & Richard!


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Friday, July 16, 2010

Stasia's Bridal Shower Cookies: Tea for Two

These "Tea for Two" Teapot & Tea cup cookies are iced in vibrant pink, yellow & green royal icing. These cookies truly capture her vibrant & sweet personality

Congratulations Stasia & Rob!

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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

... Lollipop Lollipop... Oh Lolli Lolli Lolli Lollipop

It is officially summer, Here is collection of "Candy-land" cookies in fun summer hues.

Now let's bring on the summer fun!
The Sweet Life

Friday, July 9, 2010

World Cup Fever!

In honour of the World Cup Final on this coming Sunday, we have created these cookies inspired by the finalists - The Netherlands & Spain.

These sweeties can be customized in different colours, designs & sports.
So have you been following the World Cup? Who was your favorite team? Who will win this?

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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Match made in Oven: Miu Miu Spring 2010 + Sugarcookies

Miu Miu Spring 2010 Collection is absolutely stunning - featuring gorgeous prints of Daisy, Cats, Swallow prints. I couldn't find a better way to combine my passion for the collection with my love of butter, sugar & flour.

So What's your passion? How about some Louboutins along with some butter, sugar & flour?

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Friday, July 2, 2010

Cha cha cha... Matcha Macarons with Chocolate Ganache

Matcha (Green Tea) Macarons with chocolate Ganache is the perfect combination of East & West. The slight bitterness of matcha pairs perfectly with the rich & cream ganache.

Tops with a chocolate paint strokes for extra sense of Zen.

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Thursday, July 1, 2010

Raspberry Mascarpone Macarons

What is better than a pretty pair of Pink Cookies sandwiched with a Raspberry infused Mascarpone filling?

Macaron is a French confectionery with texture of a delicate eggshell-like crust with an airy & moist center.
These tasty little buttons can be customized in different colour, flavors and fillings (like butter cream, ganache and jam/jelly). The possibility of this confectionery sweetie is endless!

I will be posting more different combinations of flavors/colours in the very near future!

The Sweet Life