December 11th, 2012

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Canada’s Coolest Cupcakes

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When we set out on the search for Canada’s Coolest Cupcakes we were looking for confectionery designs that went beyond chocolate or vanilla hand-held confections topped with a swirl of icing. We were looking for the (butter) cream of the crop. We tracked down cupcake designers from coast to coast who are baking up alternatives to the norm, tempting their clients with never-before-seen flavours and forms. We asked these designers to let their imaginations run wild and create for us something totally outside the cupcake box. The submissions we received are a collection of truly inspiring edible artworks that could turn any dessert table into a showpiece. Adorned with everything from rice paper doilies and golden frames to custom cookies and hand-formed fondant petals and pearls, our featured designers drew inspiration from things like wallpaper, classic tattoo flash, stamp collections and fashion runways. Click through the slides below to see a set of sweets that go way beyond the buttercream.

For more sweet inspiration check out Canada’s Prettiest Cakes.

A Vintage Garden-Themed Wedding in Ottawa

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Drama is a central theme in the relationship of Erin and Chris—but not in the way you might think! This pair of thespians first met as students in the theatre acting program at Ryerson University in Toronto. Naturally, when it came to planning their vintage garden-themed wedding, Erin and Chris wanted to share their mutual passion for theatre with their 75 guests. “We named each table after a favourite play,” Erin explains. “That was probably my favourite detail.” Though Erin and Chris didn’t plan it, their ceremony also took a dramatic turn: “During the signing of the register, our friends burst into Shakespearean sonnets out of nowhere,” Erin shares. “Our officiant started crying before anyone else. It was amazing.”

Erin Vandenberg and Chris Baker, May 26, 2012, Ottawa, Ontario

Photography courtesy of Genevieve Georget-Smyth, 15:51 (

Ceremony location: Gordon Harrison Canadian Landscapes Gallery
Reception location:
Courtyard Restaurant
White by Vera Wang from David’s Bridal
Groom’s tux: Sydney’s
Bridal party attire: David’s Bridal
Hair: York Street Spa
York Street Spa
Favours: Donations to Canterbury High School for the Arts (bride’s alma mater)
Flowers: Bloomfields
Stationery: Paper and Poste

See all the photos from this vintage garden-themed wedding here.


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