the a&o turns one

Time flies when you’re having fun!! This morning I thought I would take a look and see when I did my first post as I thought I might be coming up on a year. And, wouldn’t you know it, a year ago today! The a&o turns one. What a busy year it’s been. I definitely feel like I have been able to get my creative juices flowing and cannot wait to see what the next year brings. A nice birthday surprise, the other day, Yasmin of the Hermit Homewares blog nominated me for a One Lovely Blog Award – eeep – what an honour! I will be following up with a post to explain, and give more thanks to her, very soon ; )

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bunner’s bakery

Previously, when I had a craving for yummy gluten free cupcakes, it required a trip to my favorite Vegan GF bakery in New York City – Babycakes NYC. Thankfully, a new discovery today in Toronto’s own Junction proves a great substitute that doesn’t require a flight!

Bunner’s has a similar vibe to Babycakes. Well, minus a bit of kitsch and plus more clean lines, but overall, I have a very familiar feeling when I enter the small shoppe. The chocolate-chocolate cupcake and the french toast versions get a seal of approval! The icing was the best part, and that’s saying a lot coming from the butter-cream icing queen ;)

We purchased a loaf of three-seed bread too, which I’ll be using this week for sandwiches. I already sneaked a little bite and it tastes just like regular bread and it’s not heavy like a brick, as some can be.

I am delighted with this new discovery, yet still, happy that it’s not right around the corner. A trip to NYC was one thing, but if it was too close, I might be eating cupcakes everyday!!

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back to basics

Feeling inspired by this simple palette of white + jean. Everyone does it their own way, and, you’re probably not surprised to see this theme popping up all over the a&o! I just finished baking pink { its’ a girl! } mini cupcakes for a baby shower @ work tomorrow and I’m about to settle on the couch for some R&R and SYTYCD ; )

xx

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cupcakecait

I know that it’s been a while since I have posted, but I have been working on my second blog! It’s been a slow process, and still very much a work in progress, but I wanted to share a little bit about it as it starts to take shape.

While I have fallen in and out of my relationship with baking over the years, one thing has always remained the same… the CUPCAKE! The business ideas, and names, and logos may have changed over and over again, but it was always about baking yummy bite-sized cakes.

I have decided to get back into it and I thought that setting up a blog where I could put info on ordering (sorry just in Toronto!) and post interesting items on cupcakes would be a fun idea.

So that’s it in a nutshell, cupcakecait. I’ll be working on it for the next little while, so be patient. But also feel free to check it out as it evolves ;)

nightnight and sweet cupcake dreams!

xx

manhattan or bust

links links links… enjoy ; )

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