inspired by: katie quinn davies

Katie Quinn Davies – of What Katie Ate – totally gets food and food styling. When you take a look at her photos and recipes you can imagine fantastic dinner parties with friends, romantic meals, delightful breakfasts in bed and so much more. The way she captures the vibe, well it’s just delicious! Here are some more images to drool over. And pick up her gorgeous new cook book too while your at it!

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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 ; )


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eats & treats

for Wednesday night oysters & prosecco
Friday night = Champagne + Chantecler
Macroon madness at Nadège
Must try Mexican at Playa Cabana (tested & true)
Must try it Mexican at Grand Electric (next on my ‘to try’ list)
The best grilled cheese you have ever had, courtesy of Cheesewerks
Get your croissants at Clafouti
My go to bistro
And, it’s always my choice for pizza

Bon Appétit!


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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!


manhattan or bust

links links links… enjoy ; )


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linked up

Back into Tuesday links… while I should be studying for that mid-term tmrow hmmmmm…. Well, best to head Flirty Fight Club to sweat it out for a bit first; then hit the books!


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macaron and the city: moroco

Last Saturday we went to MoRoCo to try the first macarons in the challenge. They all looked so good and with many interesting flavors it was hard to choose just one! We ended up with a box of 6; chocolate, pistachio, raspberry (my fav), salted caramel, pumpkin spice and vanilla. They were very good. Not too chewy or sweet. The filling was a very soft buttercream. They did not last long.

MoRoCo is a cute place too! Opening in September 2008, they tout themselves as a full service lounge with a variety of ‘table service’ options for dinner, desserts and drinks. With a French inspired menu they specialize if afternoon tea, brunch and desserts. They even have a DJ in the evenings from Thursday to Saturday.

The first thing I thought with I walked in was that it would be a great spot for a girls brunch or tea for a celebration like a wedding or baby shower. Very cute place, I’ll definitely be going back.

have a lovely sunny saturday xx

hi november

enjoy the Tuesday links!


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move over cupcake

The modern day Marie Antoinette would probably say let them eat macarons. More specifically, macarons from Ladurée. The luxury cake and pastry brand is known as the inventor of the double-decker macaron and, while they have just opened up shop – their first shop – in North America (New York City), I doubt that they will be heading north anytime soon. So, that just means that I need to track down the best macarons in Toronto! This terribly difficult assignment will include the following bakeries:


Bobette & Belle

La Bamboche



Cake Opera Co.

Petite Thuet

Stay tuned for reviews ; )


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