Christmas Cupcakes

This has been a fantastic year for cupcakes! As sort of a "feel good initiative" I've been donating dessert to a local soup kitchen every Friday leading up to Christmas.

Nicole's Classy Custom Cakes

I've always believed in little kind gestures- sometimes the smallest thing can change someone's life for the better so I wanted to dedicate a little time over the holidays to promote that.

I was asked a couple of times why I chose to do it, mainly because it wouldn't exactly grow my business. I gave everyone the same response: it's just something nice to do. I wasn't concerned over the cost or the "potential business" sometimes it's just nice to do something for others.

Below we have all the cupcake designs that made their way into Hope Cottage this holidays season on top of a couple of other creations that passed through my kitchen!


Reindeer cupcakes.

Reindeer cupcakes

If I did these again I'd go a very different route... These more look like Christmas bears.


Santa Hat cupcakes!

Santa hat cupcakes

So much red food colouring and they are still a little pink! But the festive feeling is there.


Wreath cupcakes.

Wreath cupcakes

These were for my close friends in my life. These poor souls put up with my terrible work schedule enough, they deserve some sweets!


Winter Wonderland Cupcakes

Winter cupcakes

You really can't go wrong with the classic cupcake, these are in style all winter.


Christmas Tree Cupcakes

Christmas tree cupcakes

My favorite ones this year!

Well there we have it. The collection for the month! Can't wait to see what the rest of the season holds.

Perfect Pie Crust

Nothing goes better with a holiday meal than pie! And who can just have one? This recipe is the perfect amount of dough for 3 pies.

3 classic pie recipes

Every Sunday morning at 8 am I recap the week, share what I learned and showcase some of my work!

4 simple ingredients

4 simple ingredients

Pie dough is incredibly annoying.. It can come out flaky and perfect but if you look at it funny it'll be tough and impossible to work with. BUT the ingredients are simple and the outcome will always be tasty.

Pies are such a staple this time of year. I crave the classics like pumpkin and apple plus I have a sweet spot for blueberry as well. This week I showcase my recipes for 3 of my favorite pies.

Cutting up the butter

Cutting up the butter


Perfect Pie Crust

This recipe makes 3 pie shells plus a little extra to play with the top.

Blueberry Pie

Blueberry Pie
Apple Pie
Pumpkin Pie

I also wanted to take a moment to remember the brave men a women who sacrifice themselves for peace. May there be a time where we don't need to defend peace but until that time I'm proud of our strong and diverse Canadian Military.