Very excited to see this month’s Cookie Carnival recipe from Niagara’s own Anna Olson!! I love to watch her Food Network show SUGAR as she creates a recipe then “switches it up” for another look ….  Today we bake banana & peanut butter !       Ingredients Cookie 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 cup peanut butter (smooth or crunchy) 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking... 

31 Aug | 1 Reply | More

A Moment with Iron Cupcake London: Summer Challenge Winner ~ Bakers …. Maggie & Katie How long have you been baking? We have been baking since we were young, as any child does, but we have only started seriously baking together since iron cupcake – pumpkin! We have been decorating gingerbread houses and baking cookies for about 9 years. How did you become interested in baking? We both have bakers in our families which have inspired us, and of course Easy Bake Oven. Who has inspired you the most in baking? Grandma Emily and Katie’s mom Chris. What is your favourite baking gadget? Scoops... 

12 Aug | 0 Replies | More

Wanting to dust off my icecream maker for a yummy summer dessert ~ I stumbled upon a great food blog by David Bovitz and this great recipe for Strawberry yogurt … what better way to enjoy this frozen treat then set atop a circle of pound cake & topped with fluffy merange, then torched to taste like campfire marshmellow!! Strawberry Frozen Yogurt About 1 quart (1l) French yogurt is astoundingly good and I suggest you use a good-quality, whole milk or Greek-style yogurt for best results. 1 pound (450g) strawberries, rinsed and hulled 2/3 cup (130g) sugar optional: 2 teaspoons vodka or kirsch 1... 

8 Aug | 0 Replies | More

  ANY cookie recipe that starts with melting chocolate & butter together is going to be FUDGYyyyyy … oh and so gooey & rich.   July’s Cookie Carnival recipe comes from the Taste of Home website ~ Double Chocolate Espresso cookies ~ and they are double chocolate all right.   Ingredients 3 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips, divided 1/2 cup butter, cubed 1 tablespoon instant coffee granules 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar 3 eggs 3/4 cup all-purpose... 

31 Jul | 1 Reply | More

Saturday, July 16th showcased the Iron Cupcake Summer Challenge at the Western Fair Farmers & Artisan Market.   Secret Ingredient:  CITRUS!! Click HERE for a full slide show of the summer challenge. In support of the Ovarian Walk for Cancer, London Mini Walk   AND the WINNERS are …… BEST PRESENTATION, Rocket Pops by Debbie   BEST TASTE, Lucsious Lemon Lava by Christine BEST CREATIVITY, My First Crush by Katie & Maggie   BEST OVERALL ….. My First Crush by Katie & Maggie     a BIG thank you to our judges from the Ovarian Walk for Cancer & Ontario... 

18 Jul | 0 Replies | More

  Heading out to a neighbour hood BBQ, family picnic … or maybe just a special treat for this long weekend ~ Kraft Canada’s recipe for this Canada Day Flag cake may just be the easiest dessert to make. ~ CANADIAN FLAG CAKE ~ What you need: 1 pkg. (298 g) prepared pound cake, cut into 12 slices 2 cups boiling water 2 pkg. (85 g each) Jell-O Strawberry Jelly Powder 3 cups ice cubes 3 cups sliced fresh strawberries, divided 2 cups thawed Cool Whip Whipped Topping Make it: COVER bottom of 13×9-inch dish with cake slices; set aside. ADD boiling water... 

1 Jul | 0 Replies | More

WOW, things have been busy at the bakery and we haven’t had a chance to post to our blog … we have redesigned our website and updated our blog …. for past postings click HERE.       We are starting our first post on the new blog with our COOKIE CARNIVAL entry for June.  Betty Crocker’s Lemon Tea Cookies ~ well we thought key lime would work just as well as lemon ~ and boy did they taste tangy.     Recipe from Betty Crocker ~ Cookies   1 cup butter or margarine, softened 1/3 cup... 

29 Jun | 2 Replies | More

To add to the fun of baking I have joined a cookie bake club Cookie Carnival where each month we receive a cookie recipe to try out ~ much to my husbands delight he gets to be the cookie tester ! This months Chocolate Fudge, Toffee, Cherry cookie happens to top the list as a new favourite.  Crisp on the outside, soft and chewy in the middle and downright gooey if you get to them still warm. these cookies are great for picnics and crowds and the dough can be frozen until you need it. the contrasting flavours and textures: rich, dark chocolate; sweet, crunchy toffee; and chewy tangy sour cherries,... 

17 Feb | 0 Replies | More

  Trying to decide on a treat to enjoy with friends and a cup of tea ~ I thought of the classic chocolate chip cookie and the perfect recipe from one of Anna Olson’s cookbooks SUGAR ~   Chocolate Chip Cookies Yield: 24 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened 1 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1 egg 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 2 cups all purpose flour 2 teaspoons cornstarch 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, cut into chunks Directions Preheat oven to 350 F. Cream together butter and sugars until smooth. Add egg and... 

17 Feb | 0 Replies | More

WOW, so much has been happening at the bakery we haven’t had a chance to post everything to our blog. Firstly, thank you to all the brides who stopped by our booth at the Sheraton Four Points in January ~  enjoying a sample of cupcakes. ~ the cupcake tower is still a popular favourite for all events, perfect for your wedding pictures and cake cutting ~ or a dessert sampler for the late night buffet at a wedding. Our cake tasting events are booking quickly, held the first Sunday of each month ~ visit our website to arrange an appointment today ~ www.whimsicalbakery.ca  

17 Feb | 0 Replies | More