Gingerbread House

Alana I got gingerbread house cookie cutters for Christmas a few years ago, and had yet to make a gingerbread house from scratch! I was already making some gingerbread cookies for a cookie exchange, so I doubled my recipe and cut out pieces for my gingerbread house. Because I used my usual recipe and not … More Gingerbread House

Macaron Class

Team Shambles Team Shambles went to pastry school again!!! As a Christmas activity while we were both in Edmonton (because Alana is the bestest friend ever), we went to a Macaron course at the Duchess teaching kitchen! Making a good macaron involves a lot of technique, so it was nice to get some actual instruction. … More Macaron Class

Gingerbread Cookies

Roopa It’s Christmas! Which means it’s baking time!!! Owing to work and vacation time and what not, I’m actually in Vancouver for Christmas rather than in Edmonton with my family. One of my coworkers took pity on me and adopted me for Christmas dinner! Naturally, I brought over dessert. I was considering shortbread cookies and … More Gingerbread Cookies

Spicy Gingerbread Cookies Make a Comeback!

Alana This weekend was the staff “Festive Gathering” for my unit, potluck style! I love seasonal goodies, so I decided I would make gingerbread cookies and meringues (for gluten-free peeps). I feel like at this point the spicy gingerbread cookie recipe is tried and true, but I feel obligated to mention that it was warmly received … More Spicy Gingerbread Cookies Make a Comeback!

Christmas Cupcakes

RED VELVET CUPCAKES WITH CINNAMON CREAM CHEESE ICING Roopa I used this red velvet cupcake recipe from Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World (and I actually remembered the oil this time!), and this cream cheese icing recipe. Nothing terribly novel. Most of my baking this break has to fit in small time slots, so I need … More Christmas Cupcakes

Vanilla Cupcakes with Mint White Chocolate Icing

Roopa I told my friend I’d bake her some cupcakes for her student group fundraiser, and I felt it needed to be something Christmasey, being November and all. I tend to frequent Second Cup when I’m trying to study, and am kind of in love with their Candy Cane hot chocolate. It’s basically a white hot … More Vanilla Cupcakes with Mint White Chocolate Icing