A tart Yuzu Cupcake for my Older Sister

Meg4Today is my sister’s birthday.  She inspires me in my favourite things: for my fashion paper dolls, she  buys me lots of pretty paper; in Maths, she helps me to get my homework right; in Baking, she gives me ideas for new cupcakes and sometimes bakes with me.

I have created a Yuzu Cupcake for her because she loves yuzu!  Happy Birthday, Meg!

Love, Jo


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Thanksgiving: Pumpkin Cupcakes with Maple Syrup Frosting

The month of November is a season of being thankful.  We celebrate many birthdays: Dad, Por Por, Godma, Aunty Kem and Aunty Janice. We are grateful for them in our lives!

I am also excited because every Thanksgiving we go to Aunty Janey’s home.  Aunty Janey is a great baking friend.  This cupcake is inspired by the pumpkin pie she makes.  Pumpkins also remind me of Fall, so this is a good time to make it.

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Grownup Chocolate Whisky Cupcakes for Dad

This is a cupcake inspired by Dad’s whisky;  he loves sharing it with his friends.  Dad loves anything chocolate, especially dark chocolate.  Dad says, chocolate is whisky food!  Happy Birthday, Dad!  Love, Jo.

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Celebrating Mothers: very pink Strawberry Cupcake with Raspberry Cream

To my Mommy: I just wanted to say, Happy Mothers Day!

This cupcake is for you and all Mothers around the world!  I hope you enjoy the raspberry cream and the strawberry cake.  Berries are fun and remind me of the things we do together.   Pink is also a good colour for sending love!

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Rum & Raisin Cupcakes


This cupcake is inspired by Grandpa’s love of raisins.  Mom told me he used to like eating Rum & Raisin ice cream. I created this cupcake for his birthday; seeing him smile made my day.
Thank you for being our favourite Fisherman!  Happy Birthday, Grandpa!  Love, Jo

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Chocolate Mint Surprise (Gluten-free cupcakes)

We took this opportunity to make the cake we created for Aunty Serene to celebrate her birthday.  They are gluten-free because she is gluten intolerant.  She loves minty flavours (she buys us lots of Mint Kit-Kat) and cheese (we have many cheese parties together). Continue reading “Chocolate Mint Surprise (Gluten-free cupcakes)”