Fresh from the Sugar* Oven

  • Celebrate Mother's Day!

  • Posted on May 04, 2009 | By Catherine Chen
  • Celebrate Mother’s Day with thoughtful treats from Sugar*Baking and Petals n Blooms.

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    We are thrilled to be working with Petals n Blooms, a local flower shop, to bring you the perfect Mother’s Day gift. Choose from packages ranging from a simple blooming carnation with cupcakes for $15 to a beautiful bouquet with cupcakes for $40.

    We are offering delivery all around the GTA (on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday), or offer pick up at no extra charge at the Petals flower shop, located in the Cachet Plaza at Woodbine Ave and 16th Ave...

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  • The Hunt is Over...

  • Posted on April 06, 2009 | By Catherine Chen
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    Easter weekend is fast approaching and I couldn’t be more excited! In addition to the short work week (which is enough to make me happy), my friend Sameer will be visiting. He recently moved to Washington, DC for work and I’ve missed him in Toronto! I’ll also be celebrating my 2 year anniversary with my boyfriend this weekend, and of course, will be baking up a storm for all the Easter orders.

    For those who gave up something for lent (chocolate? cookies? I gave up cookies for lent and am eagerly...

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  • Sweet Substitutions

  • Posted on March 11, 2009 | By Catherine Chen
  • I’m sure any baker out there can attest to the fact that there is nothing more irritating than getting halfway through a recipe only to realize you’ve run out of, or forgotten to pick up, a key ingredient. And yes, while this can be avoided by prepping all your ingredients before you start mixing (don’t think we weren’t paying attention in class when we learned this), sometimes you’re whipping up a last minute order on the fly and only realize midway through that despite crossing your fingers and searching your pantry for the 3rd time, another bag of confectioners’ sugar...

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  • Happy Valentine's!

  • Posted on February 11, 2009 | By Catherine Chen
  • People seem to either really love or really hate Valentine’s Day. I happen to fall into the second camp. Partially because I agree with the masses who believe that “if you care about someone, you should show them every day, not just on Valentine’s”, but mostly because I think it’s sort of, well, stupid to celebrate being in a relationship when there’s nothing wrong/sad about being single.

    Regardless, it’s as good an excuse as any to bake… and an even better excuse to have my first special promotion! Treat yours (or yourself) with a dozen Pretty in Pink cupcakes for...

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  • This is the story of a girl...

  • Posted on February 09, 2009 | By Catherine Chen
  • A year and a half after the idea first crossed my mind, I’m excited this website is finally up and running! I thought an introduction would be a good place to start.

    I grew up baking with my mom (who, to this day, still makes the best desserts). Weekend afternoons would be spent anticipating the moment that oven door would open and our latest creation would be set on the counter to cool.

    One of my first attempts to “bake” on my own was during midterm season, in my first year at the University of Ottawa. Stressed about upcoming midterms,...

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  • Buttercream vs. Frosting

  • Posted on January 18, 2009 | By Catherine Chen
  • The perfect cupcake is delicate, moist, flavourful and topped with a smooth swirl of…. buttercream? Frosting?

    Welcome to a long, LONG standing debate in my house. What’s the ideal cupcake topper? A luxurious buttercream swirl or a luscious pile of sweet frosting?

    What is the difference you ask? Well, a frosting is butter creamed with icing sugar to make a stiff, sweet topping. Buttercream is made by heating egg whites and sugar, whipping them to stiff peaks, then beating in the butter. If done properly, the result is a smooth and airy taste of heaven.

    Personally, the cupcakes I...

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