Posted on Friday, 20th September 2013 by Grace Massa Langlois

Busy weekend ahead, my nephew, Michael is getting married tomorrow. Our family is coming in from the US today for the festivities; I can’t wait to see everyone. I thought I would make some coffee cakes using the last of

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Photo of Blackberry and Almond Shortbread Cake displayed on white ruffled edge cake stand with pink and white striped cloth napkin and antique cake server.
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Posted on Friday, 30th August 2013 by Grace Massa Langlois

My mom stopped by for a visit the other day and she came bearing gifts, a basket overflowing with the most beautiful, plump and juicy blackberries from her garden. I wanted to make a sweet treat for mom highlighting the

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Blackberry Hand Pies displayed in a row on rectangle-shaped, white textured serving dish.
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Posted on Friday, 2nd August 2013 by Grace Massa Langlois

Mini cakes are the perfect way to wow your guests and because they can be made ahead of time they’re perfect for entertaining. I turn to these types of desserts more often than not because I don’t want to have

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Cropped and close up photo of Dulce de Leche Cheesecake with layer of Caramel Mousse on white cake stand.
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Posted on Thursday, 25th July 2013 by Grace Massa Langlois

Sweet Ricotta Fritters (frittelle di ricotta) is a traditional Italian favourite typically prepared for Carnevale. They’re very similar to the French beignets. During Carnevale festivities it would be difficult not to succumb to the temptation to enjoy these sweet fried pastries

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Photo of Sweet Ricotta Fritters dusted with confectioners' sugar and drizzled with butter-rum caramel sauce displayed on white rectangle-shaped serving dish displayed in a row, one behind the other.
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Posted on Friday, 19th July 2013 by Grace Massa Langlois

I can’t believe we’re at the tail end of strawberry season already. I couldn’t find one Ontario strawberry anywhere the markets were sold out! If you’re anything like me you’ll be sad to see the last strawberries of the season.

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Close up photo of Strawberry Tart garnished with glazed fresh strawberries and red currants.
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Posted on Friday, 12th July 2013 by Grace Massa Langlois

My son, Matthew celebrated his birthday last week (I can’t believe my kids are passed the teenage years) and as usual he requested an ice cream cake. His favourite is the Dairy Queen Oreo Blizzard Cake but this time instead

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A cropped photo showing one half of an Oreo Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Cake decorated with Oreo Cookies, Mini Cookies and Cream Chocolate Bars and birthday candles.
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Posted on Friday, 28th June 2013 by Grace Massa Langlois

The mere mention of the availability of fresh figs is enough to get my family rushing to the markets to get their hands on as many of the elusive treats as they can (they’re obsessed over figs). Fresh figs are

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Photo of Caramelized Fig, Raspberry and Crème Mousseline displayed on white cake stand.
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Posted on Friday, 21st June 2013 by Grace Massa Langlois

Cronuts – the new doughnut craze. There’s been so much hype about pastry chef, Dominique Ansel’s new croissant doughnut creation that it’s inspired me to try and replicate them. The new doughnut is part flaky pastry, and part cream-filled doughnut, how could I

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Photo of two Croissant Doughnuts, one cut in half exposing the many interior layers.
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