Archives for January 2011

Frosting for the Cause

Happy New Year!!

Twenty-Eleven launched a sweet project that is particularly personal for me.

Beginning January 1, 2011, a total of 365 sugar cookie & cupcake bakers/decorators and bloggers from across Canada and the United States will take turns doing a guest post at Frosting for the Cause.

By signing onto this project every guest baker/blogger has committed to not only donating a batch of their cookies or cupcakes to their local Women’s Hospice but they have also committed to making a personal $25.00 donation to either the Canadian or American Cancer Society to be directed to research projects that are working diligently to find cures specifically for cancers that affect only women.

The ambitious project is spearheaded by Paula Bourque of Vanilla Bean Baker (who also happens to be my aunt!).

It’s an incredible honour to help kick off this noble project. My rather personal post is featured today and in it I share one way I’ve been touched by cancer, plus a cupcake tutorial you won’t want to miss.

Frosting for the Cause is an absolutely genius idea to use our blogging voices and baking talents to raise funds for cancer awareness and cures. If you haven’t yet signed up, I hope you now do so without delay.

Head here to read my guest post on Frosting for the Cause.

Weekend Links & Awards!

Happy New Year!

I trust everyone had a wonderful New Year’s Eve and day. From a quick poll on our Facebook page, most of you were staying in and cooking up a feast!

We rang in the new year with a small group of friends and a candlelit dinner that went so late, midnight came while we were still savoring dessert. It was fun to relax around the table with the kiddies upstairs sleeping and enjoy uninterrupted conversation with other adults!

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