Award Winning

Outstanding Alumni Award

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Last night at VCC’s Flourish Gala, Emily was presented with the One To Watch – 2016 Outstanding Alumni Award”
Emily graduated as a top student from the VCC Baking & Pastry Arts program in 2009. When she was told she had be nominated for and won an award she was surprised and very touched. She credits VCC from giving her a platform to start from all those years ago. Emily is extremely humbled to have her hard work recognized and celebrated.

To view the video about Emily made for the gala by Georgia Street Media click here.

Best Tasting Wedding Cake

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When Pigs Fly Pastries competed for the title of “Best Tasting Wedding Cake” at the 7th annual BC Wedding Awards – and won!!

Emily presented voters and judges with a raspberry filled vanilla cupcake topped with a lime burst buttercream.
She had scowered the city high and low to find the rare “finger limes” she used on the Food Network last year to use in the lime icing, as well as garnish on top – making sure each taster got the perfect amount of lime flavour explosion.

Following the awards, Emily had this to say: “Although I’ll forever be the crazy finger lime girl after that speech, I am so proud to have been recognized by such amazing industry peers. I truly believe all cakes need to taste as good as they look, and put so much love into each one from start to finish.
Cheers to my talented fellow cake ladies who take the industry by storm, my beautiful friends and family who understand why they rarely get to see me, and to all of you for your continued love and support! A huge congratulations goes out to all the nominees, finalists and winners on another great year – can’t wait to see what everyone has in store for 2017!”

BC Wedding Awards

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The Professional BC Wedding Awards are the longest running wedding industry awards in Canada. This event is a celebration of BC’s dynamic and creative wedding industry and When Pigs Fly Pastries was thrilled to be in the running for the 2014 Awards. Amongst the entries received from across the province, we were proud to be selected as one of the top three finalists for Best Wedding Cake in BC!
As first-timers to the Awards, this was an exciting achievement for us and it was a true pleasure to connect with other professionals who inject passion into the industry. Thank you to all of the couples we worked with in 2014 who put their trust in us for their special day. Also, sincere thanks to Amber Hughes Photography. Amber provided us with the exceptional photos she captured from Adrian & Clelia’s wedding, which was our recognized entry for the Awards. Can’t wait until next year!

Award winning cupcakes

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With only a couple days notice, Emily decided to throw herself in the running for the annual Cupcake Throwdown.

25 bakers prepared and donated samples of a chosen flavour and went head to head, vying for cupcake supremacy. As soon as the doors opened, Fortune Sound Club was jammed packed with sugar loving foodies ready to vote for their favourite cupcakes. The evening was a complete success and together $4800 was raised for local charities – RainCity Housing, Five Star Footy Club, and Leaky Heaven Youth!

CupcakeThrowdownPrizes were given out for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd best cupcakes overall – as well as for presentation and most original flavour. When Pigs Fly Pastries was more than thrilled to take 2nd place overall with the Alice in Wonderland inspired “Dreamsicle” cupcake – a French vanilla cupcake with fresh orange filling & Italian buttercream!

Thanks to everyone who was able to come out and make this evening such a huge success!

Photo courtesy of Mashed Thoughts.