Did you hear a mention of WPFP on the radio today? You just may have! We dropped some goodies off for our friends at JRFM for their current Johnston’s promo “Pigs Flydays”. Emily felt like some flying pig themed cupcakes were the best way to spread the pigs fly love. Chocolate cupcakes with whipped peppermint ganache, and rum & eggnog cupcakes with cinnamon spice buttercream were on the menu – and from what we heard they were throughly enjoyed. Thanks to Docc, Amanda, Kelly & Terra for letting us stop by!
Out & About
Earlier this week I had the pleasure of making a birthday cake for Ian D’Sa, the guitarist for the band Billy Talent. This Canadian band from Mississauga is currently on their 10 year anniversary tour! After having seen them perform live in years past, it was exciting to collaborate with them.
Their original vision for the cake was a simple recreation of Ian’s signature hairstyle. We got to talking and soon came up with a design that was much more fun and still made his unique ‘do the star. I quickly began their custom creation: a red velvet cake with fresh Italian buttercream between the layers.
The finished product was a hit – both to look at and to eat! Photos of the cake spread like wildfire over social media and I have been reading sweet messages and comments from their fans for days. Thanks for all the love, everyone – and Happy Birthday, Ian!
When Pigs Fly Pastries was recently approached by a woman who is a food stylist for film & television sets. Having had worked in film in the past, and having seen stylists at work, Emily has always had an admiration for the art in what they do. There are so many little tricks and secrets that make every edible element look like perfection!
She was thrilled to be asked to help out on the stylist’s current show. Emily provided a three tiered cake & nine dozen marzipan fruits. These goodies will appear in the episode of the unnamed show in the fall – details & air date to come!
Do you or someone you know have a darling little one who’s about to have a first birthday? Why not celebrate and make memories in the most delicious, messy, and adorable way possible?!
Last year When Pigs Fly Pastries partnered with Family Creative, a videography & photography company, to feature “Smash Cake Sessions”. Small cakes made custom for the birthday child to do with whatever they please – whether it’s licking off the icing, smashing their fists into it, or crawling through it. Family Creative is there to capture whatever their reactions may be from beginning to end. They are always fun to shoot and perfect ways to mark the milestone, or even use for birthday invitations!
Check out their website for more information about Family Creative and for how to book your “smash” session today!
For more smash cake photos you can check them out in our “Happy Customers” album in our gallery.
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!
Prizes 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.
I hope many of you got to see the hilarious little play “Matt & Ben” – put on by some talented budding actors in Granville Island this past month!
This show featured a comedic look at the lives of Matt Damon & Ben Affleck before they were famous. When Pigs Fly Pastries was excited to have cupcakes featured in every show. As well, an assortment of mini cupcakes in “Matt & Ben theme” were available for everyone after the show on opening night! “How do you like them apple cupcakes”, the “Boston [cream] Ben”, and the “MAAATT DAMON” were the featured flavours of the evening. They were a lot of fun – both to make and to serve! When Pigs Fly Pastries looks forward to working with Maladjusted Projects again soon!
It was with great excitement that North Vancouver boy, Bo Palmer, was drafted into the CFL. Beginning his football career at the tender age of 8, despite his small size, there were stars in Bo’s future right from the get go. Soon he was smashing records at Windsor Secondary, then leading the SFU team as the offensive MVP. Throughout the years it was obvious that Bo was going places… and with that speed, he was going there fast! At 22 years old, he was picked 33rd overall by the Hamilton TigerCats. Both brains and brawn, Bo will be joining the TiCats in one year, after graduating from SFU with a major in communications, and a minor in criminology.
A surprise party was thrown to celebrate all the hard work and dedication of this talented young athlete. With an endless amount of delicious food, walls adorned with old photos and articles, tearful speeches, and a hoard of fabulous people – a great evening was had by all. When Pigs Fly Pastries was more than happy to make a cake to honour this milestone achievement.
Congratulations, Bo! Can’t wait to see a blur of you in black and gold!
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