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!

More food stylin’

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OUAT.FR.jpgWe’ve been preparing goodies for film sets again! Although sometimes scenes we work on end up on the cutting room floor, other times we are able to catch glimpse’s of them on our favourite shows.
Check out this Charlotte inspired lady finger cake that we created for a king’s ball that took place in “Once Upon A Time“.

We also created a few extra tiers to be cut and served for a later scene. They were to be a “raspberry champagne buttercream cake”. The best part of the scene is when the actress says “you have to try this cake – the royal baker really outdid [her]self!” – too funny!

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Arc’teryx Vancouver’s 1st birthday!

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Happy Birthday to the Vancouver Arc’teryx brand store!

This past Saturday the new West 4th location celebrated it’s first birthday. They invited the public to come in to enjoy refreshments, check out the new fall and winter lines, and even win some gear. We were more than happy to customize dozens of mini cupcakes for the party – which seemed to disappear faster than we could put them out! Congratulations Arc’teryx!

Cirque turns 30!

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Cirque Du Soleil celebrated it’s 30th birthday this year – and Vancouver was lucky enough to have them in town for the occasion! Our mayor, Gregor Robertson, dubbed June 16th as “Cirque Du Soleil Day” and lots of festitivies took place downtown.

When Pigs Fly Pastries worked with Cirque to create a cake design that reflected both their current show, “Totem”, as well as their 30th year. 19 cakes were created and sent all over the city to different media outlets as a part of a gift basket to show Cirque’s appreciation and to help celebrate!

Each cake had two small logo recreations, as well as a handmade fondant tree frog (one of the stars of Totem). It took a ton of organization and even more time, but we were thrilled with the outcome and feedback. As long time fans of Cirque this was a very exciting project to take on!

Wonderland

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Emily had the opportunity to do some food styling again, this time for the TV show Once Upon A Time In Wonderland. She was commissioned to make a number of treats on set, as well as a wedding cake for Alice herself! Have a peek for the wedding cake in the far background of the screenshots below. You can also see a simple homestyle checkerboard cake and some mini cupcakes made for a tea party scene that was part of the same episode.

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CFL Star Retires!

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This past week we were so excited to be making the retirement cake for local football legend Angus Reid of the BC Lions!

Richmond boy Angus had been a well-known name to the city of Vancouver for over a decade now, playing since 2001. Although his football career may have had a rocky start due to health problems – he pushed through, breaking all barriers and showing everyone exactly what he was made of. As an offensive linesman he appeared in over 200 regular season games, 11 playoff contests, and 3 Grey Cup games with the BC Lions (winning 2 of the 3).

The veteran ended a 13 year long CFL career with a celebration with family, friends, colleagues and media at Ceili’s Pub in Kitsilano. We created 64 mini cupcakes decked out in Lions colours and his number. We also created a large recreation of one of his jerseys. Throughout the event we were excited to see a number of tweets from party go-ers about the cake and cupcakes, including a few from Angus himself. (See our favourite tweet below)

Congratulations on an amazing career, Angus! You are a great inspiration for every child looking to follow their dreams – with enough determination and will power anything is possible. All the best for the years to come!

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Sun Runnin’ for a cause

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sun run We will be participating in the annual Vancouver Sun Run as our second year as a corporate team! This year, with it being the Sun Run’s 30th anniversary, teams were giving the option to fundraise for a charity. When Pigs Fly Pastries has chosen to raise funds for the Heart & Stroke Foundation as it is something that is near and dear to hearts of many of the team members. Donations will support research that can help save lives. Let’s work together to terminate heart disease and stroke.
To place a donation towards our team please click here. To view Emily’s personal page and story, click here. Thank you in advance to anyone who is able to contribute – any amount, no matter how big or small, will make a difference!

If you’d like to join our team please contact Emily – the more the merrier, and all are welcome! Team registrations end on March 28th, 2014.

The Refinery Magazine – round 2!

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1888722_10152196001028080_1628765692_nWe were thrilled to be able to work with the lovely ladies at the Refinery Magazine again – this time working on a “Bloom & Blush” feature for their spring issue. Inspired by the red, black and gold in the shoot we created a small dessert table for the mock wedding. The spread was shot at Colony Farms on a gorgeous winter day, both the sun and fog worked in our favour. Emily, along with the help of her assistant Megan Davies, were humbled to be working along side so many other talented women and businesses including Lisa of Ophelia and Romeo Photographers, Katie Elwood, Hope & Co., Celsia Florist, Adorn Atelier, Christie Graham, Frocks Modern, and Lovers Tempo. Be sure to check out the shoot in issue 5 of the Refinery Magazine, pages 156-164.

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