To Die For…

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When Pigs Fly Pastries is excited to be included in the newest version of Erin Ireland’s “Best Bakeries in Vancouver” list! If you don’t already know, Erin Ireland is a well known local food reporter, as well as the force behind behind To Die For Fine Foods – starring her ever popular “To Die For Banana Bread”. We were thrilled to be named along side many of the other talented bakers in the city!
To see the list, as well as the rest of the To Die For Fine Foods site click here.

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Simply Rose

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This month I got to meet Rose of Simply Rose Photography. She is currently doing a “Vendor Series” of local wedding professionals on her blog. If you haven’t checked out her work you really should. She takes lots of bright, crisp photos and always seems to capture so much joy. I was so excited when she asked if she could come by the kitchen to snap some pictures!

Screen Shot 2013-12-23 at 11.59.25 PMWhile she was there I had fun experimenting with some kale flowers on a dummy wedding cake and finished up a Christmas themed cupcake order. Rose was so sweet and we had lots of fun chatting away while we worked. You can check out the When Pigs Fly blog post, as well as the rest of her beautiful posts here.

93.7 JRFM

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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!

VeilTV

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This summer When Pigs Fly Pastries had the opportunity to work with the fabulous team at VeilTV. This is a comprehensive resource that helps brides connect virtually with vendors while planning their special day. VeilTV facilitates the search process and offers a simple and easy way to learn more about vendors in each category. From florists to officiants, photographers to makeup artists, Veil has it all covered.

If you’d like to meet Emily, the cake artist behind WPFP, have a look at the video here!

Billy Talent

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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!

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Fresh look!

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As you may have noticed, our brand new website finally went live yesterday. We are so happy with how it turned out and hope that you all love it too! Please stay tuned while we get all of our photos back in the gallery… as well as some new ones you may have not seen yet! Expect more regular updates and better functionality on this pretty new site :)

Special thanks to Bon Accord Creative for working so hard with us to create it!

Once Upon A Time…

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As previously posted, we got the chance to work with a food stylist for film & TV this summer. Last night the episode of Once Upon A Time we worked on aired. (Season 3, Ep. 3) It was pretty exciting to see all of our work on screen! All of the treats from When Pigs Fly Pastries, The Pie Hole & the stylist herself can be seen in the first 5 minutes of the episode. Check out these screen shots of the scene…
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ln the news

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When Pigs Fly Pastries currently operates out of a commercial space called Commissary Connect. Emily works along side many other talented vendors, including The Pie Hole and Soho Road. This space provides individual areas belonging to each business, with communal areas such as stoves, ovens, and sinks. Commissary kitchens are a way for food vendors to operate in a licensed, food safe environment without having to manage a storefront. From popsicle makers to pâté, and food trucks to juicers – Commissary Connect has a little bit of everything. It’s a great place to be able to connect with other local talents while pursuing your business’ own goals.

The kitchen was recently featured in The Vancouver Sun, with a brief spotlight on each of the people who operate there. To view the story click here. It’s a great little article featuring new ways for foodies to operate in the city!

The ReFlNERy things in life

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the-refinery-mag-coverWe were both thrilled and honoured to be featured on the cover of the fall issue of The Refinery Magazine!

When Pigs Fly Pastries was asked to work on a spread in the current issue of the online magazine back in July. We were lucky to work with some great local businesses, including Gillian Stevens Photography, The Part & Parcel, as well as our friends at The Pie Hole. We featured autumn delights for a backyard DIY type wedding – including pumpkin pie cake, mini apple pecan cupcakes, apple cranberry pies and more.

In addition to the cover, photos and an original recipe of ours can be seen from page 129-131. Our treats from the shoot continue to be sprinkled throughout pages 142-148 as well.

Have a look at the entire issue of the Refinery Magazine here.

More photos from our shoot can also be found on the Part & Parcel Blog.

On Screen

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On screenOn screenWhen 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!

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