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.

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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