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!

Nouveau

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Check out our feature in the current issue of Nouveau Magazine! This cake was for a lovely couple, Vanessa & Eric, who were married last September at the Terminal City Club. Their 4 tier cake mimicked elements from the room – including lace, pin-tucked table cloths, diamonds & their monogram.

Issues of the magazine can be bought on their website, or you can see more beautiful images from the day on the Jasalyn Thorne Photography Blog!

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Real Weddings

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When Pigs Fly Pastries is beyond excited to have some of our delights featured in the 2013 spring/summer issue of RealWeddings magazine!

One of our weddings from last summer, Estefania & Ron’s, was selected as one of seven weddings in the issue. Pictured are 3 of the 5 tiers from the “deconstructed wedding cake” they ordered, as well as some of our yummy cheesecake pops! Their “Taste of Europe” feature (pg.43) also includes some truly stunning photos from the day, and some ridiculously gorgeous shots of the bride. Click here to see the digital issue or pick it up in stores today!

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You can also find more photos of La Perla Ballroom and the event here.

A couple of Emily’s cakes have also been featured on the RealWeddings magazine blog in the recent past. To see the posts click the following links:
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Notes From A Bridesmaid

If you’re a bride-to-be be sure to stay up to date with RealWeddings for lots of helpful tips and fabulous ideas to create the day you’ve been dreaming about. Happy planning, ladies!

Smashing Creativity

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kavanDo 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.

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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.

Theatrical Cupcakes

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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!

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