Imbibing with Candy
New Year's Eve is almost upon us and we know the truth: adults like candy just as much as (and sometimes more than) kids! So in honour of the now-of-age kid inside us all, here are some clever and downright delightful ways that you can incorporate candy into your celebrations with...ahem, alcohol.
Cotton Candy Martini
2 oz raspberry flavoured vodka
1 oz sweet vermouth
1 tsp grenadine
Chill your martini glass and moisten the rim. Spread the sugar onto a plate and dip
the glass onto it to get an evenly sugared rim.
Place the ice in a cocktail shaker, then pour over the vodka. To this, add a generous
splash of grenadine, and champagne. Shake well for at least a minute.
Place a small piece of cotton candy in the martini glass and strain the mixture over.
Thank you to the girls at Dandelions Consignment Boutique for the delicious Cotton Candy Martini recipe! They were actually the inspiration for this post! What better way to ring in the New Year!
has a recipe for a drink called Gummy Bear, however, we'd rather try out this infused gummy bear recipe from Instructables
And while we're on the subject of infusing things, what about tasting the rainbow with Skittles Vodka? Mix That Drink
has a clever step-by-step process...and here's a hint: if you want all one flavour of Skittles, we will happily serve that up for you at the store!
Regardless of how you spend your New Year's Eve, we hope it is a sweet one and we encourage you to be safe and responsible!
Labels: Cotton Candy, diy, drinks, gummi
Countdown to Cupcakes!
Forget counting down to the holidays - we're counting down to each of the weekends in December! The menu has just arrived and we're already making our list and checking it twice to make sure we get all the scrumptious flavours for our Saturday tea and cupcake ritual. Speaking of tea, our fantastic pals at DavidsTea
are working their way through the menu to provide us with the perfect tea pairings - check back shortly for an updated version of this menu with tea recommendations!
We will be closed on the last Saturday of the month, December 25, so as a special holiday gift, cupcakes will be available on Friday, December 24! That's right, cupcakes on Christmas Eve! Betcha Santa would appreciate a cupcake instead of cookies this year. For our special December 24 cupcakes, we are offering pre-order only
of either half or full dozens in a decorated Noel-themed box. All Noel Box orders will be available for pick up between 1pm and 5pm when we close. See the menu below for the festive flavours!
As always, cupcakes for Saturdays are available at 11am and can be pre-ordered by coming by the store, phoning
to ensure you don't miss out!December 4th
: Fragrant ginger-spiced cake with cream cheese icing and toasted coconut on topChocolate Peppermint
: Belgian dark chocolate cake with chocolate-peppermint icing and crushed candy caneDecember 11thRompope
: Pure eggnog-flavoured cake with nutmeg-spiced buttercream frostingDulce de leche
: Belgian dark chocolate cake filled with Argentine dulce de leche, bittersweet dark chocolate frosting and chocolate sprinklesDecember 18thOrange-Cranberry
: Fragrant orange cake studded with fresh cranberries and topped with sweet cream cheese frostingNanaimo
: Chocolate Graham Cracker cake studded with almonds and coconut and vanilla custard icing dipped in chocolate ganacheDecember 24th
The "Noel" Box offered in 1 dozen and ½ dozen packages pre-ordered for
December 24th only, available after 1pmGingerbread Coconut
: Fragrant ginger-spiced cake with cream cheese icing and toasted coconut on topDulce de leche
: Belgian dark chocolate cake filled with Argentine dulce de leche, bittersweet dark chocolate frosting and chocolate sprinklesOrange-Cranberry
: Fragrant orange cake studded with fresh cranberries and topped with sweet cream cheese frosting
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Labels: cupcakes, tea pairings