Tuesday, March 31, 2015

You Tube Show Launches: "How To Cake It" With Yolanda Gampp


 Yolanda Gampp welcomes guest Caspar Haydar present an Easter sweet table on this week’s episode of the new YouTube show, “How To Cake It”.  Mini chocolate cakes with buttercream and real flowers grace a table with sugar cookies and an egg-shaped cake as the centre piece. Toronto cake artist Yolanda Gampp and designer Caspar Haydar teamed up for the first time since they were on the Food Network show “SugarStars” on Gampp’s new YouTube show, “How To Cake It” to show viewers how to make an Easter sweet table. Sweet tables are all the rage nowadays, from brilliantly extravagant cake, candy and cookie creations, to simple edible designs. Sweet tables add a beautiful touch to any occasion, and Easter is no exception. Gampp and Haydar created a floral, sweet, pastel and delicious Easter sweet table on this week’s episode of the hit show, “How To Cake It.”

“How To Cake It” launched in early February and has exploded on social media, showing no sign of slowing down. With 1,500 channel subscribers and over 14,000 views, Gampp’s loyal fans eagerly await her new episode every week. Social media has been an integral part of getting the word out, Gampp’s Facebook page has over 15,000 fans who love to see pictures of her creations. “Having Caspar on the show just felt natural. We knew we wanted to have him on the show eventually. Easter makes you think of spring and spring makes you think of flowers so it was a natural fit.” said Yolanda. Caspar Haydar is the owner of Caspar Haydar Design and is a leading floral designer and event planner in Toronto. He has an impeccable eye when it comes to curating space. Haydar and Gampp have partnered several times before for client events. New episodes of “How To Cake It” air every Tuesday at 11 a.m. Each episode showcases a new cake ranging from the craziest creations to tamer, more accessible recipes for the average baker.

Monday, March 30, 2015

You Can DIY This: Hot Dog Cupcakes

Hot dog cupcakes.
Over the years I have seen many hamburger cupcakes, but these hot dog cupcakes take the cake. Opening day for Major League Baseball is next week, so these hot dog cupcakes would be great for baseball fans. Mina details how she did it below:
Buns - I used the oval "Twinkie" pan by Wilton. I secured string lengthways across the middle so the rising cupcakes would have a seam down the top with two rounded edges. 
Dogs - I used cake batter in a Cookie pan by Wilton. Then I skewered the cake-dogs and dipped them in Candy Melts (a mixture of red and chocolate). They are only smooth on top. 
Cheese - I mixed yellow and orange Candy melts together, hardened in the fridge, grated. 
Ketchup & Mustard - Wilton frosting straight from a tube with a round tip. 
Mayonnaise - White frosting piped into the bun to secure the dog. 
Relish - Green Sparkle gel in a tube, with little glittery flakes sprinkled on top. Found everything at JoAnn's Fabric & Craft store.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Today's #GetBaked Is All About Chocolate

  • Kelly Brozya, & Author of The Paleo Chocolate Lovers’ Cookbook
  • Judith Lewis (@MostlyAboutChoc),, Huffington Post Writer
  • Elfie Weiss (@hotcakesbakes), of cupcake wars)
  • Jess DiBona (@jdestruction), Lead Pastry Chef atbarleymash (sweets with an adult flare)
  • Natalie Mares, chocolate-obsessed home cook who’s harvested cocoa

Friday, March 27, 2015

C'mon Get Happy With These Partridge Family Cupcakes

The Lone Baker was inspired to make these cupcakes based on the old 70's sitcom, The Partridge Family.
Come on get happy Partridge Family cupcakes

Monday, March 23, 2015

Cupcakes From A Decorating Workshop

Paisley Jade went to a cupcake decorating workshop and these lovely cupcakes are the result.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Today's #GetBaked Is Gluten Free

Today's #GetBaked is all about gluten-free baking with experts in the field. Use the hashtag #getbaked to follow the conversation on twitter.

TIME: 5pm EDT/2pm PDT
ON G+: On this page
Watch on BakeSpace:
Watch on Youtube:

+Kristine Kidd  former Bon Appetit Magazine Food Editor (20 years!) & Cookbook Author,
+Shauna Ahern & Cookbook Author
+Jean Layton
+Rachel Edington  

+Babette Pepaj   (Founder
+Nichelle Stephens   (Co-Founder,

Monday, March 16, 2015

Introducing The Cupcaron, Cupcake + Macaron

It is time for spring.
It is time for cupcake innovation.
It is time for two pastries to come together.
Introducing the cupcaron, a mash-up of a cupcake and a macaron.
Available at Baked By Melissa on March 20th.

St. Patrick's Day Cupcakes And Recipe Links

The photo below is from one of our Flickr members, Pink Martinis and Pearls. St. Patrick's Day Cupcakes-8854logo
Here are three St. Patrick's Day recipes from