Tuesday, August 17, 2010

The Prodigal Blogger

Vanilla Ruby Sunshine (Gina) 2010.

Hello again friends! It's been awhile, but I'm back from my hiatus. A few things have changed since we last met. I've obtained a steady source of internet access again, and I've relocated out of Toronto to the bustling metropolis of Kitchener-Waterloo. For those of you unfamiliar with the area, its about an hour and a half northwest of Toronto. Let me know if you're in the neighbourhood - we'll grab a cookie together!

A while back I mentioned that the world seemed to have gone baby crazy. One such baby, that I've recently had the pleasure of making the acquaintance of, is the reason the cake pictured above came to be. I made these mini-cakes for a dear friend's baby shower and thought I'd share the results with all of you.

Also, to get back into the swing of things I thought I'd pass on some of the stuff I've been getting a kick out of over the past few months. So here ya go!
  • On a recent trip to Quebec City we came across the work of Tibor Timar on display at the Chateau Frontenac. His primary medium is ironwork and I really enjoy the industrial meets organic feel of his functional art.
  • I love this colourful seasonality chart from the Leon restaurants.
  • The World of Playing Cards has an endless array of entertaining and beautiful vintage cards. I especially like the Souvenir Cards.
  • I would love to get my hands on some of these candies from Papabubble. I love the artisanal approach to simple sweets.
  • Right before I left Toronto I had brunch with two lovely ladies at Mitzi's Sister. Andrew Shay Hahn's paintings were on display and I couldn't stop looking. They seem so textured, yet fresh. It somehow reminds me of how ocean mist feels.
  • The nerdy-baker in me is so impressed with this Periodic Table of Desserts. It's so well thought out and amusingly accurate. (The same fellow has also compiled an interesting list of a variety of different flavour wheels.)
That's all from me for now, but I promise to be back much sooner than before! I hope you enjoy these links as much as I do!


Anonymous said...

These cakes are so adorable and look delicious too! They are decorated perfectly - that takes serious skill!

Gina A said...

Thanks so much Julia! It does indeed take me a long time to do this sort of work... which is why I've shied away from it as a profession. More of a very occasional hobby! :)

Leslie-Anne said...

such cute cakes!
I am going to come out to K/W soon to hang out with my cousin, so we should meet up for lunch or something.

Have you been to Vincenzo's...it's a really nice gourmet shop with just about everything you can imagine, and good coffee, too!