Posts Tagged ‘cupcakes’

Kickin’ Ass and Takin’ Names: Flour Girl Cupcakes

12 Dec, 2015  |  by Kirthan Aujlay

I have a sweet tooth so when Flourgirls Cupcakes got in touch with me asking if I wanted to try out some of their cupcakes, I couldn’t say no. I have to be honest, I’m a bit of a cupcake snob. I love baking my own and I find a lot of bakery cupcakes are never quite as good as the ones I turn out – perhaps they’re too crumbly, the frosting is too oily, or they just aren’t flavourful…

Guilt-Free Sweet Tooth: Kelly\'s Bake Shoppe

10 Oct, 2014  |  by Carly Mcleod

In the heart of downtown Burlington, there’s some vegan goodness that you need to visit immediately. Seriously, get in your car now, and go. You will not believe the tasty treats that await you at Kelly’s Bake Shoppe. Kelly’s Bake Shoppe was started by mother and daughter team Kelly Childs and Erinn Weatherbie in 2012, because they were exhausted with the healthy “goodies” available. They weren’t tasty at all, and Kelly and Erinn wanted something delicious and guilt-free, made with healthy ingredients. Organic,…

Toronto’s Secret Patios: Aroma Espresso Bar

8 Aug, 2014  |  by Yuli Scheidt

It’s no secret that we love coffee here at FGFS. You can’t keep us from a good cold brew on a hot summer day, or from talking your ear off about what a year it’s been for Yirgacheff. Something we love equally? A good patio. Flowers and greenery are appreciated, but shade and location are key. For our on-going summer series of Hidden Gem patios we hit up Aroma’s newest location on College Street to test drive the patio with…

Poppin’ Bottles of Fresita in the Petite and Sweet lab

4 Apr, 2014  |  by Ama Scriver

Just the other week, I was invited out alongside my Fat Girl Food Squad co-horts to a fun and fabulous evening hosted by Fresita and Petite & Sweet Bakery. This event was unlike any other event I had ever been to with promises of sweets, treats, some crafting and a lot of Fresita. I had never had the chance to try Fresita before and it was a pink Chilean sparkling wine that was made with hand-picked strawberries. Sound delicious? Well,…

Friday Foodie Five

3 Mar, 2014  |  by Yuli Scheidt

Every Friday we bring you our favourite foodie sights and sounds. Everything from food packaging and food inspired art, to recipes and reviews.  1. Pretty Packaging – Bearded Brothers Gluten-free energy bars from Austin, Texas. 2. Coffee – Ceramic coffee set launched by Luca Nichetto and Mjölk Mjölk is probably my favourite place on the planet. 3. Food Art – Planters by Of a Kind + Chen Chen & Kai Williams Fruit-shaped cement planters! 4. Sweets – Cacti Cupcakes Perfection! 5. Little Bites – Lazer Cut…

Lookin’ Good Girl: Etsy – more than just handmade goods

2 Feb, 2014  |  by FGFSadmin

Etsy is an retail web-store focused on handmade or vintage items, supplies, as well as unique factory-manufactured items. Many of the items found on Etsy website can cover a wide range including art, photography, clothing, jewelry, food, bath and beauty products, quilts, knick-knacks, and toys. In Canada, Etsy’s team has taken a pro-active approach to showing that beyond the Etsy brand, each store has a great seller story.  With that in mind, Fat Girl Food Squad went out to investigate how two sellers (Gucci’s…

Gluten-Free Eats in NYC

10 Oct, 2013  |  by Guest Post

This year I spent Canadian Thanksgiving in New York City. We didn’t opt for the traditional turkey and stuffing, but we ate enough other food to make up for it. Everything pictured and described below is gluten-free, as America is surprisingly well-informed about the severity of cross-contamination. I didn’t get sick once and I have quite the sensitive belly. But since we were on vacation, I did not bother to eat strictly vegan (I’ll eat vegan 9 times out of 10, but…

Lookin’ Good Girl: Boss Bitch Nails at Pinky’s

6 Jun, 2013  |  by Yuli Scheidt

There’s such a thing as a nail artist. And they’re artists, so don’t you forget it! Squad Leader Ama is a regular at the quick and cheap Korean nail salons that populate Yonge St. but had never had fake nails done, bio gel or otherwise. That was until she decided she’d had enough of drooling over and lusting after the nails she saw coming out of Pinky’s Nails. The first time around Ama got bio gels with out of this world…