Monday, 11 November 2013

Marie-Antoinette Inspired Editorial Photo Shoot Published on Mariage Quebec

Woo!  The busier I get, the worse a blogger I become!  I have a lot of catching up to do!  So without further ado, here is a creative photo shoot designed by yours truly!  It was published on Mariage Quebec!
This was such an amazing experience, from the concept design, to the creation of the sweets, to the collaboration with such wonderful vendors.  I can't wait to do it again!

Styling, cake and sweets: Cupcake et Macaron | 
Dream team: Photography: Emilie Iggiotti Wedding Photography | Dresses: Galleria Della Sposa | Hair and makeup: Amal Afoussi MUA | Location, tables and chair: Joe's Prop House | Videography: Jesse & Kayla for | Model: Valery Moay

Marie Antoinette Wedding Inspiration Sweet Table Photo Shoot by Cupcake et Macaron Montreal Dessert Table Wedding Cake

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Bridal Boudoir Affair 2013!

Once again, I've been a very bad blogger!  In my defence, life in the Cupcake et Macaron yummiverse has been quite a whirlwind lately!

Still, I just had to write a few words about the absolutely mind blowing 2013 Bridal Boudoir Affair! Having been part of it last year, I knew this year's edition would be nothing short of spectacular.  But as usual, the incomparable Maddy K and her amazing team managed to exceed all our expectations!

What they gave us was an exquisite sensory journey into the fabulous world of The Great Gatsby, all opulence, glitter and unadulterated fun!  It was such an incredible honor to be part of such a gorgeous event, alongside some of the best Montreal has to offer.  It was also so much fun to meet all these wonderful vendors and future brides and grooms!  I can't wait for next year!

And now, without further ado, a few photos of my own little display! The first few photos are my own unfortunate attempt at using my iPhone camera.  The actually nice ones were taken by the always fantastic Badger Photography.



Gatsby inspired blush gold and pantone emerald couture cookies by Cupcake et Macaron Montreal

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

It's a Gatsby Affair! Don't miss the Bridal Boudoir Affair this Sunday!

Future brides and grooms, do not miss this absolutely stunning and unique wedding event, Sunday March 24th!  Come enjoy an amazing Gatsby style cocktail party, and discover some of the best that Montreal has to offer (I'm just happy to surrounded by such incredible talent!).  Here is a little preview, to whet your appetite!  This Great Gatsby inspired photo shoot was styled by the incomparable Maddy K.  It was such an honor to work alongside such talented and passionate people!  Thank you Maddy for making me a part of stunning project, and thank you Badger Photography for making my sweets look so beautiful!

Campaign: Bridal Boudoir Affair 2013
Photography: Badger Photography
Concept and creative direction: Maddy K
Celebrity Female Model: DJ Abeille
Celebrity Male Model: Na'eem Adam
Makeup: Sharleen Young from Annie Young Cosmetics
Wedding dresses: Galleria Della Sposa
Headpieces: Malis Henderson
Tuxedo Suit: Waxman 

And now, without further ado, the gorgeous photos!

Macarons in vintage jewelry box by Cupcake et Macaron Montreal

Sunday, 3 March 2013

Birthday cake for an amazing friend

I'm not a native Montrealer, but a huge part of why I love living here so much are the absolutely amazing friends I'm fortunate enough to have. We call each other "the urban family", and we truly are that.

They've decorated favor boxes, made pounds and pounds of icing, filled macarons, pulled all nighters with me, lent me equipment and spent countless hours helping my husband build my work studio. They've generally been the most supportive friends anyone could ask for, and I'm incredibly thankful for each and every one of them.

But today was the birthday of one friend in particular without whom Cupcake et Macaron wouldn't exist. He's the one who's driven me all across the greater Montreal, delivering cakes, picking up supplies, helping me set up and take down, all without ever asking for anything or ever complaining, often in the face of my extreme stress, lack of organization and occasional unpleasantness.

So this post, and this cake are for you, Gabe, my favourite grouch ever. Words can't express how thankful I am for everything you do, so I'm just going to say thank you for being awesome.

Happy birthday :).

Teal chevron cake with ruffle flower by Cupcake et Macaron Montreal
I only had about an hour to cover the cake with fondant and decorate it, so it's not my cleanest work (and the chevrons aren't nearly as even as they could be), but for a quickie I think it turned out pretty nice :)

Thursday, 28 February 2013

Come find me at the fabulous Bridal Boudoir Affair!

Hello Montreal brides and grooms!! Mark your calendars on March 24th, and come visit me at the absolutely amazing Bridal Boudoir Affair, at the Hyatt Regency Montreal!

Much more than a bridal show, this fabulous bash is a cocktail party and fashion show dedicated to stylish, sophisticated Montreal brides!  Believe me, you do not want to miss it!  And to make things even better, this year's theme is "A Gatsby Affair"!  I cannot tell you how excited I am to be there!

Get your tickets here


Bienvenue au futurs mariés de Montréal! Marquez vos calendriers pour le 24 Mars, et venez me rendre visite au fabuleux Bridal Boudoir Affair au Hyatt Regency Montréal!

Bien plus qu'un salon de la mariée, cet extraordinaire évènement est un cocktail party et défilé de mode consacré aux mariées Montréalaises qui sont amoureuses de tout ce qui est élégant et sophistiqué! Croyez-moi, vous ne voulez pas manquer ça! Le thème de cette année est Gatsby le Magnifique! Je ne peux pas vous dire à quel point j'ai hâte d'y être!!!

Vous pouvez acheter vos billets ici!


Monday, 25 February 2013

"Nesting" themed Baby Shower Dessert Table

Hello everyone!  

I hope you all had a wonderful week!  I've been quite the bizzy-bee lately, preparing for the upcoming wedding season!   But in the meantime, it's always such an incredible joy to create yummy treats for mommies to be!  
This adorable nesting themed baby shower sweet table was the brain child of the ever sweet and ever talented Zeina Issa of Zeina Issa Event Planning and Design.  

All the sweets were made by yours truly.  The sweet table included 
- A red velvet two tiered buttercream cake, with handmade fondant nest and feathers, 
- salted caramel mini cupcakes with toasted coconut "nests" and fondant eggs, 
- double chocolate mini cupcakes, 
- tiramisu in a jar made with the traditional zabaglione (no raw eggs for the future mommy!), 
- lemon mascarpone mousse jars, 
- vanilla bean meringues with fondant feathers
- and last but not least, the classic and ever delicious sandwich cookie gets a couture makeover, with these three tiered gilded sugar cookies filled with vanilla bean buttercream and topped with  handmade fondant blue roses!

These sweets were all SO much fun to design and create!!  

I hope you guys enjoy it as much as I did! (and please forgive my terrible photography skills ><!)

Nest themed baby shower dessert table by Cupcake et Macaron Montreal

Sunday, 17 February 2013

Happy Belated Valentine's day and Happy Chinese New Year!!

Eep!  I've been such a bad blogger lately!!! So many cakes, cupcakes and sweets, so little time!! But I did want to take a minute to wish you all a wonderful belated Valentine's day and kung hay fat choi! I also thought I'd post a couple of photos of what I've been up to lately!  I've been pretty terrible with taking photos, but I will post what little I do have!



Buttercream ruffles birthday cake by Cupcake et Macaron Montreal
This was actually a birthday cake for a wonderful future groom!  The cake is lemon poppy, with a lemon curd filling and vanillabean buttercream frosting!