Today, I celebrate my third blogiversary, three years blogging about food. For those of you who are regular followers of my blog, you’ll notice I often focus on food that is produced in my home province of Prince Edward Island on the East Coast of Canada and I frequently features stories about Island food producers. As I have said countless times, we may be Canada’s smallest province but we sure do produce some mighty fine food! Along with top quality food products to work with, Island-produced food gives me great inspiration to cook, bake, and blog.
So, some “eye candy” to celebrate the blogiversary.
I live in a winter climate so I chose ice blue for the cupcake frosting, almost a Tiffany blue.
I like the turquoise-colored frosting against the chocolate cupcakes encased in the silver foil liners. There are many pretty paper cupcake liners on the market but I have yet to discover the trick to keeping the oil/butter from seeping through and spoiling the look of them. That’s one reason why I like the foil liners – they stay clean.
The cupcakes are themed around snowflakes and ice crystals. Here’s a close-up of the detail.
I spent some time playing with the lighting today so these cupcakes starred in many photos! (They were very patient subjects!)
One of the things I like most about cupcakes is that they are each a little mini canvas to work with. They are also more casual than a cake and each guest gets his/her own mini cake. As well, they are size and portion-controlled and don’t need to be served on a plate!
They may be a more casual option to a celebratory cake but that doesn’t mean cupcakes can’t be dressed up for the party!
Thanks for stopping by “the Bistro” today and celebrating my third blogiversary with me! Cheers!
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