Autumnal retirement

Floral retirement Sue HarringtonAt a small gathering the other night, Sue was feted for all her years of writing for our local newspaper, The Glengarry News. She’s putting down her pen after 30 or so years. Sue will be missed.

Giant cupcake alert

giant cupcakeOkay, so every cake-maker in the world has probably made a giant cupcake by now. Or so it seems. It’s probably even out of fashion but it was still on my cake bucket list.
We were invited to a combo retirement party and birthday party over the weekend and I offered to bring a cake. And I knew exactly which one I was going to make. Bingo!
Silly. Not specific of any particular occasion. Fun.
And I was right. It was silly enough and fun enough and delicious enough that we all enjoyed it. Giant cupcake cake, we love you.

For the birds

Birds GordonI work at a local newspaper and one of our columnists was retiring after many years. Many of his weekly reports dealt with local birds and their peregrinations. I was asked to make a cake for his farewell bash and I thought this was a fitting tribute.


Birds Marlene 70thNot long after that, my next door neighbour celebrated a milestone birthday with a big party. As her gift I made her a cake to feed a gang of 40. She loves bird watching and feeding “her birds” as she calls them. Here are three of her favourites.