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Vancity Vendor:
Confections by Christine

April 26th, 2013 by Jeannine

Vancity Vendor: Confections by Christine

Christine Nontell has fond memories of helping her mom bake cookies and decorate birthday cakes when she was a youngster. She loved the challenge of trying new recipes and learning different decorating techniques. Baking was in her blood, so she worked hard and trained herself by browsing through food magazines and countless online sources, as … Continue Reading…

Affordable Menu Options

August 1st, 2012 by Jeannine

Affordable Menu Options

Today I’d like to talk about how to lower your cost of food without sacrificing quality. I met up with Catering Manager Heather Wright of Louis Gervais Fine Foods and Catering to discuss all the aspects of what drives up the cost of meat, poultry, fish, and produce. Heather is no stranger to the blog… … Continue Reading…

So You Want to Bake Your Own Wedding Cake…

July 30th, 2012 by Jeannine

So You Want to Bake Your Own Wedding Cake...

It sounds crazy but it happens… brides (or friends/relatives of brides) who are avid bakers attempt to bake their own cake. It would definitely be a neat thing to do, but truth be told, it can be quite a challenge. My friend & colleague did it for her wedding. Her name is Heather Beckley, she … Continue Reading…

Vancity Vendor: Heather and Hunny

July 20th, 2012 by Jeannine

Heather and Hunny

I first met Heather Beckley last year when I was looking for a baker to provide a cake for the Budget Royal Wedding shoot that I helped produce. She made a cake for our shoot in the midst of making her own cake for her wedding that was just days after the shoot… and she … Continue Reading…

Vancity Vendor: Kick Ass Cakes

July 6th, 2012 by Jeannine

Vancity Vendor: Kick Ass Cakes

Tasha Nagy has been baking all her life but her passion for decorating started simply because she wanted to perfectly pipe icing on her homemade gingerbread men. Determined, she attended as many decorating courses as she could, and even traveled to the UK and all over the United States to learn from top pastry chefs, … Continue Reading…

Wine Recommendations for the Budget Bride

June 13th, 2012 by Jeannine

Wine Recommendations for the Budget Bride

A wedding celebration calls for a fine wine but which will be best for your budget? I know firsthand how intimidating it is to stroll through aisles upon aisles of bottles at a liquor store, scanning through all the varieties of red and white wine, pondering which vintage you should choose or country of origin… … Continue Reading…

Vancity Vendor – Sweet Treats

June 1st, 2012 by Jeannine

Vancity Vendor: Sweet Treats Candy Buffets

Harjeet Grewall Sandhu is no stranger to the event industry. For 10 years she has been event planning, decorating, and baking, but eventually, her entrepreneurial instincts kicked in and she decided to focus on a niche: candy buffets. It combines her two passions: decorating and candy. Aptly named Sweet Treats, Harjeet creates eye catching candy … Continue Reading…

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Jennifer Stafford Events

May 4th, 2012 by Jeannine

Vancity Vendor: Jennifer Stafford Events

Jennifer Stafford is an event enthusiast who wears many hats… she’s a planner, wedding cake baker, dessert table designer, decor rental provider, and she even offers lessons and demos for DIY’ers and inquiring minds alike! She’s experienced and well-educated in her many fields, having completed courses at BCIT and the Pacific Culinary Institute. Having a … Continue Reading…

Building a Better Relationship With Your Wedding Cake Baker

March 19th, 2012 by Jeannine

Building a Better Relationship With Your Wedding Cake Baker

The next installment of my “Building a Better Relationship” series involves creators of edible art. I’m talking about wedding cake and cupcake bakers. Here are some important things to know in order to have a great working relationship with your baker. Find the right cake decorator So you want a wedding cake… well the internet … Continue Reading…

Vancity Vendor – Cookievonster

February 10th, 2012 by Jeannine

Vancity Vendor: Cookievonster

Evon Au has loved baking since she was a child, but baking cookies for a living wasn’t part of her initial plan. She moved to Canada a few years ago and decided to take a break from work. With all this time on her hands, she baked and learned to decorate cookies, and her friends … Continue Reading…