Tuesday, November 26, 2013

The Sugarplum Fairy hangs up the apron

Merry Christmas (a bit early) to all my loyal and highly-appreciated customers! I'm sorry to inform you that I won't be baking for profit this year, but rather just to put smiles on the faces of my own family.  I am back to paid full-time employment so I won't have time to be the Sugarplum Fairy.

Merry Christmas to all and to all a goodnight.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Find me on Facebook

Hi everyone.  The Christmas season seems ages ago now that the sun is starting to feel warm again. 

I've decided to work on expanding my baking business by offering one or two items each week through my new Facebook page.  You can find the Sugarplum Fairy Facebook page here.

Follow us/like us/check often to see what I'll be baking that week.  Leave a comment or send me a message to place your order.  Baking will be ready on Thursday each week.  I will put the focus on freezable baking and things good for school lunches or weekend company.  Pies can be done anytime upon request.

This week is Buttertart and Lemon Square week.  Next week the focus will be on chocolate.  I look forward to baking for you!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Christmas 2012

After a (very!) long hiatus, the Sugarplum Fairy is donning her apron for another Christmas season.  I'm very excited to be back baking for you and am very pleased to be offering a fairly full line of gluten-free baking as well as my regular wheat-based baking this year.

As you may recall, I was diagnosed with gluten-intolerance two years ago.  I've spent the last two years re-learning how to bake so that my gluten-free recipes are as good as my wheat-based recipes.  I've finally got it figured out.

My price list is ready, my oven has been cleaned and my wooden spoons are quivering in anticipation of the busy season ahead.

All of my baking is designed to be freeze-able so you can store it away and pull it out when needed.

I'm offering a new package this year for those times during the holidays when you need a hostess gift.  You can store it in your freezer and pull it out when something special is needed to say "Thanks".

Here are the details for this year:

1.  Please look at my Christmas 2012 page to view the packages and by-the-dozen price lists I am offering this year.
2.  Please email me with your order or call me at 613-883-4145.
3.  Please have your order in by December 10 for delivery during the period of December 17-22 (I still may be able to accommodate your order after December 10 but I can't guarantee it). 

Please note that I am only able to serve customers in the Ottawa/Gatineau region of Canada.
I look forward to baking for you again!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Easter Price List 2011

Welcome Spring! I am so happy to see my wee flowers popping up out of the garden. And I'm so happy it is almost Easter. I'm excited to be offering Easter baking this year. Below you will find my price list. Please note that due to fuel prices I'm not able to offer free delivery any longer unless you live in Alta Vista or South Keys. If you live elsewhere in Ottawa, I can deliver for a fee or, of course, you can always pick up your baking at my home.

Below you'll find my Taste of Spring package as well as several pies, Paska (Mennonite Easter bread) and butter tarts as well as homemade Easter cream eggs (hooray!). As always, custom packages are available. Just let me know what you'd like!

Lastly, I'm very excited to be offering some gluten-free baking now. The GF list is at the bottom of this post. Please note that while these recipes do not contain gluten, I do use gluten in my kitchen and my utensils and mixer, while cleaned between recipes, do come in contact with gluten.

If you would like to place an order or just ask a question, please contact me using the information in the sidebar. Please have all orders in for Easter by April 16.

A Taste of Spring $50

1 loaf of Paska
1 dozen of each of the following:
  • Caramel Toffee Squares
  • Hello Dollies
  • Seafoam Chews
  • Rolo Cookies
  • Old Fashioned Lemon Squares
Single loaves of Paska $5

Lemon Puff Pie $14

Key Lime Pie $15

Acadian Sugar Pie $16

Frozen Peanut Butter Pie $16

Butter Tarts $2 each

Homemade Easter Cream Eggs wrapped up nicely just as the Bunny himself would do it
$2 each

Gluten-Free Goodies

Old Fashioned Lemon Squares $7 per dozen
Butter Tarts $15 for six
Key Lime Pie $17
Lemon Puff Pie $16
Acadian Sugar Pie $18
Homemade Easter Cream Eggs $2 each

Monday, March 28, 2011

Easter goodies

Here in Ottawa we are all pining for crocuses, daffodils and tulips. While the temperatures outside may not be spring-like yet, Easter reminds us that spring is indeed here.

I will be putting up a price list for Easter shortly but just to get you thinking about Easter treats, here are some of the recipes I plan to offer:

  • Lemon Puff Pie
  • Key Lime Pie
  • Acadian Sugar Pie
  • Shoefly Pie
  • Butter tarts
  • Old Fashioned Lemon Squares
  • Seafoam Chews
  • Caramel Toffee Squares
  • Paska (Mennonite Easter Bread)
  • Rolo cookies
  • Homemade Easter Cream Eggs
In a cruel twist of fate, the Sugarplum Fairy has discovered that she is gluten intolerant. Rather than crying myself to sleep each night, I've decided to embrace this as a learning opportunity and work out some really good gluten-free recipes. As such, I'm able to offer the following recipes as gluten-free:
  • Butter tarts
  • Old Fashioned Lemon Squares
  • Homemade Easter Cream Eggs
  • Key Lime Pie
  • Acadian Sugar Pie
Please note however that I still do bake recipes in my kitchen with regular flour which means that my mixers and pans do come in contact with wheat flour.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Christmas is over but the baking goes on....

My friends, although the tree is down, the presents unwrapped and the cookies eaten, I am still baking... or at least, willing to bake. I am indeed taking a little break from the kitchen right now, that is, until someone calls needing cookies.

I continue to be at your beck and call for cookies, pies and squares. Hosting a baby or wedding shower? Having family or friends out of town for the weekend? Hosting a skating party? Let me do the baking for you. Have a browse through the photos at the side or through my previous price lists and let me know what sort of baking you're interested in. I'll give you a price and a delivery date as fast as you can say Hello Dollies!

Friday, December 10, 2010

All full

Apologies to anyone who is left disappointed but I'm not able to take anymore orders for Christmas. The wonderful coverage on SavvyMom Ottawa and word-of-mouth has meant that I'm at baking capacity! However, if you are planning a New Years celebration and would like some goodies, please see the packages below or pick and choose and I'd be happy to put together a custom order. Thanks for your patronage!