Featured Baker: Jenni Martin of Mr. Sprinkles

We are very excited to have Jenni of Mr. Sprinkles join us as one of the volunteer bakers! Having participated in several bake sales already, we love how she’ll add to our event with her experience!

Thanks for posting about us too Jenni!

Images courtesy of Magna Vita Photography. Please check out her amazing talent at magnavitaphotography.ca

What will you see from Jenni at the Big Screen Bake Sale: We are flabbergasted how many movies she’s selecting for her themes! This includes: ET – The Extraterrestrial, Star Wars, Casino Royale, Ghost Busters, & Jurassic Park!!! Below are some video clips of her movie choices!

– Mandy (@m_candy)

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Featured Bakers: Christina Jung + Anastasia Chung

    

Our next featured bakers are Christina & Anastasia who are co-workers at My Loud Speaker – a full-service marketing agency in Vancouver. MLS provides several services such as commercial advertisements, Permance Installation Ads, event space + film equipment rentals.

What will you see from Steph at the Big Screen Bake Sale: Brings us back to childhood – Sesame Street! My favorite was Big Bird!

– Mandy (@m_candy)

Featured Baker: Dolce Delights

Dolce Delights is one of Vancouver’s favorite cupcake resources. While still in school for Criminology at Simon Fraser University, Ms. Stephanie Sia (@stephsia) started Dolce Delights, and business has been booming. She has recently just completed her last exam and will be graduating from the Criminology program next year after a practicum! An entrepreneur at heart, Steph is also a travelista with a big heart. As one of Vancouver’s social-media-saavy independent bakers, she has contributed her cupcakes to various fundraiser events and we are very thankful that she will be joining us and providing us with her expertise + yummy baked goods!

What will you see from Steph at the Big Screen Bake Sale: I think a lot of people will go crazy for her chosen theme… Harry Potter!

– Mandy (@m_candy)

Featured Baker: Nan Maung

Ms. Nan Maung also known as misonani on Twitter is who I would call a “Wonder Woman.” She is one of the busiest gals I know. After graduation with a Communications Degree from Simon Fraser University, Nan went on to work as Marketing Coordinator at Creative B’stro. Through this, she has gained extensive experience in account management where she provided support for many projects.

During her spare time, this energentic girl practices bikram yoga, runs in marathons around the world, and plays volleyball religiously. Even with her busy schedule, she is still making time to donate some delicious baked goods to our cause. Thank you so much Nan!

 

Check out some of Nan’s past baked goods, wow:

Moustache Cookies

Hello Kitty Cake Pops

Cars Cake Pops

What will you see from Nan at the Big Screen Bake Sale: We’re excited for Nan’s baked goods – the theme of them will be *drum roll*… Nacho Libre.

 

– Mandy (@m_candy)

New to Baking? Simple Vanilla Cupcakes Recipe

I really like the Joy of Baking website because she just has so many recipes and baking videos! Here is a video on making simple vanilla cupcakes where you can be completely creative on how to ice your cupcakes.

Simple Vanilla Cupcake Recipes via Joy of Baking (Makes about 12 cupcakes)

Vanilla Cupcakes:

1/2 cup (113 grams) unsalted butter, room temperature

2/3 cup (130 grams) granulated white sugar

3 large eggs

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Zest of 1 large lemon (outer yellow skin)

1 1/2 cups (195 grams) all purpose flour

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup (60 ml) milk

Buttercream Frosting:

2 cups (230 grams) confectioners sugar (icing or powdered sugar), sifted

1/2 cup (113 grams) unsalted butter, room temperature

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

2 tablespoons milk or light cream

Assorted food colors (if desired)

Vanilla Cupcakes: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (177 degrees C) and line 12 muffin cups with paper liners.

In the bowl of your electric mixer, or with a hand mixer, beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in the vanilla extract and lemon zest.

In a separate bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.

With the mixer on low speed, alternately add the flour mixture and milk, in three additions, beginning and ending with the flour. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed.

Evenly fill the muffin cups with the batter and bake for about 17 – 20 minutes or just until set and a toothpick inserted into a cupcake comes out clean. (Do not over bake or the cupcakes will be dry.) Remove from oven and place on a wire rack to cool. Once the cupcakes have completely cooled, frost with icing. If you want flat topped cupcakes then slice off the dome of each cupcake, with a sharp knife, before frosting. If you want to pipe the frosting, I like to use a large Wilton 1M star decorating tip. Cupcakes are best eaten the same day they are made, but they can be covered and stored for a few days.

Buttercream Frosting: In an electric mixer, or with a hand mixer, cream the butter until smooth and well blended. Add the vanilla extract. With the mixer on low speed, gradually beat in the sugar. Scrape down the sides of the bowl. Add the milk and beat on high speed until frosting is light and fluffy (about 3-4 minutes). Add a little more milk or sugar, if needed. Tint the frosting with desired food color (I use the paste food coloring that is available at cake decorating stores and party stores).

– Mandy (@m_candy)

Caramel Apple Cupcakes Recipe

Movie inspired cupcakes! When I think of apples – I think of the apple in the movie Snow White. If you have time this weekend, this will be a great recipe to try out 🙂 The following recipe came from the Java Cupcake website – one of my favorite websites for cupcakes!

Recipe below – please click on image for the full size!