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    Lovecakes Gourmet Cupcakes

    Lovecakes Bakery was a huge part of my life for several years and I got so much satisfaction from seeing people truly enjoying my baking and being thrilled and amazed by the decorating. I cringe, absolutely squirm in my seat, when I see pics of some of my earliest icing attempts. Dear Lord. But I did get better and since there is no longer any record, anywhere, of my creations (I’ve closed the website and facebook pages) I thought I’d post some of my favourite cake pictures here for posterity. And this one deserves its own moment of glory! Breakfast cupcake with maple buttercream frosting topped with candied bacon and…

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    I DON’T BELIEVE IT’S (Gluten Free) Chocolate Cake

    This is seriously one of my favourite chocolate cake recipes and one of my favourite dessert cake recipes. It is no oil painting. I have made a lot of much better looking chocolate cakes, but none that taste as good and moist as this one. It has an almost brownie, fudgey yumminess. It has NO FLOUR. None. Not even Gluten Free Flour. It’s made with Quinoa. Quinoa is, of course, a super food. And it is super easy to cook. Use the same proportions as rice (one cup of quinoa to 2 cups of water. Bring it to the boil, cover and simmer for 15 minutes. The Quinoa should be…