Hold onto your hats and loosen your belts a notch Vancouver! Geek Sweets is now available for custom orders in the greater Vancouver area.

Starting June 2012, Geek Sweets will be working together with Carole's Country Kitchen at the Vancouver Farmer's Markets, and as Geek Sweets at the Baker's Market. We'll also be popping up around the city at various fairs and festivals, so check the Geek Sweets Event Calendar for upcoming market dates and event details!

Coming Soon!

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 Join the Vancouver Farmer's Market for a night of seasonal food and drink - and support local food while you're at it! Click the image above for ticket into.


Specializing in tasty treats for the more geekily inclined, Geek Sweets is a home-based bakery making specialty cakes, cupcakes, cookies and other yummy baked goods. Everything is made from scratch with the freshest Vancouver ingredients, just like grandma used to make. If grandma made cookies shaped like weighted companion cubes and Battlestar Galacticakes.

From a specialty Simpsons wedding cake to a dozen halloween brain cupcakes, no order is too big or too small for Geek Sweets.

Drop me a line at  jenny@geeksweets.net, or call 778-991-4335 in the Vancouver area and let's talk nerdy.


Stand-up Spiderweb Cupcakes

Diabetic-friendly Devil's Food Cupcakes with Splenda Buttercream

It's almost here guys! Halloween! Candy! Costumes! Parties! Exclamation marks! Seriously, forget Christmas, THIS is my favourite holiday. 

These spiderweb cupcakes (which are almost sugar free, believe it or not,) were actually much easier to create than I thought they would be, thanks to Wilton Candy Melts. Is there *ANYTHING* that stuff can't do?

Tutorial forthcoming after I've had a loooong weekend of debauchery and am able to peel myself up off the floor, chocolate bar wrappers all stuck to my face.



Recipe: Strawberry Spice Cupcakes with Avocado Buttercream

Hey everyone! This entry is my under-the-wire, last-minute entry into Redpath Sugar's "The Happy Baker" baking challenge. I've only got a little while left to get this entry in, so I'll be brief. No rambling in this post, I promise.

After a couple *cough*FOUR*cough* batches, I think I've perfected the Strawberry cupcake. At least what I think is the perfect strawberry cupcake. It's sweet, it's puffy, and it's a little spicy. Like me! Especially the puffy part.

Feast your eyes on these babies:

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Recipe: Rich Dark Chocolate Icing

Remember when I bribed you to subscribe to my RSS or Twitter feed by saying I'd post that delicious dark chocolate icing recipe? Sneaky, right?

Well, it's time to reward your loyalty by putting out. The recipe, that is. Details follow the jump, as well as a handy dandy printable recipe card.

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Capital Cupcake Camp 2010

Photo by Shawn Dearn.

On Sunday September 26th, I walked into Ottawa city hall into a room filled with hundreds of cupcakes. Hundreds of cupcakes made by Ottawa's finest professional and amateur bakers. Hundreds of cupcakes just waiting to be eaten. 

Excited yet? I know I was. 

There's nothing in the world like being in a room filled with so many passionate people. Everyone in attendance was filled with so much positive energy. Excitement, hope, pride. It was so thick in the air you could, well, spread it on a cupcake.

But we'll get there. First, let's figure out how I got to this magical place. It started with a sketch:

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I had the strangest dream...

...and *you* were there... And *you* were there... And I won Best Decorated in the Pro category at Capital Cupcake Camp!

Full post with photos of the crazy day coming shortly, but in the meantime, enjoy this gratuitous chocolate shot of the leftover cupcakes I brought in to work with me today.

Turns out, edible gold glitter is just as fabulous as it sounds.