Part II: Meet the Cake Boss Ladies

I feel honoured to be featured by Danny de la Cruz in his second article published in VRAI magazine. Learn more about why I started by business, what I specialize in, the advice I would give to someone starting their own business, and more. In case you missed Part I, you can check it...

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Part I: The Sweet Taste of Collaborative Success

Check out this article written by Danny de la Cruz from VRAI magazine that describes the importance of collaboration. He describes: "Creating not only beautiful, but delicious desserts, are what bakers and creative artists, Rechie Valdez and Frances Murray are all about. Get to know these talented boss ladies and...

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Desserts Featured in VRAI Magazine

I feel truly blessed to have our desserts showcased in the @coquemillinery vintage glam tea party stylized shoot. If you subscribe to VRAI magazine today to see the full spread. This issue includes ideas, recipes and more covering Thanksgiving, Christmas and the New Year! For additional photos, cake tutorial video and more, visit my...

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Calling all BABES

Chietopia will be exhibiting at BABES – Beauty Artists Bloggers and Entrepreneurs Social on Sunday, September 25th, 2016. Be sure to check us out, along with @chezfrandesserts, @real_freshing, and @living_chocolate! Register here: thebabes.eventbrite.ca (SOLD OUT) Event hosted by: M.U.A. Central https://www.instagram.com/p/BJ1AYsBDUbm/?taken-by=chietopia...

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Top 5 Tips for Successful Macarons

I consistently get asked how I bake macarons, because unlike baking muffins or cookies macarons are finicky. This blog is not meant to be an exhaustive list of macaron recipes, you can find plenty online. Instead, I’d like to provide you with some additional insight on how to be successful...

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Perspective

What do you see in the image above (this may involve scrolling)?  You're probably listing several ideas in your head, narrowing it down to a short list, and concluding with your top one to two options. Keep your answer(s) in your mind for a few moments.     What I admire about my children are...

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