Friday, April 12, 2013

Mini Cheese cakes.

Every friday the Admin staff of Extended Hands food bank and Resurrection Center meet to catch up on the weekly events.
We had decided that it would be a great idea to also have lunch together as we are not only co-workers but we have become a close knit family.
On occasion I will cook lunch. For the most part I bring in desserts. The Mini cheesecakes with a drizzle of milk chocolate were the lastest treats. I did keep in mind that we are trying to eat healthier, so yes they are low-fat.

You would never know cause they tasted GREAT!

I had also brought these cute treats.....

Here's how I did them.....

I washed 3 LARGE oranges then cut them in half.
Use a tablespoon to clean out the halves, but do it gently so as not to rip the rind or make any holes.
In a separate bowl I had made my jello (1cup hot water, 1/2 cup cold water. Sets faster and harder.) which I poured into each half of the orange.
I then set them in teacups to keep them balanced while they chilled in the fridge.
Once they were set enough, I use a large sharp knife and cut them as I would a regular orange to make those cute slices which everyone enjoyed.

Try it and have fun!


Since last I had really posted anything of interest I have found a loving career as the Coordinator of a TERRIFIC food bank in Lachine, Quebec called EXTENDED HANDS.

Precious Delights has always remained such a dear venture for me, but as a mom of a fast-growing 7yr old, I did need something more reliable and stable.
The cupcake business is a rough one here as there are now so many of us. Precious Delights is a one-woman show with a tiny budget, so it is hard to keep up with the rest.
Orders for my cakes, cupcakes, chocolates and now hard candy are coming in weekly.
What I really need to do is get out there and get 1 to 5 corporate deals.
There is one company who has become a faithful client. With a minimum order of 6 dozen cupcakes. Each dozen is of a different flavor. Those orders I have fun with and love the comments whenever I meet the owner to drop them off.

For those of you who really know number of different ventures has and will always continue to grow.

Yes, I still do babyshower goodies (baked and faked. LOL). Diapercakes and other diaper items are still popular. I am trying other tricks using diapers and baby items. PHOTOS TO BE POSTED SOON.

Hard candy and resin jewelry are the too newest products that I really enjoy doing.
I have also restarted making cards for various occasions.

Now with all that said....I have managed to keep my sanity and raise a FABULOUS little man. My Gabriel. He has taken to helping me with the baking by becoming my quality controller. LOL

All I do is for Him.

Better late than NEVER.

Well it has been a good 3 years since I last blogged.

I have realized that most, if not all, successful small businesses have some sort of Blog going on.

So I have returned.

There is alot to get you updated on, so please have patience with me. Even though my blog has been around for sometime, I am quite rusty at this.

Monday, July 5, 2010


Have you ever tried a recipe, be it from a book or from a friend, that just didn't come out how you expected?
I have....many.
My new fix for these edible disasters is to REBAKE them.
I recently had this experience with a cake recipe that just would NOT bake. It stayed liquid in the middle and crisp on the edges.
I took it out of the oven and stirred it in a bowl and added more flour. Then I decided to EXPERIMENT more and added both dark and white chocolate chips along with toffee bits.
Needless to say the cake, which I then turned into cupcakes, came out AMAZING.
So please, when baking, don't get discouraged. You can always try something new and you never know what will come out.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Future Tradeshows

Precious Delights is glad to share info about several upcoming tradeshows for other small business vendors who are looking for venues to show their goods.
Please contact me should you require any additional information.
Hope to see you at one of the events

July 31st Hudson Street Fair in Hudson, Quebec

Sept. 18th Townshippers Day Festival in Danville, Quebec

Oct. 28th Lakeshore Hospital in Pointe Claire, Quebec

Nov. 20th and Nov. 21st Dollard Des Ormeaux Craft Fair in Dollard des Ormeaux, Quebec

Nov. 21st Marche de Noel in Pierrefonds, Quebec

Nov. 26th and Nov. 27th Villa Maria’s Arts & Craft Fair in Montreal, Quebec

Dec.1st and Dec.2nd John Abbott Craft Fair in Ste-Anne-de Bellevue, Quebec

Dec.5th Centennial Annual Craft Fair in Greenfield Park, Quebec

Dec.9th Jewish General Boutique Day in Montreal, Quebec

April 1,2,3 2011 National Women’s Show in Montreal, Quebec

Friday, May 21, 2010

Baked goods.

Well As Precious Delights is growing so are my ventures.
I have recently taken up beading and baking.
I have surprised myself, not that I didn't believe I could do it, with the end results.

Baking has become the main focus for Precious Delights and I am proud to say the orders are coming in.
I recently received an order for GLUTEN-FREE cupcakes.
Now, I'm not gonna front. I have made Gf stuff before, but just for a friend. The recipe requires way more ingredients and patience that my regular one.
My main worry was contamination with wheat products. So I bought new baking tools to avoid any mishaps.
It turns out everything went ok. The cupcakes came out GREAT!
Glad to know I made a bunch of nine year old girls happy.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


I am so pleased to announce that we have finalized the venue for the MONTREAL CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL FUNDRAISER.
It is to held at the:
QUALITY SUITES in Pointe-Claire
on SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 26th 2009 from 11am to 4pm.
FREE to enter.
There is a raffle for some great prizes...value ranging from $35 to OVER $200.
Tickets are 1 for $3 or 3 for $7.
We are praying for a good turnout since our minimum goal is $2000.
It's for a TERRIFIC cause and would appreciate you coming.
Bring a friend or 2.
Vendors will be selling great items like handmade soap, candles, jewelry, Avon, pashminas, diaper cakes, baked goods and much more.
See you there.