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Favourite Toronto Wedding and Event Vendors

In Random, Reviews on April 20, 2016 at am

Sept 26, 2015-1624

John and I got married in September, 2015. The wedding planning process was much more difficult than we anticipated, so in hopes of helping other people with their event planning, I wanted to share a short list of our favourite wedding vendors in Toronto, ON. We were very lucky that all of our vendors worked out, but the ones listed below were truly outstanding or unique. Let me know if you have any questions! (For more wedding photos, check out my instagram account @cookingwithalison)

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Alison and John’s Wedding Menu

In Random on December 7, 2015 at pm

Hi everyone,

I’m sorry that I haven’t written in a while. I got married in September, 2015, and am still dealing with some health issues. I have lots of recipes that I can’t wait to share with you. Hopefully, I’ll be able to soon.  In the meantime, I wanted to share our wedding menu. John and I hired the best Chinese caterer in Toronto, ON – Dragon Dynasty Catering – to cook a 10-course meal for our guests (menu below). There was also a 10-course Chinese vegetarian option and a 4-course kids meal. The photos below were taken at the tasting. (For more wedding photos, check out my instagram account @cookingwithalison)

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My First Wedding Cake (and the Sugar Shack that Anthony Bourdain went to in No Reservations)

In Cake Decorating, Cakes, Reviews on September 17, 2011 at am

Two of my good friends got married on September 10, 2011 at Sucrerie de la Montagne in Quebec, Canada.  On a side note, Chef Anthony Bourdain went to this very sugar shack for his television show, No Reservations.  My friends had an intimate wedding and invited their friends and family to bring cakes for dessert.  So I took this opportunity to make my first wedding cake.  It was a one-tier, two-layer chocolate cake with strawberry raspberry jam and vanilla Swiss meringue buttercream.  It was covered with marshmallow fondant and topped with fresh, fall coloured flowers.  I was very happy with how it turned out and people loved the way that it tasted.  My cake decorating skills have come a LONG way since my Michael’s cake decorating course.  🙂  This cake was surprisingly easy to make.  See below for the recipes and a few tips.

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