News

Chef designs Stanley Cup cupcake

Jen Bell, owner of Bell
Jen Bell, owner of Bell's Bake Shop in Steveston, has designed an edible tribute to the Vancouver Canucks.
— image credit: Seung Chul-Baik photo

Bell's Bake Shop is hardly a hockey hotbed. Walls in the Steveston shop are yellow, not blue and green. The specialties are devil's food and red velvet cupcakes, not pretzels and Molson Canadians.

But on Canucks game days, keen-eyed cupcake consumers might find something of interest behind the counter—a cupcake made in the likeness of Lord Stanley's Cup.

Shop owner and chief cupcake creator Jen Bell admits having little interest in sports, but can't seem to avoid frenzied hockey fans.

It's her own fault.

With fond summer memories of her mother baking cupcakes inside ice-cream cones, Bell was planning to do the same. But after fiddling with a cone, she couldn't help but see the resemblance to the hallowed Cup.

She took fondant, shaped it into a bowl to top the upside-down cone, and covered the prize in silver edible paint.

Bell had made a miniature, edible Stanley Cup.

"How much closer could you get with a piece of food, really," said Bell at her First Avenue shop.

Fittingly, the patriotic cake is maple with a maple butter cream centre.

Reluctantly, she's making a batch for game days—priced at $3.50 each—and is also taking special orders.

Word has spread.

She has a few orders for Saturday, and on Thursday she fielded a call from a customer who wants a batch shipped to Washington DC.

Said Bell: "I'm not on the bandwagon, it's just a beautiful piece of sculpture. Anybody can see it and know what it is."

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Christmas food drives take bite out of hunger
 
Sign bylaw vote could come in 6 months
 
Water probed at Garden City lands
Teacher strike cheques in the mail
 
Charges laid in fatal Surrey stabbing
 
Election 2014: New Westminster’s ‘developing’ situation
Election 2014: Surrey councillor candidates take on questions
 
City signs new deal with Abbotsford Centre operator
 
In the ditch

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 29 edition online now. Browse the archives.