Foodology

Indulge n Dance: Up and Coming Pastry Makers

Diana Chan April 19, 2012 Event

Foodology Disclaimer: I was invited as media to attend this event, but was not required to write about it. I decided to write about it to showcase the amazing bakers in Vancouver.


Indulge n Dance is an after dinner event featuring some of Vancouver’s up and coming pastry markers. The event was held at the W2 cafe and it provided a fun and relaxed atmosphere to snack on goodies and dance!

Seven bakers were featured during the night:

  • Some Kind of Wonderful
  • Guava Jelly
  • The Pie Hole
  • Yummy Workshop
  • Hyggelig Bakery
  • Kawaii Eats
  • Rosy’s Bake Shoppe

In addition to the sweet treats of each baker, great 80s/90s dance music was played so the guests could dance off all the calories. I have to admit, I am not a fan of dancing, but the songs played gave me a sense of nostalgia.

Indulge n Dance was put on by Social Bites!

Pie Holes specialized in pies as indicated by their name. They have savory pies, sweet pies, and their pie pops. A double bacon cheese burger pie sounds might delicious right about now. You can order their specialty pies online!

Website: http://www.vancouverpiehole.com/
Twitter: @jenellparsons

During the event, they served their Apple caramel pie pops!

Kawaii Eats is owned by Melany Yeap. She enrolled at the Pacific Institue of Culinary Arts in the Bakery and Pastry program and soon created Kawaii Eats. She can be seen at various events around town such as the Bakers Market, and a few of the Japanese festivals. Check out her website for some very creative macarons.

Website: http://www.kawaii-eats.blogspot.ca/
Twitter: @KawaiiEats

At Indulge n Dance, she created a Matcha macaron with white chocolate yuzu ganache.

Yummy Workshop is created by Betty Hung. She blogs about restaurants, baking recipes, desserts and even canning! Her website looks amazing and also is her delicious creations!

Website: http://yummyworkshop.com/
Twitter:@YummyWorkshop

She created a Chocolate ganache tart with salted caramel.

Hyggelig Bakery is created by graduates of Art Institute of Vancouver’s Baking and Pastry Program – Helen, Nicole and Ashley. They are budding professional bakers and entrepreneurs that love to experiment. They also participated in the last Vancouvers Bakers Market!

Website: http://www.hyggeligatbakersmarket.com/
Twitter: @HyggeligBaking

They created a Dark chocolate baked donut with whiskey orange glaze.

Rosy’s Bake Shoppe is run by Rosanna Choi. Baking is a fun hobby of hers and loves to experiment with new recipes!

Website: http://rosysbakeshoppe.com/
Twitter: @rosysbakeshoppe

She created molasses spiced cookie ball coated in chocolate and then a rosemary shortbread cookie.

Guava Jelly Cupcakes is created by Zandra Alejandria! She obviously specializes in cupcakes, but with come unique flavours. Taro? Cookies n Cream? Buko Pandan? or what about Chocolate Chip Mint?

Website: http://www.guavajellycupcakes.com/
Twitter: @GuavaZan

Pina colada cupcake: pineapple cake, coconut custard, pineapple cream cheese icing

Unlike the usual cupcake, her creations are not too sweet. I usually avoid cupcakes, but with her cupcakes…I could eat a few in one sitting.

Some Kind of Wonderful is a home run cake decorating business owned by Kimberly. Kimberly is originally from Ontario, but decided to come to Vancouver to further her pastry adventures. She has a lot of experience and has a good eye for details.

Website: http://www.somekindofwonderful.ca/
Twitter: @kimberlySKOW

For the event, she created a vanilla buttermilk cake pop coated in white Belgium chocolate & candied maple bacon. These cake pops were such a bit with the attendees that it was voted the best item of the night!

All the desserts were quite unique and scrumptious! I would highly recommend checking out these great bakers and they are really talented!

Indulge n Dance is a reoccurring event, so don’t worry if you missed this! The format may change a bit but the concept will be the same. For more information about Indulge n Dance, visit their website – indulgendance.com

About The Author

Diana started Foodology in 2010 because she just eats out everyday! She started a food blog to share her love of food with the world! She lives in Vancouver, BC and adores the diversity of food around her. She will go crazy for churros and lattes.

  • wow! that looks so fun! wish i was there 🙁 if only just for the cake pops!

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