Top Spots for Father’s Day Brunch 2012 in Vancouver

Photo credit: Campagnolo

I received an email from Groupon urging me to buy things for the man who “felt you kick inside him for nine months.” At first, it resonated. Then I realized: Hey, that was Mum.

Father’s Day, which takes place on Sunday, June 17, is fast approaching and dads too deserve their day in the sun. I’m sure Dad did a lot of carrying once I was on the outside.

Dana shared 10 fun things to do on Father’s Day, including fishing, playing soccer with the Whitecaps on Grouse Mountain and window-shopping for motorcycles at the Vancouver Men’s Show.

Here are a few great spots to take Dad out for an unforgettable Father’s Day meal. Continue reading:
Top Spots for Father’s Day Brunch 2012 in Vancouver

ManCakes Bakery: Cupcakes for Vancouver Men?

Buffalo Wing ManCake. Photo credit: ManCakes Bakery

You may have thought that the cupcake’s glory days were over. What more could bakers do? Cupcakes have been primped, pumped full of fillings, bacon-topped etc., only to finally give way to the next Vancouver dessert trend: the macaron.

But no. Out of nowhere, ManCakes introduced cupcakes for men. This new and provocative Port Moody bakery by Geoff Hamilton and Jeremy Wong creates 10 flavours of manly cupcakes, including their signature Buffalo Wing (with spicy cake base, baked blue cheese mousse, hot sauce buttercream and crispy chicken skin “sprinkles”) and Breakfast (a vanilla cake base with egg and bacon custard, topped with maple buttercream and a granola tuille).

The idea behind ManCakes? The old cupcake model is more about fussy frills than bold flavour.  Hamilton and Wong wanted to create something strong and adventurous that Vancouver men could enjoy.

I’m female and these flavours appeal to me. Unsurprisingly, according to this great article about ManCakes in The Vancouver Sun, 80% of ManCakes customers are women and this will increase with Father’s Day just around the corner.

Is the ManCake genius? Poorly-named? Genius but poorly-named? Continue reading:
ManCakes Bakery: Cupcakes for Vancouver Men?