Food for Thought: The Week In Review (Family Bites)


  • Welcome! I'm Jan, a Canadian food writer & party planner with a specialty in celebrations for kids. I'm the Food Editor for SavvyMom Media & a contributor to several other family-focused publications. I live in Toronto with my husband and our two tween sons.

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A Canadian Foodie

Gorgeous cake - that is 3 ounces of butter per person - IF it goes as far as 60! That would be a mighty tasty cake!

Amy @ Family Feedbag

WOW! That cake is spectacular!! It's so ELEGANT. Well done, Jan!

Carol S-B

Jan, I just had to tell you how I've come to look forward to your 'week in review' posts.
I so enjoy clicking on a few of the links you kindly provide: you do come across some terrific stuff!


What a glorious cake! What a lucky family you have. And 11 pounds of butter, wow. I took a cake decorating class recently, and the method being taught uses only shortening in their so-called 'buttercream.' That was fine for practicing, but not for a real-life cake.

Jan Scott

Thanks, Marlene! I also learned to make buttercream with shortening when I took a cake decorating class but I just cant bring myself to use it in something I eat. Plus, Im a huge fan of Swiss meringue buttercream, and only the real thing will work in that! :)

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