If you are anything like me, the haze of the holidays has worn off and you actually can’t remember having any days off at all. What you need (and me too… desperately) is a night of amazing food and drink. Enter the Red and White! You might remember this fantastic fundraiser from last year or at least from my teaser post a few weeks ago.

The twist this year, it’s an all female chef crew! That’s right – girl power! The very talented chefs include: Caroline Ishii, Zen Kitchen; Katie Brown, Beckta; and Sarah Allen of Union 613.

The part I’m looking forward to most (besides ALL OF IT), is dessert. Which will once again be provided by Little Cakes. Last year the cupcakes were so amazing – I’m pretty sure I tried all four flavours at least twice. Don’t do the math. I don’t want to admit to eating that many cupcakes… even if they are mini.


I had the pleasure of speaking to Shakira Whitton from Little Cakes about this year’s event.

Simply Fresh – I’ll start off by saying I’m so happy you are doing the red and white again this year – your cupcakes were such a hit last time!! What made you want to get involved in the event??

Little Cakes – Being successful business women and mothers, with safe and happy home lives, Colleen and I both strongly support charities such as Youville Centre and Harmony House. We believe every woman and child in need deserves a brighter future and we respect the work these organizations do for women.

We have been donating graduation cupcakes to The Youville Centre for the past 3 years and when [we were] contacted about the The Red and White event for Harmony House, we were very eager to participate. The event would feature savory foods being prepared by top chefs, as well as local wine and beer. Mini cupcakes to wrap things up seemed like a perfect fit!

The evening was a huge success and we are delighted to be back this year!!

That’s great how do you feel about the line up being all female chefs this year – and all from Ottawa no less??

YES the all female line-up of chefs is super exciting – GIRL POWER!!

 And now for the most important question – what kind of cupcakes are you making for the event this year??

 We’ve chosen a few cupcake flavors to serve up this year; 2 of our classic favorites and 2 scrumptious new ones! From last year’s event –  Bananarama and Chocolate Brownie and the new flavors – Raspberry White Chocolate and Black Forest.

I don’t know about you, but my mouth is watering already.

The Red and White is next week – Wednesday, January 16th, 2013 at Ashbury College, 362 Mariposa Ave. at 7pm. Tickets are $60 and can be purchased here.

All profit from the event go to support Harmony House Women’s Shelter. Do some good, eat some food and drink some wine. Can there possibly be a better evening?? Not in my books.