Spotlight: November 15, 2010 – The Pink Spatula

Sunday, November 14th, 2010


Unusual edible delights fascinate us. Delicious things delight us. When we learned about Tina Bacon and The Pink Spatula, life was fairly exciting :) Tina is a very talented local pastry chef whose sweet business began in early 2009 , and we are excited to introduce you to her!

Tina has had a passion for baking since she was a young girl. It had always been a hobby, supported by her friends and family. It wasn’t until two life changing events, leaving a job she’d been at for years followed by serious treatments for a life threatening disease, that Tina turned this hobby into a passion-fueled career. Watching Tina bake is extraordinary – she actually smiles while she’s creating! It’s fantastic to see this survivor doing something she absolutely loves and, by the way, totally rockin’ it!!!

One of our favourite Tina-creations is her handmade marshmallows. An absolutely perfect holiday hostess gift, these things will melt in your mouth. From toasted coconut to creme de menthe, holiday spice, ancho chilies or liquer-soaked fruit, The Pink Spatula specialty marshmallows are available in some delectable flavours. Imagine a creme de menthe mallow topping a latte or hot chocolate, or savouring a toasted coconut marshmallow which is a delight on its own. No artificial flavours or colourings are added to these delicious delights – only fruit, pure vanilla, ground spices and sometimes a liqueur. Find these marshmallows at City Blends Coffee & Tea House in Mission, Well Seasoned in Langley and at next weekend’s Shed Row Market.

Also available at Well Seasoned are Tina’s frozen cookie doughs. The cookies are already moulded and prepared – you literally just thaw, bake, et voila – perfect cookies! Dark Chocolate Sour Cherry Pecan, Lemon Black Pepper Shortbread log and Double Ginger Cookies are just a few of the varieties available. YUMMY!

Between us, our team has enjoyed a number of Tina’s baking classes. Decadent Desserts, Simple Gluten-Free… this lady knows her stuff! You will find Tina’s classes at Well Seasoned in Langley, including some upcoming Christmas candy and cookie classes that you won’t want to miss!

If you have a chance to try out Tina’s creations, your sweet tooth will do a happy dance. And seriously, try the marshmallows. Please leave a note below to be entered to win a package of each of The Pink Spatula’s holiday marshmallow flavours: Creme de Menthe, Sweet Heat Chili, Cranberry Orange, Holiday Spice and Toasted Coconut. We think these would make great stocking stuffers, if they make it to Christmas!

The Pink Spatula

Contributor: Kristi Ferguson

Kristi Ferguson is the Founder & Editor of The Pulse. Her company, Double You, offers online communications consulting, project management and event planning. Kristi is a proud mama who loves to explore, shop, laugh & create. She is passionate about promoting all things local. Twitter: @pulseblogonline @MrsKFergie

67 Responses to “Spotlight: November 15, 2010 – The Pink Spatula”

  1. Kathy Nicolette says:

    I’m in – can’t wait to give them a try. Christmas shopping won’t be complete with out a stop to pick some up

  2. Sarah says:

    Liquor-soaked fruit, all wrapped up in a marshmallow package. Sounds like a delicious combination of all the truly important food groups.

  3. lynda says:

    sounds so good!

  4. admin says:

    Well said, Marilyn. Couldn’t agree more!

  5. Kelly says:

    Tina is a fabulous baker and I have had the opportunity to try many of her delicacies!!

  6. Cheryl says:

    Sounds so tasty. I can’t wait to try some of the baking for myself!

  7. Jade says:

    Mmmmm! Reading about these actually made my mouth water!

  8. theresa hain says:

    they look completely delicious! thanks for giving me the chance to win. yummmmmm

  9. Cassandra says:

    I love Tina’s creations. She is a talent!

  10. Marilyn Fischer says:

    I’ve clipped recipes for marshmallow but never heard of so many flavour treats. They sound delicious and very decadent! Can’t wait to try them (needless to say I never got around to making my own!).

  11. Jenn Kirk says:

    Yummy… I would just eat them as a snack :)

  12. Recently tried Tina’s holiday spice marshmallows and they are amazing. Pure heaven! And perfect for an afternoon latte :)

  13. Susan says:

    Sounds perfect for sharing on a winter’s day.

  14. Karen says:

    Hopefully I’ll come in contact with these before Christmas, sounds like great hostess gifts!!!

  15. Jenny says:

    These sound scrumptious! Does leaving a comment enter us in the contest? Or is there another place to enter?

  16. Carin Bondar says:

    yum! would love to try these!

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