About Me

It’s so hard to write about yourself.  I mean really, who am I?  Well…. I’m me.  I’m a mom of two kidlets.  Little Miss is 4 and Little Mister is 2.  They keep me busy and messy.  I am also a mom to three furbabies.  Max the crazy 1 year old yellow lab, he does things like this. The Big Kitty (laziest cat on earth) and the Chloe Roo aka the little kitty (she thinks she is a dog).  I am a Starbucks girl – currently drinking an whatever my awesome barista Brian makes for me. My all time fav drink is the mint chocolate chip ice cream frap. I love the Vancouver Canucks, crappy tv shows, being outside, sparkling things and flip flops.

I just discovered my love for baking after seeing a friend post a picture of a sour cream chocolate cake on facebook and thinking “Why can’t I do that?” and so I made a cake, then another cake and then another cake.  Well… you get the picture.  I wanted to write about my experiences as a novice baker.  This blog will grow as I grow as a baker and a picture taker.

I live on the west coast of Canada in a suburb of Vancouver.  A place where in the summer no one has air conditioning at home and in the winter no one owns “real” winter boots.  We do have umbrellas, which get more milage than our cars.

I bake what we eat, from what we have, from scratch and with love.

I hope you will stick around for the ride.



email : ovenadventures (at) gmail (dot) com

15 Responses to “About Me”

  1. Jenn (Cookies Cupcakes Cardio) January 14, 2012 at 9:10 pm #

    Hi! I just found your website through My Baking Addiction and I’m always excited to find another Canadian blogger :) Now, how do we go about getting Cake Vodka into Canada?!?!

    • Christina (Mis-Cakes) January 14, 2012 at 9:20 pm #

      I know, right!!!! I don’t understand why we don’t have cake or marshmallow vodka. I stalk the liquor store hoping it will randomly be there next time. I am always happy to discover other Canadian bloggers too. We face the same challenges, like not having access to Cookie Butter or Cinnamon chips or Carnation Malted Milk Powder. 😉

      • Hannah March 7, 2012 at 12:13 pm #

        Yay for Vancouver! I’ve been in mad search for that Biscoff spread and cinnamon chips for what seems like forever. It’s killing me.

  2. Kim Campbell February 2, 2012 at 5:26 am #

    I found your blog when it was in another location and have followed you here! I too am a novice baker who opened a cupcake shop in April 2011. I am totally impressed with all of your posts! Great Job!! And I definitly will continue following your adventures!! Come check out my blog if you’d like http://www.cupsbykim.blogspot.com I hope you don’t mind me referencing your site too on my blog! Keep up the good work!!


  3. Linda March 17, 2012 at 8:31 am #

    I live in California. What are maple cream sandwich cookies. Are the the ones shaped like maple leaves that I saw on the internet. I do not think we have them here.
    Would love to try the blondies.


    • Christina (Mis-Cakes) March 17, 2012 at 9:18 am #

      Hi Linda, I’ve heard Trader Joes has them. Other than that you may have together them online. Hopefully you track some down, :)

  4. Britta July 8, 2012 at 5:12 pm #

    Hi Christina, I absolutely love your blog!! So great :) I nominated you for the Beautiful Blog Award, have a look :) http://redbikeinagreyworld.wordpress.com/2012/07/08/things-are-getting-beautiful/

    • Christina July 11, 2012 at 10:32 am #

      Thank you so much Britta! I really appreciate it.

  5. Nancy @ gottagetbaked August 12, 2012 at 8:04 pm #

    Hey woman, you know how much I love and adore your blog. I gave you a shout-out today and have nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award, because your blog is beyond lovely. If you want to pass it on, here’s the link to my post: http://gottagetbaked.com/2012/08/12/one-lovely-blog-award/

    • Christina August 15, 2012 at 2:52 pm #

      thanks Nancy! You are awesome.

  6. Kimberly August 27, 2012 at 5:55 am #

    I’ve pinned this cookie and will be testing it out tomorrow. I’m so excited I found your blog. I’m your newest follower. Feel free to stop by.

    Kimberly @ mypinterestreality.com

    • Christina August 30, 2012 at 3:19 pm #

      I hope you like it. Which one did you pin?

  7. Melissa November 16, 2012 at 8:57 am #

    Thanks so much for your blog i liked it a lot ….
    vermont maple syrup

  8. laurasmess April 1, 2013 at 8:11 am #

    Hi Christina! Love your blog… stumbled across it via Crazy for Crust (the feature on the maple bacon cinnamon buns). Your version looks gorgeous, as do all of your other baked wonders! Excited to have found another source of inspiration, thanks :)

    • Christina April 1, 2013 at 9:17 am #

      Thank you so much Laura.

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