Valentine's Day Cookies

Yes, We Make Sugar Cookies!

Yes, we do offer nut free sugar cookies in our Regina bakery! We have a limited amount of sugar cookies available in the shop daily so we recommend calling us at least one week in advance to place any special orders. We had SO many orders for sugar cookies on Valentine’s Day and Christmas!

Valentine's Day Cookies

Our sugar cookies are soft, thick cookies decorated with royal icing. We offer a variety of different designs for all sorts of holidays and special occasions like:

  • birthday parties
  • all special holidays like Valentine’s Day, Easter, Mother’s Day, etc.
  • bridal showers and bachelorette parties
  • baby showers
  • divorce parties
  • …and the list goes on!

Divorce Party Cookies Regina

Our small, basic sugar cookies are $3 including taxes. Our larger sugar cookies are $6+ each. Feel free to give us a call and we can discuss your ideas and needs.

Easter Sugar Cookies Regina

Visit us on Instagram for more samples of our sugar cookie designs.

We look forward to fattening you up soon!

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Drip Cakes Regina

Yes, We Make Cakes!

We’ve been receiving a lot of requests for nut-free cakes and cupcakes in Regina and we’re happy to announce that YES – we do offer specialty drip cakes and cupcakes from our nut-free bakery!

Nut Free Cupcakes Regina

Our gourmet cupcakes and drip cakes are available by special order only. This means, if you would like to order cupcakes and cakes for your next event, please contact us at the bakery (306) 569-9519 to place an order.

We will have a small amount of cupcakes available in the shop daily but we recommend that you call us to place an order for your event. Our gourmet cupcakes start at $4.00 each including taxes.

Gourmet Cupcakes Regina

Our drip cakes are 6″, 5-layer cakes that serve 8-10 people. They can be decorated and topped in a variety of different ways. Call us at the bakery to discuss your dessert needs and we’d be happy to create something special for your next event! Our drip cakes start at $50 including taxes.

Drip Cakes Regina

We recommend calling us one week in advance to place your special orders.

We look forward to serving you soon!

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Go Big Treats Bakery

New Location!

Yes, we now have a storefront location!

We moved into the Cathedral Village location in January 2019 and we couldn’t be more excited about it! We’re located right on 13th Avenue (2816 – 13th Avenue) between Rae and Retallack. It’s a great location for a specialized bakery like ours and the support from the community has been amazing!

Go Big Treats Bakery

Visit our Shop page for the most updated listing of our hours and we look forward to serving you in our new location soon!

Go Big Treats Bakery

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Bakery Swag Bag Ideas

Bakery Swag Bag Ideas

If you’re checking this post out, I assume you’re likely a bakery owner looking for some bakery swag bag ideas for an upcoming trade show. Or maybe you’re a trade show attendee wondering what will be in the next Go Big Treats swag bags. Either way – welcome! Let’s start by explaining what a swag bag is – a swag bag is typically a fun treat bag that you hand out to trade show attendees. Swag bags are usually limited to the first X amount of people. Depending on the size of the show, that number could be the first 10 people through the door or the first 100. Either way, we have some cute but cost effective ideas for you.

Bakery Swag Bag Ideas

Swag bags aren’t exclusive to bakeries. You’ll find them for almost any market – bakeries, jewelry, artwork, clothing, etc. For this article, we’re sticking to items with a bakery theme but if you work in a different market these suggestions may help you brainstorm your own ideas.

Bakery Swag Bag Items:

A lot of times, it’s nice to give a small sample of your work in a swag bag. The problem with a bakery is that (1) fresh baking doesn’t last very long and trade show organizers usually want to assemble these swag bags a couple of weeks before an event and (2) depending on the type of baking you sell, it can be hard to package it up. For example, it would be a bit messy to drop a mini cupcake in a swag bag! With this in mind, we’ve put together a few ideas that still stick to that bakery theme without the actual baking.

For the next Go Big Treats sale, we’ve put together “Beauty & Brains Treat Bags”. We went with this because we have a Beauty & Brains cookie so this bag sticks to our theme. In case you’re not familiar with it, here’s what our Beauty & Brains Cookie looks like.

The “brains” part of the cookie are the Smarties and Nerds candies plus the little smart cookie with glasses. The “beauty” part of the cookie are the Hot Lips candy and the cute tiara sprinkle. So for our swag bags, we included mini boxes of both Smarties and Nerds for a sweet treat then we covered the “beauty” part with a candy-flavoured lip gloss.

Bakery Swag Bag Ideas

If you’re familiar with our brand, you’ll know we use a lot of funny little sayings in our brand signature bubble letters. We tied this into our theme with cute little fridge magnets.

Bakery Swag Bag Ideas

To finish the bags off, we put a promotional postcard inside that tells the customer a bit more about our company, what we make, and where they can find us (our social media channels and a website link to our pop up calendar).

Bakery Swag Bag Ideas

Bakery Swag Bag Ideas:

Some other fun suggestions for a bakery swag bag include:

  • a small sample of your work like a mini sugar cookie
  • something to enjoy with your baking like an envelope of gourmet hot chocolate
  • small baking tools like a cute colourful whisk, spatula or cookie cutter
  • a recipe card with one of your favourite recipes (not a recipe for something you make in your bakery, of course)
  • a small kitchen timer for baking
  • a handy conversions card (like how many tablespoons in a 1/2 cup) as a fridge magnet
  • a tea towel
  • dry ingredients mix (like this Halloween candies one) with instructions on what wet ingredients to add to make cookies
  • unique jar of sprinkles
  • cute paper napkins for a party

Have you been to a trade show where they’ve handed out swag bags? What are some things that you’ve received? We’d love to hear some more suggestions!

 

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Banana Split Cupcakes

Banana Split Cupcakes

Craving a banana split but don’t want all that healthy fruit in there? Well, then we have a solution for you – Banana Split Cupcakes! It’s all the deliciousness of a banana split but without those extra nutrients that fresh fruit provide. If you’re going to have a dessert let’s make it as calorie-loaded as we can, right? Don’t worry about those extra calories – you can even it out by eating broccoli for supper. It’s too late in the season to be worrying about that bikini body anways.

Banana Split Cupcakes

Filled Cupcakes Recipe

Banana Split Cupcakes:

The banana extract in the icing is optional. If you can’t find it at your local grocery store or craft super store, you can use vanilla extract instead. I prefer the banana extract because it gives it that delicious banana taste.

The cherry pie filling may be a little messy but it’s SO worth it and takes these cupcakes over the top in terms of uniqueness and deliciousness! Don’t have cherry pie filling? No problem! You can mix it up with something like a chocolate ganache or banana pudding filling.

My son isn’t a fan of chocolate or most candies but I have to hide these marshmallow strawberries and bananas from him or he’d eat the entire bag. Little stinker.

Banana Split Cupcakes

Yield: 12

Banana Split Cupcakes

Banana Split Cupcakes
Craving a banana split but don’t want all that healthy fruit in there? Well, then we have a solution for you – Banana Split Cupcakes! It’s all the deliciousness of a banana split but without those extra nutrients that fresh fruit provide. If you’re going to have a dessert let’s make it as calorie-loaded as we can, right?
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • Cupcakes:
  • 1 ¾ cups cake flour
  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 large egg whites
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ½ cup milk
  • Frosting:
  • ½ cup vegetable shortening
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon banana extract
  • 4 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • yellow food colouring (add as much or as little as you want until you reach desired colour)
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon meringue powder
  • Toppings & Filling:
  • marshmallow bananas (about 2 per cupcake)
  • marshmallow strawberries (about 2 per cupcake)
  • gummy cherry candies (1 per cupcake)
  • cherry pie filling (1-2 tablespoons per cupcake)
  • sprinkles
  • melted chocolate (you’ll only need about 2-3 tablespoons)

Instructions

Cupcakes: 

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. 
  2. Line 12 muffin cups with paper liners.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together cake flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Put aside. 
  4. In a large bowl, beat butter on high until creamy (about 1 minute). 
  5. Add sugar to the butter and beat on high until well mixed (about 2 minutes). 
  6. Add in egg whites and vanilla extract then beat on medium speed until mixed. 
  7. Beat in sour cream until mixed. 
  8. Add in dry ingredients just until mixed (do not over mix). 
  9. Beat in milk until mixed – remember not to over mix. 
  10. Fill each cupcake liner only half full (it’s important not to overfill these or they won’t rise & bake thoroughly).
  11. Bake 19 to 22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of each cupcake comes out clean.
  12. Let cool completed before frosting cupcakes. 

Frosting: 

  1. Beat (on high) shortening and butter together until light and fluffy. 
  2. Beat in banana extract. 
  3. Gradually add in confectioners’ sugar (on low speed) until mixed well. 
  4. Beat in water and food colouring. 
  5. Beat in meringue powder until fully mixed. 

Toppings: 

  1. Once cupcakes have cooled, use a knife to carve out a little tunnel in the middle of each cupcake (don’t cut all the way down to the bottom of the cupcake – just halfway down). 
  2. Fill each tunnel with cherry pie filling then put the cut piece of cupcake back on top and press down so that it’s even with the top of the cupcake.  
  3. Use a Wilton 1M tip to pipe a high swirl of frosting on top of the cupcake. 
  4. Add marshmallow bananas, marshmallow strawberries, sprinkles, and cherry gummy to the cupcake.
  5. Drizzle with a bit of melted (but not hot) chocolate then pop cupcakes into the freezer for a couple of minutes just so that chocolate hardens quickly. 
  6. Keep refrigerated until ready to serve. 
You’ll find more delicious recipes on our Recipes page. Have you tried our XL cookies? We’d love to meet you at a pop up sale some day soon! Check out our Shop page on where you can find us next.

And yes, we do take custom orders (for XL cookies, not cupcakes) – contact us for more information!

Now what are you waiting for…it’s time to start baking! If you make these or any other recipes on our site, share your photos on social media using the hashtag #GoBigTreats so we can see your creations. Happy baking!

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