Meet Our Aspen Landing Team
Manager Alex Smith
What is your favourite part about working at Crave? My favourite part of working for Crave is the people – I love all the people I work with and I love making someone’s day with cupcakes. Everyone has an indulgence they can’t resist, and I like making them happy by giving them that indulgence!
You’re headed to a party - what treat are you bringing? I love being in the kitchen so if I am headed to a party the sweet treat I am bringing is typically cookies (like, 3 kinds), if it is savoury then my white cheddar jalapeno macaroni and cheese!
What is your top baking tip? My top baking tip is to read the recipe well. I know it sounds boring but if you read it through entirely before starting you can avoid some wild errors!
What are your 3 top local loves in Calgary?
1 Shelf Life Books (I’m a big nerd)
2 The Regal Cat Café (I’m a crazy cat lady)
3 The Arts Commons – The Jack Singer Concert Hall (I love the arts!)
1 I have wild hobbies like knitting sweaters for all my nieces and nephews (If I am feeling really wild I can knit simple patterns while I read!)
2 I am the youngest of 6 children
3 I always have at least 2 books going (ask me what I’m reading!)
4 I studied film at the University of Calgary.
We asked each of our Aspen Landing team members two questions, here’s how they answered.
If you were a cake, what would you be? Confetti cake, with coffee buttercream on the inside, pink vanilla buttercream on the outside, decorated with gold roses around the top.
What is your favourite restaurant in Calgary? Tuk Tuk Thai
If you were a cake, what would you be? Vanilla cake with bright blue buttercream with fun-fetti sprinkles in the buttercream, topped with white chocolate drip and MORE fun-fetti sprinkles (cause I gotta exemplify how much of a hoot I am). Finally I’d be topped with one of those joke candles where you can’t actually blow it out (showing how I am forever lit)
What is your favourite restaurant in Calgary? Gringo St.
If you were a cake, what would you be? Vanilla cake with strawberry buttercream, topped with milk chocolate drip and pink sprinkles.
What is your favourite restaurant in Calgary? Ladybug Bakery and Café
If you were a cake, what would you be? Confetti vanilla cake with lemon curd on the inside to show a burst of personality that I show once you get to know me! Definitely strawberry buttercream on the outside as I love the colour pink and I definitely have a sweet side to me as well! I’d keep the cake design simple and clean, just because I am a little quite and reserved at first...but top it with a sparkler in the center of the cake because I love to be loud once all eyes are on me!
If you were a cake, what would you be? Vanilla cake with jam filling, topped with white vanilla buttercream. The design would use a floral stencil and it would be decorated with an Elvis shaped sparkler.
If you were a cake, what would you be? Two layers of chocolate cake, one layer of vanilla cake filled with chocolate buttercream, with peanut butter buttercream on the outside. Decorated with a kiss style border on top, filled with hazelnut spread, topped with white sprinkles and crushed Reese’s peanut butter cups.
If you were a cake, what would you be? Vanilla confetti cake with Vava vanilla buttercream. Decorated in an ombre style with a darker shade of pink at the bottom, fading into light pink at the top. Topped with white chocolate drip and pastel sprinkles around the border.
If you were a cake, what would you be? Chocolate cake filled with caramel, with peanut butter buttercream on the outside, decorated with pink buttercream and daisy’s.
What is your favourite restaurant in Calgary? The Italian Farmhouse (in Bragg Creek)
If you were a cake, what would you be? Chocolate cake with Crave-o-licious buttercream, decorated in a nearly nude design with white sprinkles.
What is your favourite restaurant in Calgary? Vegan Street