Over the winter, while Eleanor and Albert Black Bear hibernate, a Skunkworks team (made up of the five little mousekin kids of Midge & Mondo Pines Fieldmouse) takes over their bakery, Portage Patisserie.  Under the cover of night, they follow their passion, concocting with abandon all sorts of unusual treats.  The results are always spectacular - made even moreso when wrapped in their whobakedit mystery.  


    Far to the north, they knew their friend, Hudson Churchill Polar Bear, was celebrating a birthday.  They wanted to do something extra special for him: a tastebud trip through time, all in one perfect cupcake.  He was born a plump little dollop of sweetness, looking just like the marshmallow icing that topped the cake.  It was drizzled with birch syrup, reminding him of trips into the woods with his Momma and sister, tapping the trees and eagerly slurping right from the buckets.  Beneath this sweet swirl, now nestled in his big paws, is the lightest, fluffiest wintergreen cupcake flecked with teaberries.  As a pup, his mother would often make a wintergreen cake just like this on Sunday afternoons for their family dinner.  And teaberry tea, she'd steep from his father's freshly harvested tea berries, and serve on blustery winter nights while blankets of snow piled up outside, insulating their den. 


    He looked down at that one single candle, memories vivid in his mind.  The flame flickered with a comforting glow.  As he debated whether to blow it out and make a wish or enjoy its warmth, he heard movement behind him.  Turning around, he knew immediately he'd need neither.  His family and friends were all there, providing far more warmth than the little candle ever could, and his wish was already granted.  Nothing left but to have his cake and eat it, too.


    Note Card, A6 (4.5” x 6.25”) with envelope in protective cello. 


    On the reverse of each card is a whimsical tale of the animal featured. Entirely collectible, the stories intertwine, creating a much-loved community of characters.


    We print on Canson® Infinity Arches® Aquarelle Rag luxuriously thick 310 gsm, 100% cotton paper. This archival, matte paper with a felt-marked finish and even natural grain showcases crisp detail and vibrant colour.   It is mould-made by master papermakers using one of the world’s few remaining cylinder mould machines.  The company has been making very high quality art papers such as this since 1492.


    Our 90# envelopes come from G.F Smith’s FSC-certified, rich-hued Colorplan range.  We fell in love with a beautiful goldenrod shade. According to the ‘World’s Favourite Colour’ study, people associate the feeling of joy with this co