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Monday, June 20, 2016

Happy 1st Birthday Prince Leo!


Happy 1st Birthday to my dearest le petit Leo!  I baked vanilla, pistachio, chocolate, and orange blossom macarons, bavarian cream fruit custard, and Haupia cupcakes with a coconut filling.  I also made a nice big 3 tier display cake in the theme of the book Le Petit Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.  I hired a very talented balloon artist and face painter, and Khoa’s coworker, Vinh, generously set up a photobooth for us as well.  I got catering from Newport Rib Company and had a lot of yummy BBQ as well.  It was a very fun party and this 1st birthday means so much to me.

Happy 1st Birthday my dearest prince Leo.  You are such an amazing little inspiration.  There was a time when I thought I wouldn’t even be able to hold him in my arms, to see his beautiful smile, or hear his sweet laugh. Yet here we are, it’s been a crazy long journey, from the moment you existed, and now, we celebrate you. My little prince Leo, you are such an amazing little fighter, inspiration, and miracle.  I look at your sweet face, your cute sweet smile, and your innocent pure eyes, and I just can’t help get emotional and overwhelmed with feelings of love and gratitude.  I love how I can just hold your hand, with your tiny fingers wrapped around mine, and you just feel safe and at ease with me.  You feel like home and the ultimate sensation of comfort when you are in my arms, and I never want to let you go (except maybe when I have to pee…).  I can stare at you  explore this world of all it’s wonders, and listen to your sweet little voice all day!  You are truly the definition of hope.  You are beating all the odds, and I can’t wait to see what adventures we will continue to go on together. Keep shining bright, keep fighting, keep being my ray of hope. I love you to pieces Leo!


Thursday, May 19, 2016

Happy 1st Birthday Ryan!




Happy 1st Birthday Ryan!  I had the wonderful privilege of making Ryan's 1st birthday cake display along with some sweet treats for his big celebration this past weekend!  I made some vanilla cupcakes and chocolate cupcakes with swiss meringue frosting, along with some vanilla and matcha green tea macarons, and some white chocolate dipped rice krispies treats, all with the help of my friend Sarah, who also happens to be the birthday boy's mommy! It was a very fun birthday celebration and I'm so glad I got to be a part of Ryan's special day.  He's such a little cutie and loves to eat and has a super cute big sister, Charlotte, too! =)  You are so loved Ryan, your parents threw you such a perfect intimate party. I can't wait to watch you grow up into an amazing little man, happy 1st birthday Ryan, I wish you many many more celebrations to come!!


Thursday, February 25, 2016

Happy 1st Birthday Carter!



Happy 1st Birthday Carter! I had the honor and privilege of making a three tier display cake for Carter's 1st Birthday celebration.  I was lucky enough to make the wedding cake for Carter's lovely parents a few years ago, and now it's such a blessing to be making their son's first birthday cake!  I decorated three foam cakes using fondant and used skewers that I painted white for the poles for the pennant banners.  The pennants are made out of paper that are stitched together with white thread.  This is a circus theme cake for a super fun birthday celebration.  I'm sure Carter had an amazing time and I'm sure he was showered with so many warm wishes and tons of love!  Here's to many more birthdays to come and wonderful new adventures!  Happy 1st Birthday Carter!



Monday, December 14, 2015

Happy 1st Birthday Cameron!




Happy 1st Birthday cute little Cameron!!  I got the privilege of making the smash cake for Cameron's 1st birthday photoshoot shot by the amazingly talented Mieng!  I made a giant cupcake French Vanilla cake with a swiss meringue filling and basic buttercream on the outside.  Cameron is such a sweetheart and so happy and cute!!  I feel very special and honored to have been able to make this special cake for him, even though he didn't want to get dirty and smash the cake haha.  Cameron is such a cute, sweet and happy little boy!  He has the greatest parents and best big brother and sister ever!  Happy first birthday Cameron, here's to many many more fun memories and wonderful milestones!  


Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Happy Baby Shower Alvina!


Congratulations to my dearest friend Alvina and her husband Will on their coming arrival of their sweet baby girl Chloe!  This shower took place out of state, so it was a bit challenging trying to plan the party but I think I pulled it off pretty well, if I do say so myself.  I made green tea and vanilla macarons, and got all the other desserts from catering from Buca de Beppo.  I also bought a cake and did a makeover, a "cakeover" and removed the piping and added a gold trim and fresh beautiful flowers to fit the theme of the baby shower!  I created all the decorations and even recycled Leo's Prince diaper cake castle and transformed it into a Princess castle!  I was going to shop for some pretty flowers at a local flower shop but decided to check out the inventory at the supermarket since I was there to buy other supplies too, and luckily they had a nice variety, and best part is that it's much more affordable too!!  Overall, Alvina had an amazing time and felt very loved and pampered, mission accomplished!!  I'm so excited for you Alvina to embark on this new amazing journey as a mom, I know you will love Chloe with all your heart and show her the world!  Congratulations to Alvina and Will, I can't wait to meet Chloe!!




Saturday, September 12, 2015

Leo's Baptism & 1 Month Celebration

Congratulations to my precious Prince Leo on his Baptism and 1 month celebration! I made all the decorations myself, and bought flowers from our local flower shop at Visser’s Florist. I also made all the desserts myself minus the cake which we got from our usual bakery, Givral. I decorated the cake though, and made panna cotta with fresh strawberries, kiwi and blueberries, mini chocolate cupcakes with swiss meringue frosting, vanilla macarons, orange blossom macarons, matcha green tea macarons, and strawberries filled with whipped cream cheese frosting. I also had Leo’s announcements printed out for everyone to take during the party!
My little prince Leo, I am so in love with you and so proud of you. You are so amazing in your strength and you are such an inspiration to watch. You’re such an incredible baby and I can’t wait to watch you grow even stronger, smarter, more brave, and healthier! I know you will grow up to be an amazing man, but until then, I will enjoy you being my precious little baby. I love you so much my wonderful baby Leo, congratulations on your baptism and everything you’ve accomplished so far!


Monday, April 20, 2015

Kaylie's Baby Shower



Congratulations to soon to be parents Phong and Cristie! We celebrated their baby girl's baby shower this past weekend and I got the pleasure and honor of making their cake!  Since I'm also pregnant myself and suppose to be taking it easy, I ordered a mixed berry cake from our favorite bakery, Givral, and decorated it.  I used gold ribbon for the base and edible white pearls for the sides of the cake.  I just got some beautiful white hydrangeas and mini pink roses and placed them on top of the cake.  The beautiful dessert table display was made by the mom to be, Cristie, and her family.  What a wonderful job they did!  The shower was very nice and we are so excited to meet little baby Kaylie end of June!  Congratulations to the happy couple Phong and Cristie!


Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Congratulations Newlyweds Cindy & Daniel!

Congratulations to the newlyweds Cindy and Daniel!  I got the privilege and honor in making the cupcake tower for Cindy and Daniel's wedding this past June!  I made fondant flowers and hearts to adorn the cupcakes, along with some mint colored mini flags with gold hearts on them made out of scrapbook paper glued to toothpicks.  I also made mini tissue paper pom poms and bunt banner for the cake topper too.  The cupcakes are red velvet cupcakes with whipped cream cheese filling, and french vanilla cupcakes.  The cake was a mixed berry cake from Givral, and I decorated it myself with the cake topper, a mint colored ribbon for the base border, and edible gold pearls to accent the quilted look on the sides of the cake.  The cupcake tower was accented with gold ribbon, and overall the tower looked very nice and elegant!  It's always so nice to be able to be a part of a couple's big day, and I'm glad I got to share the memories with you guys!  Congratulations Cindy and Daniel, what a fun day to start of your new life together as husband and wife!!  here's to many more celebrations and fun memories together!!
Photo credit goes to Brandon Wong Photography.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Happy 2nd Birthday Lily!

Happy 2nd birthday to my sweet baby girl Lily (back on June 8th, sorry Lily for the late post)!  Since her birthday is in the summer and we were having her celebration outdoors, I didn't want to have a cake that would be sitting out for a couple hours and possibly melting.  So I made her another display cake for her dessert table!  Her birthday theme is an enchanted fairy garden theme and so I wanted to make a charming, simple yet elegant cake.  All the decorations are made of fondant and I used some gold pearls for accents.  This is also the first time I made a nice big peony flower, and I'm very excited with how it came out!  It's the fullest flower I've made so far and it excites me more to expand my knowledge and skills in cake decorating!  I'll also be entering this cake to the OC fair for the formal fondant decorated cake category, so wish me luck everyone!

***UPDATE:***  Lily's cake won 3rd place at the OC Fair!!  Woohoo!!

Don't be afraid to try new things and leave your comfort zone when trying to develop your craft, that's what this cake adventure is all about for me!  Without that extra push to learn, you will never improve and grow.  It's only been 2 years of being a mom to my sweet Lily pad, but I've learned that each new day as a parent is a new adventure, and you're constantly learning, growing and adapting to life.  I've watched my Lily pad grow so much in the past 2 years and she's growing into such a beautiful being, I just love her so much, she is my everything.  She inspires me everyday she is my world.  Happy 2nd birthday my precious Lily!!  Here's to many many more birthdays to come!  Also, special thanks to my friend Mieng for capturing the beautiful photos of her below! =)

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Happy Birthday Westley & Aria!

Happy 1st Birthday Westley and Aria!  I got the honor and pleasure of making the cutest little twins Westley and Aria's 1st birthday cake for their very first birthday party yesterday!  One of their favorite shows is a British cartoon Peppa Pig and so that was the theme for their party!  Due to lack of time and energy, I ordered a mixed berry cake from our favorite bakery Givral, and then decorated it with fondant.  All the decorations are fondant minus the banner.  I designed the simple banner and printed it out on cardstock, then string the pennants together with a needle and thread!  I tied them to skewers and voila, a cute bunt banner for a cute cake!  The very first birthday is always the most special and important, so I feel super honored and happy that I got to be a part of that.  I wish sweet Westley and Aria a wonderful birthday and here's to many many more to come!  Happy birthday Westley and Aria!!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Congratulations Newlyweds Vy & Chris!

 
I was honored to be a part of Vy and Chris's wedding last year in November!  I got the privilege to make their cupcake tower and cake for their big special day!  Vy wanted red velvet cupcakes filled with whipped cream cheese frosting and a few chocolate cupcakes for her hubby Chris!  The cupcakes are adorn with "I Do" toppers, and some edible pearls and mini fondant flowers.  The top cake is a a vanilla cake with mixed berries from Givral that I decorated with light pink fondant lace and a pearl border.  Her florist reserved me some flowers so I can decorate the cake on top and the cupcake tower.  I trimmed the tower with light pink ribbon as well.  The tower looked great but the couple looked even better!  It was such a happy and beautiful day, with so many new memories.  I wish you Vy and Chris a lifetime of love and happiness, and may your life be more beautiful than ever before!  Congratulations you guys!!
Beautiful photo credits goes to MariaLinzPhotography!

Friday, February 21, 2014

Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Yang!

Congratulations to the newlyweds Jina and Jesse!!  I had the privilege of making a display cake for Jina and Jesse's wedding back in March last year!  She wanted a simple elegant ivory 3-tier display cake, but with a real edible piece of cake made into the bottom tier of the cake for their cake cutting!  The whole cake is covered in fondant and embroidered some icing on the bottom tier for a more vintage look.  The pearls on the first and last tier are also made of fondant with some pearl dust for an extra touch of detail.  The flowers on the cake are real, same goes for the ribbon on the second tier.  Congratulations to Jina and Jesse on your beautiful wedding, and I wish you many many years of love and happiness and I hope your life is sweeter than ever now that you guys are united as one!

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Published in ACD Magazine!

I'm so excited to share with you all that my sweet daughter Lily's 1st birthday party and smash cake session got published in the January-February 2014 issue of the American Cake Decorating Magazine: The Art & Business of Sugar! It showcases the grand display cake that I made for her party, as well as all the other desserts I made for her special celebration!  Right when you open the first page, you see a thumbnail of Lily's cake smash photo, and then when you flip to page 12 and 13, you see the showcase for her party!  How amazing it is to be published in a real life magazine!  The editor who wrote this showcase just happened to stumble upon my blog and fell in love with Lily's birthday theme and party.  She contacted me and asked to do a feature on it and I was more than excited to say yes!  She shipped me a few magazines of this issue right after they were done printing!  I will definitely frame this.  Thank you to D. Park Photography for photographing her party, and for Mieng Saetia for photographing her cake smash session!  Also, special thank you to my husband Khoa for helping me with all her party plannings and for always supporting and believing in me.
You can see more on Lily's 1st Birthday party by clicking here!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Happy 5th Birthday Aidan & Brooke!



Happy 5th Birthday Aidan and Brooke!  I got the honor of making these super cute twin's display birthday cake for their Pirates and Mermaids birthday party this past weekend!  This is a display cake, so the inside is styrofoam, and the outside is decorated with real fondant.  My cousin, Chi Hai (Thi) asked me to make this 4 tiered cake based off of a reference picture she found online, so this is not my original design, I only simply recreated it, with some minor adjustments, like the color of the mermaid fins and hair, and added more clouds around the cake. I used luster dust to paint the pearls on the side bottom of the cake, and I used skewers inside the posts on the pirate ship to hold up the posts and the sails.  This was a fun cake to make and I'm glad the kids enjoyed it at their party!  It was fun to watch everywhere waiting to eat the cake not knowing the cake wasn't real inside! haha!  Also, thank you to my husband Khoa for helping roll out fondant to make my work load a little bit easier =).  What will I ever do without you?

I wish Aidan and Brooke the most special 5th birthday!  I hope all your birthday wishes comes trues, Cau Mo Ba loves you both so much!!!  These are seriously the smartest, cutest, so full of personality 5 years I know!!  Happy 5th Birthday Aidan &Brooke!