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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Green Tea Macarons

Success at last! Third time truly is a charm! I had two prior attempts, both epic fails...but FINALLY, the light at the end of the tunnel!! Just look at those feets!! (If you know macarons, you'll know what I'm talking about, the frilly stuff at the bottom of the macaron shells). I successfully made Green Tea Macarons! =) I wanted to make rose macarons but I have to chill the filling 24 hours ahead of time, so I was impatient and decided to go with green tea inside. So I will try rose next time! The biggest thing that help me succeed was my super awesome macaron book and my super nifty new food scale! Since macarons are French desserts, all the measurements are in grams. The last two attempts I tried to convert it to cups and tbsp, that was not a good idea. But, every thing I do is a learning process! So everybody throw your pillow cushions on the floor and jump for joy with me and lets celebrate my success!!! Now that I have all these yummy macarons, it's time to gobble them up! Sweet Dreams could possibly have a new edge =) Bon apetite!!! YAY!!!!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Birthday Trio 2011!



It's that time of year again for my work to celebrate THREE birthdays this month! So Happy Birthday to Audrey, Andrea, and Jacob!! I made a different theme for each person but all these cupcakes do have one thing in common, the flavor! Since this flavor was such a hit last time, I decided to do it again for this occasion, these are Vanilla Bean cupcakes with Macha Green Tea Buttercream! So tasty! All the decorations are made out of fondant.

Audrey: For Audrey's cupcakes, I made cute little penguins because Penguins are one of her favorite animals! Instead of trying to make the penguins look realistic in proportions, I wanted to make them out of ball shapes to make it more stylized. I created a girl penguin with a flower on her head, a boy penguin with a bow tie, and a party penguin with a party hat to celebrate Audrey's birthday!!

Andrea: Andrea has many talents and one of them is the talent of knitting! I just had to recreate the balls of yarn for her birthday cupcakes, and I also added a knitted sweater, and a knitted scarf in the making! Andrea can do way more than just sweaters and scarfs, but now she can also eat these! Happy Birthday Andrea and I hope you have a stitchin' time celebrating!

Jacob: One of Jacob's many hidden talents is knife throwing, so I decided to go with the ninja theme because lets face it, who else can do it better than ninjas? I made ninja throwing stars and a super stealth ninja. Then I had to consult my ninja expert (Khoa, my husband) and he helped me find reference to create the throwing knife (I did not know what they looked like...)! I used some silver luster dust to give the knives a metallic look. I can confidently say I won't mind throwing these sharp objects into my belly! Happy Birthday Jacob, go crazy!

Jumbled Humor:
- Why do penguins carry fish in their beaks? Because they haven't got any pockets!
- What do penguins have for lunch? Icebergers!
- What do you call a penguin in the desert? Lost!
- Why did the monster knit herself 3 socks? She grew another foot!
- Three pregnant women are sitting chatting and knitting jumpers for their expected kids. The first one says, "I hope that I have a baby boy, because I'm knitting a blue jumper." The second says, "Well I hope that I have a girl because I'm knitting a pink jumper." The third woman says "I hope that my kid is a spastic, because I've F@*%! up the arms!"
- Ninjas do not sleep, they wait. Ninjas CAN believe it's not butter. Ninjas can divide by zero.
- Ninjas invented Kentucky Fried Chicken's famous secret recipe, with eleven herbs and spices, but nobody ever mentions the twelfth ingredient: Fear.
- Ninjas don't shower, they only take blood baths!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Jennifer's Bridal Shower!

My little sister is getting all grown up! As maid of honor it is my duty to pull together a great bridal shower for my favorite sister, so that also means I am in charge of making the best sweets for the bride to be! So I made Vanilla Bean Cupcakes with Matcha Green Tea Buttercream (thanks Chi Hai for the recipe!!!) For the decorations, I made wedding dresses, heart, flower and wedding cakes out of fondant and luster dust for a splash of elegance. We celebrated Jennifer's shower at my house for some appetizers and fun games, then made our way to dinner at Las Brisas in Laguna! We then enjoyed these sweet treats afterwards to end the wonderful of pampering and spoiling the bride to be!! We hope we created some great lasting memories for you Jennifer, congratulations to the bride to be! Can't wait to see you walk down the aisle, I betcha a gazillion bucks you'll look breathe taking =)!!! (and that Andrew will cry because he, unlike you, is not "Ironman" =P)

Humor for all you ladies out there!
- Men are like computers... hard to figure out and never have enough memory.
- Men are like coolers... load them with beer and you can take them anywhere.
- Men are like horoscopes.... they always tell you what to do and are usually wrong.
- Men are like plungers... they spend most of their lives in a hard ware store or the bathroom.
- "A good wife always forgives her husband when she's wrong." -Milton Berle
- If a man is in the forest, and there isn't a woman around, is he still wrong?

Lastly, "Nobody is perfect until you fall in love with them."

Happy Bridal Shower Jennifer!!! I hope you feel all the love we have for you and more and happy early congratulations to you and your future with Andrew! =) Love you sissy!