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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Happy 6th Birthday Roxana!

Happy 6th Birthday Roxana! Roxana is having a big princess party and the theme is Tangled, with one of her favorite Disney Princesses, Rapunzel! I made all the letters, Rapunzel's braided golden hair, her pet chameleon Pascal, and the sun symbol flower all out of fondant. I use frosting to pipe on the sun symbol flower itself. I made Rapunzel's tiara by piping royal icing on parchment paper, then letting it dry on the paper towel cardboard roll so that it hardens in that curved shape. I also put on metallic pearls and painted it gold for that extra glamour and bling that every princess needs! This was a huge order of 120 cupcakes, that just shows you how loved Roxana is!! I hope you enjoy your cupcakes and your birthday party and celebration Roxana, and I hope all your wishes come true!

Introducing, our very first signature Sweet Dreams Cupcakes thanks to my wonderful husband who design engineered and produced the fondant impression stamp to make this happen!!! =)

Friday, September 2, 2011

Rose Macarons, Ispahan and Hello Kitty!

Rose macarons, my favorite!! I'm so happy that these came out great, if I do say so myself! The shells came out without a hitch! And then I I started making the rose filling and boy that was a challenge. After searching countless supermarkets of all kind, I finally found rose water (a very KEY ingredient to Rose Macarons) at the Indian supermarket (thanks chi hai!) called Garden Patch in Irvine! I mistakenly bought Rose Syrup and that is NOT the same...and ruined a batch of filling because of that. Alas though, I got my rose water, and I cannot be more excited!
This batch of macarons was for fun, but also to see if my last batch of macarons wasn't just a fluke and so I wanted to see if I truly can get the knack of baking macarons! So to my excitement, these came out great! I decide to take this to the next level and make some Hello Kitty macarons for my cousin Bao (Chi Tu) since she loves Hello Kitty! These were unfortunately not my creative idea, but I'm glad I can be inspired by the many talented people out there to make these for my loved ones! I also made an Ispahan for her as well! It's pretty much a giant macaron stuffed with raspberries and a lychee in the middle! Usually they put a rose petal on top for garnish, but I do not have any so I use a raspberry! This is my absolute favorite dessert of all time so I'm so happy I'm able to make a pretty decent Ispahan! =)
Also, taking my adventures to ANOTHER level, I decided to try my hand at shipping these bad boys...to Virginia! I wanted to surprise my cousin Van (Chi Ba) with some homemade macarons to satisfy some of her sweet tooth cravings, and to learn what's the best way to ship these delicate treats. It's all about trial and error, so Chi Ba please let me know how it goes! I had a lot of fun finding the right box and thinking of ways to nicely package it all up for her! Enjoy Chi Ba!!

So, I learned a whole bunch with this second successful batch of macarons, it's always a great feeling when I get to accomplish things like this and be able to share it with my lovely family and friends!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Bowling Birthday!

Happy Birthday Ken! These are French Toast Bacon cupcakes with a Maple Syrup frosting with crispy bacon bits on top for that extra crunch, also known as a breakfast and savory cupcake! And yes, I did say bacon, REAL BACON! Ken is the master of bowling, and so my work decided to take him out bowling for his birthday and see him in action! I made bowling balls with sun strike marks, bowling pins, bowling shirts, and bowling shoes all out of fondant. I recently got these edible ink markers and boy does it make decorating super fast and easy! The frosting has maple syrup in it so it has more of a runny consistency, but boy does it taste yummy! =) I am proud to have made my first savory cupcake, but I am even more proud for scoring a strike during our bowling game today!!! Yay!! Once again, Happy Birthday Ken! I hope your day is striking!!!

Bowling Humor:
- Why did the bowling pins refuse to fall? Because they were on strike!
How was your bowling game, dear?” asked Jack’s wife Tracy. “Well, I was bowling well, but my eyesight’s gotten so bad I couldn’t see where the ball went.” “But you’re seventy-five years old, Jack!” admonished his wife, “Why don’t you take my brother Scott along?” “But he’s eighty-five and doesn’t even bowl anymore,” protested Jack. “But he’s got perfect eyesight. He could watch your ball,” Tracy pointed out. The next day Jack bowled with Scott looking on. Jack bowled too along jack. “Do you see it?” asked Jack. “Yes,” Scott answered. “Well, where is it?” yelled Jack, peering up the green. “I forgot.”