Sunday, April 25, 2010

Cheesecake and Macarons!

My good friend Duyet and I have been friends for about ten years and he doesn't really eat sweets. Once in a while he will eat candy (like sour patch kids). If he eats cake, it has to be cheesecake (he loves cheesecake) and ice cream cake. For his birthday, I decided to make Cheesecake for him.

In the past, before I went to culinary school, I've made cheesecakes before. The taste was great but the top would have a huge crack on it. I'm all about presentation and I couldnt bring myself to give it to people when it didnt look good. So what I did was, I invited friends and we would gobble it all up hehe. Since I learned the correct techniques for baking/cooking, the cheesecakes that I make now are all gorgeous! Haha, I know I sound really proud of it but I am! They really come out great.

Anywho, here a couple of pictures of my homemade Cheesecake.

If it wasnt for Duyet, I wouldnt have met Ann. She's one of the sweetest people I have ever met and she just recently got married to her husband Tony, who's birthday is the exact same day as Duyet. Both of them celebrated their birthdays together this year, and this Cheesecake was made for them.

Ann and Tony make a wonderful couple. Very outgoing, funny, and sweet. Ann, had asked me to make some Macarons for her to give as gifts. Since strawberries are in season now, I made strawberry flavored macarons. She was extremely happy when she received them. =)

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Elsa's Grooms Cake

I met Elsa at a Bridal Shower, asked me to make a Grooms Cake for the following week. She said that Diego (her husband now), really loves tennis and wanted a tennis theme Grooms Cake for their wedding.

I came up with the design in my head and had told her what I was gonna do. She trusted me and said, "do what ever you think is best!". Gabe helped me deliver and carry it to her. That cake probably weighed about 60 lbs or so. I took a lot of time to make this cake but it was well worth it after seeing Elsa's reaction to it. Thanks Elsa and Diego for letting my cake be a part of ya'lls special day!

Yanh's Cake Balls

My good friend Yanh had a bridal shower and I made some chocolate filled ones covered with dark chocolate, and vanilla filled ones covered with milk chocolate. Of course I had to bring my Red Velvet flavors for those who want to eat them. =) People loved it. I met some of Yanh's close friends and they were really nice. One of them asked me to make a grooms cake for them for the following week. I said, "yeah! I would totally make it for you!"

The picture below there was some that I had saved and wraped for my good friend Vicky since she requested some for herself hehe. I had a Kenneth Cole bag that fit this little gift wrapping perfectly so I used a permanent marker, crossed out the Kenneth Cole name and wrote Sandia's Treats haha! Vicky had a good laugh about it.