Thursday, December 16, 2010

Chocolate Cheesecake, Banana Nut Cupcakes & Mickey Mouse Cake

Last week, my good friend Sandra who I met through Culinary School, asked me for a favor to make a cheesecake for her and her husband's 14th year Anniversary.

This chocolate cheesecake was made with melted chocolate. The crust is an oreo cookie crust because it is Sandra's husband's favorite crust. I decorated the top with chocolate whip cream and sprinkled some cocoa powder over it. Sandra had me write a special message on their cake saying "Happy Anniversary Stud Muffin".

Happy Birthday Michael Le!!! My good friend Michael Le's birthday was last weekend and I made him some banana pecan cupcakes. The cupcakes were made with riped bananas, and fresh pecans that were handpicked and cracked by my family. I made a caramel buttercream to top it. One of my close girl friends, Linda, was studying for her nurse final exam so I saved a cupcake for her and sent it off to her.Later she responded back with: , "After studying for about two hours I suddenly got hungry. I went down stairs and open the frigde and saw a cup wrap in foil. Is it?? (heard holy background music) It is SANDIA DELICIOUS CUPCAKE!!! It gave me the strength to study...Now can I have another one? Lmao...Thanks Sandia! =]" And because it made her day, seeing her response made my day too =)

A picture of Michael Le and I after he got cupcaked!

Last but not least... Diem, Ashley's friend who I made the baby shower cake for (the one topped with a baby crib) in the previous posts has a little daughter named Chloe who had a birthday party and Chloe wanted only one theme for her birthday... Mickey Mouse! =) We agreed on a winter theme for her cake. The flavor was vanilla with chocolate icing. I put extra icing on there because Diem said Chloe loves chocolate icing!