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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

We were part of a photoshoot that CCL Weddings put together.
They were able to get the shoot featured on 100 Layer Cake.

http://www.100layercake.com/blog/2012/11/06/fall-wedding-inspiration/

We provided the desserts:  Snickerdoodles with a Pumpkin Filling, Mini Pear Tarts, Green Tea Tiramisu Shooters, and Personal Apple Pies.

We also did the cake, which was just a simple two tiered cake with a gold metallic tier on the bottom topped off in a taller white tier.

-The Whisk

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Palmiers

Palmiers are one of my favorites things to eat.
The caramelization of sugar on the puff pastry dough creates a nice sugary, buttery taste.

The great thing about palmiers is that you can make it out of scraps of puff pastry dough.
I made these with the leftover dough from my pear puff pastry from before.

Again, I tried to do a little post production on my pictures with Lightroom.





-The Whisk

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Pear Puff Pastry with a Peach Glaze

I'm playing around with Lightroom which I recently purchased. 
Here's a before and after shot.
This is my first time doing this and I'm still learning.

                                                                            Before



                                                                             After


-The Whisk

Friday, May 11, 2012

Taro Cupcakes

These are some pictures from a test bake I did today.  A customer requested I try out taro cupcakes so after scouring all of LA for taro roots, I finally found some.  Taro root requires a lot of work to prep it.  They are so darn ugly in its natural form.  However, like most things, it's the inside that counts. 

People get taro and ube confused.  So I made a cupcake that uses both. 

This is a vanilla bean cupcake with a taro filling topped with ube buttercream.
It kind of tastes like a sweet mochi.





-The Whisk


Monday, April 23, 2012

Cake Pop Tree & Wooden Backdrop

Here are some pictures of some custom pieces the Hammer worked on for a wedding in March.





We only provided the cake pop tree and the wooden backdrop sans the lace hoops.
Everything else was done by either the wedding coordinator, Catherine, or by other vendors hired by the bride and groom.

-The Whisk

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Happy Birthday Hugo

Here are some pictures of cupcakes I made for Hugo's birthday.

I just got the Cricut Cake Mini the other day and played around with it.  My first impression of the Cricut is that it's very handy. 

I especially like that you can queue up different designs and do other things while waiting for the Cricut to finish your work for you.  The cuts aren't always perfect but what is? 

As The Hammer always says, "It's the little imperfections that make the whole project perfect."

I made these flower decorations with fondant.  Some will use gumpaste, which I'll have to try next time, but I went with fondant for these cupcakes.  Also, fondant generally tastes better than gumpaste.


Vanilla Bean Cupcakes with Lemon Buttercream.


Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Strawberry Buttercream


Cupcakes in boxes, ready to go!



-The Whisk

Friday, February 24, 2012

Mini Cookie Sandwiches

 Cookies are, by far, my favorite baked goods.  But sometimes just a cookie seems too plain for an event.  I think these would be perfect for any event. 



These are good old fashioned chocolate chip cookies with a light strawberry buttercream filling, made with fresh strawberries.

-The Whisk