Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas Celebration

This year's celebrations were absolutely amazing! I celebrated in San Francisco with my coworkers for our company's holiday party, I got inspired to throw my own party, and of course, I spent Christmas eve with my family.

Here are some pics from my own party and I can finally introduce my new and improved product pics with my new logo (Chicky Treats) thanks to Jeff! 

Here is the holiday spread! I made 3 types of cookies (Coconut chocolate chip, Molasses, and Chocolate crinkle) and a Butter Pecan cake.  

Delicious and oh yeah, really buttery! 

Here is some store bought rustic bread with cream cheese and a raspberry chipotle sauce.  Together, it's pretty yummy.

Coconut chocolate chip and molasses cookies ready for their close up!

Pumpkin spiced cake with a coated and filled with toasted pecans and a cinnamon cream cheese butter cream. It is also decorated with Reindeer corn and a festive Santa chocolate pop (minus the stick).

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday with their loved ones and that Santa was extra generous! 


Daniella :)

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Strawberries and Cream

It feels like forever since I last blogged! Well, actually it has been since I've been sick and traveled to San Francisco for my company holiday party (which was AMAZING!).  Now that the holidays are literally right around the corner, here is a non holiday related post to ease your mind from all of the madness!

My hair stylist in Chinatown asked me to bake her two cakes 2 weekends ago.  May is Malaysian and I know first hand that Asians aren't into things that are too sweet (at least the older generations).  Asian pastries are a lot more delicate in flavor and tend to consist of a spongy cake, a bun filled with a creamy center, or a really bizarre combination of dried pork and cream (trust me it's pretty awesome).  Knowing this, I wanted to take a safer route and not get too adventurous or make something that was overpowering.

I made a vanilla sponge cake with a whipped cream, cream cheese frosting filled and decorated with fresh strawberries.  It's kind of like a mock strawberry shortcake but better.  It turned out great and I was really please with the results.  It was also nice to know that May and her coworkers really enjoyed it too! Check out the pic below!

Thank you May for putting me up for the challenge! 


Daniella :)

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Pretty and Pink

I made this cake for Amanda's cousin Christina who was in town for her birthday!  Christina's mom wanted a full on chocolate cake and I was more than happy to make her something special for her daughter. She loves pink so I decided to keep everything very feminine and pretty.  

The cake is a basic chocolate buttermilk cake (my favorite).  I then poked lots of holes in both cakes with a toothpick and poured a rich milk chocolate ganache to keep the cake moist and decadent.  With the leftover ganache, I made a delicious chocolate frosting. I then made a separate batch of buttercream which I dyed pink and decorated the cake.  

I love how simple and delicate the cake looked in the end.  This definitely has to be one of my favorites.  Check out the pic below!


Daniella :)

Saturday, December 10, 2011

For R and A

My childhood friend Rebekka surprised me when she told me that she was getting married to her French love, now husband, Anthony! Since they had a low key ceremony and are waiting to have their reception, I though I should make them a mini cake to celebrate.  It's a red velvet cake, Bekka's favorite, with a vanilla bean cream cheese buttercream. I decorated it very simply with their initials and some cute little flowers.  Voila! C'est magnifique! (and yes I had to google this to make sure lol).  Check out the pic below and congratulations again to the newlyweds!


Daniella :)

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Amanda's 25th Birthday Cake

My best friend Amanda turned 25 this year and I obviously wanted to make her something light but with tons of chocolate.  I made her a chocolate cake with a salted caramel whipped cream frosting and added some milk chocolate shards to coat the sides.  It was absolutely indulgent but we didn't feel too guilty considering we were going out clubbing afterwards.

Check out the pics below and cheers to Amanda! We are getting older but will always be fabulous! XOXO :D


Daniella :)

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Birthday Cake

Here's a quick picture of a cake I baked for my best friend's mom.  It's a red velvet cake with a vanilla bean cream cheese buttercream decorated with hot pink white chocolate.  Cute, girlie and totally delicious!


Daniella :)