Saturday, December 29, 2012

Wishing you all a Deeliteful Holiday Season!

Hi hi Everyone:)
Its been almost a month since my last post and I apologize.  December has  zipped by so quickly with so many events and celebrations.
Lets pick up from the fabulous International Baking Expo. The entire event was a HUGE hit. Our booth and workshops received an overwhelming response and we could not believe the excitment we received. 
David &Edward (UK), Edward Frys (US), Mercedes Strawchsky (US) and I had an amazing time working together as well. 
All of our cakes and classes were the highlight of the event and it was an honor for us to showcase our cakes of art:)
It took 3-4 months of prep for us to prepare for the Expo. As it was the first ever cake Expo in Hong Kong,  we wanted it to be a really special one. Not only did we have to plan for our own booth, cakes, products, etc. We also proposed an out of the box  idea to the Expo organizers. We wanted to offer workshops taught by guest artists and I. The idea was well received and we did months and months of planning.
The week before the Expo was the craziest as everyone was arriving at the same time:  (David, Edward Frys, Mercedes, Jeff Muphy from Wilton, Kevin O'Reiley from Satin Ice & Mark from Kimmie Candy.) All of the guest cake artists including myself were working around the clock to get our cakes done, our class ingredients and tools prepared. Oh and we were all working in our cake studio so it was really really one big party:) Annnnnnd I had to make sure everything for my special dessert table was ready too.
Here I am applying some final details to 1 out of my 12 cake creations.
 David's Santa quickly drying with the fans
 Happy Feet:)
 Night before the Expo opening we all stayed up really late preparing our booth.
 unpacking boxes and cakes
 Stuff just kept arriving  and it seemed like an endless supply of boxes
 By the time I got to my dessert table, at around 10pm I was like there is no way I'll be able to set everything up by the next morning 9 am. My backdrop accidently got left  behind:( and we had to wait for them to put it up in the morning before I could start displaying. I felt like we were on an episode of project runway.
Here I am the the opening day of Expo at 8am ready to unpack and get cracking on our cake displays.
One Big box at a time and one touch up at a time we managed to get it all done in 1 hour 1/2

 Here David and I are SOOOOOOOOOOO happy to see everything looking BEAUTIFUL
Mercedes, Kevin and I ready to rock and roll:)
Luv all the product displays
As soon as the doors opened we had crowds of people Ooooing and Ahhhing with their cameras:)
 I was SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO happy to see it all come together.
And our Rainbow dessert table was a HUGE HIT!!!
We had demos throughout the Expo. Check out David and Edward in action. 
All of our Workshops were full. We were so sorry to have to turn down many interested people.   

Here I am teaching my Mini Handbag Class
 Edward and I taking a breaky
 The enquiries for Wilton Classes also received overwhelming raves. All of our instructors were busy meeting up with interested students. I was so proud of our Wilton instructors and the cakes they made for the show. They were beautiful:)
  Jeff Murphy (Wilton) & Sharon our Chinese Wilton Instructor
 Jeff Murphy (Wilton) & Winnie
 By Day 2 we got smart and had to ask the Expo to give us red ropes to prevent any dramatic cake accidents from the crowns.
3 Days went by so quickly but it was an eternity of many experiences and many stories to share:)
I miss "the Gang":) It was wonderful spending early December with the Deelite Crew, Edward Frys, Mercedes & David. I couldn't have asked for a better Christmas present. 
A Merry Be-lated Christmas to all of you. And a Happy New Year!
I can't wait to see what 2013 has in store for all of us. 

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Count down to the International Bake Expo

Do you ever wish you could be an Octopus??? I wish I could  be a pretty pink Octopus with 8 arms to do more cakes:)
I can't believe the Expo is 3 days away and we have been very busy designing and finishing up the details of all of our display cakes.
All of our guest artists are arriving and they too will be completing their beautiful works of art too. Edward Frys has just arrived last night
  David MacCarfrae is arriving today. Be will be making a lifesize giant Santa cake.
 and Mercedes Strachwsky arriving on Tuesday. Our decorating studio will be a big decorating party.
I also had the joy of doing 2  press productions this week. One with TVB which will be televised next week
and another with Tsing Tao newspaper which will be out Monday (tomorrow)
 And if you have been commuting through the MTR, I'm sure you have seen our Deelited faces on the Bake Expo posters. Hope we've put a smile on your faces during your commute:)

Our Workshops at the Expo have received an amazing response. I am really looking forward to meeting all of my students. 
 And if I were a pretty pink Octopus I would have been able to finish 8 of these mini bags:)

Monday, November 19, 2012

Deelite Thanksgiving!!!

Yay Thanksgiving is here and we are so excited to be celebrating it once again:)
Can't believe how fast this year has gone by. We have been busy making turkey cupcakes and enjoying our new line of PIES:)
Pumpkin is my ultimate favorite pie. I can have it all year round for breakfast, lunch and dinner. 
As you can see I even featured it on our website homepage photo. 
BUT I must say, our Pecan pie is pretty darn good,and is almost taking over my loyalty to my favorite Pumpkin pie. 
But if you can't decide get all 3(Apple, Pecan & Pumpkin:) Trust me, you can never have too much pie. Something about Thanksgiving meal were out stomachs make extra space for dessert. 
And if you're not in the pie mood.GASP..........
 We have a bunch of new goodies to inspire you to create some other goodies.
 Thanksgiving is a great day because it always reminds me to be more greatful for all my family and friends. And I know it shouldn't just be on Thanksgiving day, but it is a day put aside so that we make that extra effort to gather together and share all that has happened in the year. 
So Thank You to our Deelite family for always bringing a smile to our face. 
Happy Thanksgiving and Wish you a week full of smiles, great memories and Gobble Gobble Cupcakes:)

Friday, November 16, 2012

Big Thank you for our KCIS Students!!!

We hosted a very special class for KCIS high school students. 
We designed a special 1 week cake decorating course where students learned how to Bake & Decorate many different cakes, cupcakes and cookies. 
We were over the moon to receive a special Thank You cards from them. It was one of our most memorable moments of the year. 
Thank you KCIS for making our week with you extra special:)
Here are the students with their novelty shaped cake waiting to be decorated
 They couldn't wait to get their hands on a piping bag.
 All the students were so creative. We loved seeing different versions of their space ship and princess cakes.
Tah Dah!
 On their final day, each student received a certificate.
 My favorite part... the KCIS students made this BEAUTIFUL card for us.
 Too COOL!!!