Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Your Dream Wedding Cake!

HI Everyone:)
Merry Christmas. Happy New Year and Kung Hei Fat Choy!!!!
Hope you all had a memorable 2016. We are well into 2017 and I can't believe January has gone and Valentines is upon us:)

We are feeling the love here in Deelite. We have been busy making  some beautiful Wedding cakes. We are love struck with all the love stories from our fab couples. I thought I'd share some tips on how to order your dream wedding cake. I hope y'all find this helpful and if you are already married go out and surprise your husband or wife with a cake. Bring back those wedding bell memories:) xoxo

5 Tips on picking your dream wedding cake design

Tip #1: Pick your color scheme and stick to it

Tip #2: After picking your color scheme: choose style of cakes  that interest you. Look at all of them as a whole then stream line them to 3-5 design finishes which you like. The more focused you are with your looks we will have of your desired look. If you like 50 looks your cake will look like a lot of different ideas put together. Kind of like putting all your favourite jewellery pieces all on. They are all pretty individually but all together may look like a garage sale. Allow each design to shine. 

Tip #3: No matter how big or small your budget is, Wedding cake designs are fluid and we will be able to create something to fit your budget. Ask us about our rental or fake cakes with a cake cutting area on the cake. This will cut the cost of your cake down substantially.  For floral cakes, handmade gumpaste flowers take time and is very pricey due to the time it takes to make each flower. Opt to use fresh flowers you are using for your venue. This will really coordinate your cake with the venue perfectly and also bring the price of your cake down substantially. Note: For fresh flowers give us the best quality and extra stems. The nicer your flowers the better your cake will look. 

Tip 4: Make sure your wedding planner / venue manager plans the location of the cake table. Especially for big cakes, it is very important that the cake has a place to put on immediately upon arrival to prevent any cake wrecks. 

Tip 5: Enjoy your cake! you are going to have a fabulous day filled with many many great memories. Don't forget to take a breather, cut your cake and enjoy your first taste of cake as Mr. & Mrs:)

Thank you HK Tatler for featuring 2 of our cakes in your latest wedding issue:)

Friday, October 14, 2016

Deelite Class in Action & Wine Barrel Cake!

Good morning:) Happy Friday!
We have been on a baking marathon with our classes.  Some of you may have heard that Penelope D'arcey Graham was in HK teaching her fab Dessert Table Treats Class. 
She taught 2 sessions of this course and both were fully booked. Our students spent 3 full days baking Macaroons, Fancies, Patisserie, Eclairs, shoe pastry, and aking pretty flowers too:) 
Here are some highlights. 
I wanna eat these now. 

As you can see these group of students baked and baked and baked! And they did an amazing job, learning and decorating too! YUMMY!
Thank you all for allowing us to be apart of your cake jouney. 
Have a great weekend to you too. We will leave you with this GIANT gravity defying wine barrel cake. It was delivered to a very special guest and we heard from the grapevine he loved his Vino:) Cheers!

Sunday, October 2, 2016

How to -Pumpkin Apple Spice Muffins

October is here and have I got an easy, DEELISH, healthy recipe for you. 
This is one of my son's fave muffins I've changed the original recipe up and replaced it with a few of my personal fave items to bake with. I guarantee not only the taste but the smell is absolutley unforgettable. 
Lets get started:
2 1/2 Cups All Purpose Flour
2 Cups Coconut Sugar
1 Tablespoon Pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup canned pumpkin puree
1/2 cup Olive Oil
2 cups peeled cored and chopped apples

Streusel Topping
2 Table Spoon APF + 1 Tablespoon Oatmeal
1/4 cup Coconut sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 teaspoon butter

First set your oven at 170 degrees C then get your spices ready to make your very own Pumpkin Pie spice. If you have your own pre-made bottle then obviously you can skip this part. I love to make my own as it is super dooper easy. My son loves to make this for the recipe. I had every spice in powdered form except for the cloves so I zapped that up in my spice blender to complete my mix. 
When you make this mix the aroma is AMAZING!!! Your entire house will smell like thanksgiving:)
This recipe is from Better Crocker and it is a great recipe. I use it for my pumpkin pie too. You can save this in a jar and use it for other recipes. 
Chop your apples. 
In a separate bowl put the following ingredients:
2 1/2 Cups APF
1 Tablespoon Your Pumpkin pie spice:)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
 In another bowl  mix your wet ingredients + Coconut sugar
2 x eggs lighly beaten
1 cup canned pumpkin puree
1/2 cup Olive Oil
2 cups coconut sugar
I love coconut sugar it gives just the right amount of sweetness without the after bite of sugar. Its unrefined which is great for all you healthy peeps out there and great sweet fix for the kids.
After your pumpkin puree is well blended add in your dry ingredients
fold in your beautiful chopped apples
coat your muffin tins with cake release. 
The name of this says it all. I've used this for 13 years and it has never failed me. 
My cakes have never stuck to my pans. 
Fill your pans appx 3/4 full. I always make mini muffins for my sons snack. But usually I finish up the mini ones before anyone else.  Also to give the muffins an extra yummy factor I topped it with strussel topping. Hmmmm Hmmm amazing. This part you really shoudn't pass up. It takes your muffins to a whole other level of yummy-ness! Mix all these ingredients together to resemble a crumbly texture and then sprinkle on top of your muffins. 
Streusel Topping
2 Table Spoon APF + 1 Tablespoon Oatmeal
1/4 cup Coconut sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 teaspoon butter
Bake for appx 25-35mins. make sure your toothpick is clean after inserting into the muffin.
Your house in the meantime will smell GLORIOUS! You need to bake these honestly just for the aromatic experience. Its HEAVENLY!!!
TAH DAH!!!!!
And this is how everyone will feel about your muffins!!! 
HELLO FALL! We luv you!

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Fall into Deelite:)

It has been a while, I know. And in this day in age when we are all supposed to juggle a million and one things I will admit, I let my blog slip through the cracks. Sorry , a VERY BIG HUGE SORRY:(
Some of you who have followed me from day one have probably forgotten about me....:( sigh tears. But I understand, life goes on and things happen. So no hard feelings:) I hope you revisit this page. And if its your first time reading this, welcome and thank you for clicking my way.
 There have been loads of changes in my life. I'm a mommy of 2 lovely boys, I now really understand what BACK TO SCHOOL means for parents and blink my eyes yikes I gotta take that picture for our family Christmas card already.
Annnnnd ofcoarse do what I"ve always loved doing, spreading the sweet news of cake decorating one cake at a time.

When mid-autumn festival passes thats when I really feel like Fall has finally arrived. The wind changes here in HK, and the sun sets earlier. Its refreshing to have a seasonal change, I love it:)
This year we decided to do a lil something different and introduced our Mooncakes. At first, some of our regulars were a bit hesitant to try them but they were all pleasantly surprised:) It wasn't too sweet and the flavors were fresh and yummy. As some of you may have seen on our instragram, ppl tagged us on thier fave flavors. Pandan and Black Forest were the clear winners. So heres a congrats to Mr. Pandan and Miss. Black Forest Mooncake!!!
I start to crave for pumpkin as soon Fall clocks in as well. I have no idea how that happens. I think after being in this business for 12 years not only do my cakes and cookies look & taste like pumpkins, I too turn into a pumpkin. Even at home we start to use the oven more and put the summer salad menus and sorbets aside. I baked a yummy Pumpkin donut cake for my son to take for his school snack. Even he had a hand in it.

That I will share with you on my next post. And I promise it won't take 4 months or a year. I PROMISE I'll post it next week. :)
In the meantime here's what you can look forward to in October. Enjoy and thanks for taking the time to read this. I hope this was a good break for you.  it is equally fun for me to share a sliver of my life with you. Until NEXT WEEK:)
 Can I tempt you with these adorable mini Cookie bites. Mini Choco Bat, Pumpkin-Pumpkin, Butter , Butter Ghost  & Almont Hat cookies. Available Oct 1st onwards
And yes, they are ten times cuter in the pretty lil treat bag
 Cuteness overload, our rice krispy donut treats were a smash hit so we had ot put them on lolli sticks. Mini Donut RK donut lillipops.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Panda & Wombat Watercolor Wedding Cake

Yay spring is approaching! Though it may still be cold outside the later sunsets sure is getting me excited for the warmer weather and ofcoarse wedding season!!!!
We recently did wedding cake for a very special couple. The wedding was at the beautiful Hong Kong Country Club.  The couple designed thier very own wedding invitation with a characture of themselves : panda (bride) and a Wombat (groom) .  SOOOOOO CUTE:) We recreated their characture and made a cute wedding cake topper with it.
We also matched the colors of the cake with their invitation with more peachy tones as requested by the bride:)

Tah Dah!

Enjoy the video:)

Monday, December 21, 2015

Merry Christmas everyone!

We're in countdown mode. About 1 week  till xmas YAYAYAYAY!
I"m sure some of you are still scrambling for gifts. In the midst of the hussell and bussell, don't forget to take a breather and enjoy the holiday atmosphere, spirit and joy. I had to remind myself that 2 weeks ago when we were in the midst of the IBE cake and bakery expo. I literally had no time to breath between cakes, classes and prepping for the convention it was seriously eventful to say the least. Here are some great photos of the expo. As you can see our booth was really buzzing with sweet talent from many different artists and brands. 
We featured Kelmy, Satin Ice, Wilton, Icing Images, Lorann Oils, & Sugar Arts. We also had a great show of Master Artists from around the globe: David MaCarfrae (Royal Icing Master)from David Cakes, Kristina Rado (Royal Icing Master), Mike Terry ( Wafer Paper Master), Kathleen Lange ( Lambeth Method Master), Robert Haynes ( Sugar Flower Master). This year we highlighted the Year of the Royal icing so it was really great seeing different Royal Icing masters show case their interpretation of piping with Royal Icing. 
 Within our booth area we also had 3 workshop spaces in the back for people to take classes. 

 Here I am demonstrating Satin Ice fondant techniques
 David with is Royal Icing Smile:)

To give you a breather from the holiday buzz I thought I'd share a bit of entertainment.
Go grab you mulled wine or hot chocolate sit back relax and enjoy this Gingerbread Boy Cake video We hope this inspires and entertains you:)

Merry Christmas!!!
Deelite Family

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Star Wars Cake & My 4 Boys

Hi hi all, I hope your fall season has been off to a great start. Here in Hong Kong we're only feeling a bit of a cool breeze. Never the less, its nice to get that cozy feeling again. Your eyes are probably still popping out of your face because you think I have 4 boys. Noo noo nooo, I only have 2 ( 3 yr and 9 months) I have 2 nephews as well ( 4 yr & 10 months) They are all very close in age which is great when we get together. I have the privilege and joy of being their official Bday cake Mommy & Auntie. When it was just the 2 older boys it wasn't too bad. As soon as the 2 younger ones were born it was a game changer. It has been a very eventful year of bday parties and celebrations.
I call it my birthday cake marathon. In asia we celebrate the babies 100 day. So my marathon started in April when my bb son reached 100 days.
Here's the cake

Then 1 month later it was my son's birthday. Some of you may remember his Buzz lightyear cake.

Then I get a lil break and October was my Nephew's 4th Birthday Star Wars theme.
Here it is

December is bb Nephews 1st Brithday. Still figuring out what to do. Then I have my bb son's 1st birthday in Jan. and the Marathon is finished. In May the Marathon starts all over again.I take it all with great joy to be apart of my 4 boys milestones. They all grow up so fast. I often look at the previous cakes I"ve made for them and see how they have outgrown certain themes and stages in life. The 2 eldest are just active lil "ANGELS":) and the lil ones are cute as ever. Before you know it it'll be thier 18th birthday and they may not even want a cake.......Sadness. But never the less I will make them one. And one day even their wedding cake. Oh tears......:) Life can get so busy but it is when I make these cakes where I can take a step back and enjoy all my sweet blessings:)
Here are some of the boys previous cakes.

This was no ordinary bus cake. I put an electric bubble machine inside the cake so when the cake got pushed out, bubbles were coming out of the bus. Is that Cool or what....if I don't say so myself:P

This was Joshua's 1st birthday cake. He had a hawaiian Luau theme. This cake was absolutly HUGE! And if you look very closely, the cake was a rainbow cake on the inside as well. I really didn't plan for it to be so big. I had so much fun making all the little details we had to make a bigger cake to place all the animals and creatures.
Aloha and have a blessed week!