August 22, 2011

diana and ray - august proposal

proposal story:
we received an email from mr ray asking if we'd help with some simple decorations "streamers and balloons" and to plan something to get diana to the park.

an email was sent to the girls for a "finer things club" meeting. sara asked if we'd help her make decorations and help with a mini photoshoot.  all agreed and some (even diana) went over to help with the last minute prep.

day of the proposal was super fun and exciting.  prepped all the baked goodies and headed to corona.
here is the finished table:

desserts and champagne.   

face masks by handmadebysarakim

green tea macarons

strawberry cupcakes with strawberry buttercream

coconut macaroons

green tea macarons

enjoy my friends!!

congrats to diana and ray ^^ love you guys!

photo credits - hudson lim

August 4, 2011

homemade jam

this past weekend, i baked some macarons with fresh berries in the center.  yesterday, i opened the fridge only to find my left over berries staring at me.  didnt know what to do with thought it'd be nice to make some jam.

i placed the left over berries, and sugar into a pot (1 pound fruit to 1 cup sugar).

in low heat, allow berries and sugar to merry.  i smashed the berries a little. once all the sugar is dissolved, place in high heat and allow for mixture to come to a boil.

liquid will start to evaporate and mixture will start thickening.  place spoon in mixture and take out.  when the jam mixture drops off the spoon in slow thick drops, turn off heat.

please jam mixture in jars and use when ready.