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Matcha Cupcakes with Azuki Bean Buttercream

Matcha Cupcakes with Azuki Bean Buttercream

A girl friend had requested to replicate Uncle Tetsu's green tea Madeleines on my Instagram, not knowing it was not something I had made before. Upon request, I went to attempt these Madeleines at her place without the azuki bean filling in the center. I used my mini muffin pan to bake them. Surprisingly, it was a simple recipe and it turned out better than I had expected! 

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Chocolate Flourless Cake (Gluten-Free Recipe)

Chocolate Flourless Cake (Gluten-Free Recipe)

When I'm eating out and it comes dessert time, I usually don't prefer chocolate desserts since they tend to be overly sweet for my palate from past experiences. It wasn't until my experience at Grazie Ristorante, an Italian restaurant, that changed my mind on chocolate desserts. Their flourless chocolate torte was silky and luxurious. I had cravings for more ever since.

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Taro Coconut Milk Roll Cake (Swiss Roll)

Taro Coconut Milk Roll Cake (Swiss Roll)

Roll cakes are so pretty to look at, especially the ones that are highly decorated. It consists of a sponge cake filled with whipped cream, jam or icing and then rolled up. Japanese roll cakes are very light and fluffy. These cakes are usually filled with whipped cream and fruit. I love that they are not too sweet on the palate.  This recipe is inspired by Cooking with Dog's matcha roll cake (Swiss roll)

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Bachelorette Party - A Different Experience at The Edible Story (Richmond/Sherbourne)

Bachelorette Party - A Different Experience at The Edible Story (Richmond/Sherbourne)

I was in charge of planning out a bachelorette party for a friend of mine. For someone who's not use to planning any "party" or "event", I went around searching for suggestions from Google and even asking the bride-to-be, herself. What came to mind when I thought of bachelorette party was the bride-to-be with her girlfriends having a few shots, giggling and blushing with male strippers along the night.

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