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Hosting Afternoon Tea

Hosting Afternoon Tea

An afternoon tea party is such an fun and elegant way to get together with friends and family to celebrate a special occasion, or just an excuse to dress up. Hosting an afternoon tea party may seem daunting at first, but the overall experience is so rewarding! From the planning of the menu to the execution and to finally sit down to enjoy a good cup of tea with cake, it is all worth it.

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Matcha Mousse Bombes with Ginger Marmalade Surprise

Matcha Mousse Bombes with Ginger Marmalade Surprise

I was so happy to finally get to use these hemisphere molds! I had been inspired by MasterChef Australia season 7 (or maybe brainwashed) that I went out and bought some hemisphere molds. Reynolds' desserts were so beautifully plated and presented on his season that I was rooting for him to win! He didn't win MasterChef, but he continued to pursue his food dream in desserts and opened up KOI Dessert Bar. If I do ever get a chance to visit Australia, I feel like I would love to visit his restaurant and actually see his creations in person rather than just online on his instagram.

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Matcha Cupcakes with Adzuki Bean (Red Bean) Buttercream

Matcha Cupcakes with Adzuki Bean (Red 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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