the latest…

The top picture is from some cupcakes I made a few weeks ago. I planned to make a rose for each cupcake, but I just got exhausted from all the work. The bottom picture is a rough draft of a fucshia peony I’m making for one of my best friends.


ny pt.1 – kittichai & cupcakestop

Hi folks.

I’ve been busy the past week, so I haven’t been able to update till now. I made a quick trip to NYC this weekend, and I have plenty of pictures to share! I’m going to break my trip down into several posts because I don’t want a photo overload for just one post. Plus, it’ll keep me busy the next few days…

As soon as we got in we settled down near Wall Street, grabbed breakfast at Starbucks, and then began shopping in SoHo. I made reservations for lunch at Kittichai, a Thai restaurant on Thompson St. that I’ve been meaning to eat at for a while. Let me just say that the food was great, the service was superb, and the decor was sooo nice. However, I’m a little upset that I missed out on the $20 brunch w/unlimited bellinis and mimosas. How did I not see that on the menu?!

getting to the food, don’t worry…

Northern Thai beef salad for the appetizer. Sooo flavorful.

Kittichai Pad Thai

pineapple braised short ribs in green curry, Thai eggplant, and sweet basil

Jasmine flan on a sweet & sour fruit salad w/Jasmine rice ice cream. The ice cream tasted like a flower, but a delicious flower…

Came across this…I heard about it on Twitter but I can’t remember from who…but we got the red velv & the nutella cupcake 🙂 Yummy. Only took me two bites to finish one!

More to come later…

sweet prize

Some of you may have seen this on my Facebook…

But yesterday, I was looking at the right Facebook page at the right time. It just so happens that Just Cupcakes was offering a dozen free cupcakes & a pink shirt to their 2,000th fan. Luckily, I was only about 5 people away, so I kept refreshing and refreshing. Let’s just say that I have fantastic timing and I won 🙂

I was really happy…not just because I got a bunch of sweets for free, but that I actually won a contest! I rarely win anything so this was such a delight for me. I’m hoping my next win will be one of the giveaways on Bakerella and Joy the Baker or even free beauty products! If I aim high, my next goal is to win the lottery! Haha.

the bailey’s irish cream cupcake. definitely a favorite of the night.

tuesday treats

After work I stopped by Just Cupcakes since I was craving cupcakes for the longest time. I don’t like to make my own unless I’m baking for a party. They were a quick fix, but I still stay loyal to Georgetown Cupcakes & Crumbs in NYC (I love their giant cupcakes). I was excited because I saw their ‘Pink Snowball’ cupcake on Twitter, however, when I got there all the ‘Pink Snowballs’ were gone. Plus, they only had four flavors out, which doesn’t make sense because their website advertises a lot more than that for Tuesdays. Hmph, sad face. Aside from all that mess, they were still yummy in my tummy.

Fyi, I like to eat them w/milk 🙂