March 20, 2012
Happy Spring! During the weekend, we spent a day in Napa photographing a sweet couple for their engagement session. It was a bit chilly, but a beautiful day! At this time in Napa Valley, there are fields filled with yellow mustard flowers! Just lovely! This is a sneak peak for our couple, check out more of our recent work on our facebook page: IpomoeaFilms
At the same time, March 20th is Macaron Day! Lucky enough, while we were in Napa, we stopped by Bouchon Bakery in Yountville for some wonderful macarons!
Our favorite, oddly, was the banana flavor. It has a slice of caramelized banana inside the filling. Surprise:)
February 14, 2012
Happy Valentine’s Day! Yes, it’s been a while since I’ve posted. With the holidays and a trip abroad, it’s been a very busy couple of months. Now I’m back with many interesting things to blog about. So for now, here’s a cute photo I set up for my sweetie who is still in Hong Kong. I miss you and waiting for you to come home:)
Macarons are from Ginger Elizabeth in Sacramento. Any chocolate lovers nearby should go there and get some sweet Valentine’s treats. They are so delightful!
May 6, 2011
For a week, I’ve been learning to make macarons. After work, I announced that I’m making macaron again and the bf replied, “Macaron, macaron, my face is going to turn into a macaron. ” Well, that’s because he eats all of my creations:) Macarons are so small and delicate, you don’t realized how many you pop into your mouth. They are made with only 4 ingredients: egg whites, ground almonds, powdered sugar and granulated sugar. That’s it.
However, the results of my effort are not great and I even went out to buy a Silpat mat and piping tools to make them right. I started with deflated ones, then burnt ones, overly sweet, and lastly, ones that cracked. To my surprise, I’ve used up my bag of powdered sugar, an ingredient that usually stay in the cupboard for too long. So, I think it is time to stop for awhile and bake something else. If anyone have any tips or easy recipes for macarons, let me know!
I came across this raspberricupcakes\’ piggy macarons and they are so cute! When I’m more experience, I will try her recipe. I only followed her method in assembling the pig. Luckily, I got one shell that looked like a pig. Macarons are very tricky…sigh
I savaged the few macarons that looked good enough for a photo shoot and let my bf eat all the defected ones.
My cat Yun Yun loves to hang out in the kitchen with me:)