Monday, November 19, 2012

My New Bakery Venture - Bite Macarons!

Hello Readers and Fans out there! =)

Thank you for your support in me and my bakery goodies so far!  I now have some super exciting news to reveal!  After three years of doing custom bakery goods for families, friends, and clients alike, I have decided to officially start my own bakery business in Houston - baking French macarons!  

If you're a fan of French macarons then you might have read about them on the internet or even on my previous blog posts.  So you may already know that French macarons are difficult to perfect.  This past year, I've spent a lot of time and effort to learn and bake the perfect French macaron.  I feel like I've gotten better and better at them as I have been baking more and more yummy French macarons for my peeps in Houston for weddings, birthdays, parties...the list goes on.  Well, I've put my dollars and cents together and am getting my own little website made.  It's still a work in progress but if you click on the link below, feel free to enter your email to receive FREE macarons when we launch early 2013!

Don't forget to click on my Facebook page and LIKE it as well!  =) Thanks again!

Yours truly,

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Thank You to My Air Jordan XI 11 Bred Cake Supporters!

I just want to take a moment to thank all my cake supporters! Quite a few of you have shown a lot of interests and positive support for my unique bakery creations, especially the recent Air Jordan 11 Bred shoe cake that I baked. I want you to know that your support is giving me great confidence, as I am a young baker in Houston who is working hard to have a bakery of my own in the near future. For now, all the things you see in my blog is from my own kitchen, but hopefully soon, I will have my own bakery. This is why I would love for you to give me all the support / feedback if possible!!! Please send me any feedback you got via email or twitter!

And to give back to my supporters, I would like to "treat" them when I do open my bakery in the near future. Please simply email me at or follow me on twitter @whiskthis. I will keep you guys in contact!

With utmost appreciation,

Sandia Horng
Twitter: @WhiskThis

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Air Jordan 11 Retro "Bred" Grooms Cake!

All of my posts have been very exciting to me so far but this post is simply very cool! Why? Because lots and lots of Jordan sneaker fans know of this shoe! I have not been a sneakerhead (meaning a crazy sneaker fanatic) but my fiance Gabe has been getting in to sneakers for however long now and he has told me so much about this one.

As you can tell by the title of this post, the cake I made this time is a Air Jordan 11 Retro "Bred" Grooms Cake! Belinda wanted to surprise her now husband Mike with an awesome Grooms Cake for their wedding and came up with this idea. She said that this was Mike's absolute favorite sneaker! We talked about several concepts but in the end she gave me full trust on the whole design. So I made an Air Jordan sneaker shoe box along with the shoe to display in front of the box.

Originally I was thinking of making an OG shoe box (meaning original shoe box) to go with the whole concept to give it an "old school" original look. Then I changed the shoe box to the ones that will be released with the Air Jordan 11 "Concords" later this year (December 23rd to be exact) because I absolutely love the design of that box!! To keep the original look of the box, I simply only changed the colors that were blue to red so it'll match the colors of the Jordan 11 Bred shoe. I tried to make the edible shoe to look as close as possible to the actual live shoe from the sculpting to the detailing of the laces, stitches, patent leather shine, and the carbon fiber plating. I gotta say, it was a challenge!!

Here's a photo of the real Air Jordan 11 "Bred" sneaker (top left) next to my edible creation.

Working on some last details. You can kind of see the edible carbon fiber plating in this photo.

Here's some photos of when I just finished!

After making the shoe box cake and the Jordan 11 Bred shoe, I made the cake board white so that the overall "look" will bring out the shoe and the shoe box. Instead of just the plain smooth white board, I carved waves on it to give the board some texture.

This was one of the most fun and enjoying cakes that I've ever made. Even my Fiance Gabe didn't want to let the cake go. He said he would have saved it and not eaten it haha. After seeing how much my fiance loves this cake, it gave me the idea of making him one for our wedding.. We'll see.. =)

Look at that "patent leather" shine... its beautiful haha.

Overall I was satisfied and humbled by the outcome of my creation especially this being my first shoe cake ever! Most importantly, many thanks to Belinda and her very sweet surprise idea to her now husband Mike Medina, I was able to get my hands in making this incredible cake! Thank you guys for letting my creation be part of y'alls very special day! =)

Monday, December 5, 2011

Baby Shower Cake & Cinnamoroll Cake!

Hi everyoneee! This years holiday has been quite busy and I finally got a breather to sit down and post up a couple of cute and unique cakes that I made. =D

The first one here is a baby shower cake for Yanh who's having a baby girl!! Ann and Thien were the party planners for Yanh's shower and Ann contacted me for a cake. I felt honored and happily accepted the request. Ann had a cake design in mind already and wanted me to make a similar cake to one she picked out from pink cake box. She loved the topper and wanted to change the ribbon color from pink and black to pink and gold.

I wanted to customize the girl figure to look as close to Yanh as possible. I made a head band because 90% of the time that I see her, she's wearing a headband hehe. Her husband spoils her with Louboutin heels and since she was pregnant, he suggested she wore flat shoes for safety therefor, I made black Louboutin flats haha... If you look at the second picture where it shows the rear of the cake, you'll see the head band I made coming out of the hair and the red sole of the Louboutin flats. Little shopping bags were made of stores that I know Yanh would shop at. To add a little bit of her husband in there, I added one bag of his favorite place.. "Heroes Collectables" haha... Last but not least, even the message of the cake, "Welcome to the Spotlight Lara!" is an inside joke! (Message of the cake was well thought of by Ann!) =) Everything on the cake top was custom made by hand. The flavor of the cake was vanilla cake with vanilla butter cream.

Next here we have a Cinnamoroll Cake! I'm not sure if you know of this character, but if you're a fan of Sanrio characters like Hello Kitty, Keroppi, Melody... etc., you'll know Cinnamoroll! Derrick contacted me in making his girlfriend Yvonne a birthday cake and showed me an example of this cake. He gave me the go on making a 3D figure of Cinnamoroll instead of the 2D. I didn't want to stop there so I added two more of his buddies so he wouldnt look lonely. =) The flavor of the cake is carrot cake with cream cheese butter cream. A couple of days later, Derrick informed me that Yvonne thought the figures were too cute to be eaten and I informed him on how to save the figures. Hmm... I wonder if Yvonne saved them afterall...

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Polar Bear Cake!

Thu contacted me in regards of making a birthday cake for her friend Kim. She said Kim LOVES polar bears and wanted to surprise her friend with a polar bear cake! The flavor of the cake is Mocha like the one from my previous post. Each polar bear is handmade with gumpaste. The trees and presents are also made out of gumpaste and colored with edible powder dust. Some edible glitter is also put on there to give the cake a little sparkle. =)