Sweet of the Week | E.P L.P Chocolate Ginger Honey Crunch

Screen Shot 2016-04-03 at 5.08.09 AM

E.P. L.P. in West Hollywood is a super stylish and sleek spot for great rooftop drinks and great Southeast Asian food, but what you may not know is that it is a great spot for delicious desserts! Pastry chef Zen Ong just rolled out a really inventive new Spring dessert selection, incorporating his own Indonesian/Australian culinary background and influences into the menu.

The Chocolate Ginger Honey Crunch with Valrhona milk chocolate EP honeycomb, and crystallized ginger is a play on an Aussie fave the Crunchie Bar. It is all parts delicious and paired with their EP&J a twist on a classic American PB&J in roasted white chocolate candy form, you’ve got a perfect dessert. Looking for something on the lighter side? Don’t miss their EP Sweetie Pineapple Cloud with vanilla tofu, melon ice, nutta de coca, pineapple sorbet, and kaffir lime leaf.

603 N LA CIENEGA BOULEVARD
CROSS-STREET: MELROSE AVE
WEST HOLLYWOOD
EPLOSANGELES.COM
PH. 310 855 9955

Sweet of the Week | Wolf LA Chocolate Cake

Screen Shot 2016-03-30 at 5.34.21 PM

Wolf is the newly opened restaurant from chef Marcel Vigneron on Melrose Ave. in Los Angeles. The menu features seasonal Los Angeles cuisine made from locally – sourced ingredients. Beyond the amazing savories is a swoon-worthy dessert menu. They have a Blueberry Souffle with violet ice cream that is melt in your mouth good. I didn’t get a chance to try the Roasted Banana with maple whip, peanut tuile and cacao, but the Not Your Grandma’s Chocolate Cake was heavenly. It is topped with gianduia ice cream, candied hazenuts and gold and is essentially a refined cake version of ferrero rochers!

Wolf is open for dinner Tuesday–Thursday from 6pm – 10pm, and Friday—Saturday from 6pm – 11pm.
7661 Melrose Ave. CA 90046.

 

Mini Carrot Cakes

IMG_5426When you feel like making treats like these mini carrot cakes, but don’t feel like going to the store – Instacart saves the day with grocery delivery! It has changed everything. Now when I’m missing a key ingredient but midway through baking prep I can just order groceries only. So now you can have your cake and bake it too!  Keep reading for tips and tricks to making mini carrot cakes and a sweet recipe. 

(more…)

Lemon Poppy Seed Madeleines

IMG_5354

Lemon poppy seed madeleines are the perfect Spring sweet treat. They are so light and lovely they are perfect with an afternoon tea or as a purse snack on the go. What made this recipe even easier was using T-Sugars Icing Mill when it was time to add powdered sugar. The T-Sugars icing mill is super simple to use and makes the process of dusting your treats with powdered sugar a breeze, a few taps and you have a perfecting snow coating over your desserts.

(more…)

Happy Pi Day!

IMG_7592

It’s March 14th so you know what that means – Pi Day!

I know this is really in reference to this pi π. not the tasty sweet treat kind, but hey I’m all about the sweeter side of life and we’ll take any excuse to enjoy a slice of pie. Are you with me?

Screen Shot 2016-03-14 at 12.47.41 PM

I’ve put together a list of some of my favorite places to celebrate Pi Day in Los Angeles (click to read the full article). There are plenty of other great cities to enjoy pie too so feel free to leave me a comment on Instagram if you are looking for a great slice in your city!

(more…)

Slam Dunk Ice Cream Floats with Coke Zero & OREO| NCAA Tournament Party Ideas

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GreatTasteTourney #CollectiveBias

FullSizeRender-4

Sweetening up this NCAA Basketball season with a super simple slam dunk treat (see what I did there? hehe) that is sure to make your game day party a fan favorite. Using Coca-Cola Zero™  and OREO I made an OREO ice cream Coke Zero float. To make things even sweeter I got some basketball stickers, plain wooden spoons and colorful straws to give the floats a cute themed extra touch.

(more…)

Sweet of the Week | Maru Santa Monica Lemon Meringue Tart

Screen Shot 2016-02-18 at 9.23.02 PM

Are you a lemon dessert lover like I am? Lemon desserts are some of my favorites. I just love that play of luscious creamy custard cut with a sharp lemon tang. And a good tart is just so… good! Am I right? Take a look at this lemon beauty from Maru. Those flecks of vanilla bean are so prominent and lovely and the beautiful meringue ribbon on top is perfection. It was just as good as it looks

Valentine’s Day Dessert Hacks

FullSizeRender-7

To me nothing says ‘I LOVE YOU’ better than a sweet treat! I’ve taken all of the stress out of Valentine’s Day baking and created two super easy and fun dessert hacks so that you can whip up sweets for your sweetie in no time. Both recipes use Otis Spunkmeyer snacks and take minutes to put together.

Share some sweets love this Valentine’s Day!

recipes below… click to for sweet snack hacks!

(more…)

Valentine’s Day Sweet Gift Guide

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, there isn’t a minute to spare for finding the perfect gift for your Valentine. Here are five of my favorite sweet for your sweet that are not your ordinary box of chocolates and the best part is all of these gifts can all be picked up locally and last minute so there is no reason not to share a little sweetness this weekend!

IMG_2374This weekend ICDC (ice cream, doughnuts and coffee) on Beverly will be personalizing heart doughnuts for your sweetie. While you wait you can also enjoy 14% gifts next door at Espionage LA. Doughnuts are certainly the way to my heart, especially cute ones like these!

 

IMG_2371Milk Jar Cookies is offering a very special gift crate as the perfect way to share some love this Valentine’s Day. Complete with 1 quart of milk, 2 heart milk jars, 2 heart paper straws and 1/2 dozen cookies. A complete sweet treat avaiable for local delivery or pick up!

 

IMG_2368

You all know how much I love cake and I think there is no better sweet treat! This Strawberry Shortcake from La Monarca is the perfect Valentine’s Day gift. It is just as lovely as their other incredible cakes (like tres leeches and guava cake) and you can buy it whole or by the slice.

 

IMG_2369

Sugarfina is known for their impecably packed, imaculate desserts and they have outdone themselves for Valentine’s Day. Their cute themed boxes are sure to win anyone’s heart in phrases like ‘Kiss Me’, ‘Pucker Up’, and ‘You’re My Sweetheart’. You can buy them as individual boxes or in a cute bento box gift set!

 

IMG_2372

Why buy roses when you can buy rose cupcakes from The Village Bakery and Cafe. Get a half dozen and make a cute bouquet out of it. If given the choice I will always choose cake over flowers. And while you are there be sure to check out their equally as adorable Valentine’s Day sugar cookies and macarons.