Tuesday, May 24, 2011

6 Bittersweets Baking Orders: Flavors, Pricing, and Contact

Photo of Cake Close-up by John Manansala
For those in the DC, Northern Virginia, and Maryland areas, I am now offering my home-baked goods for sale. Please find flavor and pricing information below, plus photos of some of my work. In addition to the flavors listed, I am very open to working with you directly to develop custom flavors and/or decorations. Please also note that flavors requiring large amounts of fresh fruit or other expensive ingredients may be slightly more expensive than the general prices given.

Contact me via email to place an order or if you have inquiries beyond the information given below. Please let me know if anyone expected to be consuming the order has any food allergies, regardless of what flavor is ordered. I ask this because unrelated products are often processed using the same machines as common allergens such as milk and nuts. Thanks for stopping by!

[V] = vegan version available


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CUPCAKE FLAVORS

Vanilla Loves Vanilla [V]

Vanilla yellow cake with vanilla buttercream frosting

Chocolate Loves Chocolate [V]

Rich, moist chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream frosting

Vanilla Loves Chocolate [V]

Vanilla yellow cake with chocolate buttercream frosting

Chocolate Loves Vanilla [V]

Rich chocolate cake with vanilla buttercream frosting

Chocolate Salted Caramel

Rich, dark chocolate cake filled with homemade salted caramel and topped with rich chocolate buttercream

Chocolate Almond Dulce De Leche

Rich, dark chocolate cake filled with homemade dulce de leche milk caramel and toasted almonds and topped with rich chocolate buttercream and more almonds

German Chocolate ($35)
Rich, dark chocolate cake filled with chocolate ganache and topped with a decadent coconut pecan frosting. 

Black Forest

Rich, dark chocolate cake filled with brandied cherries and topped with Kirsch whipped cream frosting

Red Velvet [V]

Tangy, moist red velvet cake with my signature cream cheese “miracle” frosting

**SPACIOUS Special**

Tangy, moist red velvet cake filled with tart pomegranate jelly and topped with silky smooth vanilla Swiss meringue buttercream frosting

Strawberries and Cream ($35)

Vanilla buttermilk cupcake filled with Kirsch-soaked strawberries and topped with a tangy whipped cream frosting

Lemon Drop ($35)

Lemon cupcake filled with homemade lemon curd and finished with tart lemon buttercream frosting

Rum and Raspberry Custard [V] ($35)

Vanilla cake brushed with rum syrup, filled with raspberry custard, and frosted cream cheese buttercream

Coconut Dulce De Leche Caramel

Moist coconut cake filled with dulce de leche caramel, frosted with cream cheese buttercream, and topped with more dulce de leche

Coffee Lover [V]

Vanilla cake brushed with coffee rum (alcohol optional) syrup, filled and frosted with cream cheese buttercream, and topped with chocolate shavings on top

Banana Peanut Butter

Banana cake with rich peanut butter mousse frosting

Peanut Butter and Jelly

Peanut butter cake filled with grape jelly or strawberry jam, frosted with rich peanut butter mousse or Swiss meringue buttercream frosting, and topped with more jelly or jam

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel

Rich chocolate cake filled with chocolate ganache, frosted with peanut butter Swiss meringue buttercream frosting, and topped with crushed pretzels

Cookies and Cream [V]

Chocolate cake with cookies and cream buttercream filling and frosting

Boston Cream Pie [V]

Vanilla cake filled with pastry cream and dipped in chocolate ganache

S’Mores ($35)

Rich chocolate cake lined with graham cracker crust, filled with dark chocolate chunks, and frosted with toasted marshmallow frosting

Chocolate Mint [V]

Rich chocolate cake filled with mint buttercream and dipped in dark chocolate ganache

Chocolate Hazelnut ($35)

Rich chocolate cake filled with crunchy wafer cookie and chocolate hazelnut ganache and topped with more chocolate hazelnut ganache

Caramelized Banana Crème Brulee ($38)

Brown sugar cupcake filled with caramelized banana slices, frosted with bruleed brown sugar Swiss meringue buttercream frosting, and topped with more caramelized banana slices

Cinnamon Swirl

Airy cinnamon swirl cake with cinnamon cream cheese frosting

Blueberry Swirl Cheesecake

Mini cheesecakes with blueberry swirl and traditional graham cracker crust

Carrot Cake

Moist spiced carrot cake with cream cheese frosting (walnuts optional)

Spiced Apple with Brie

Spiced apple walnut cake with brie cream cheese frosting

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip [V]

Ridiculously moist pumpkin chocolate chip cake with cream cheese frosting

Gingerbread

Gingerbread cupcake with spiced cream cheese “miracle” frosting

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CAKE FLAVORS

Vanilla Loves Vanilla [V] ($40)

Vanilla yellow cake filled and frosted with vanilla cream cheese, American buttercream, or Swiss meringue buttercream frosting

Chocolate Loves Chocolate [V] ($50)Rich, moist chocolate cake filled and frosted with rich classic chocolate, tangy chocolate sour cream, or Swiss meringue buttercream frosting


Vanilla Loves Chocolate [V] ($45)Vanilla yellow cake filled and frosted with rich classic chocolate, tangy chocolate sour cream, or Swiss meringue buttercream frosting


Chocolate Loves Vanilla [V] ($45)Rich chocolate cake filled and frosted with vanilla cream cheese, American buttercream, or Swiss meringue buttercream frosting


Red Velvet [V] ($45)

Tangy, moist red velvet cake filled and frosted with my signature cream cheese “miracle” frosting

Cookies and Cream [V]($55)Chocolate cake with chopped cookies mixed into the batter, filled cookies and cream buttercream, frosted with vanilla cream cheese or Swiss meringue buttercream frosting, and topped with cookie halves


Chocolate Salted Caramel ($50)

Rich, dark chocolate cake filled with homemade salted caramel and frosted with rich chocolate buttercream

Chocolate Almond Dulce De Leche ($55)

Rich, dark chocolate cake filled with homemade dulce de leche milk caramel and toasted almonds and frosted with rich chocolate buttercream

Chocolate Hazelnut Crunch ($60)

Rich, dark chocolate cake filled with crushed Ferrero Rocher truffles and milk chocolate hazelnut ganache and frosted with milk chocolate hazelnut buttercream

German Chocolate ($55)
Rich, dark chocolate cake filled and topped with a decadent coconut pecan frosting. Ganache frosting can be added at additional cost.

Reese's Chocolate Peanut Butter ($50)
Moist chocolate cake filled with peanut butter mousse and chopped Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and frosted with rich chocolate buttercream

Caramel ($50)

Moist, fluffy yellow cake frosted with soft, creamy caramel frosting

White Chocolate Mousse Strawberry($55)

Fluffy, light white cake filled with Kirsh-soaked strawberries and white chocolate mousse and frosted with more mousse, white chocolate shavings, and decorative strawberries (other berries can be substituted for strawberries)

Tart Lemon ($55)

Zesty lemon cake brushed with lemon syrup, filled with homemade lemon curd or blueberry Swiss meringue buttercream, and frosted with lemon cream cheese or Swiss meringue buttercream frosting

Carrot ($45)

Moist spiced carrot cake frosted with cream cheese frosting (walnuts, pineapple, and coconut optional)

Boston Cream Pie [V] ($45)

Moist vanilla cake filled with pastry cream and topped with chocolate glaze

S’Mores ($55)

Rich chocolate cake sprinkled with graham cracker streusel, filled with a mix of dark and milk chocolate ganache and marshmallow frosting, and smothered in marshmallow frosting finished with an all-over toasting.

Monkey Banana Chocolate ($55)

Moist all-natural banana cake filled with dark or milk chocolate ganache and freshly sliced bananas and frosted with cream cheese, vanilla Swiss meringue, or rich chocolate buttercream frosting

Coconut with Lime Curd ($55)

White coconut cake filled with homemade lime curd (lemon, passionfruit, or mango can be substituted), covered in pillowy marshmallow frosting, and sprinkled with lightly toasted coconut flakes

Cinnamon Roll ($55)

Vanilla butter cake swirled with cinnamon and brown sugar streusel and filled as well as frosted with cream cheese buttercream and chopped pecans or walnuts (nuts optional)

Mango Mascarpone Trifle ($65)

Layered mousse cake consisting of alternating layers of orange-flavored Savoiardi sponge biscuits, lightly sweetened whipped mascarpone cream, and fresh mango slices. All topped off with even more fresh mango arranged in elegant swirls (dependent on availability of fresh mangoes)

New York Cheesecake ($45)

Classic dense, rich NY-style cheesecake with a traditional tangy sour cream topping. Substitutions or additions to topping (at additional cost) easily made -- simply contact me via email.

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CAKE POP FLAVORS

Vanilla Loves Vanilla

Yellow cake and cream cheese filling with vanilla coating

Vanilla Loves Chocolate

Yellow cake and cream cheese filling with chocolate coating

Chocolate Loves Chocolate

Rich chocolate cake and cream cheese filling with chocolate coating

Red Velvet

Red velvet cake and cream cheese filling with vanilla OR chocolate coating

Cookies and Cream

Rich chocolate cake and cookie filling with vanilla coating

S'mores

Rich chocolate cake, graham cracker crumbs, and real toasted marshmallows with chocolate coating sprinkled with more graham cracker crumbs

Chocolate Almond Dulce De Leche

Rich chocolate cake, toasted almond, and homemade dulce de leche milk caramel filling with chocolate coating sprinkled with more chopped almonds

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel

Rich chocolate cake, peanut butter mousse, and crushed pretzels with chocolate coating sprinkled with more crushed pretzels

Monkey Banana Chocolate

Moist all-natural banana cake and cream cheese filling (pecans optional) with chocolate coating

Lemon Drop

Lemon and zesty lemon cream cheese filling with vanilla coating (lemon shaping available at additional cost)

Carrot Cake

Spiced carrot cake and cream cheese filling (walnuts optional) with vanilla coating (carrot shaping available at additional cost)

Spiced Apple with Brie

Spiced apple cake and brie cream cheese filling with vanilla coating (apple shaping available at additional cost)

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip

Pumpkin chocolate chip cake and cream cheese filling with vanilla coating (pumpkin shaping available at additional cost)

Gingerbread

Gingerbread cake and cream cheese filling with vanilla coating (snowman shaping available at additional cost)

Many of the other cupcake flavors above can also be made into cake pops. Please email me for specific requests.


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MARSHMALLOW POP FLAVORS AND DESIGNS

Basic Dipped ($15)

Marshmallows with one half dipped in dark chocolate or vanilla candy coating. One customized candy coating color can be given to all pops per batch with no additional charge

S'mores ($25)

Marshmallows with one half dipped in dark chocolate and then sprinkled with graham cracker crumbs. Finished with a light toasting of the undipped marshmallow end

Rocky Road ($20)

Marshmallows with one half dipped in dark chocolate and then sprinkled with lightly toasted and finely chopped peanuts, pecans, or almonds

Cookie Monster ($20)

Marshmallows with one half dipped in dark chocolate or vanilla candy coating and sprinkled with Oreo, vanilla wafer, speculoos, or graham cracker cookie crumbs. One customized candy coating color can be given to all pops per batch with no additional charge

Cupcake Lover ($25)

Marshmallows with bottoms dipped in dark chocolate or candy coating, dusted with sprinkles, and topped with an M&M candy. The effect is to give the pops the look of tiny cupcakes. One customized candy coating color can be given to all pops per batch with no additional charge

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LAYERED DESSERT SHOOTERS (MINI CUPS)


Strawberry Shortcake with White Chocolate Mousse

Moist vanilla cake layered with Kirsh-soaked strawberries and white chocolate mousse, then topped with white chocolate shavings

Red Velvet

Tangy, moist red velvet cake layered with my signature cream cheese “miracle” frosting

Dark Chocolate Raspberry

Rich and moist dark chocolate cake layered with from-scratch chocolate pudding and fresh raspberries, then topped with fresh whipped cream

Blueberry Cheesecake

Cheesecake mousse layered with from-scratch blueberry sauce and crumbled graham crackers, topped with fresh whipped cream and blueberries

Carrot Cake

Moist spiced carrot cake layered with cream cheese frosting (walnuts, pineapple, and coconut optional)

Banana Pudding

Rich, from-scratch vanilla custard layered with fresh banana slices and crumbled Nilla Wafer cookies, then topped with fresh whipped cream

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FRENCH MACARON FLAVORS


Almond Vanilla

Almond cookie shells filled with vanilla Swiss meringue buttercream frosting

Chocolate Loves Chocolate

Chocolate almond cookie shells filled with chocolate ganache

Snickers

Chocolate almond peanut cookie shells filled with milk chocolate ganache, dulce de leche caramel, peanut butter nougat, and whole peanuts

Black Sesame Mochi

Black sesame almond cookie shells filled with black sesame chocolate ganache and mochi

Raspberry Curd

Almond cookie shells filled with raspberry curd

Matcha (Green Tea) White Chocolate

Green tea almond cookie shells filled with white chocolate ganache

Irish Coffee

Painted coffee almond cookie shells filled with Irish whiskey Swiss meringue buttercream

Lemon Curd

Lemon almond cookie shells filled with luscious lemon curd

Pistachio

Pistachio almond shells filled with egg yolk buttercream

Milk Chocolate Passionfruit

Almond cookie shells filled with milk chocolate passionfruit ganache

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OTHER TREATS


Cookies and Cream Brownies

Rich and fudgy brownie bars studded with chopped Oreo cookies

Champagne Brownies

Extra fudgy dark chocolate brownies accented with the distinctive taste of champagne in the batter as well as in a glaze on top

Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

A delightful makeover of a childhood flavor with the rich, nutty flavor only browned butter provides

Lemon Passionfruit Bars

An exotic twist on the traditional lemon bar -- delightfully tangy with a wonderfully buttery crust

Chocolate-Dipped Browned Butter Rice Krispies Treat Bars

This classic childhood treat takes on a new level of sophistication with the addition of rich, nutty flavor of browned butter and a quick dip in hot chocolate. The original version without browned butter or chocolate is also available.

Orange Passionfruit Curd Poppyseed Bite-size Tartlets

As delicious as they are cute, these mini tarts will make your taste buds dance

Decorated Cut-out Cookies

Buttery sugar cookies with a refreshing hint of lemon zest topped with royal icing decorations of your choice (particularly time-consuming details may increase the cost).

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PRICELIST

$25 per 1 dozen unfilled cupcakes
$32 and above per 1 dozen filled cupcakes
$30 and above per 24 mini cupcakes

+$6 per dozen plain cupcake toppers/custom decorative piping
+$8 per dozen custom-designed cupcake wrappers
+$16 per dozen pom-pom/crepe rosette cupcake toppers
+$24 and above per dozen handcrafted decorations (such as gumpaste flowers)

$40 and above for 1 large cake
+FREE custom writing
+$6 and above for other custom decoration

$35 and above per 18 cake pops
+$6 for custom writing
+$12 and above for custom shapes and other decoration
+$0.65 per pop for individual bagging, ribbon bows, and labels

$15 and above per 15 marshmallow pops
+$5 for sprinkles
+$3 per additional candy coating color per batch
+$0.65 per pop for individual bagging, ribbon bows, and labels

$36 and above per 25 small OR 12 large dessert shooters (1.75 or 3-oz. cups with spoons provided)

$25 and above per 15 French macarons or macaron pops on lollipop sticks
+$0.65 per macaron for individual bagging, ribbon bows, and labels

$25 and above per 20 drop cookies/bars/brownies
+$0.65 per treat for individual bagging, ribbon bows, and labels

$2.75 and above per decorated cut-out cookie (minimum of 15 cookies per order)
+$0.25 per cookie to make into cookie pops on lollipop sticks
+$0.65 per cookie for individual bagging, ribbon bows, and labels

$25 and above per 20 bite-size tartlets (tassies)

$3.50 per large tissue paper pom-pom, $2.50 per medium pom-pom, $2.00 per small pom-pom
+$1.00 for each pom-pom to be pre-fluffed

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EXAMPLES OF MY WORK


First Baking Order!
Red Velvet Cupcakes with Custom Toppers for Birthday Party
Rum N' Raspberry Custard Cupcakes
Rum and Raspberry Custard Cupcakes with Custom Flag and Pom-pom Toppers for Birthday Party
Baby Shower Cupcakes with Marzipan Footprints
Chocolate, Vanilla, and Red Velvet Cupcakes with Marzipan Baby Footprints and Custom Flag Toppers for Baby Shower
Strawberry N' Cream Cupcakes
Strawberries N' Cream Cupcake
Pumpkin Cupcakes for Christin's Birthday
Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting
Carrot Cupcakes with Marzipan-Parsley Carrot Toppers
Carrot Cupcakes with Marzipan Carrots
S'mores Cupcake
S'Mores Cupcake
Chocolate Toasted Marshmallow Cupcakes
Chocolate Toasted Marshmallow Cupcakes
Monet's Water Lilies Cupcakes
Monet's Water Lilies Cupcakes with White Chocolate Flowers
Under the Sea!
S'Mores Cupcakes with Sea Creatures Fondant Toppers for Little Mermaid-themed Birthday Party
A Little Mermaid Birthday!
Little Mermaid Dessert Table:
Strawberry White Chocolate Mousse Cake, Red Velvet Cupcakes, S'mores Cupcakes, and Mini Vanilla Cupcakes with Sprinkles, and Custom Fondant Sea Creatures, Paper Toppers, and Cupcake Wrappers
Janice Cui Wedding Cake Cupcakes Ruffled Flowers
Vanilla Wedding Cake and Cupcakes with Ruffled Gumpaste Flowers
Photography by Janice Cui Photography
Cupcakes for Breast Cancer Awareness

White Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting for Breast Cancer Awareness
Ruffled Cupcakes for Urban Chic Shoshanna Event
Mini Cupcakes with Ruffled Chevron Frosting for Shoshanna Trunk Show
Photography by MoxieSox; Styling by Petite Social
Hello Kitty Strawberry Cake for Kara
Strawberry Vanilla Cake with Handmade Hello Kitty Topper for Kara's 7th Birthday
Birthday Dessert Table
Caramel Cake with Flag Bunting and Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Irish Cream Shots for Birthday Party
Pompoms!
Tissue Pom-Pom Party Decorations
Red Velvet, Raspberry Lychee Cupcakes, Oreo Cake Pops for Katrina's Bridal Shower
Raspberry Rose Lychee Cupcakes with Handmade Crepe Paper Fans, Red Velvet Cupcakes, and Cookies and Cream Cake Pops for Bridal Shower
Bridal Shower Red Velvet Cupcakes with Bow
Red Velvet Cupcakes with Bow Decoration for Bridal Shower
Holiday Washi Tape Photo Shoot
Vanilla Cake Squares Decorated with Washi Tape Patterns for Holiday Photo Shoot
Styling by Pure Joy Events
Rebecca Watkins Photography - Dessert Table 2 cropped
Raspberry Macarons and Cake Pops Decorated as Spools of Thread for Vintage Sewing-Themed Party
Photography by Rebecca Watkins Photography; Styling by Pure Joy Events
Cookies N' Cream Cake Pops
Cookies N' Cream Cake Pops with Custom Decoration
Boston Cream Pie Cake Pops...
Boston Cream Pie Cake Pops
Pistachio Macaron Pops for Lullaby Baby Shower
Pistachio Macaron Pops for Lullaby Baby Shower
Photography by Rebecca Watkins Photography; Styling by Pure Joy Events
Chinese New Year Dessert Table for Bird's Party Magazine
Tangerine Mousse and Orange Passionfruit Curd Mini Tarts for Bird's Party Magazine
Photography by Rebecca Watkins Photography; Styling by Pure Joy Events

5th Time's The Charm!
Snickers Macarons with Party Banner

Black Sesame Macarons with Chocolate Mochi Fillings
Black Sesame Macaron Pops with Chocolate Mochi Filling
Candy Cane Macarons
Holiday Macarons with Candy Cane Buttercream Filling
Holiday Washi Tape Photo Shoot
Vanilla Cake Squares Decorated with Washi Tape Patterns for Holiday Photo Shoot
Styling by Pure Joy Events
Photo of Macaron Pops by John Manansala
Pistachio Macaron Pops for Baby Warren's Christening
Photography by John Manansala
Photo of Cake Close-up by John Manansala
Moon, Stars, Angel, and Lamb Baptism Cake for Baby Warren's Christening
Photography by John Manansala
Photo of Macaron Pops and Decorated Cookies by John Manansala
Angel, Cross, and Sweet Lamb Decorated Cookies for Baby Warren's Christening
Photography by John Manansala

My First Decorated Cookies!
Pumpkin-decorated Sugar Cookies for Birthday Party SMS Holiday Cake 2012
Yellow Cake with Milk Chocolate Ganache Covered in White Chocolate Fondant and Edible Decorations

Tart Lemon Layer Cake for Mother's Day Craft Photo Shoot
Tart Lemon Party Cake for Mother's Day Crafts Photo Shoot
Happy Thanksgiving!
Mini Sweet Potato Cake for Thanksgiving
Mangomisu with Raspberry Sauce
Mango-misu Trifle Cake
Salted Caramel Chocolate Cake
Chocolate Salted Caramel Layer Cake
Yuzu Lemon Mango Cake Shooters
Layered Cake/Dessert Shooters
Bubbly Brownies
Champagne Brownies
Chocolate Peanut Butter Rice Krispies Bars 2
Chocolate Peanut Butter Rice Krispies Treat Bars
Emily-Giffin-Where-We-Belong-Book-Signing-Party
Apricot Ginger Mini Scones and Raspberry Tartlets for Emily Giffin Book Signing
Photography by MoxieSox; Styling by Petite Social
Halloween Cupcakes Collage V.2
Halloween Cupcakes

58 comments:

  1. great !! hope you get many orders :D wish i lived there :-/ all of them look mouthwatering

    cheers
    shruts

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  2. Ditto! I wish I lived on that side of the country, all of these look and sound so delicious!

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  3. Do you take international Order? ;))))))

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  4. I'm wishing you the best of lucks!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  5. Good luck with your baking venture Xiaolu! Everything looks wonderful and makes me wish I lived closer. Those smores cupcakes are to die for!

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  6. All the best to your blooming business!

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  7. Good luck!!!!! They look mouthwatering, you are going to get many orders and you deserve them...
    ^_^

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  8. Your creations are so pretty. Good luck Xiaolu!!

    I made that mango cake last summer!
    Magda

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  9. Fantastic - it all sounds and looks delicious! I hope you get lots of orders.

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  10. The pictures speak thousand words. I have no doubt that you will have lots of orders! If I was closer, I know I would be one of your regular customers :)

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  11. Wow... If I lived closer, I would probably order from you every week! :) I hope you get tons of orders... All the best!

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  12. So....I wish I lived in DC! Mmhmm, might need to think about that, I do love DC :) you are amazingly talented my friend....good luck with the new venture!

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  13. The very best of luck with your venture. You make beautiful baked goods!

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  14. Good luck with your new venture. I only wish I lived close to you. :)

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  15. Very interesting...do you bake all the orders by yourself ? I wish you lived nearby :(

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  16. Very cool summary! Thanks for going through all the trouble to do this. So nice of you!

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  17. Thanks for the support, my friends!

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  18. Congratulations on starting up your business, Xiaolu! Looks amazing. I wish I lived in your area!

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  19. Wow, they all look awesome...good luck! Too bad I live so far...hope you are having a wonderful week Xiaolu :-)

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  20. Good luck for your endeavor. mMke deliveries to Canada? lol

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  21. How fantastic, good luck on this new adventure! So wishing I lived in the DC, Northern Virginia, and Maryland areas right now... :)
    Heidi xo

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  22. All your desserts look fabulous! I used to live near DC (Falls Church) but no longer....have you thought about offering some gluten-free desserts? Let me know if you do, and I'd be happy to spread the word :-)

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  23. *swoon* It's my birthday tomorrow, y'know... ;)

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  24. Congrats, Xiaolu! I'm wishing you all the best and I bet you'll get many-many orders. These gorgeous selection of sweet treats look absolutely heavenly. Yummy,hard to resist :)

    Hugs,

    Aldy.

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  25. Wow - what lovely creations and gorgeous photos! All those different cupcake flavours are mouth-watering!

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  26. Wish I lived in your area:) Best of luck with your new baking business! I'm sure it will be a huge success! Be prepared to be BUSY:)

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  27. Wow, this is all so tasty...good luck, and I wish you best!!!!

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  28. this is beautiful. i love the presentation of it all. ahhhh~~ my twin lives in DC too btw. :)

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  29. Wow - gorgeous photos and delicious looking cakes! I simply adore the mango trifle cake - beautiful!

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  30. Oops - thought my last comment was deleted! So now I posted 2 - that's how much I love these cakes! : )

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  31. this post is so impressive xiaolu! i hope you get some good business. i will post on my personal FB acct.

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  32. Spreading the new babe .. like a wild fire :) Letting all my friends know about this ..

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  33. Congrats on your business! Everything looks and sounds soo great so far :))

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  34. congrats and best of luck! I'm sure you'll do wonderful!

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  35. Thanks for the support, everyone! I appreciate it more than you know =D

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  36. Hi Xiaolu, thank you for giving my photos criticism! i appreciate it very much. Your photos are awesome. I especially admire your baking skills (coz i can't bake) and how you style your food. you are a talented stylist and photographer. Are you doing this as a hobby only?

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  37. Thanks, Yue! Your photos were great -- I just know that I appreciate constructive criticism to help myself improve so I wanted to provide that for you since you were working on your skills. I am only doing the photography as a hobby but I did just get licensed on Getty for a few images =D. Obviously I started selling my baking locally very recently. It's just a thing on the side, though.

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  38. That is awesome!! I have a friend in DC, I will have to let her know about this. She works in administration at a children's hospital, so maybe when they have office events they can contact you for some treats :)

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  39. Gorgeous! What great flavors- I wish you much success , you clearly are very talented.
    Chef Louise

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  40. Pity I don't live in your area. I'd be ordering the mango mascapone trifle for sure!

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  41. Congratulations on your new 'shop' and may you get lots lots ofvorders :)

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  42. Xiaolu, This is such a wonderful post. Everything you do is so meticulous, beautiful as I am sure full of flavor. Shulie

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  43. Best of luck for your business Xiaolu! Not that you'll need it, I'm sure you'll get lots of orders! :D

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  44. my husbands family lives in annapolis, and we visit often. i will have to tell them about you and hopefully we can place an order sometime! i am especially interested in your macaroons.:)

    best of luck!

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  45. Thanks, all!

    Amanda - that would be lovely. i'd be delighted to bake for you/your family =D

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  46. I TOTALLY wish that I live around your area. You have amazing talents in baking and photography as well as crafting! What talent you don't have?! ;-) I just love how all these treats look!

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  47. Lucky people who live near you! Your offerings are spectacular.

    Much luck with your business! :-)

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  48. All the best Xiaolu! You'll do very very well by the looks of it :)))

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  49. Your work is stunning. Did you have any professional training or are you all self taught?

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  50. Aw thank you, Katie! I'm all self-taught :).

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  51. I'm really glad I found your blog! Your cupcakes are absolutely adorable and I want to try them all! Just wanted to stop by and say hi!

    Amanda
    http://bullfrogsandbulldogs.wordpress.com/

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  52. I'm thinking about immigrating to America so I can taste some of these... :) I'm going to New York next week, is that close enough? :S

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  53. That's a knock out list of awesome baking & photography work..wish u great success!!

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I love hearing from you all! Please leave me a message if you have questions, advice, or just to let me know you stopped by. Your feedback is always very much appreciated. Thanks! <3 Xiaolu